Wright Powers USA Past Puerto Rico

David Wright drove in five runs to power Team USA to a 7-1 win over Puerto Rico in their first game of their second round World Baseball Classic pool in Miami. Wright had an RBI fielder's choice in the third and an RBI single in the fifth, followed by a three-run double in the eighth. Joe Mauer and Adam Jones also drove in runs while Gio Gonzalez turned in a stellar outing on the mound. Gonzalez tossed five innings of three-hit ball while striking out five for the Americans. Team USA earns a day off with the victory and will meet the Dominican Republic on Thursday. Puerto Rico goes into the loser's bracket and will play an elimination game against Italy on Wednesday.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

4 days 15 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Garrett Leimkuehler, Sophomore Quarterback for the Hermann Bearcats. Garrett has completed 58% of his passes, 22 of 38 for 441 yards, six touchdowns and two interceptions. He has also carried the ball 36 times for 371 yards for 13 touchdowns and he is averaging more than 10 yards per carry.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

1 week 4 days ago

On Saturday, September 6, our family lost a dear friend to a car accident. Listeners know her as Lexi the Impulse Puppy. It surprised us a bit just how much the loss struck us--a tribute to just how much that dog loved us--and just how much we loved that dog. Dogs are not the same as people, but they certainly tap into the very best of us.

OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

IN REMEMBRANCE OF LEXI JONES - 09/08/2014 - 11:32am
COMMUNITY MUST HEAL: A CHALLENGE - 08/06/2014 - 3:18pm
Senior Games Embrace Life! - 06/23/2014 - 11:23am

SPORTS CORNER

15 hours 45 min ago

Football...
Union 55 St. Clair 35
Borgia 42 Cardinal Ritter 6
Fort Zumwalt South 56 Washington 7
Owensville 19 Hermann 16
Sullivan 27 Pacific 10
St. James 28 Ash Grove 7
St. Charles West 49 Warrenton 7
South Callaway 55 Wright City 6
Brentwood 41 Cuba 24

Softball...
Fort Zumwalt North Tournament...
Union 14 St. Charles 7

Looking ahead to Saturday...