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Diamond Diablos Open with Three Wins in Four Games

SoftballThe Russell Diamond Diablos Summer Softball team opened the 2019 season over the weekend of June 1 and 2 at the Hays Summer Blast.

Russell began Saturday's action by pulling out a 7-6 victory over the Salina Braves 16 and under squad with Rylee Miller (1-0) as the winning pitcher.  

Pool play continued with Russell defeating the Salina Mudkatz 18 and under team 3-0 with Kendra Bay (1-0) picking up the victory.  Next on the schedule was the Kansas Quicksliver 16 and under team from Great Bend which Russell edged 6-5 with Bay (2-0) cmoing away with the win.

Single-elimination bracket play began Sunday and the Diablos saw their weekend come to an end with a 10-1 defeat by the Kansas Heat Red 18 and under team out of Hoisington with Bay (2-1) taking the loss.

The Diamond Diablos placed sixth out of 19 teams in the 16-18 and under division.

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