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Russell Hosts Summer Splash Baseball Tourney

Smith Center 12 and UnderThe Fourth annual Summer Splash Baseball Tournament was held Saturday at Russell's Memorial Park in blistering 100-degree temperatures.

With the Russell Rangers serving as the tournament hosts,15 teams consisiting of 180 players in three age groups participated with 800 fans from all over Central Kansas in attendance.

In the 12 and Under Division Smith Center defeated Russell 6-2 in the Championship Game.


Smith Center 12 and Under 2019  Russell 12 and Under 2019      

The Hoisington Hornets claimed the title in the 11 and Under Division with a 17-0 win over Russell.

Hoisington Hornets 11 and Under 2019   Russell Rangers 11 and Under 2019

The 9 and Under Division Championship went to the Hays Stars and Stripes with their 11-3 win over Russell.

Hays Stars and Stripes 9 and Under 2019  Russell Rangers 9 and Under 2019

The Russell Recreation Commission tended to the five-field complex at Memorial Park with 24 employees working to keep the tournament running efficiently through their work in preparing the fields for each game starting at 8 a.m. as well as keeping fans cool with cold drinks from the concession stand throughout the hot day.

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