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Russell Diamond Diablos Place Seventh at World Series in KC

Russell Diamond Diablos 7-7-19The Russell Diamond Diablos 16-and-under fastpitch softball team ended its summer season on a high note with a seventh place finish at the VIP Series "C" Heartland World Series in Kansas City Thursday-Saturday, July 25-27.

Russell had a 4-3 overall record in the tournament in the 16-18 division and finished seventh out of 21 teams.

On Thursday and Friday in pool play, the Diamond Diablos went 3-1 with wins over the Chanute Flames (3-2), NEK Fury (11-2) and GC Tribe (7-2) and lost to the G2 Heat 5-0.

In bracket play on Saturday, Russell fell to the G2 Heat 4-1, beat the Lady Warriors 10-1 and lost to the Missouri Dawgs 6-2.

The Diamond Diablos finish the summer with a 17-9-1 record.

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