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Russell Sr. Legion Punches Ticket to State

Russell Sr Legion Baseball Team 7-20-17The Russell Post 99 Senior American Legion baseball team is headed back to the "AA" State Tournament for the second-straight year after beating Concordia 11-1 in the championship game of the Norton Zone Tournament on Thursday, July 20.

Russell scored three runs in the third inning to go up 3-0, made it 7-1 with four runs in the fifth inning and capped off the scoring with four more runs in the seventh.

Brandon Ridgley tossed a complete-game, five hitter to earn the victory.

Austin Dale hit a two-run homerun to cap off Russell's 12 hit attack.

Russell improves to 22-7 and has won 17 of their last 19 games since starting the summer 5-5.

The "AA" State Tournament will be held in Marysville July 26-30. Russell will play around 3:30pm on Wednesday against Iola.

All Russell games will be broadcast on either 95.9 Jack FM or KRSL AM 990 and 98.1 FM and streamed online at KRSL.com.

(Photo courtesy of Cheryl Prester.)

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