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Russell Sr. Legion Drops State Opener

Russell Legion Baseball PatchThe Russell Post 99 Senior American Legion baseball team had a late rally fall short and lost to Iola 6-5 in the first round of the "AA" State Tournament in Marysville on Thursday, July 27.

Russell jumped out to a 2-0 lead after the first inning and made it 3-1 with another run in the third. Iola plated four runs in the bottom of the third to go on top 5-3 and added another run in the sixth to lead 6-3.

Russell tried to rally in the seventh. Russell scored two runs to cut the deficit to one, but could not get closer.

Chase Prester tossed a complete-game and took the loss.

Russell falls to 22-8 and will play an elimination game on Friday morning at 10am against Hoisington. The Cardinals were shutout by Doniphan Co. 5-0 on Thursday. Friday's Russell/Hoisington game will be broadcast on KRSL AM 990, 98.1 FM and streamed on

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