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Russell Sr. Legion Eliminates Beloit

BaseballThe Russell Post 99 Senior American Legion baseball team is now one win away from playing for a state championship after defeating Beloit 11-3 in six innings in a third-round elimination game at the "AA" State Tournament in Marysville on Saturday night, July 29.

Russell jumped out to a 2-0 lead after the first inning. Beloit got on the board with a run in the fourth to make it 2-1. Russell scored three in the bottom of the fourth to go up 5-1. Beloit made it 5-3 with two runs in the top of the sixth before Russell ended the game early with six runs in the bottom of the inning.

Kyle Farmer tossed a complete game for the victory.

Russell improves to 25-8, while Beloit ends its season with a 26-11 mark.

Russell gets a rematch with Iola in a fourth-round elimination game on Sunday morning at 10am. Iola beat Russell in the first round Thursday. The winner of Sunday's game plays the Hays Monarchs around 12:30pm in the first championship game. Russell or Iola would need to beat Hays Sunday to force a second and deciding state championship game held Monday at 10am.

We'll have coverage of Russell's games on 95.9 Jack FM and streaming at

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