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Russell Sr. Legion Run at State Ends; Finishes Third

Russell Sr Legion Baseball Team 7-20-17The Russell Post 99 Senior American Legion baseball team fell one win shy of playing for a state championship after losing to Iola 8-3 on Sunday morning, July 30 in a fourth-round elimination game at the "AA" State Tournament in Marysville.

Iola took a 2-0 lead after the first inning. Russell made it 2-1 with a run in the second. In the bottom of the second, Iola plated a pair of runs to go up 4-1 and then made it 8-1 with four runs in the sixth. Russell scored two in the seventh, but could not get closer.

Cade Evans took the loss.

Russell ends up going 3-2 and places third at state and finishes the summer with a 25-9 record.

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