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Tuesday's Legion Games Postponed by Weather

American LegionMother Nature proved to be the winner on Tuesday evening against Russell American Legion Baseball. Russell Senior American Legion's season-opening doubleheader against Hoisington at Shaffer Field was called off at midday due to anticipated severe weather.  No makeup date has been announced.  The team will now open the 2018 campaign with a twinbill Wednesday against Lincoln beginning at 6 p.m. at Shaffer Field.

Russell Junior American Legion's twinbill scheduled at Ellinwood Tuesday evening was postponed by inclement weather and no make-up date has been announced either.  The Junior Legion which is 0-2 after opening its season on Sunday with losses to Minneapolis on the road by scores of 13-8 and 18-8 will next be in action June 1-3 at the Dodge City Tournament.

The Russell K-18 Youth Baseball team's opener on Thursday at Hill City has been postponed due to Monday's severe flooding.  They are now scheduled to open their season June 4 at Hays.

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