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Russell Jr. Legion Picks Up First Win of Season

American LegionGame 1: Russell 1, Ellinwood 0

Game 2: Ellinwood 10, Russell 3

The Russell Junior American Legion Baseball team made up their May 29 rainout with a doubleheader Tuesday evening in Ellinwood.

Russell picked up its first win of the 2018 season with a dramatic 1-0 victory in Game One as Kaden Baalman outdueled Elllinwood's Tyler Knop for the win.  Baalman tossed 54 pitches and registered two strikeouts.  Paxton Swanson, who had one of Russell's two hits scored the game's lone run in the top of the sixth on an Ellinwood error.

In the nightcap, Ellinwood picked up their first-ever Legion win in a 10-3 rout with Russell managing just four hits in the contest. 

Russell plays its home opener Friday against the AA squad from Hill City at Shaffer Field.  First pitch for Game One of the doubleheader is set for 6 p.m.

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