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Pair of Walk-Off Wins Gives Russell Jr. Legion Sweep

American LegionGame 1: Russell 10, Kinsley 9

Game 2: Russell 12, Kinsley 11

After being swept at home by Hill City on Friday, the Russell Junior American Legion Baseball team bounced back on Sunday for a sweep of Kinsley on a pair of dramatic walk-off victories.

In the first game Russell, playing as the home team held a 9-2 lead heading into the top of the fifth inning but Kinsley stormed back to tie the score with a seven-run rally.  Russell however won the game in the bottom of the frame on a single by Andrew Roth for the 10-9 win.  Rhett Pospichal added to Russell's offense with a home run.  Russell also stole four bases in the contest including two by Pospichal.

In the nightcap, Kinsley scored eight runs in the top of the fourth inning to grab an 11-5 lead and seemingly earn a split but Russell stormed back with seven runs in the bottom of the frame to claim the 12-11 victory.  This time Brady Kasper was the hero with the game-winning hit.

Russell (3-7-1) is back in action Monday evening with a doubleheader in Dodge City that will begin at 5 p.m.

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