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Russell Sr. Legion Places 2nd in Dodge City Tourney

Russell Senior Legion 7-1-17The Russell Senior American Legion Post 99 Baseball team played against tough competition this weekend at a tournament in Dodge City and finished as the runner-up.

Russell played in their first game of pool play on Saturday against TMP and led 10-7 going into the bottom of the final inning but TMP rallied for a 10-10 tie and no extra innings were played because of pool play.  Later Saturday, Russell defeated Liberal AAA 4-3 to earn the top seed and a bye for Sunday's action.

On Sunday, Russell advanced to the title game with a 9-1 rout of Dodge City AAA behind a strong performance on the mound by Cole Schmidtberger despite a field temperature of 101 degrees.

In the Championship Game Russell fell to Liberal AAA 10-0 as Wyatt Schumacher took the loss and Russell was held to just one hit.

The Russell Senior Legion returns to Shaffer Field for a doubleheader with Minneapolis on Wednesday beginning at 6 p.m.


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