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Russell Sr. Legion Takes Two at Colby

Russell Senior Legion 7-1-17Game 1: Russell 5, Colby 3

Game 2: Russell 18, Colby 7

The Russell American Legion Post 99 Senior Baseball team bounced back from a tough night in Dodge City earlier in the week with a doubleheader sweep on the road Saturday at Colby.

In the opener, Russell won 5-3.  Kyle Farmer picked up the win on the mound for Russell and also collected two hits along with Cade Evans who led the team with three runs batted in.

In the nightcap, the bats woke up early as Russell sprinted out to a 10-0 lead by the fifth inning before Colby tightened things up with a seven-run rally in the bottom half of the frame.  Russell then pulled away as Brooks Nichols put the game out of reach with a three-run homer helping Cole Schmidtberger finish the game as the winning pitcher.

Russell improves to 12-8 on the season and will next be in action starting Thursday, July 5 when they compete in the Wild West Fest Tournament in Hays.

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