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Russell Sr. Legion Blasts Norton at Wild West Fest

Russell Senior Legion 7-1-17The Russell American Legion Post 99 Senior Baseball team advanced in winner's bracket play at the Wild West Fest Tournament in Hays with a 12-4 win over Norton Saturday morning.

The game was originally scheduled for Friday but was postponed after flash flooding on Friday morning rendered fields unplayable for a while and the schedule had to be altered.  Russell (14-8) put this game away early with a nine-run explosion in the first inning. 

Cade Evans earned the victory on the mound with a complete game while Copper Pfannenstiel led the way on offense with two hits and five RBI's.  Walker Braun drove in three more runs in the contest that ended in the bottom of the fifth inning due to the run rule.

Russell's next game is Saturday at 12pm against McCook (NE).  The game will be played at the Hays High School Field.

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