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Russell Jr. Legion Drops Zone Tournament Opener

American LegionThe Russell American Legion Post 99 Junior Baseball team lost their opening game in the Class A Zone 1 and 2 Tournament at Great Bend Monday to the host team by a score of 17-7.

Russell played fairly even with Great Bend through most of the contest until Great Bend put the game away with an eight-run rally in the bottom of the sixth inning.

Russell (5-10-1) now falls into the losers bracket of the tournament and will try to avoid elimination when they next play Tueseday at 6 p.m. back in Great Bend against either the Hays Jr. Monarchs, Hays Eagles  or Cunningham.  

The top two teams advance to the Class A State Tournament July 18-22 in Leavenworth.

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