Russell 18U Diamond Diablos Capture USSSA National Title

One week after Russell captured its first ever statewide fast-pitch Softball title, Russell is now home to another champion after the 18 and Under Diamond Diablos Softball team captured the crown at the USSSA National Fastpitch Tournament in Wichita.

The Russell 18 and Under Diamond Diablos pose with their plaque after winning the USSSA 18 and Under National Championship on July 24, 2021 at the Two Rivers Youth Complex in Wichita, Kansas.

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Russell captured the K-18 Fastpitch Softball State Championship on Saturday, July 17 in Lucas. (Photo courtesy Deanna Myers)
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Russell played Rooks County in the first round of the K-18 State Fastpitch Softball Tournament in Lucas on Friday, July 16.
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Russell-Victoria's Andrew Roth pitching to Dodge City batter during Saturday, June 12, 2021 game at Shaffer Field in Russell. (Photo courtesy of Chris Roth)
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