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Russell Jr. Legion Season Ends with Loss to Great Bend

American LegionThe Russell American Legion Post 99 Junior Baseball team's 2018 season came to an end Wednesday evening with a 17-4 loss to Great Bend at the Class A Zone 1 and 2 Tournament.

It was Russell's second loss to Great Bend in the last three days and much like Monday's opening contest the game was close until Great Bend's last at bat. Russell trailed 6-4 heading into the bottom of the sixth inning before Great Bend exploded for 11 runs to end the contest.

Great Bend advanced to the Zone 1 Championship Game late Wednesday against the Salina Hawks while the Hays Eagles defeated Salina earlier in the day to advance to State out of Zone 2.

Russell concludes the season with a record of 6-11-1.

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