Sr. Legion heads to Newton tonight

By Steve Sell
July 11, 2017
Kendall Shaw

McPherson’s Senior American Legion baseball team makes its final tuneup tonight at Newton before heading to Great Bend on Saturday for zone action.

Post 24 and Newton clash in a 7 p.m. single game. McPherson is 13-7 on the year and coming off a second-place finish in the Hutchinson Wood Bat Tournament with a 4-1 record.

McPherson and Newton split a twinbill earlier this season at Grant Complex. Post 24 is 7-4 in Central Kansas League play.

McPherson then heads to Great Bend for a 1 p.m. zone game on Saturday against Hays. Post 24 is the No. 3 seed and Hays is No. 2. Great Bend is the top seed and takes on Hutchinson in Saturday’s 11 a.m. game.

The first- and second-place teams advance on to state July 26-30 in Ottawa.