Post 24 Seniors draw Emporia in first round

By Steve Sell
July 26, 2015
Kendall Shaw

McPherson’s Senior American Legion baseball team will face a familiar foe in the first round of the Class AAA State Tournament on Wednesday at Grant Complex.

Post 24 is matched against Emporia in the fourth and final game of the day, which should start somewhere approximately 7:15 p.m.

The teams have met four times this year, with McPherson winning three of the games (18-8, 14-7 and 2-0). The only Emporia win was a 6-2 decision.

Also in McPherson’s bracket, Great Bend takes on Oskaloosa at 5 p.m. Wednesday.

In earlier games, Newton takes on Wichita at 11 a.m., followed by Ottawa against Garden City at approximately 1:30.

If McPherson wins on Wednesday, it would play the late game on Thursday. A loss to Emporia and it would play at approximately 1:30 on Thursday.

Post 24 was the Class A state champion last year before moving up to the AAA level this summer. McPherson’s Class A team took third place in last week’s state tournament.