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|Local Sports Roundup 7/23/11
|AMERICAN LEGION BASEBALL
Although both the Galesburg and Rock Island Legion baseball teams will be playing in next week's state tournament here in Galesburg, Post 285 has bragging rights as the 3rd District champions. On a very hot afternoon in Jerseyville Friday, Rock Island picked up a win over Galesburg in the first game 16-10, to force a 2nd game for the title. Coach Steve Cheesman's club came back in the second game to secure the championship with a 9 to 5 win. Chris Fields was the winning pitcher while Timmy Rossel got the save. Post 285 is now 38-11. They'll open play in the Legion State Tournament at Jim Sundberg Field Wednesday night at 7:00.
The 1971 state champions from Galesburg will be reunited for a banquet Tuesday night, with Jim Sundburg serving as the featured speaker.
CAL RIPKEN 11-YEAR OLD OHIO VALLEY REGION TOURNAMENT AT GALESBURG
Janesville 14, Homewood 0 (four innings)
Southeast Lexington 8, Riley 4
Mattoon 15, Howard Township 2 (four innings)
Newburgh 8, Elizabethtown 4
Harris 6, Homewood 4
Galesburg 8, Millcreek 5
Voyles Field #2
Janesville vs. Harris Township 9am
Millcreek vs. Newburgh 11:30am
Galesburg vs. Elizabethtown 2pm
Riley vs. Howard Township 4:30pm
Millcreek vs. Elizabethtown 7pm
Voyles Field #1
Mattoon vs. Riley 10am
Howard Township vs. SE Lexington 12:30pm
SE Lexington vs. Mattoon 5pm
Newburgh vs. Galesburg 7:30pm