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Local Sports 7/16/13
Legion Baseball

Today is a hard-earned day off for the Galesburg American Legion baseball team. Post 285 survived what coach Steve Cheeseman described as a "wild and woolly" affair yesterday, defeating Oneida 10-8 in the opening game of the District 15 Tournament. Galesburg took advantage of the 15 walks issued by the Oneida pitching staff, turning eight of those into runs, as they won a game that lasted three hours and 15 minutes. Nick Foster was the winning pitcher for Galesburg, and also drove in five runs, as the team improved it's record to 33-11. Next up is a 12:30 matchup tomorrow with either Quincy or Farmington. Farmington advanced in the winner's bracket with yesterday's 8-3 win over Canton.

( Meanwhile, Oneida Post 727 will try to play it's way back in the double-elimination tourney, with a 12:30 game today against Canton.)

Youth Baseball

Galesburg youth baseball organizer Jim Melvin will join us tomorrow on the WGIL Morning News to talk about the upcoming tournaments to be played at Voyles Field. The site will be busy beginning on Thursday with the 9,10,and 11-year old Babe Ruth League state tournaments to be played there. Then on July 31st, Galesburg will host the Ohio Valley Regional Tournament for 11-year-olds, with teams coming in from six states for the event.
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