In The Red Zone: Ken Wakefield

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

TUESDAY REVIEW: Post 175 gets surprise opponent; Atlee Softball Wins State Title!

Mechanicsville Post 175 will not have their much-anticipated fifth game against West End Post 361 when the District 11 American Legion Tournament finals begin Wednesday night at LC Bird High School in Chester.

That's because Lakeside Post 125, a team that looked to be on life support just a week ago, upset #2 seeded West End 6-3 Tuesday night to advance to the tourney finals.  This prevents a rematch of the 2012 tourney final, when Post 175 beat Post 361 to finish an unbeaten schedule in District 11 both in the regular season and tournament.

Mechanicsville swept Lakeside in their three meetings in the regular season, coming from behind to win at Douglas Freeman July 8th, then winning both ends of a doubleheader by double-digit margins on July 15th.

In the double-elimination format, Lakeside will have to beat Mechanicsville twice to win the tourney, which determines the team that represents District 11 in the American Legion State Tournament, which is scheduled to begin Monday in Williamsburg.

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Congratulations to the Atlee 9/10 year old softball team for capturing the 2013 Virginia State Little League Softball Championship, defeating Gate City in the finals 11-2!

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