Both of the Emporia American Legion baseball teams begin tournament play Friday.
The Senior Legion is be playing in the Sam Ellis Classic at Jones field at Sodens Grove. The tournament did not begin the way they were hoping. The Wichita Aviators run ruled Post 5 10-2. Emporia scored 2 runs in the top of the 1st inning, but gave up 6 runs in the bottom of the inning and never did catch up.
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They Post 5 seniors will also play at 7pm against Burlington. Other games Friday have the Home Plate Cactus, out of Lawrence, playing Burlington at 1pm and the Wichita Aviators at 4pm. The Sam Ellis Classic runs thru Sunday. All games will be played at Jones Field at Sodens Grove.
The Junior Legion will be playing the Ottawa wood bat tournament. They will open against Ottawa at 4pm.