The Emporia Triple-A American Legion baseball team was out scored by the Lawrence Cactus 11-4 Satuday night in the Sam Ellis Classic.
The Post 5 seniors took the early lead with a run in the first inning. Lawrence responded with a 3 run 2nd inning and never trailed the rest of the game. The Cactus put the game out of reach with 3 runs in the 5th and 7th innings. Emporia Coach Shawn Wilson said they were out hit.
The Post 5 Seniors and Cactus will play again at 2pm today. In the days first game at 11am has Burlington playing the Wichita Aviator. The Championship game is set for 5pm. All games will be played at Sodens Grove.
36 former Emporia American Legion players played in the Alumni game. The Blue team out scored the Gold team 7-6.
After being washed out Saturday the Emporia Junior legion will play two games in the Ottawa wood bat tournament today. They will play Topeka and Rock Creek.