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Rain alters Legion State Tourney schedule

Jeff Feyereisen, right, uses a wet-dry vacuum to suck up standing water down the left field line as Barry Lindsay directs the water with a squeegee early Thursday morning at First National Bank of River Falls Field. Volunteers were at the field as early as 5 a.m. Thursday to get it ready for the resumption of the American Legion Class AA State Baseball Tournament. (River Falls Journal photo by Bob Burrows)

Volunteers turned out at First National Bank of River Falls Field as early as 5 a.m. this morning, Thursday, July 28, to prepare the field for the resumption of the 2016 American Legion Class AA State Baseball Tournament after over two inches of rain forced the cancellation of the final two first round games Wednesday.

Crews used pumps, squeegees and wet-dry vacuums to clear the field of water in preparation for today's resumption of the state tournament scheduled for noon.

Seymour and Waterford will kickoff today's action with a first round game at noon before the host River Falls Post 121 team takes on Beaver Dam in the final first round game at 2:30 p.m.

The second half of today's action will feature a pair of elimination games with the loser of the Seymour-Waterford game facing Wisconsin Dells at 5 p.m. and the loser of the River Falls-Beaver Dam game playing Superior at 7:30 p.m.

Action continues Friday, July 29, with Menasha facing the winner of the Seymour-Waterford contest at 10 a.m. and Antigo taking on the winner between River Falls and Beaver Dam at 1 p.m. Friday's elimination games will be played at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Semifinal games are scheduled for Saturday, July 30, at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m., with the championship game scheduled for Sunday, July 31, at noon. If a second championship game is necessary it will be played at 3 p.m.

Admission to the tournament is $5 daily or $15 for a tournament pass. Fans 10-and-under are free.

Bob Burrows
Bob Burrows has been sports editor at the River Falls Journal since 1996 and at the Hudson Star-Observer since 2009. Prior to joining the Journal, Burrows served as sports editor with Ledger Publications in Balsam Lake, Wis. A native of Bayonne, N.J. and a U.S. Navy veteran, Burrows attended Marquette University before completing his studies at UW-River Falls in 1992.
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