Rain alters Legion State Tourney schedule
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.