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Legion Baseball Update - Bears Win Tourney in Missouri

The Metro East Bears won a senior legion tournament in Missouri this weekend with two more victories on Sunday.  


>>The Bears beat Eureka (MO), 11-1 in the semi's Sunday. 

>>Then in the title game - Metro East Post 199/Post 126 shutout Terre Haute (IN), 3-0.


Terre Haute (IN) also edged Belleville Sunday in the semifinals, 6-5.  Belleville falls to 12-and-4.


Metro East now stands at 14-and-4 after going 5-and-0 in the weekend tourney. 


*Blake Vandiver drove in all three runs for the Bears in the title game.  He had 5 hits and 5 RBI's in the 2 games on Sunday.


The Bears are scheduled to host Jerseyville (Monday) and Highland (Tuesday) at SIUE.  Both games begin about 8:00 or 8:15 pm after the junior legion games. 




Alton's junior legion Post 126 team (16-3) plays Valmeyer Monday night and Highland Tuesday at SIUE. 


The Alton junior legion squad blanked Eureka (MO), 6-5 on Friday.

Post 126 then swept a doubleheader from Jerseyville Saturday - 6-0 & 14-1. 








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