Legion sluggers strike out at district tourney

The South Whidbey American Legion baseball team made a quick exit from the Junior A District Tournament last week.

The Falcons were atop their division with an 8-2 record, which put them in first place in all of Area 1. In the opening game, South Whidbey lost 6-5 to the Woodinville Baseball Club A. Bellingham Post 7A knocked South Whidbey out of the tournament July 12 with a 5-1 victory. The eight-team tournament began July 11 and ended July 15 at Sherman Anderson Ball Park in Mount Vernon.

South Whidbey Legion is one of five teams from the North division, and the other three teams were from the South.

Only the district champion and the runner-up advanced to the Junior A State Tournament held July 21-25 at University High School in Spokane Valley.

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