C-B Region Runner-Up

The Claremont-Britton Junior Legion baseball team won big in opening round play of the regional tournament in Clark on Monday after the tourney was pushed back a day due to rain but fell to Groton in the championship contest on Tuesday.

C-B will be the second seed from the East Region in state tournament play set for Groton Aug. 9-11 and will play Warner-Ipswich-Northville (WIN) in first round play. Groton earned the one seed from the region and will take on Redfield. Wagner was the one seed and Winner the two seed from the West Region. The four other state tournament teams had yet to be decided as of Tuesday afternoon.

The local nine broke open a 2-2 contest with Sisseton with an eight-run second inning and then tacked on five more in the third and two in the fourth to roll up a 17-2 win after just four innings. Groton used back-to-back four-run rallies in the second and third innings to take charge early in a 13-3 six-inning victory.



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