It wasn’t the perfect ending to a season. It wasn’t a championship.
The Albion Cornerstone Legion team, representing Post #162, made quite an impression at the 2014 American Legion Class B Seniors State Tournament in Blair, however.
A very positive impression. Both on and off the field.
On the diamond, the Cornerstone Seniors competed well, bouncing back from a tough opening loss and posting two victories before being ousted by eventual tournament champion Hickman.
Throughout the event, Albion only enhanced its reputation, evidenced by a note Cornerstone Coach Lowell Imus received from Tournament Director Steve Rounds:
“It was a pleasure to have your team and fans in Blair for the state tournament. You are all a class act. Your players were very respectful, patriotic and polite. I don’t think I’ve ever been called ‘sir’ that many times in one week. We hope you enjoyed the tournament site as much as we enjoyed having you. Your team exemplifies what American Legion baseball is all about.”
After battling back gamely from the loss in its tournament opener, Albion Cornerstone ran into a Hickman buzzsaw Tuesday, July 29.
Hickman broke on top early, then drove the final nails into the coffin in the seventh inning of a 13-2 victory in the day’s second elimination game. Hickman defeated Crete the following day to win the Class B championship, while Albion finished in a tie for third place with Bennington.
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