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American Legion State Junior Tourney at Forsyth Park

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Decatur Pride Baseball Post 105 hosted the Illinois State Junior Legion Tournament at Forsyth Park July 28-31. Eight teams advanced from their division tournaments to play in the state tournament.

The teams were: host team Decatur Pride Junior Gold, Valmeyer, Salem, Danville, Charleston, Alton, Moline, and Paris. Thursday evening of tournament week, players and coaches were invited to a banquet at the Hickory Point Golf Course Pavilion with guest speaker, University of Illinois Head Baseball Coach Dan Hartleb.

It was an exciting tournament with some close games. Moline was the final winner of the tournament, becoming the 2016 American Legion Department of Illinois Junior State Champions. The tournament committee received many compliments on Forsyth Park, the diamond, and the hospitality of the people and businesses in Forsyth. 

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