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The Freight to play in state tourney

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The Freight will again come out of retirement to play in the state wooden bat fast-pitch softball tournament.

The two-time national champion squad will play this weekend in Casey during the Illinois Amateur Softball Association Hall of Fame weekend.

Vandalia will play the Pinckneyville Falcons in the first game of the tournament at 7 p.m. on Friday.

There is a three-game guarantee in the three-day tournament.

Locals listed on Vandalia's roster include: Brian Buscher, Rich Well, Bryan Hobbie, Nick Casey, Seth VonBehren, Richie Well, Nathan Casey, Kelly Jones and Dave Scott.

Additionally, several players from Altamont will participate in the tournament with Grobie Flooring, which plays at 8:30 p.m. on Friday against the Belleville Stallions.