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Freight to play in state tourney this weekend

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By Andrew Harner

The Freight will once again come of out retirement this weekend to play in the Amateur Softball Association’s annual state wooden bat fast-pitch softball tournament in Casey.
Vandalia will play its first game on Friday night at 7 p.m. at Warrior Field against Teutopolis Miller Lite in the opening game of the tournament.
With a win, Vandalia would advance to play the Springfield Frannies at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday at Warrior Field.
A loss would send Vandalia to a game against either the Tampico Hatteco Trojans or Teutopolis Wessel’s on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at Trucker Stadium.
The tournament, which has a three-game guarantee, concludes on Sunday afternoon.
Other teams in the tournament are: the Belleville Stallions, Bowen Ramsey Financial, Altamont Grobie Flooring and the Pinckneyville Falcons.
Friday, July 25
•Game 1: Vandalia vs. T-Town Miller Lite, 7 p.m. (Warrior Field)
•Game 2: Tampico vs. T-Town Wessel’s, 8:30 p.m. (WF)
Saturday, July 26
•Game 3: Belleville vs. Bowen, 9 a.m. (Trucker Stadium)
•Game 4: Altamont vs. Pinckneyville, 9 a.m. (WF)
•Game 5: Springfield vs. Winner Game 1, 10:30 a.m. (WF)
•Game 6: Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2, 10:30 a.m. (TS)
•Game 7: Loser Game 3 vs. Winner Game 6, 12 p.m. (WF)
•Game 8: Winner Game 2 vs. Winner Game 3, 12 p.m. (TS)
•Game 9: Loser Game 4 vs. Loser Game 5, 2 p.m. (WF)
•Game 10: Loser Game 6 vs. Loser Game 7, 2 p.m. (TS)
•Game 11: Winner Game 4 vs. Winner Game 5, 3:30 p.m. (TS)
•Game 12: Winner Game 7 vs. Winner Game 9, 5 p.m. (WF)
•Game 13: Winner Game 10 vs. Loser Game 9, 5 p.m. (TS)
•Game 14: Winner Game 12 vs. Loser Game 8, 6:30 p.m. (WF)
•Game 15: Winner Game 13 vs. Loser Game 11, 6:30 p.m. (TS)
Sunday, July 27
•Game 16: Winner Game 14 vs. Winner Game 15, 9 a.m. (WF)
•Game 17: Winner Game 8 vs. Winner Game 11, 9 a.m. (TS)
•Game 18: Winner Game 16 vs. Loser Game 17, 10:30 a.m. (TS)
•Game 19: Winner Game 17 vs. Winner Game 18, 12 p.m. (TS)
•Game 20: Loser Game 19 vs. Winner Game 19, 1:30 p.m. (TS) – if necessary