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Sr. Legion to play for district championship on Monday

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By Andrew Harner

After posting a walk-off win against Salem on Sunday night, the Vandalia Sr. Legion squad will battle Effingham for the district championship on Monday.

To win the title, Vandalia will have to win both the 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. games against Effingham in the double-elimination tournament. Effingham handed Vandalia its first tournament loss on Sunday afternoon in an 8-5 game.

This season, Vandalia is 2-2 against Effingham.

Post 95's tournament summary follows.

Game 1 — Vandalia defeated Salem, 9-6, in the first round.

Game 2 — Vandalia lost to Effingman, 8-5, in the championship semifinals.

Game 3 — Vandalia defeated Salem, 12-11, in the loser's bracket final.

Game 4 — Vandalia to play Effingham in the title game at 4 p.m. on Monday.

Game 5 — If Vandalia wins game four, it will battle Effingham in the double-elimination championship game at 7 p.m. on Monday. The winner advances to the next round of the Legion tournament.