Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Veterans Night in Ely kicks off Legion district tourney

The Eighth District Division II American Legion Baseball Tournament starts with four games tonight, including two in Ely that's part of a salute to veterans.

Veterans Night at the ballpark includes a two-game session, starting with number-four seed Chisholm against number-five Esko at 5 p.m., with host and top seed Ely taking on eighth-seeded Brookston at 7:30 p.m.

In between, at approximately 7:20 p.m., all veterans will be invited on to the field for a special ceremony. Veterans and active military personnel are admitted free tonight and will receive a hot dog and beverage.

Two games are also set for Cohasset, with number-three seed Taconite against number-six Carlton at 5 p.m.,  and second-seeded Deer River meeting number-seven Moose Lake at 7:30. The tournament continues with winners' bracket action Wednesday in Ely, and the event resumes Friday and runs through Sunday.

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