PITTSBURG Independence Day saw the AA Iola Indians head to Pittsburg for the All-American Classic in an American Legion round-robin tournament. This was Iolas first time on the diamond since their split against Chanute last Wednesday.
After a comfortable 5-0 win against Columbus, some verbal fireworks flew in Game 2. An Indian coach and player were ejected after Blake Ashmore slid home to tie the game at 2-2 after a wild pitch, but the umpire thought otherwise. Despite the bad call, Iola battled from being down 1-4 to force extra innings, ultimately falling 4-5.
Before things got heated, Game 1 saw Iola handle Columbus with ease. Kane Rogers led off the second inning with a single to centerfield and advanced to second after a wild pitch. With one out, and Rogers on third, Cal Leonard grounded out to second to bring home Rogers and give Iola the 1-0 lead.