Iola AA Indians win Topeka tourney title

Iola's AA American Legion team went 3-1 and won a tournament against schools from the Kansas City area and Hays in Topeka. The Indians will make their home debut tonight against Ottawa.



June 8, 2021 - 9:58 AM

The Iola AA Indians pose for a photo after winning a tournament in Topeka over the weekend. Team members are, front row from left, Aiden Jones, Nathan Louk, TJ Taylor, Eli Smith, Drake DeLaTorre and Titan Michael; second row, Trent Jones, Bradyn Cole, Dillon Bycroft, Zach Beckmon, Cooper Riley and Noah Ashmore. Photo by Stephanie Bycroft

TOPEKA — Iola’s AA American Legion baseball team didn’t let an early setback spoil its weekend.

After dropping a 2-1 decision to Ottawa’s AAA Legion squad, the Indians rebounded nicely, winning three straight games to bring home a tournament championship Sunday at Topeka’s Bettis Sports Complex.

Iola did so the hard way, knocking off previously unbeaten Hays, 8-3, Sunday morning to earn the championship game berth.

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