Iola junior Legion squad drops tourney opener

An error-filled start put Iola's A American Legion squad in a hole the Indians couldn't escape Sunday. Iola fell, 4-3, to Pittsburg in the first round of their Zone tournament, jeopardizing the Indians' hopes to qualify for the state tournament.



July 19, 2021 - 10:18 AM

Iola A American Legion's Sam Hull, left, dives safely into first on a pickoff play against Pittsburg Sunday. Fielding the throw is Pittsburg's Zade Montgomery. Photo by Richard Luken / Iola Register

CHANUTE — Some inexplicably sloppy play has Iola’s junior American Legion squad in a pinch.

Pittsburg took full advantage of five Iola A Indian fielding errors in the first four innings, taking a 2-0 lead in the process.

The lead grew to 4-1 before Iola’s furious rally in the top of the seventh ended with the tying and winning runs on base. 

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