Milan Legion Wins 3rd Division Championship

For the first time in the program’s history, Milan Post 569 has won the 3rd Division American Legion tournament and will make it’s first trip to state.  Milan Legion 569 topped Oneida Legion 727 2-1 in Peoria Tuesday night.  Milan fell behind 1-0 when Oneida pushed across a run in the third, but Milan tied the score in the fourth and took the lead when Rockridge’s Riley Fetterer was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded in the sixth.  Mercer County’s Jake Reusch went 6 2/3 innings, giving up just four hits and striking out seven to get the win.  Rockridge’s Justin Bost came in to get the final out for the save.  Milan (19-7) will play the Division 1 champion, Mount Prospect,  Saturday at 2 pm in Alton in their state opener.  WRMJ will broadcast the game against Mount Prospect on Saturday beginning at 1:45.

**Photo courtesy of Lisa Williams