Altamont Picks Up Win, Suffers Loss At State Tournament


Published on August 5 2013 7:37 am
Last Updated on August 5 2013 7:50 am
Written by Millie Lange

Altamont Post 512 claimed an opening round victory Saturday in the Junior American Legion State Baseball Tournament at Laker Stadium in Paris.

Altamont edged host Paris Post 211, 2-1 in the fourth game of the day at the state meet. In other games, Danville defeated Jerseyville Post 492, 3-1; Moline Post 246 blanked Orient Post 1961, 11-0 and Belleville Post 58 downed Macon Co. Post 105, 6-1.

Altamont then suffered a 13-3 loss to Belleville Post 58 in action Sunday. In other games Sunday in winner bracket action, Moline Post 246 defeated Danville 11-1 and Belleville won over Altamont. In loser bracket play, Jerseyville edged Orient 4-3 and Macon County downed Paris 2-1.

Altamont is back in competition today at 10 a.m. against Jerseyville. Macon County takes on Danville at 12:30 p.m. and Moline squares off against Belleville at 3 p.m.