Blues win Zone 7 Legion title
By The Telegram
For the first time in recent memory, the Finney County Blues (27-8) are champions of Zone 7 of the American Legion AAA tournament.
The Blues battered Great Bend, 12-1, in a 7-inning game shortened by the 10-run mercy rule to capture the tourney title and advance to the Legion AAA state tournament which begins Wednesday in Hays.
Marcus Zapata's 2-run home run in the first inning got the Blues off and running to their dominating win. The Blues scored four runs each in the first and second innings to jump out to an early lead. They added three more runs in the fourth and another in the sixth.
Edgar Montoya pitched a complete game to pick up the victory. The future Garden City Community College Broncbuster held Great Bend to five hits while striking out eight and walking three.
Robert Tomlin had a pair of hits and two RBIs for the Blues, who finished with 11 hits.
Great Bend's lone run off Montoya came in the bottom of the seventh.
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