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Niwot Legion D ties for fifth place in state tournament


August 1, 2016

Photo courtesy of Tom Kleespies Niwot Legion D players competed in last weekend’s Colorado American Legion Baseball State Tournament at Eaglecrest High School, finishing in a tie for fifth place. The players are entering ninth grade this fall.

Niwot Legion D entered the Colorado American Legion Baseball State Tournament as the eighth seed in the eight-team, double elimination tournament. Though Legion D is composed of 12 teams, only eight qualified to compete in the tournament.

With its first game against Fairview, the tournament’s number one seed, Niwot was pressured to perform from the start. Though the team ended the bottom of the fourth with a 6-4 lead, Niwot suffered a punishing fifth inning. After several misplayed balls and one error, Niwot left the inning with a four-run deficit.

Niwot scored two runs in the seventh i...

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