Effingham Daily News, Effingham, IL

July 20, 2013

Effingham, Louisville matchups set for Fifth Division tournament

Effingham Daily News

---- — FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS — Effingham Post 120 and Louisville Post 914 have both received their draws for the Fifth Division American Legion tournament.

The tournament begins Monday at Fairview Heights’ Everett Moody Park. Aviston plays Belleville and Steeleville takes on Edwardsville in the first two games of the day.

Louisville is the first local game of the day, as they take on Murphysboro Post 127 at 4 p.m.

Effingham has been assigned the nightcap, playing the hosts, Fairview Heights post 978.

Louisville will either play at 10 a.m. Tuesday or 4 p.m. Tuesday, and Effingham will either play at 1 p.m. Tuesday or 7 p.m. Tuesday, with losses sending both teams to their respective earlier time slot.

The tournament is, once again, double elimination, running from Monday to Friday.

A championship for any of the eight teams would send them to the state tournament, running from July 31 to Aug. 3 in Trenton.