Day three of the senior District 23 tournament in Robinson became day number two be washed out Monday afternoon.
After all of Saturday’s games were pushed to Sunday, the tournament had to take another day off after heavy rains in Robinson Monday morning and more expected Monday night.
As a result, all the games were pushed back a day. Effingham Post 120 now faces Robinson Post 69 at 4 p.m. today in the loser’s bracket, while Teutopolis Post 924 takes on Olney Post 30 plays at 7 p.m. in the winner’s bracket finals.
Effingham had a rough game Sunday afternoon, losing to third-seeded Olney Post 30 15-1 in eight innings. They’ll face fifth-seeded Robinson, a team they were initially scheduled to play on June 10 but never faced off with due to scheduling conflict, according to coach Brian Hayes.
The winner’s bracket final between third-seeded Olney and fourth-seeded Teutopolis comes off the heels of two Post 924 wins Sunday, beating Robinson 9-0 and top-seeded Vandalia Post 95 6-4. The day off could help Teutopolis, the only team to play twice Sunday.
On Wednesday, the loser’s bracket will finish up play, with Vandalia awaiting the winner of Effingham/Robinson at 4 p.m., then the winner of that game playing the loser of Teutopolis/Olney at 7 p.m.
The first championship game will be played at 5 p.m. Thursday now. If the loser’s bracket finalist wins that game, the winner-take-all final game will be played Friday.
Effingham has won the tournament three years running, but both they and Robinson have the toughest road back to a chance for the title.
However, last season at the district tournament in Teutopolis, Robinson found itself in the same position, battling all the way back to make the title matchup — where they lost to Effingham. Post 120 is hoping to catch that magic and some.