The Alton Post 126 Junior Legion baseball team will get a new opponent in the Fifth Division Tournament this weekend at Metropolis.
Alton was originally scheduled to play Goreville at 4:45 p.m. Friday. But with Goreville not able to field a team, Post 126 will be playing West Frankfort in the first-round of the nine-team, double-elimination tournament.
The Alton-West Frankfort game is scheduled for 4:45 p.m. Friday. The winner plays at 7 p.m. Saturday and loser plays at 4:45 that same day.
Alton (20-14) qualified for the Fifth Division Tournament by winning the District 22 championships on Monday with a 4-1 win over Valmeyer – which also qualified for the Fifth Division tournament – in the title game at Valmeyer.
Alton finished with a 4-1 record in the district tournament, three of those games were against Valmeyer. Alton beat Valmeyer 3-1 on Saturday to advance to the championship round against Valmeyer. The next day, Valmeyer beat Alton 5-2 to set up a winner-take-tall championship game on Monday.
FIFTH DIVISION JUNIOR LEGION BASEBALL TOURNAMENT
July 22-25 at Metropolis
Game 1-Pinckneyville vs Valmeyer- 1215PM
Game 2- Steeleville vs Olney-230PM
Game 3- West Frankfort vs Alton-445PM
Game 4- Metropolis vs Effingham-700PM
Game 5- Salem vs Winner Game 1-1000AM
Game 6- Loser Game 1 vs Loser Game 2-1215PM
Game 7- Loser Game 4 vs Loser Game 5-230PM
Game 8- Winner Game 6 vs Game Loser 3- 445PM
Game 9- Winner Game 2 vs Winner Game 3-700PM
Game 10- Winner Game 5 vs Winner Game 4-1215PM
Game 11- Loser Game 9 vs Winner Game 7-230PM
Game 12- Loser Game 10 vs Winner Game 8-445PM
Game 13- Winner Game 10 vs Winner Game 9-700PM
Game 14- Winner Game 11 vs Winner Game 12- TBD