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Vienna, McLean 2-1 in state legion tourney

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Vienna Post 180 begins the third day of the American Legion state baseball tournament with a 2-1 record, including two slaugther-rule shutout victories, and as one of four teams remaining in the eight-team double-elimination event.

Vienna (21-6) is scheduled to play tonight, July 28, at 7 p.m. against the defending champion Chesapeake Seals Post 280 at Barcroft Park in Arlington. Chesapeake is 2-0 in the tourney so far.

Post 180’s wins have been by 18-0 and 10-0 scores, respectively, over Stafford Post 290 in its first game, then Fairfax Post 177 in a losers’-bracket contest.

Vienna’s loss was a 5-4 defeat against the Leesburg Rangers Post 34.

Vienna entered the state tournament as the District 17 tourney champion.

* McLean Post 270 (8-18) also is still alive in the state tourney with the same 2-1 record. McLean nipped Arlington Post 139 in its first game, 3-2, lost to Chesapeake, 14-4, in its second, then eliminated Stafford, 11-2, in its third.

McLean is scheduled to play Leesburg at 4 p.m. today at Barcroft Park.

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