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Cannons claim Legion title

Wednesday, July 27th

CASTLETON, Vt. -- The Colchester Cannons thought they had this one in the bag. 

On Tuesday, the Cannons led Bennington Post 13 8-1 in the seventh inning of a game that would have clinched them the American Legion championship.  Then the skies opened up, forcing the game to be suspended until Wednesday.

A new day turned into a new opportunity for Bennington, as Post 13 rallied all the way back and with two outs in the bottom of the ninth, Will Cole hit a grand slam to give Bennington a shocking 10-9 win.

That victory did not secure the Legion crown for Bennington as it was Colchester's first loss of the tournament, but it did force one more, winner-take-all game between the teams to determine the American Legion champion.

That game took place that same afternoon and it was another wild affair as Colchester would jump out to leads only to see Bennington come back to tie.  Eventually, it was a 7-7 game in the seventh when Anthony Campbell homered for the Cannons and put Colchester ahead to stay.

Colchester would go on to outlast Bennington 13-9, winning their second Legion title in three years.  The Cannons now advance to the Northeast Region Tournemtent, which begins Wednesday in Old Orchard Beach, Maine

--- Channel 3 Sports

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