Coach Jeff Malone's first ever trip to state with his Jr Legion team.
Salem Jr Legion captures their first Fifth Division Title.
Winning pitcher Dalton Courtright worked 6-plus innings, allowed 2 runs on 5 hits and struck out 5.
BETHALTO - Salem Post 128 Jr Legion won the 5th Division Tournament by defeating Breese Gray 5-2 at Bethalto. Dalton Courtright earned the win going 6-plus innings and allowing 2 runs on 5 hits and struck out 5. Brendan Boles worked the final inning for the save.
At the plate, Dakota McDaneld drove in 2 and so did Riley Martin as Salem earned their first win in 4 games against Breese this season as they improved to 33-5 on the season.
Both teams advance to this weekend's state tournament held at Whitey Herzog Field in Belleville.
Salem will open at 9:30 Friday morning against Urbana while Breese will play Thursday at 1:30 against Quincy.