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Festus 253 takes on DeSoto SMCI in American Legion baseball on KJFF

It’s a summertime showdown between two of the top American Legion teams in Jefferson County Thursday.

Festus Post 253 hosts DeSoto SMCI on KJFF with first place in the district on the line.

Festus is off to a 7-2 start to the season, riding a strong pitching staff that has an earned-run average of under two-and-a-half.

253 assistant coach Drew Horrell says they have high-level hurling in spades.

DeSoto SMCI has lost back-to-back games coming into this matchup, but big-time power bats have helped them start the year 6-5 overall and 3-1 in District 13.

DeSoto has swatted 7 home runs and almost 40 extra-base hits already this season, but SMCI head coach Sean Wiley says his team needs to continue to finish off big innings.

253 won all 3 meetings with SMCI in 2019.

Festus Post 253 battles DeSoto SMCI Thursday evening.

Coverage starts at 5:15 on AM 1400 KJFF.

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