After completing the 2019 regular season, the Salina Falcons are gearing up for a run at another state tournament appearance.
Salina drew the No. 2 seed in the American Legion Class AAA, Zone 1 Tournament at the Great Bend Sports Complex. The Falcons face the winner of the three-six matchup, featuring Great Bend and Hutchinson. The Falcons play on Saturday at 7:30.
Salina goes into the tournament with a 20-10 record. The Falcons won six of their last seven in the regular season, including a pair of 1-0 victories over top seed Hays.
Salina Hawks Qualify for State
Salina defeated Newton 17-10 in the Class A, Zone 3 finals to advance to the state tournament July 24 at Lake Shawnee Park in Topeka.
Tied 10-10, Salina outscored Newton 7-o in the last two innings of play.
Jayton Mathi went 4-for-5 with three RBI. Jarrett Pittenger did the same with four RBI. Pittenger had two singles, a double and a triple.