Morton one win from 16th District title

Bryan Veginski

The Morton American Legion Post 318 baseball team needs just one win Friday to secure the 16th District tournament title.

After defeating top-seeded Olympia Wednesday, 7-5 in 11 innings, Morton advanced to the championship game at Dave Rodgers Field.

Still without a loss in the first postseason event, No. 3 Post 318 is one victory from reaching next week's Third Division tournament at Washington.

The first championship game is set for 4 p.m. Friday, with a second title contest, if necessary, scheduled for 7 p.m.

Pekin plays Limestone today at 4 p.m. The loser is eliminated and the winner faces Olympia at 7 p.m. with a spot in the finals at stake.