For the seventh time in program history, the Sandusky American Legion Post 83 baseball team has advanced to the state tournament in Athens after an 11-10 win over Avon Lake Post 211 Monday night at Heidelberg University in Tiffin.
With the win, Post 83 improves to 22-12 overall. Post 83 went 4-0 in the seven-team district field while outscoring its opponents 41-20.
Post 83 also advanced to the state tournament in 1970, 2002, 2003, 2006 and 2008. Last summer, Post 83 won the state championship for the first time and went on to finish third at the Great Lakes Regional held in Chillicothe, Ohio.
The 12-team state tournament will be held on the campus of Ohio University, beginning July 27.