Danville Post 210 advances with walk-off win

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CHARLESTON (WCIA) — Paxton-Buckley-Loda grad Mason Ecker took one for the team, and the Danville Post 210 American Legion baseball team advanced to the quarterfinals of the Great Lakes Regional with a 7-6 win at Eastern Illinois University on Thursday.

Ecker got hit by a pitch with the bases loaded in the bottom of the seventh inning for the walk off victory over Lyon County (KY) Post 68. After a big second inning, the Aces rallied to make it a game before the dramatic finish. The Speakers are now 2-0 in the double elimination tournament and will face Beverly-Lowell (Ohio) Post 389/750 in Charleston at 2:30 p.m. on Friday.

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