Legion baseball recap
Caledonia 1, Chatfield 5
The Caledonia Legion baseball team traveled to Chatfield on Thursday, June 21. “It was a beautiful night for a game in Chatfield,” coach Bob Conway said. “It was a hard fought game with a 5-1 loss.”
“Caledonia scored first in the third inning when Mason DeMorett walked, moved around by Austin Goergen’s single and driven home with Travis Frank’s double. That was the end of Caledonia’s work at the plate,” Conway said. “Chatfield scored in the fourth inning when Viss hit a double and was driven in with a single by Maki. In the sixth inning Chatfield scored four runs with a walk, fielder’s choice, a double and a triple,” Conway said.
“All players received playing time. Both pitchers threw a good game. Ryan Frank pitched for Caledonia and Skane for Chatfield.
Caledonia 15, Rushford 2
Caledonia played in Rushford on Monday, June 18. “The bats were hot tonight,” Conway said. “Caledonia had 18 hits and 15 runs, beating Rushford 15-2. Matt Petersen was 3 for 4, Cole O’Heron was 5 for 5, Josh Lampert was 2 for 3, Ryan Eppen was 4 for 5, Ryan Frank was 2 for 3, Garret Mullen was 1 for 1 and Sam Schulte was 1 for 2.”
Brandon Vonderohe pitched a complete game having eight strikeouts and only allowing two walks.
Caledonia 10, Lewiston 4
Caledonia Legion hosted Lewiston Altura on Monday, June 4. Caledonia had eight hits in the game and won with a score of 10 to 4. Ryan Frank was the winning pitcher, Ryan Eppen was 2 for 4 with a double, Travis Frank was 2 for 3 with 2 runs scored.
Veterans Memorial Field
“June 28 is the field dedication. Any and all that can come to help is needed and appreciated,” Conway said.
Caledonia baseball legend Gordy Bauer will throw out the first pitch at the alumni/Legion baseball game that night. Bauer began his baseball career when he played at Loretto High School in Caledonia. He graduated from Loretto in 1955 and played for the Caledonia town team, which he also managed for a number of years. Bauer’s finest hour came in the 1964 State Amateur Tournament in Brownton when Caledonia played seven games in eight days. Bauer pitched three wins as a starter, earned a win in relief and had a save. As a result he was named the tournament MVP.
Bauer is one of only seven players ever to be inducted into the Minnesota Amateur Baseball Hall of Fame from a team that was not the state champion. Bauer was inducted Sept. 20, 2008, and was also selected to receive the Governor’s trophy.
“Festivities start at 4 p.m. with two little league games,” Conway said. “The dedication is around 6:15 p.m., and the alumni/Legion game starts at 7 p.m. Thanks to all for the fun and support.”