On Sunday, September 20 at 1p.m., some of the 10th grade boys will play their third annual fast-pitch softball game against the 10th grade girls. The girls won the first outing in 2007 by a score of 9-7. Last year, as a benefit for Chase Wiese, the rematch was in the boys' favor by a score of 11-10.
This year's game will benefit Jordan Beck's family. Jordan is undergoing a bone marrow transplant at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.
The 8th grade girls and boys will also get in on the action. Both fast-pitch softball games will be four innings long with a couple of rules modifications that will allow for all players on the roster to be on the field and in the line up. Outs won't matter because every player on each roster will bat once per inning. The most runs scored at the end of four innings will determine the winner.
The Moms and Dads of the teams will also play one game each of Chicago style 16" softball (gloves are optional). These games will be two innings long with every participant in the field and in the batting order. An inning will be complete when everyone on the rosters has batted once. The most runs scored after two innings will be declared the winners.
Local families and businesses are making donations of goods and services and the venerable auctioneer, Don Pitts, will hawk the items during a 7th inning stretch between games. Julie Case is the treasurer and Katie Hoeppner is assisting with the coordination of the event. Some area businesses may be donating 'traffic' generating items such as a "buy-one-get-one-free" special or a 50% off coupon or gift certificate. Area businesses wishing to participate should contact Katie at 229-6249 or Dan Seliger at 225-1288.
The 10th grade boys are expected to field: Adam Pitts, Jake Spindler, Nate Seliger, Jared Roethler, Gabe Conley, Zac Anderson, Austin Winchell, Dillon Drefke, Matt Enderlin, Alex Peck, Tyson English, Zac Smith, Mark Huseman, Matt Aguirre and a few more players yet to be determined. Coaches for the boys are expected to be Dan Seliger, Mike Drefke and Bill Spindler.
The 10th grade girls are expected to field: Clare Tuttle, Katie Sambrano, Jenna Lundsgaard, Shannon Schaeffer, Megan Carlson, Taylor Woods, Brook Luetkeman, Jackie Wilson, Megan Hummel and Mikala Booth and a few more players yet to be determined. The coaches are expected to be John Woods, Todd Larsen and Gary Schaeffer and more.
The 8th grade girls are expected to field: Maddy Woodall, Kaitlyn Miller, Emily Hazelhoff, Danni Roethler, Tabby Aguirre, Abby Lubeck, Christine Gerhart, Hanna Burkhart, Mikala Schuet, Brooklyn Hoeppner, Haley Craft, Alli Pierce and Sara Ramirez and a few more players yet to be determined. Coaches are expected to be Sherry Miller, Mike Burkhart and more.
The 8th grade boys are expected to field: Brett Walker, Luke Lamoreux, Dallas Boger, Kevin Sardo, Conner Voge, Luke Zyman, Nate Fowler, Hunter Eaton, Mike Rosewll, Josh Hoepner, Mitchell West, Hunter Morrow and a few more players yet to be determined. Coaches are expected to Bill Boger, Dave Morrow, Clark Voge and more.
Clark Voge and/or Matt Agnitsch and yet to be named base umpire(s) will donate their laudable services. Tickets for this charitable event are suggested at $2 per person with all donations going directly to the family.