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1-3 at 10A state tournament

The Diablas won one of their four games this weekend at the 10A state tournament.

The Diablas are a 10B team, so we were happy to win one game if I’m being honest. 10A is the best of the best (all-star teams, essentially).

Maisa pitched a gem in the victory Saturday. Five innings, five hits, six strikeouts and no walks to beat a strong Pleasant Valley team 8-2. She earned game MVP honors. The second batter of the game drilled an over-the-fence home run but Maisa quickly rebounded and allowed just one run the rest of the game.

A team from Dubuque beat us on Saturday night. They were solid in all phases of the game. Being from Dubuque County, I can’t say I’m surprised. They ran the bases and bunted exceptionally well. Their pitchers pounded the strike zone. They were strong defensively.

Dubuque’s cleanup hitter is the daughter of Dubuque County Baseball Hall of Famer (and huge Dodger fan) Jason Simon, who I used to run into at beer parties a lifetime ago. Jason is a member of the legendary Simon baseball family from Cascade, all of whom were highly skilled players — and all of whom cheer for the Dodgers!

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Posted by on June 23, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

Well deserved

Congratulations to Calvin Harris of the Farley Hawks and Western Dubuque for being named the top high school baseball player in the state. #DubuqueCountyBaseball

 
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Posted by on June 23, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

The Dodgers are 28 games over .500 on June 22

That is all. Good night.

 
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Posted by on June 22, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

My favorite photo of the season so far

Love that follow-through. Love those eyes!

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Posted by on June 21, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

Have rabbit ears? Don’t be an umpire.

Justin Turner got ejected for nothing tonight. Unbelievable. One of our best players, gone.

Umpires, from little league to the majors, need to take a chill pill and realize that people are going to disagree with your calls once in a while. That’s baseball/softball.

As long as comments from the dugout don’t get out of control, you ignore them and move on. Umpires need thick skin and small ears. Be a pro.

 
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Posted by on June 21, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

Happy 100th to J.P. Scherrman

When I think of Paul Scherrman, I think about his catching, hitting and coaching.

And I think about his successful transformation of the Farley baseball field into a state-of-the-art facility.

I think about his dignified manner and high-character personality.

I think about his elite-level knowledge of baseball and his memories of all the Farley Hawks battles and championships over the last 50 years.

It’s easy to forget that Paul is also a very successful businessman away from the baseball diamond.

 
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Posted by on June 21, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

Dad & Daughter Day in the Twin Cities

Mall of America by day, Twins game by night.

 
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Posted by on June 20, 2019 in Uncategorized