Looking Back at Waseca Sports History - 07/09/12 - 07/15/12
1912/ Base Ball Notes; 1937/ Waseca Scores Shutout Over Mankato 9 to 0; 1962/
Braves Top Wells Tuesday 5-2; 1987/ Legion wins over Tigers, Northfield; Legion
wins Sioux Falls Tourney.
1912/ Base Ball Notes
The Waseca ball team had another "off" the last Sunday in
the Austin team easily won by a score of 11 to 4. Austin has a good team, but
not good enough to beat Waseca when our boys are in proper
The Rex's shut out the New Richland Cubs last Sunday
on the new Richland diamond, score 13 to 0. Bennett threw for the Rex's getting
12 strikeouts and allowing but two hits and one walk. The Rex's have been
strengthened by the addition of Clayton and Galligan who play center and third
- 100 years ago, July 11, 1912, Waseca
1937/ Waseca Scores Shutout Over Mankato 9 to 0
With the blood of vengeance sparkling in their eyes
following a defeat at the hands of St. Peter a week ago Waseca's League team
took the home field Sunday and played one of the finest games witnessed at the
fair grounds this season in shutting out Mankato 8 to 0.
The main features of Waseca's devastating attack were the control shown by Bell
in pitching six hit ball, meanwhile striking out 13 opposition batsmen; a pair
of home runs by Bob Gray and Hap Lowe and a brace of doubles by Lowe and
Sponberg. Committing but one error in the field, the Wasecans allowed one runner
to reach third base.
- 75 years ago, July 14, 1937,
1962/ Braves Top Wells Tuesday 5-2; Edmunds Makes Surprise Appearance
The Waseca Braves notched their 10th win in 13 starts
Tuesday night by handing Wells of the State Line league a 5-2 exhibition loss at
Community Field in a game that saw the surprise return of the once great Vern
Edmunds to the lineup.
Edmunds was asked to suit up by
Manager Warren Dunn to pitch a few innings. Vern did just that. Working in
relief of Marlin Kreutz, the lean right-hander went the last four innings and
failed to give up a hit. He looked fantastically sharp for his first appearance
of the year walking only one and striking out five.
appeared none the worse for his recent scrape in a car accident Sunday night. He
worked five innings giving up the only four hits Wells garnered, two of them the
infield variety, and both runs. Kreutz walked two and whiffed five in gaining
credit for the win, his ninth against one setback this
- 50 years ago, July 11, 1962, Waseca Journal
1987/ Braves rip Mankato 11-1 in eight innings
The Waseca Braves baseball team swung back into action
Monday night with a 11-1 win over the Mankato twins in a game kit called in the
bottom of the eighth inning due to the 10-run rule.
win now gives the Braves a 15-8 record for the season.
Joel Hayford's grand slam home run in the eighth ended the game for the Braves
and capped an eight-run inning which broke open a close 3-1
Doug Harmon led the Waseca hitting attack with a
4-4 performance with [Mike] Larson, Hayford, Craig Miller and Todd Dufault all
adding two hits each.
Lefthander Craig Miller, off to his
best start in 12 years, went the distance on a three-hitter to up his record to
- 25 years ago, July 9, 1987, Waseca County News
1987/ Legion wins over Tigers, Northfield
The Waseca American Legion baseball team won a pair of
games this this week by big margins, topping Albert Lea 9-2 and Northfield
Post 228 is now 11-2 for the year.
Waseca broke a 1-1 game against Albert Lea wide open with a six run sixth
inning. The team had just one hit in the inning, a three-run homer by Monty
Dufault. The Tigers committed four errors in the inning.
Dufault and Derrick Harmon each had two hits for Waseca with Dufault
driving in four runs and Harmon two.
Chris Case went the
first five innings for Waseca to win his fourth game without a
In the Northfield game the Raiders scored first,
but the boys from Post 228 came right back to post a 14-3
Waseca took the lead with a five run third inning,
highlighted by Greg Vilt's two-run double which gave Waseca a 2-1
Dufault led the way at the plate with four
hits in five trips, including a double, a triple and four RBIs. He raised
his average to .452 for the summer.
Harmon added three
hits in four trips, including a pair of doubles to raise his average to
Joel Tveite went the first four innings to pick up
the win and raise his record to 4-1 for the season.
years ago, July 9, 1987, Waseca County News
1987/ Legion wins Sioux Falls Tourney
The American Legion baseball team won their second
tournament in two tries this summer by sweeping three games in the Sioux Falls
Tournament this past weekend.
Post 228 had won the St.
James Tournament two weeks ago.
Waseca defeated Yankton,
South Dakota 7-3 on Friday, beat Worthington 6-1 on Saturday and ripped Luverne
for the title 13-4 on Sunday.
The team is now 14-2 for
- 25 years ago, July 14, 1987, Waseca County