Looking Back at Waseca Sports History - 08/06/12 - 08/12/12
1912/ Waseca ball team will play Austin next Sunday; 1937/ Waseca Faces
Fairbault in Playoff Game; Waseca Drops Close Game to Owatonna Club; Waseca
Loses to Blue Earth by Large Score; 1962/ Braves Nip LeCenter Sunday 4-3 in 10
Innings; Hold 1-0 Lead in Final Round Playoff; 1987/ Braves rip Faribo; Legion
wins, in finals; Braves beat Fairmont 8-5.
1912/ The City and County
- The Waseca ball team will go to Austin next Sunday to
play the Austin team. The lineup will be as follows: Thoreson, catcher;
Gallagher and Hartwich, pitchers; Holstrom, 1st; Dietz, 2nd; Costello, 3rd;
Graves, short; Krava, right; Foster, center; Wollschlaeger, left. Waseca and
Fairbault will be on the local diamond on Sunday, August
- 100 years ago, August 8, 1912, Waseca Herald
1937/ Waseca Faces Fairbault in Playoff Game
Arrangements for the first games of the Southern Minnesota
League playoff were made at Owatonna last evening when officials of the league
met and formulated the rules under which the contest will be handled, scheduling
the first games of the set-to to be held at Waseca and Austin
At the fair grounds diamond, Waseca will play
Fairbault while at Austin, the Packers will meet Owatonna. The winners of the
two games will meet on Sunday, August 22nd on the field of the team which
finished with the highest league standing.
Waseca club has won over Fairbault once the season by a score of 9 to 5, no easy
victory is predicted for the home team, since the game will be played under the
stress of title competition.
- 75 years ago, August 11,
1937, Waseca Journal
1937/ Waseca Drops Close Game to Owatonna Club
Playing before the largest crowd drawn to the fair grounds
diamond this season numbering almost 1000 people, the Waseca club of the
Southern Minnesota League extended a neighborly hand to Owatonna and lifted them
into the security of the first division by their boot-straps. Waseca lost the
game by a score of 4 to 1.
The loss gave to Owatonna a
cinch on the fourth place position in the league and a chance at the playoffs.
At the same time, it eliminated Waseca's hopes of tying Austin for the league
- 75 years ago, August 11, 1937, Waseca
1937/ Waseca Loses to Blue Earth by Large Score
In a game against the league-leading Blue Earth club,
Waseca's Southern Minnesota Association team wound up the season in a tangle of
walks and errors that gave Blue Earth the game by a score of 16 to 1 and proved
a veritable nightmare for for an honest score-keeper.
Written into the scorebook for the game are statistics which show that
four pitchers for Waseca allowed 14 walks, while the team playing behind them
committed five errors. All of this ultimately resulted in the Blue Earth team
scoring 16 runs on nine hits.
- 75 years ago, August
11, 1937, Waseca Journal
1962/ Braves Nip LeCenter Sunday 4-3 in 10 Innings; Hold 1-0 Lead in
Final Round Playoff
Waseca jumped off to a 1-0 [lead] in the opening game of
the final round of the Le Sueur County league playoffs Sunday night by shading
the LeCenter 4-3 in a 10-inning thriller before the largest crowd of the season
at Community Field...
It was another "team" victory for
Warren Dunn's Braves. But standing out amongst all others were Marlin Kreutz,
the fast-balling right-hander, Jim Howard, Bob Kaiser and John
Kreutz, who needs no introduction to local fans
as well as to many fans around the circuit, chalked up his 16th win of the
campaign against a single setback. The Braves over-all are 17-4. His only loss
came at the hands of Le Sueur June 28. Since then he has won nine straight.
Marlin fanned seven while walking only two.
sparkled with two doubles in five trips to the plate and also came up with
several fine catches in center field. Kaiser also made a couple of nice grabs at
first base and it was his two-base blast that deadlocked the score at 3-3 in the
Spittler was responsible for the winning run
crossing the plate and had one of his best nights in the field at second
- 50 years ago, August 8, 1962, Waseca Journal
1987/ Braves rip Faribo
The Braves baseball team defeated Fairbault 8-3 and lost
to Rochester twice 8-0 and 3-1 Monday and Tuesday.
Braves are now 5-3 in the Southern Minny League and 21-14
- 25 years ago, August 6, 1987, Waseca County
1987/ Legion wins, in finals
The American Legion baseball team advanced to the finals
of the First District Tournament with three wins over the
Waseca defeated defending champion Rochester
10-3, Austin 6-1 and Dodge Center 5-1 before losing a 12-2 decision to Austin in
the double elimination tournament.
Post 228 opened the
tournament with a 10-3 win over Rochester, the defending champion and last
year's state runner-up.
Chris Case hurled a three-hitter,
although he walked eight while striking out two, to up his record to
Waseca stopped Austin 6-1 in the second game behind
three-hit pitching of Derrick Harmon...
Waseca beat Dodge
Center 5-1 in the third game to be the only undefeated team in the
Joel Tveite pitched the win as he raised his
record to 9-3 on the year. He gave up seven hits, walked four and struck out
Austin came back through the loser's bracket and
handed Waseca their first loss, 12-2.
Austin jumped out to
an early lead, scoring four times in the top of the second
Waseca starter Chris Case ran into control
problems and walked three batters to load the bases with one out. Four singles
scored four runs.
Austin pounded out 11 hits, including
three homeruns off Case and reliever Pat Smith. Case suffered his first loss of
the season as he gave up eight runs in four innings. He gave up seven hits,
walked four and struck out five.
Smith pitched three
innings and gave up four runs on four hits and two walks while striking out
- 25 years ago, August 11, 1987, Waseca County News
1987/ Braves beat Fairmont 8-5
The Waseca Braves baseball team rallied for six runs in
the bottom of the eighth inning to post an 8-5 win over the Fairmont Martins
here Sunday night.
The win, coming in the first game of a
six-game play-off schedule, raised the Braves' season record to
- 25 years ago, August 11, 1987, Waseca County