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Page 175 text:
JV, Frosh Provide
The J.V. Baseball Team was a good training ground
for the Varsity and according to Coach Vern Melvin,
will provide great prospects for the Varsity next year.
Their record was 11-10.
Most Valuable Player award went to Jim Coryell 1103
who not only is a good pitcher but an excellent batter
as well. Troy Caster C105 was named the Most
Improved player and Dennis Vasbinder 1101 had the
highest batting average l.458J. Derek Thielen C103 was
presented the Golden Glove award.
Page 174 text:
arsity Almost Makes It To Play-offs
Halfway through the Varsity Baseball season
Benson tallied a 4-5 record but Coach Bill Ranta was
quoted, "We still have a good chance of making the
play-off contests". Even though they were in seventh
place, they were only three games out offirst place and
one game out of fourth.
With seven veteran players Ranta had hopes of a
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- Benson 8 Jefferson 1
Benson 14 Jefferson 8
Benson 3 Grant 9
Benson 5 Grant 4
Benson 0 Wilson 4
Benson 8 Wilson 2
Benson 2 Madison 7
Benson 9 Cleveland 2
Benson 9 Marshall 2
Benson 11 Franklin 17
better second half. Moving Denver Skalbeck 1101 to
shortstop helped. With only two games left, they held
the play-off spot with a 9-7 record, one game in frontof
Lincoln. The end came with a 17-11 loss to Franklin.
The season was finished with a 9-10 record.
A. VARSITY BASEBALL TEAM-ROW 1: Mike James 1101, John
Riggs 1121, and Rudy Lacaden 1111. ROW 2: Kelly Bonnin 1121, Tim
Butler 1121, Jackie Hawkins 1121, Robert Herder 1121, David Burton
1121, Jerry Smith 1121, and Mike Heyer 1121. ROW 3: Joe Armstrong
1111, Chris Moore 1101, Steve Harmier 1111, John Anderson 1111,
Cody Cain 1111, and Scot Thorburn1111.B.JV BASEBALLTEAM-
ROW 1: Shane Patrick 191, Brian Ragel 1101, Joe Armstrong 1111,
Derek Thielen 1101, Govanni Mastronardi 1101, and Troy Caster1101.
ROW 2: Mike Claflin 1101, Merrill Hale 1101, Mike James 1101, Roger
Evashenko 1101, and Jeff Lee 1101. ROW 3: Tracy Miller 1101, Darryl
McWilliams 1111, Todd Hensley 1101, Buddy Hoffman 1101, Dennis
Vasbinder 1101, and Jim Coryell 1101. NOT PICTURED: Mike Ingram
1101, Mike Reeves 1101 and James Rowell 1111. C. Mr. Bill Ranta,
varsity coach. D. Mr. Vernon Melvin, JV coach. E. Mr. Stuart McNeil,
Frosh coach. F. Mike Claflin waits for a throw for field. G.
FRESHMAN BASEBALL TEAM-KNEELING: Steve Berquist 191,
Gregg Assad 191, Tim Niermann 191, Tige McSwain 191, and Mark
Staples 191, ROW 2: George Flunyon 191, Ty Baxter, Aaron Brashear,
Jeff Palmer, lan Roach, and Chris Brustad. ROW 3: Guy Nelson,
Ryan Davis, Shawn Saucier, Pete Collins, Fred Schroedl, Jeff
McLenithan, and Matt Asay. NOT PICTURED: Shawn Ebner, Troy
Brelin. H. Batter makes connection fora hit. I. Mike Heyer beats the
ball to base.
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