Softball team places 3rd at Nationals

Published 6:51 pm Saturday, September 15, 2012


Fountain Industries, a team playing in the Maple Island softball league, took third place at nationals in Faribault over Labor Day weekend. According to player Jed Bair the team has only officially played together for two years. Bair said the team was happy with third place, but felt they could have played better in the final game. “I’m pretty sure we’ll come back next year,” Bair said. “I don’t think we can finish with a third-place finish when we have the mentality to place higher.” After the tournament, two players, Brian Ehrich and Justin Kohn, were elected for the All Tournament team. Front row from left: Kohn, Mike Matz, Jim Matz, Corey Brandt, Josh Gulbrandson and Ehrich. Back row from left: Chad Mickelson, Bair, Rich Honstad, Kyle Hebrink, Mick Westeng, MIke Elmer, Scott Bickel and Jaime Hensche. Not pictured: Ben Srp and Jeremy Phillips. The team would like to thank its sponsors: Fountain Industries, The Pour House Bar and Grill, 1 Little Shirt Shop, Honstad Siding and Windows, SRP Heating and Cooling and Mrs. Gerry’s Kitchen. --Submitted