Chuck Anderson: Tigers baseball team remained undefeated

Published 9:00 am Sunday, April 23, 2017

Sports Memories by Chuck Anderson

50 years ago: 1967

• The Albert Lea High School baseball team defeated Fairmont 2-1 in 10 innings. Harold Schuhmacher had two hits for the Tigers. Schuhmacher, Byron Nelson and Steve Westland each hit a double.

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• Steve Erickson shot an 83 to lead the ALHS golf team to a 341-346 victory over Fairmont.

• The Windjammers from Albert Lea won the Albert Lea women’s volleyball league. Team members were Dee Dunn, Margie Schock, Alice Petersen, Dottie Nieboer, Carol Nelson, Norma Robson and Neva Lembke.

• Al Lindeman threw a three-hitter, two triples and three RBI’s for the Alden High School baseball team in its 4-1 victory over Freeborn.

25 years ago: 1992

• The ALHS baseball team remained undefeated in the Big Nine Conference with a 4-0 record after defeating Owatonna 2-1. Winning pitcher Mike Piechowski pitched a three-hit, complete game for the Tigers. Steve Brigger had two hits for the Tigers.

• Joe Nelson was medalist with a 41 for the United South Central golf team in its 180-189 win over NRHEG. Other scores for USC were Matt Johnson (44), Dan Miller (47) and Ryan Peterson (48).

• Chris Prosser recorded the first hole-in-one of the season at Green Lea Golf Course at the 251-yard, par 4 on hole No. 12.

• The Freeborn County Softball Hall of Fame, founded in 1967, named new members George Goodnature, Barry Hoffman, Lloyd Hareid, Orlin Erickson and Larry Williamson.

10 years ago: 2007

• The USC boys’ golf team defeated NRHEG 190-192. Scores for the Rebels were medalist Alex Pederson (43), Jarod Ludeman (45), Jeff Hassing and Erin Willaby with 51 each. Josh Beatty led the Panthers with a 44.

• The USC girls’ golf team also were victorious over NRHEG by a score of 230-233. The top four scores for the Rebels were Kristen Amberg (53), Stephanie Herman (58), Christi Johnson (59) and Jessica Stensrud (60).

• The ALHS girls’ golf team defeated Rochester Century 395-405. Scores for the Tigers were Kelli Hanson (94), Abby Leach (96), Ali Demmer (101) and Taylor Nelson (104).

• The Northwood-Kensett girls’ golf team defeated Riceville 212-233 with medalist Lauren Hartman’s (44) leading the win.