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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS April 22, 2024

Saturday Score:

Baseball:

Red Wing 2 Owatonna 2-The Wingers and Huskies played a great game at Target Field after the Twins and Tigers contest.


The game was called after seven innings despite the tie because the two hour time limit for the high school series of games at Target Field was reached. Once the game went the full seven innings the game time had reached two hours and seven minutes.


Red Wing scored a run in the first inning as Reid Hartmann doubled and scored on a Juju Koehler single. Owatonna scored twice in the bottom of the second inning on a wild pitch and a sac fly. The Wingers scored their second run in the top of the fourth inning when Adam Roe walked and scored on a two out single by Christiaan Koehler.


The Wingers shined on defense. Ellis Petersmeyer made a catch in centerfield and threw home to catcher Reid Hartmann to nab the Huskies Nathan Theis trying to score from third base. Hartmann threw out two Owatonna base runners trying to steal a base...one in the fifth inning and one in the sixth inning.


The Wingers are 3-3-1 on the season and host Rochester John Marshall Tuesday 5pm on Bluff Country 1250 KCUE/KCUE 99FM and on-line at www.kcueradio.com.


"Action" Jack on broadcasting at Target Field:


Here are some observations from broadcasting my first baseball game from a major league stadium:


*The Twins broadcast coordinator, Andrew Halvorson, was fantastic. He set us up in the Twins Spanish Radio broadcast booth, two booths down from Kris Atteberry and Dan Gladden in the Twins booth. Cory Provus and Justin Morneau were just to the left of Kris and Dazzle in the Twins TV booth. Dazzle looks like he could still play. The view from the booth was tremendous.

*Andrew hooked us up to a special field mic to pick up the crack of the bat, field chatter and of course the home plate umpire's balls and strikes calls. Sweet.

*It was just 44 degrees but we had the windows open the whole time as we watched the Twins and Tigers and then did our broadcast.

*There were about 600 fans between the two teams in attendance.

*The press box lobby has pictures of all the Twins radio and tv broadcasters in their history on a wall by the elevators. There is also a big glass display case in the lobby with broadcast artifacts such as Dick Bremer's score sheet from the Twins AL West clinching win at Kansas City on September 27, 1987, an official scorer's manual typewriter, broadcast headsets, a large red ashtray from the late 1960's and a vintage Sid Hartman cassette recorder.

*Once the game started it was really was just another broadcast from my perspective. When the game was over I thought to myself: "I could get used to this."

*The field itself was immaculate. Hey, it's the major leagues right?

*The Wingers were in the first base dugout. I went down after the game to talk with Coach Paul Hartmann and we sat down on the dugout bench. The dugout bench was heated!




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