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Summer youth baseball program wraps season

The Wadena Area Summer Youth Baseball program sponsored three baseball teams this summer. A large group of boys (ages 12-19) were able to further develop their baseball skills and enjoy some competitive summer baseball.

The Junior Babe Ruth team (ages 12-13) was coached by Ron Laughlin. They ended their season with a third place finish at the Timberline League tournament in Park Rapids.

The Babe Ruth team (ages 13-15) was coached by Scott Rude. The team finished third in the Timberline League tournament in Park Rapids and their season ended in Perham with a fourth place finish at the District tournament.

The American Legion (ages 16-19) was coached by Kyle Dykhoff. They placed fourth in Sub-District playoffs.

All three of the teams experienced their most successful seasons in recent years and are anticipating an even better 2009, according to coaches.

The summer program is made possible by donations from businesses and organizations and a huge commitment by the volunteer coaches. If anyone is interested in being a part of the Area Summer Youth Baseball program, please contact Terry Tumberg at (218) 631-1534.