The Luverne 17U baseball team opened its season at a tournament in Renner, South Dakota, over the weekend. Team members include (front, from left) Luke Bosch, Casey Sehr, Tryg Gangestad, Braydon Ripka, Gavin Reisch, Andy Halverson; (second row) Zach DeBoer, Kaleb Hein, Tyson Cowell, Riley Sneller, Kaden Anderson, Harley Wendland; (back) head coach Mike Wenninger, Conner Connell, AJ Ossefoort, Connor Overgaard, coach Micky Sehr and coach Jared Pick. Missing is Brock Behrend.

17U baseball opens season in Renner

When American Legion-sanctioned baseball in Minnesota was canceled for the season in May, local youth were unsure if they would play at all this summer.

In order to still offer a season, Luverne leaders and coaches worked to create non-Legion sanctioned teams for Legion and Junior Legion-aged players to begin play once pandemic-related restrictions began to relax in Minnesota.


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