The Luverne 19U baseball team won the Southwest Minnesota 19U championship Friday in Adrian. Pictured are (front, left) Trevor Halverson, Bailey Cowell, Quinn Buss, Jacob VonTersch, Riley Anderson; (back) assistant coach Derek Lundgren, Jacob Van Dam, Nathan Nekali, Colby Crabtree, Ethan Beyer and Cade Wenninger.

19U team wins SW Minnesota championship

When the summer of 2020 started, Luverne’s high school-aged baseball players were unsure if they could play this summer.

When American Legion baseball was officially canceled in Minnesota, local coaches and leaders decided to field a 19U team instead.

Codie Zeutenhorst coached the team, and a schedule with other area 19U teams was developed.


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