May 31, 2022

Walleye prep for opening of Legion baseball season

By Neal A. Shipman
Farmer Editor

The Watford City Walleye began workouts on May 31, as they embark on another challenging summer of American Legion baseball.
According to Greg McNary, Walleye coach, the team will play more non-conference games this summer than in the past, as well as in two invitational tournaments.
While McNary says that only 15 players have reported to practice, he has liked what he has seen so far.
“Coach Pat Spacher and his staff did an excellent job preparing the players for the summer as they progressed through the high school season,” stated McNary. “What they do with the boys in the spring teaching fundamentals is phenomenal. We try to continue what they learn from the high school coaches as it promotes continuity between the two programs.”
According to McNary, there will only be three 18-year-old players on this year’s team and he is looking for Ty Howe, Kanyon Tschetter and Jake Berg to provide the needed leadership.
The Walleye will open their season on Friday, June 3, at Rough Rider Center Field against the Crosby Cubs for a double-header.

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