Reds baseball back on the local diamond

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The Lusk Reds baseball teams are back in action and once again coached by Pete Kruse, Mark Kupke, Jason Fish and Shawn Leimser. Leimser is the new Town of Lusk Recreation Director and has the fields looking sharp. A new batting cage has been set up next to the three year old scoreboard outside of the South field and new dirtwork done on the infield.

The Majors team, coached by Kruse and Leimser, began the season May 31 in Douglas against the Diamondbacks. Despite a Walker Kupke homerun, it wasn’t enough as the home team won 8-3. The D-Backs came to town Monday night, and a power outage blacked out Lusk as the game was set to begin. As the skies grew darker in the middle of the second inning, this umpire was about to call it off when a small voice from the visitor’s dugout noticed a street light on. The switch was thrown as everyone was relieved the game could resume after about five minutes for the lights to warm up. The Reds pitchers struggled with control as Douglas went home with the 15-7 win.

The Minors team, coached by Kupke and Fish began their season against the Douglas Yankees Monday night at Northside Park. While the game was close early, the Yankees had a big fourth inning to come away with the 12-4 win.

On Wednesday the Minors were scheduled to play in Douglas against the Rockies at 6 p.m. followed by the Majors playing the Rockies at 8. On Monday June 12 the Douglas Mariners visit Lusk for a 6 p.m. Minors game. The Majors follow with a game against the Douglas Twins at 8.

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