Legion ball returns to TCU area

The players and coaches of the Tri-Cities Legion Baseball Team are pictured before their first game on Monday, June 7 in Le Center. They are (front, from left) Chris Johnson, Dylan Westerman, Carter O’Malley, Dylan Hollum, Nolan Readmond, Christian Hunt, Devin Weitis, (back) Jason Hollum, Adam Henze, Max Krautkremer, Mecca Nightingale, Jayson Macho, Kaden O’Malley, Mavrik Birdsell, Tim Moravec. (Wade Young photo)

After an absence of several years, bats are cracking for Legion ball.

The Tri-Cities Legion ball team kicked off its season Monday, June 7 in Le Center against Waterville-Elysian- Morristown. The team started its season with an 11-1 win over Waterville-Elysian-Morristown. The Titans scored two runs in the second inning, three runs in the fourth, two in the fifth and four in the sixth.

Collin Scott, member of Le Center Legion Post 108, said the team is sponsored by Le Center, Montgomery, and Lonsdale Legions, and the VFW Posts in Le Center and Montgomery, and the Sons of the American Legion in Le Center.

“The response has been great from all three Posts,” said Scott, who helped solicit funds with Wally Blaschko to help start the team. “Lonsdale, who used to have a Legion ball team donated all the equipment - tons of balls, bats, helmets. It was very, very big of them to give so much.”

Scott said the team has new uniforms and is being coached by Tim Moravec, Dave Struckman and Jason Hollum. He added because of the outpouring of support, “home games” will be...

To see more on this story pick up the June 17, 2021 print edition of the Montgomery Messenger. 

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