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Minnesota Twins to offer youth baseball/softball clinics in Chatfield


Fri, Jun 6th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Sports

The Minnesota Twins offer free baseball and softball clinics to youth in Chatfield, Minn. on Friday, June 13, at 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. at Chatfield High School.

The Play Ball! Minnesota Youth Clinics program provides boys and girls from throughout the Upper Midwest with the opportunity to enhance their baseball and softball skills, while also hearing positive messages about staying in school and away from drugs and alcohol. Play Ball! Minnesota Youth Clinics are funded and administered by the Twins Community Fund.

Clinics are open to boys and girls ages 6 to 16 and are divided into two 90-minute sessions; the first session is for 6 to 9-year- olds and the second for 10 to 16-year-olds. Clinics focus on hitting, fielding and throwing. Parents are encouraged to participate with their children. Children ages 6 to 9 years should report Friday, June 13 at 2 p.m.; children ages 10 to 16 should arrive at 3:30 p.m.

Created in 1961 by longtime Twins scout Angelo Giuliani, the clinic program serves as a way for the ball club to promote the games of baseball and softball to boys and girls throughout the region. Since the program’s inception, more than 800,000 youth have taken part in Twins clinics in the Upper Midwest and Southwest Florida.

For more information and the complete 2014 Play Ball! Minnesota Youth Clinics schedule, please visit www.twinsbaseball.com/community or call 1-800-33-TWINS.

Play Ball! Minnesota is a collaboration among the Minnesota Twins Community Fund and Minnesota youth baseball and softball organizations. Play Ball! Minnesota’s focus is to promote and improve the games of baseball and softball for Minnesota youth through increasing participation, communication and volunteerism; and improving fields, instruction and sportsmanship. For more information about Play Ball! Minnesota visit www.playballmn.com.

Established as a nonprofit organization in 1991, the mission of the Twins Community Fund is to enrich local and regional communities by providing resources for the healthy development of children and families through and association with baseball, softball and the Minnesota Twins. The Twins Community Fund is governed by a board of directors representative of the Upper Midwest.

Falcon Softball: 1A East Champs

Fri, May 30th, 2014
Posted in All Sports

FC/L softball started off the season finding out it would senior-less. Those senior-less Falcons are now 1A East champs. They are headed to Austin and the Section Final Four. The Falcons’ (#1, 12-3) trek began with a quarterfinal contest versus ..... 
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Gopher baseball wins TRC south

Mon, May 26th, 2014
Posted in All Sports

Chatfield baseball came into the last (full) week of the regular season in the TRC South driver’s seat (up one game, two left). The first of those contests was a re-match with Southland. Chatfield (#12 in Class A) now sits in the king’s thrown as ..... 
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Gopher baseball seizes south

Mon, May 19th, 2014
Posted in All Sports

One baseball team stands alone atop the Three Rivers South, the Chatfield Gophers. Brian Baum’s crew swept R-P in one ‘baseball’ doubleheader. In game one, Nate Skare (2-run single), Tommy Jech (2-run double), and Ethan Woltz (RBI-single) g ..... 
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Athlete of the Week - Drew Hurley

Mon, May 19th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Sports

It was a routine out in most games. But Drew Hurley's bloop-single over a drawn in infield was more than routine. It plated Payton Lund, giving Chatfield a 2-1 win in the bottom of the seventh over #2 Southland, handing the Rebels their first loss. ..... 
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Gopher baseball seizes south

Mon, May 19th, 2014
Posted in All Sports

By Paul Trende One baseball team stands alone atop the Three Rivers South, the Chatfield Gophers. Brian Baum’s crew swept R-P in one ‘baseball’ doubleheader. In game one, Nate Skare (2-run single), Tommy Jech (2-run double), and Ethan Wo ..... 
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Viss and Bartels: Wrestling Coaches of the Year

Fri, May 9th, 2014
Posted in All Sports

On Saturday April 26, at the Minnesota Wrestling Coaches Association Hall of Fame Banquet, Chatfield’s Joel Viss and Travis Bartels were bestowed lofty honors. Viss was named State Coach of the Year. Bartels was name State Assistant Coach of the Y ..... 
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Malley-led FC/L softball starts 6-0

Fri, May 2nd, 2014
Posted in All Sports

Fillmore Central/Lanesboro’s softball player Morgan Malley is well-known for her pitching talents. But over a two-day span versus R-P in a doubleheader, and then against W-K, the junior was massive everywhere. She helped her senior-less team to ..... 
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Track teams win at Lewiston

Fri, Apr 25th, 2014
Posted in All Sports

For the second straight week, all four county track and field teams participated in the same meet. Two programs walked away with respective first place finishes. Nine days after Chatfield’s boys won the Chatfield invite, R-P/H’s boys and L/FC/M- ..... 
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