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American Legion baseball season starts with June 5 flagpole dedication at Hatfield Park

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With school sports winding down for the spring, American Legion baseball is getting ready to take off.

The season will begin next Tuesday, when the Somerset Legion team visits the New Richmond Senior Legion team for a 6:30 p.m. at Citizens Field.

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Before that game, at 6:15 p.m., a ceremony will be held to dedicate a new flagpole at Citizens Field. Vernon Conrad, who did much of the work in getting the new flagpole donated, will raise the new flag for the first time. He will then throw out a ceremonial first pitch before the game.

That game kicks off a busy Legion season. New Richmond will have Junior and Senior Legion teams this summer while Somerset will field a Junior Legion team.

Here are the 2012 American Legion baseball schedules:

New Richmond Senior Legion

June 5: home vs. Somerset at 6:30 p.m.

June 8-10: at River Falls tournament

June 12: at Prescott at 6 p.m.

June 14: at Hudson at 6 p.m.

June 18: home vs. Prescott at 6:30 p.m.

June 19: at Altoona (dh) at 6 p.m.

June 21: at Eau Claire (University field) at 6:30 p.m.

June 25: home vs. Menomonie at 7 p.m.

June 26: home vs. West St. Paul (dh) at 6 p.m.

July 3: home vs. River Falls (dh) at 6 p.m.

July 7: home vs. Eau Claire (high school field) at 4 p.m.

July 9: home vs. Altoona at 6:30 p.m.

July 12: home vs. Hudson at 6 p.m.

July 17: at Menomonie at 7:30 p.m.

July 19-22: regional tournaments

New Richmond Junior Legion

June 7: at Unity at 5:30 p.m.

June 12: home vs. Osceola (dh) at 5:30 p.m.

June 13: at Hudson at 6 p.m.

June 14: home vs. Cumberland (dh) at 5:30 p.m.

June 19: home vs. Amery (dh) at 5:30 p.m.

June 21: home vs. Luck/Frederic (dh) at 5:30 p.m.

June 26: at Barron at 5:30 p.m.

June 28: at Spring Valley (dh) at 5:30 p.m.

June 29-July 1: New Richmond Junior Legion tournament

July 3: New Richmond at Baldwin at 5:30 p.m.

July 10: New Richmond at Somerset at 5:30 p.m.

July 12: New Richmond at St. Croix Falls at 5:30 p.m.

July 12: home vs. Grantsburg (dh) at 5:30 p.m.

Somerset Junior Legion Schedule

June 5: at New Richmond at 6:30 p.m.

June 7: at Baldwin (dh) at 5:30 p.m.

June 12: home vs. Spring Valley (dh) at 5:30 p.m.

June 14: at Grantsburg (dh) at 5:30 p.m.

June 19: home vs. Cumberland (dh) at 5:30 p.m.

June 21: home vs. St. Croix Falls (dh) at 5:30 p.m.

June 26: at Osceola (dh) at 5:30 p.m.

June 28: home vs. Barron (dh) at 5:30 p.m.

June 29-July 1: at New Richmond Junior Legion tournament

July 3: at Unity (dh) at 5:30 p.m.

July 5: HeartLake Border Legion League All-Star Game

July 10: home vs. New Richmond (dh) at 5:30 p.m.

July 12: at Amery (dh) at 5:30 p.m.

July 17: home vs. Luck-Frederic (dh) at 5:30 p.m.

July 19: league playoffs

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