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Somerset coach John Ball is shown describing the ground rules before last Tuesday’s game at New Richmond’s Citizens Field. Ball knows the field well, having coached games there for 31 years as the New Richmond varsity baseball coach.

Win a nostalgic moment for Somerset Coach John Ball

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There was a nostalgic sense surrounding Somerset’s 6-2 win over Baldwin-Woodville last Tuesday.

Because the baseball field at Larry Forrest Park in Somerset was rain soaked and deemed unplayable, the game was moved to Citizens Field in New Richmond. This was the home field for Somerset coach John Ball throughout the 31 years that he coached the New Richmond varsity baseball team, winning more than 500 games in that tenure.

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Dave Newman
Dave Newman has been the sports editor at the New Richmond News since 1988. He has covered the action in the Middle Border Conference, Dunn-St. Croix Conference and Big Rivers Conference for nearly 30 years.
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