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An opener to remember

Cole Feyereisen delivers a pitch during Saturday’s fifth annual opener of TPC Field. Feyereisen later hit the first homer of the year. (Photos by Jason Schulte) 1 / 10
The orange team is pictured on the first base line before the games got started on Saturday at TPC Field in Hammond.2 / 10
Guests were welcomed to TPC Field. 3 / 10
The rules to TPC Field. 4 / 10
Nick Feyereisen lining the basepaths of TPC Field 5 / 10
Businesses that help supported TPC Field over the last four years. 6 / 10
The gold team is pictured on the third base line before the games got started on Saturday at TPC Field in Hammond.7 / 10
Youngsters taking a whack during one of the games. 8 / 10
Shane Coach throwing pitches to his son Keaton. 9 / 10
Minnesota Twins announcer Jim Cunningham was the emcee during Opening Day. 10 / 10

Pintail Drive in Hammond was lined with cars Saturday afternoon for the fifth annual opener of TPC Field at the home of Nick and Leah Feyereisen. The ballpark is named after the couple’s nine-year-old triplets, Tanner, Parker and Cole.

As Leah explained before the games began, the idea for the ballpark was launched thanks to Nick’s dad, Don, who wanted to see his grandsons play a game of baseball before he passed away and to build a ballpark for children where teaching kindness and fair play are emphasized. Special guests included Jim Cunningham, voice of the Minnesota Twins. Sponsors included Super America, which donated the food, and Gillette Healthcare, as all the players wore customized shirts with their names on the back.

Jason Schulte

Jason Schulte is a reporter for the New Richmond News since February 2015. Prior to that he spent eight years at the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth. His duties with the News will include covering news out of Hammond and Roberts along with action from St. Croix County court system. He lives in Roberts. 

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