Following a stellar freshman season at UW-Stevens Point and after posting a 7-1 record with the River Falls Fighting Fish, pitcher J.P. Feyereisen signed a 12-day contract last week to play for the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters of the prestigious Northwoods League.
Veteran Fighting Fish catcher Joel Schaffer watches his two-run home run head towards the high school soccer practice fields deep beyond the right field fence in the sixth inning of the Fish’s St. Croix Valley Baseball League game against the Hudson River Rats Saturday, June 23. Schaffer’s bomb gave River Falls an 11-4 lead as the Fish went on to close out the River Rats, 14-4, in seven innings.
The River Falls Fighting Fish pose for a team photo with their trophies after winning the first WBA state championship in franchise history Sunday in Coon Valley. Team members include, front row from left, Sam Giliuson, Adam Stuessel, Nate Schurman, Adam Brathol, Josh Eidem, Brian Giebel, Paul Johnson (playoff draft pick from Hudson) and Clint Kempf. Back row, Ryan Gilbertson, Trevor Gutting, J.P. Feyereisen, Marty Herum, Dan Morgan, Joe Paatalo, Joel Schaffer, Colin Pechacek, Justin Peterson, Nathan Brom and Jason Hunt.
Members of the River Falls Fighting Fish pose for a picture after the team clinched the St. Croix Valley Baseball League championship with a 7-2 victory over Menomonie Saturday at the high school field.
The River Falls Fighting Fish’s 2009 season lasted one game longer than 2008, but one game short of earning a berth in the Wisconsin Baseball Association State Championship Tournament this weekend in Haugen.
In the bottom of the first inning in Sunday’s St. Croix Valley Baseball League finale between the River Falls Fighting Fish and the Plum City Blues, Plum City ace Tony Garner struck out River Falls’ No. 3 hitter Brian Giebel with a wicked changeup.
Six-year-old Olivia Vanasse watches her hamster, Jerry, as it uses a wheel to propel a miniature race car down the track during the Hamster Race before the July 18 River Falls Fighting Fish baseball game at the high school field.
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