The Iowa Lakes American Legion, which consists of players from around the area, opened its 2008 season with a 7-3 victory over Johnson County American Legion on Saturday. Estherville Lincoln Central’s Keith Fandel was the winning pitcher with Spirit Lake’s Brad Engel and Emmetsburg’s Ryan Wuebker also pitching. Both teams used a bunch of their young players in the second game which was won by Johnson County, 11-1. Iowa Lakes co-manager Rick Olesen said Fandel led the team in hitting. Above and below, Troy Caswell of LeMars avoids the tag to score Iowa Lakes’ first run.
EDN photos by David Swartz