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The opening game on July 23 was Bean’s Evergreen Disposal and Werner Insurance. For Werner Insurance Chad and Dave led the team with both of them going three for four with two runs scored apiece.

Ryan showed up in his street shoes not expecting to play from last week’s injury by the mystical weed by the batter’s box, but another injury occurred when Mark again tripped–not on the weed itself but the root from the weed from last week’s fall and injured his hamstring (let’s get that nasty pain in the butt plant out of there for Mark’s sake). Ryan came in as his replacement and managed to get a hit himself. Werner’s 7 Beans 5. No stats turned in by Beans Evergreen.

The matchup on the new diamond had Chad’s Auto facing off with Village Pharm. For the Village People had 15 hits with John Peterlik going three for three with a single, two homers and scoring three runs on his way to another batting title.

Jake Knapmiller, Greg Streit and Jason Schilling went two for three and Jon Streit going two for four. Every player had at least one hit for the Pharm. Final score Village Pharm 8 and Chad’s 2. No stats turned in for Chad’s.

The next match was Mueller Builders and Edgar Lanes. With another week going by without a Dizz sighting, the scuttlebut around the league was that Dizz has been kidnapped. With the possibility of upcoming ransom note a collection was taken and by the end of the evening the pot contained $2.51.

Mueller Builders had 16 hits with Whitey, Gusto, Rick and Troy having three hits, with Troy having a inside-theparker. Del “The Old Man” had two hits and was the winning pitcher.

Mueller Builders started the game with two runs in the top of the first. Lead Off Man Dan for the Lanes started the bottom of the first with a base hit. Tom and Bob the Vet did the same and it looked like the Lanes’ hitting was coming together, but the Lanes did not score in the first.

The game stayed fairly close until the fifth when Mueller Builders exploded for nine runs. The Lanes had nine hits and left eight on base. Matt was two for two, Lead Off Man Dan, Tom, Bob the Vet, Adam, Crazy Legs Chuck, Big Joe and Bomber Bob all had a hit. Final score, Mueller Builders 12, Edgar Lanes 0.

The next game paired The Round of Mulligans and Louie/ Werner. The Mullies managed 12 hits in five innings in a feat that has not been reached in seven innings on some nights. The Mullies stranded seven runners. The pitching duties were split between the Old Irishman and Bean who both tried the old Bugs Bunny change-up without much success.

Matt Lemmer and Chewy “Hey Culligan Man” both went two for two with all but the lead off and “The Premium Man” had at least one hit. Louie/Werner collected 18 hits in five innings, led by Jake “From State Farm” Knetter and Roy “Hobbs” Mueller each were perfect at the plate and Dave “I’m not Rennie” went three for four. Tom Bauman was the winning pitcher even though the defense behind him let him down on a few occasions.

They saved the best for last in a barn burning nightcap with Landmark Bar and Strobe’s Garage. There was stellar defense the whole game. In the third, Landmark scored four runs. In the fourth, Landmark tacked on a run but Strobe’s came back with three, score 5- 3.

Mark “The Gobbler” Weiler got a rally going in the fifth, when Landmark scored eight runs on nine hits and a bad hop. Strobe’s got out their batting shoes, stroking hit after hit and scoring seven. Score 13-10. In the seventh, Strobe’s scored two and with two men on, Darrell flagged down a deep fly ball to end the game. Landmark had 22 hits with Mark going four for four, Nate and Fleabag three for four with Fleabag stretching a triple into a double. Nate and Mark had outstanding plays to end Strobe’s rally.

The opening game on July 30 was a battle between Chad’s Auto and Louie/Werner and it was a defensive matchup. For Chad’s, Dennis Brusky, making his Major League debut after spending some time at Halder Hornets Triple A, hits for the cycle with four RBIs and a Gold Glove in left field.

Chad’s scored four runs in the first two innings off Tom Bauman, who had trouble with his Aunt Susie curveball and his backdoor sliders were not working and the Louie/ Werner bats were silent for most of the game Louie/Werner juiced the bases in the seventh but could not come up with a “Seeingeye single” to change the final score of Chad’s 4 and Louie/ Werner 2. Along with Chad’s getting the win, they also found their stat sheets.

Next on the New Diamond we had Strobe’s Garage and Edgar Lanes pairing. Strobe’s had 28 hits, which might be a hit record, with Fleshy getting a hit. Billy and Mama went three for four with Mama playing fantastic second base and stating he is done in the outfi eld.

Edgar Lanes started the game on the defensive side but struggled, allowing Strobe’s to score a number of runs in the top of the first. The excuses were many, some even valid….. well, sort of. In the bottom of the first for the Lanes, Lead Off Man Dan, Tom and World Traveler Adam all got hits, loading the bases.

Bob the Vet, who has been hitting the ball well this year, let a pitch hit the tip of the front of the plate and the first inning hitting for the Lanes ended. The hitting challenges continued the rest of the game for the Lanes who ended up with only seven hits leaving six on base. Final score, Edgar Lanes zero and Strobe’s, a way too many, that would be 16. And Strobe’s found their stats sheets.

Next was Round of Mulligans and Bean’s Evergreen Disposal. With the Mullies coming off a shut out last week, there was talk of some players being sent down to Podunk. The Mullies have so many “Banjo Hitters” in the lineup they could field an impressive bluegrass festival.

We tried hitting shots to the hot corner but Ted just kept catching everything, mustering only eight hits and stranding five in five innings. Terry “El Presidentee” and Matt went two for two. The Mullies had the bases clogged in the fourth but left them clogged. The two Mullies “Twirlers” tried the “yakker and zigzagger curveball” and “Aqueous toss” to no avail. Final score Bean’s Evergreen 11 and The Mullies 1. Beans have not located their stat sheets yet.

Landmark Bar, trying to keep their perfect record intact, had to face Mueller Builders. The 8 o’clock game started a little questionable, as the Builders either had trouble with the twilight or they grabbed the wrong gloves.

After a foul ball K for Emp, Landmark had eight consecutive hits and a 6-0 lead. The outfi eld played errorless ball for Landmark, thanks to Jimmy, Darrell, Cody and Rich. The top of the order finally caught fire. Mark led the attack going four for four, Emp three for four and Nate two for four. As for the rest of the lineup, Roy and John went three for three, Camouche, Darrell and Jimmy two for three and ripping 21 hits. Still no word about a ransom demand for Dizz. The collection is now up to $3.26. Final score Landmark 16 and Mueller Builders 4.

The night cap was Werner Insurance and Village Pharm. Well the two-game winning streak came to an end tonight for Werner’s. Chad was the hitting machine tonight going 3-4 while scoring three times. Randy pitched a few slurves to get two of the Village Pharm’s players out looking, but that’s all he could muster.

Oh well, beautiful night for a ball game and, by golly, no one got hurt tonight; the weed/root has disappeared. Werner’s defense played quite well but at the end we just got out-scored.

The Village Pharm got 17 hits with John Peterlik going two for four, three RBI’s and a round tripper, Wes Schmidt going three for four with an in-the-parker, a double and five RBIs, Jake Knapmiller two for four with a two bagger, and Ace and Dave “Meat Man” Smith both going three for four. Final score Village Pharm 11 and Werner Insurance 6.

On campus

UW-Oshkosh has named Edgar students to its 2020 spring dean’s list and honor roll. They are juniors Olivia Baumann and senior Shannon Stieber.

To qualify, a students must have been enrolled in a minimum of 12 credits. The term GPA requirement for university honor roll is 3.3; the term GPA requirement for dean’s list is 3.75.

St. John/St. Stephen

The St. John/St. Stephen Lutheran ELCA parish resumed in-person/onsite summer Sunday worship on Sunday, Aug. 2.

St. John’s worship begins at 8:30 a.m. with communion being served on the first and third Sundays. Church goers should enter through the west main entrance where a sanitation station is provided.

St. Stephen services begins at 10 a.m. Communion will be served every Sunday. Parishioners should enter through the south main entrance where a sanitation station will be provided.

Masks will be required at both locations. Church goers are advised to stay home if they have a fever above 100.4 degrees (before taking medications) or any other symptoms of illness.

Student registration

Edgar High School will hold an online registration for students from now through this Friday, Aug. 14.

The school will not hold an in-person registration event that had been scheduled for Friday, Aug. 19.

There will be sixth and ninth grade orientation on Wednesday, Aug. 19, from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Edgar Elementary School will hold an open house Wednesday, Aug. 26, from 3:30 -6:30 p.m.

For more information, call Edgar High School at 715-352-2351.

Virtual Book Club

The Marathon County Public Library will offer a virtual book club discussion of “Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine” by Gail Honeyman on Monday, Aug. 10, 5:45 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.

Blood donation

The Blood Center of Northcentral Wisconsin will hold a blood bank this-Monday, Aug. 10. 3-7 p.m. To make an appointment, call 715-842-0761.

Concerts cancelled

The Edgar Fine Arts Association has cancelled this year’s Thursday evening season of concerts in Oak Street Park due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The list of cancelled performers include Steve Schumacher and Tim Karlen, the Jerry Schmidt Trio, David Anthony Berg and Elvis (Fred Heidmann).

Fitness center open

The Edgar School District Fitness Center COVID-19 community hours of operation will be from 4-6 a.m. and from 2-7 p.m. beginning on Monday, July 6.

Community members using the Edgar fitness center must leave when the morning and night sessions are over, so staff can sanitize and disinfect it.

The Edgar fitness center is closed all day on Saturdays and Sundays. People who use the fitness center are expected to review posted guidelines prior to using the facility.

Free lunches

Edgar Public Schools food service director Rebecca Larson has announced free lunches will be distributed to preschool through 18 year old students through summer school. Lunch pickup information will be released at a later time. For more information, contact Larson at rlarson@gapps.edgar. or call 615-352-3321.