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Mitchell teener baseball numbers up for the summer

The Mitchell teener baseball teams have more players signed up for this summer than they did a year ago. That is according to Mitchell Baseball Association Board Member Kevin DeVries. DeVries said the 13-year-old team, known as teener White, curr...

The Mitchell teener baseball teams have more players signed up for this summer than they did a year ago.

That is according to Mitchell Baseball Association Board Member Kevin DeVries.

DeVries said the 13-year-old team, known as teener White, currently has 15 players signed up. Teener Black, the 14-year-old team, has 11 players signed up, while teener Gold has "15 or 16" players signed up. Teener Gold is the 15-16 year-old team.

"It's more than last year so the numbers are up, which is good," DeVries said. "We weren't expecting that many 13-year olds."

DeVries said the coaching staff for each team is getting put together in the next few weeks, but none are designated to certain teams yet.

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Keith Blattenbauer, Nick Tadlock, Josh Wagner, Jordan Piper and Bret Flemmer are coaches that have been decided on, DeVries said.

Blattenbauer was in his first year coaching the teener White team last season.

Tadlock just finished his sophomore season on the Dakota Wesleyan University baseball team. Wagner, a Platte native, just finished his redshirt freshman season on the DWU baseball team.

Piper, a 2009 Mitchell High School graduate, will be in his first year coaching. Flemmer is a teacher at Gertie Belle Rogers Elementary School.

"We have almost all the coaches decided on but we haven't delegated where their going to go yet," DeVries said. "We're just waiting to hear back from one guy."

Teener Gold is scheduled to start its season with a doubleheader against Brookings on June 2.

Teener Black is scheduled to start its season June 1 with a doubleheader against Sioux Falls South.

Teener White's season is set to begin May 31 with a doubleheader at Brandon Valley.

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