The year is 1969, now click on the day in the timeline below.
The day is Tuesday, April 1 in the year 1969.First Lake Land College baseball game played (April 1, 1969): Although the team lost a close game by the score of 3-2 to the Lynxes of Lincoln, it is important because of the “firsts” it included: the first base hit by a Laker (a single by right fielder Kerry Atwood from Decatur); the first strikeout by a Laker pitcher (Warren Schmidgall from Armington); and the first game coached by eventual hall-of-famer Gene Creek. The team won its second contest of the season 7-6, and finished the season a respectable 15-13.
Front Row (from left to right): Gerald Micek, Ted Ungrund, Larry Feller, Coach Gene Creek, John McVicar, and Fred Walk Middle Row: Warren Schmidgall, Dave Hooe, Skip Flesner, Mark Woscher, Terry Reid, and Mac Figgins Top Row: Jeff Niccum, Mark Reeley, Steve Trout, Tom Muench, John Radloff, and Manager Steve Wells
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