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Islanders to practice Sunday at Walsh Field

April 23rd, 2009

Amateur baseball is underway as Gaylord’s Islanders began preparing for the 2009 campaign Sunday at Walsh Field.

Gaylord manager Mike Walsh announced this week that his team will host practice sessions the next two Sundays at Walsh Field. Practices will begin at 1:00 p.m.

Walsh invites anyone interested in playing for the Islanders to attend these practices. If you have questions for Walsh, he can be contacted at 507-381-8383.

This will be Walsh’s fourth season as manager of the Gaylord squad. Two years ago, the 1977 graduate of Gaylord High School led the Islanders to a spot in the Region 6C Tournament. It was Gaylord’s first tourney appearance since 2001.

More than 20 games are on Gaylord’s schedule this season. The Islanders will open their 2009 campaign by hosting Prior Lake on Sunday, May 10th.

One of the highlights to the schedule is the Gaylord Baseball Association’s annual Hog Roast event on Friday, June 26th. The Islanders will also play the Arlington A’s at Walsh Field that evening.

Gaylord will again compete in the River Valley League. Fairfax and Henderson joined the league last season, replacing Brownton and Carver.

The Islanders will be joined by Fairfax, Arlington, Winthrop and St. Peter in one of the River Valley League’s Class “C” Division. The River Valley League’s other Class “C” Division will include Henderson, Le Sueur, Belle Plaine and Waconia.

Class “B” teams in the River Valley League include Chaska, Jordan, Prior Lake and Victoria.

Gaylord Islanders Schedule
May 10 – Prior Lake (2:00)
May 16 – at Gibbon (3:00)
May 17 – at Victoria (2:00)
May 27 – Brownton (7:30)
May 29 – Henderson (7:30)
May 31 – Winthrop (6:00)
June 2 – at Jordan (7:30)
June 5 – Fairfax (7:30)
June 12 – at St. Peter (7:30)
June 13 – at Henderson (4:00)
June 14 – at Belle Plaine (2:00)
June 16 – Chaska (7:30)
June 19 – at Fairfax (7:30)
June 21 – at Winthrop (2:00)
June 26 – Arlington (7:30)
June 28 – St. Peter (6:00)
June 30 – at Glencoe (7:30)
July 2 – Waconia (7:30)
July 7 – at Shakopee (7:30)
July 10 – All-Star game at New Prague
July 12 – Bird Island (6:00)
July 15 – at Mankato Cubs (7:30)
July 17 – at Arlington (7:30)
July 19 – Le Sueur (6:00)

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