PREVIEW: Bakken takes charge of RC baseball

Senior Tyler Oscarson played pitcher, ctacher and shortstop in the Tigers' 8-6 win over Barnum on April 6.
Senior Tyler Oscarson played pitcher, ctacher and shortstop in the Tigers’ 8-6 win over Barnum on April 6.

New varsity head coach Brady Bakken will lead the Rush City baseball team into its 2017 campaign.

The Tigers started 1-2, with the win coming in their home opener against Barnum on April 6.

The lineup in that win was sophomore Brandon Guptill (pitcher), senior Tyler Oscarson (catcher), sophomore Nathan Ramberg (first base), sophomore A.J. Voight (second base), freshman Anthony Hermanson (third base), junior R.J. Galvez (shortstop), freshman Daniel Mielke (left field), sophomore Zane Hahn (center field) and eighth-grader Zeth Hahn (right field).

Other players on the Tiger roster are senior outfielder Joe Van Alstine, junior outfielder Jed Olson, sophomore infielder Beau Behrendt, freshman outfielder Logan Ouradnik and freshman infielder Hunter Hermanson.

Last year the Tigers placed sixth of nine in the Great River Conference with a 5-8 league mark. They were bounced from the Section 7AA tournament by Moose Lake-Willow River.

The Tigers hosted Section 7AA champions Proctor on April 18 after press time. The Tigers travel to defending Great River Conference champions Aitkin on April 20. Their next home game will be an interstate matchup with Grantsburg on April 25.

Bakken will be assisted by Jesse Voight and Joe Lattimore.

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