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Sept 2018 Banquet

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Myron Bennett

Myron Bennett








Dave Hartmann

Dave Hartmann








Gary Hess


Gary Hess










Randy Heidmann

Randy Heidmann






Bruce Rosenow

Bruce Rosenow





































Myron Bennett--- HADLEY

Myron Bennett  manages the Hadley Buttermakers of the Class C Gopher League in southwest Minnesota.  He serves as Gopher League scheduling coordinator and volunteer groundskeeper for Laurie Mahon Memorial Field in Hadley. 

On summer Sunday afternoons the Hadley community multiplies from 62 to 200 fans for game day. This is made possible because Myron schedules the opponent, hires  the umpires, lines up ticket takers and bat boys, stocks the concession stand, grooms the field,  pencils in the starting lineup,and hits infield/outfield.

Myron has coached junior high baseball for Murray County Central in Slayton for the past 25 years. --

Myron has delivered meals in the Murray County Meals on Wheels  program. He has been an active member of the  Hadley Lions  club for thirty years.





----Dave Hartmann- Arlington

Dave  Hartmann played baseball in high school for Arlington, Green Isle and baseball for St John’s University in Collegeville from 1971-1975.  He played amateur baseball for the Arlington A’s and the  Dundas Dukes

Dave has coached Little League, high school,and  amateur baseball. He umpired for twenty years at the  high school, college, and amateur levels. 

In 2004 Dave served as co-chairman for the Minnesota State Amateur Baseball Tournament hosted by Belle Plaine/Jordan.

In 2005 Dave was elected as a director on the state board and has served as Secretary/Treasurer.

  Dave has been involved with  “Play Ball  Minnesota”  to promote baseball in Minnesota.

In addition to baseball Dave has been a United Way board member, Dollars for Scholars committee and the Rotary Club.



--Gary Hess-Fairfax

Gary Hess is passionate about kids being able to play ball. -Because of his efforts there is now a fund  making baseball available to every kid who wants to play. Gary led youth baseball oganizations for more than  twenty years. 

In 1975 he was director of  the Fairfax summer recreation baseball program. From 1976-1996 he was a high school league umpire.  From 1986-1993 he coached the 7th and 8th grade baseball team at  GFW Middle  School. He coached the  Fairfax Cardinals amateur  team for 19 years.

Gary helped bring the MN Amateur State Tournament to Fairfax in 2000. --He used his Twins connections to bring  “Twins Fun Nights”  to Fairfax when Twins stars like Harmon Killebrew, Tony Oliva, Halsey Hall,and others came to share a love of baseball and help raise funds for Fairfax baseball.



 Randy Heidmann- St Mathias

Randy Heidmann was a three-sport athlete at Gaylord High  School.   In 1970 he went to play baseball at Mankato State. He was a captain and earned  honors as all conference, all region and he was named to the NCAA II World Series all tournament team.

He signed a contract to play in the Twins  organization in 1973. -Randy played amateur baseball fo Gaylord from 1998-2006. He coached traveling youth  baseball teams in Brainerd/Baxter

In 2004 Randy was instrumental in  establishing an amateur baseball team in St.  Mathias.

He  managed the team from 2004-2015  He led various fundraising efforts to support the team and maintain the ballpark. 

In 2006 Randy became  the president of the  Victory League and holds that position today.  Randy has served as a youth mentor and contributed to civic  organizations.


--Bruce Rosenow--Hutchinson

Bruce Rosenow  played baseball in high school for Brownton and started his amateur baseball career in 1966 with the Buffalo Creek Crickets.

--He played college baseball for Willmar Community College and  Gustavus College. 

-  His first teaching and coaching jobs were at Hector; he moved to Hutchinson as the baseball  coach. Bruce helped to  bring amateur baseball back to Hutchinson in 1985. He was a player, a  board  member, or officer since 1985.

          Bruce has also coached summer recreation baseball, VFW,  Legion and amateur baseball in Hutchinson.   Bruce has served on the committee as Co-Host for the  State  Amateur Baseball Tournaments in Hutchinson 1994 and 2005.  As a 22 year survivor of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma cancer.

Bruce is active in  Relay  for Life for finding cures for cancer.







2018 Group Picture


2018 Group
2018 Group Picture