This week in 1962, the St. Marys Lakers finally hung a loss on the Coldwater Cubs in men’s baseball action, when they edged them 7-6 in a non-league encounter in Coldwater.
Coldwater had beaten the Lakers in their three straight previous meetings through the summer of 1962. Despite missing several of their offensive cogs, the Lakers managed 15 hits in the victory, led by Dick Hollman and Fred Dray, who knocked three base hits apiece.
New Bremen’s boys edged the St. Marys team by five points to earn the win. The Cardinals finished with 38 points, St. Marys had 43 points, Wapakoneta was third with 57 points and New Knoxville took fourth with 96 points.
Roughrider fans got a sneak peek at the squad Greg Phillips will put out on the field next week for the season opener on a mild, sunny Friday night in the annual Chicken Bowl scrimmage at Skip Baughman Stadium.