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Noreen Hale and Betty Lehman both passed away recently; our thoughts and prayers are with their families.

Collins School History – Baseball 1963 - 65 Seasons

Sources: Nevada Journal and School Annuals

Collins team had favorable 1964 Spring Season — won over Mingo 1-0, and Roland 5-2 in the Sectional Tourney. Also, won over St. Mary’s (Marshalltown) 4-1 in the Ta-Ma-Ja Conference Tourney; Lost in the finals to Bondurant-Farrar 4-3 in 8th inning. Spring Season record: 4 and 4. The prior ’63 Fall Season was 4 losses.

Fall ’64 Season had a unique occurrence. Collins defeated Roland 10-0 in season opener. Collins lost the following 5 games, 2-1, 3-2, 3-1, 5-3, and 4-3 for a total of only 7 runs.

Spring ’65 Sectional Tourney: Gary Pointer pitched a no-hitter, losing to New Providence 2-0. Two New Providence players who received walks were able to score with aggressive base running. The Ta-Ma-Ja Conference Season record: 5 wins, 3 losses, (won over St. Mary’s of Marshalltown 3 times) for 2nd in conference games. Also achieved 2nd in the Ta-Ma-Ja Conference Tourney. Gary Pointer was primary pitcher with Jim Hale catching.

1964-65 Team Members: Roger Holland (68), Lee Huntrods (67), Dennis Krausman (65), Fred Altes (65), Gary Pointer (65), Jim Hale (67), Bill Christian (68), Steve Holland (68), Jim Lehman (67), Mike Mullihan (68), Tom Morrison (68), Steve Cochran (68), Kevan Stratton (67), Terry Krausman (67). Coach Dale Harvey

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