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AREA BASEBALL: Marshall Baseball Association to induct two new members to Hall of Fame on Friday

MARSHALL – The Marshall Baseball Association (MBA) and the Marshall A’s will induct two members into the Marshall Baseball Hall of Fame on Friday at Legion Field.

The Ace Hardware/MDI Marshall Baseball Hall of Fame class will be inducted in a ceremony prior to Marshall’s game versus the Milroy Yankees starting at 7:30 p.m.

The 2019 Hall of Fame inductees are Fred Roufs and Harry Weilage. Both played vital roles in turning American Legion Field into the beautiful ballpark it is today.

Roufs coached Legion baseball during the 1980’s, as well as serving many seasons on the Marshall Baseball Association board. He was vital in bringing the 1987 Minnesota State American Legion Baseball Tournament and the 1989 Minnesota State Amateur Baseball Tournament to Marshall. He is currently the Vice President of the Minnesota Baseball Association.

When Weilage began working for the City of Marshall, Legion Field looked much different than today. His vision included an irrigation system, improved lighting, state-of-the-art scoreboards, new sound system, transitioning to a baseball-only facility, grandstand improvements, and the iconic Boston Ivy of the outfield fence. He is currently serving his fourth decade on the Marshall Baseball Association board.

Prior to the Hall of Fame induction ceremonies on Friday, the fifth annual Marshall A’s Alumni Home Run Derby contest will be held starting at 6:30 p.m.

The weekend will conclude on Saturday with the 9th Annual Marshall A’s Golf Tournament at the Marshall Golf Club. The two-person scramble costs $50 and will begin at 12:00 PM and includes complimentary appetizers following the round. All players, alumni, fans and friends are welcome to play and support the A’s. Space is limited, so sign-up today.

If interested in signing up for the golf tournament, please go to MarshallAsBaseball.com.

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