The spring baseball season of 2008 will long be remembered as how we dealt with the weather - not too well!

March 15, 2008

It was also the first time in the history of the Anoka-Ramsey program in which the weather did not permit even one practice on the field and squeezed whatever games (mostly Central Division contests) we could put down on paper into the days that were close to allowable for outdoor baseball into a final 15-day period between April 14-29. In all, Anoka-Ramsey played 21 games, winning 9 and losing 12, missing out on the post-season Minnesota Community Conference tournament.

Injuries and other intangibles that left the roster without depth also hurt during the final drive in which 17 of those 21 games were played. The team was officially eliminated on the final day of play by Central Division champion St. Cloud Technical."It got down to a matter of which teams focused best under the extreme circumstances of spring 2008," said head coach Tom Yelle. "We, obviously, were not quite as sharp as some of the other teams. But our kids hung in there, did their best — both on the field and in the classroom — and pushed it as far as they could push. It just was not to be this spring. I applaud their efforts and their drive. I also appreciate the support of those instructors, who had to bear with our players' unpredictable, ever-changing schedule."

One individual who rose to the top was sophomore middle infielder/pitcher Scott Novak of Coon Rapids and a graduate of Andover High School. Novak was voted to the all-Central Division team after finishing the season with a .375 batting average and a team-leading 21 RBI in 21 games.
Scott Novak
  Scott Novak