Cats’ return season ends at state

Andy Briggs of Waverly-Shell Rock gets a jump to second base Saturday at the Iowa State Amateur Baseball Tournament in Osage.

After winning the league championship, the Allison Cats earned the privilege of playing in the State Amateur Baseball Tournament last weekend.

In a 16-team double elimination, the Cats loss Sunday at Watkins to Red Top of Cedar Rapids, 11-0, ended the revival season.

“Going into the game, we were missing some key players that turned out to be a big enough problem,” said skipper Collin Freesemann. “We could not afford to make errors, and we did. Red Top is a good team, but I would like to think if allowed to play again, they would not be 11 runs better than us.”

Read full story in the Aug. 7 Tribune-Journal.