Cats clinch league championship, play in front of Cat legends

2014 Allison Cats include, front row: Dustin Osier (North Butler), Andrew Withers (Waverly-Shell Rock), Alex Zwanziger (New Hampton), Jackson Litterer (W-SR), Trevor Siemons (North Butler) and Zach Dobbs (W-SR). Back row: Casey Klunder (Allison-Bristow), Blake Seehusen (W-SR), Tyler Willis (W-SR), Noah Stochl (New Hampton), Andy Sorensen (Janesville), Zach Isaakson (Charles City), Tyler Hemingson (W-SR) and manager Collin Freesemann (Allison-Bristow).

The Allison Cats had more to play for than just a league championship Saturday, as former Cats players came back to town for a 50-year reunion.

The folklore of Allison Cats sat as a group at the ballpark, watching the revival of the team play against archrival Osage.

The Cats (10-4) ended up losing the opener, 3-0, before Andrew Withers earned a win on the mound in the next contest, 5-0, clinching the division.

Read full story in the July 24 Tribune-Journal.