American Legion Baseball

Nebraska Class A , Area 6 - Baseball

Fremont Post 20

Post 20 American Legion Baseball: Dave Shrader -

head coach: Jeff Hayden -
assistant coach: Scott Swanson
assistant coach: Mike Dieckmann


First State Bank Seniors 2020 Schedule

June 17—at Columbus, 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Pawnee Park

June 22—at Lincoln High, 7:30 p.m., Sherman

June 23—vs. Southwest, 7:30 p.m., Schilke

June 25—vs. Grand Island, 4 p.m. and 6:00 p.m., Schilke

June 29—at Northstar, 7:30 p.m., Densmore No. 1

June 31—vs. Northeast, 7:30 p.m., Schilke

July 1-4—at Elkhorn Tournament

July 6—vs. Southeast, 7:30 p.m., Schilke

July 7—at East, 7:30 p.m., Densmore #2

July 11—vs. Norfolk, 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., Schilke

July 15—at Pius X, 7:30 p.m., Sherman

July 17—vs. Creighton Prep, 1 p.m., Schilke

July 20—F & G World Series, 6:30 p.m., Schilke

July 22—F & G World Series, 6:30 p.m. , Gretna High School

July 24—F & G World Series, 6:30 p.m., Schilke

July 28—F & G World Series, 6:30 p.m., Gretna High School

July 30—F & G World Series, 6:30 p.m., Schilke

First State Bank Juniors 2020 Schedule

June 20—at Creighton Prep, 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., Schilke

June 23—at Lincoln High, 5 p.m., Sherman

June 24—vs. Southwest, 5 p.m, Schilke

June 26 -28—at Elkhorn Tournament

June 30—at Northstar 5 p.m., Densmore #1

July 1—vs. Northeast, 5 p.m. Schilke

July 2—at Norfolk 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Veterans Memorial Park

July 7—vs. Southeast, 5 p.m., Schilke

July 8—at East, 5 p.m., Densmore #2

July 12—at Grand Island, noon and 2 p.m., Ryder Park

July 16—at Pius X, 5 p.m., Sherman

July 18—at Columbus, 5 p.m. and 7 p.m., Schilke

July 20—F & G World Series Gretna, 6:30 p.m., Gretna High School

July 22—F & G World Series Gretna, 6:30 p.m., Schilke

July 24—F & G World Series Gretna, 6:30 p.m., Gretna High School

July 27—F & G World Series Gretna, 6:30 p.m., Schilke

July 29—F & G World Series Gretna, 6:30 p.m., Gretna High School

First State Bank Reserves 2020 schedule

July 1—at Northstar, 6:30 p.m., Northstar High School

July 2—vs. Bennington, 6:30 p.m., Schilke

July 4—at Bellevue West, noon, Bellevue West High School

July 8—at Central, 6:30 p.m., Boyd Park

July 11—at Waverly, noon and 2 p.m., Lawson Park

July 16—vs. Elkhorn South, 6:30 p.m., Schilke

July 18—vs. Millard Sox Gold, 6:30 p.m., Schilke

July 25—29—State Tournament

Larry Weinandt honored for his 50 years of service to American Legion baseball. Pictured with legion baseball board members Dave Shrader and Elaine Moore

Neil Schilke along with Dave Shrader offering words of support to the 2019 First State Bank Seniors


2020*(COVID-19 pandemic) seniors: Jeff Hayden, Scott Swanson, Mike Dieckmann - juniors: Blake Dieckmann, Matt Hahn - reserves: Dylan Kucera, Logan Sacco
2019American League State Champions

#1 Eli Herink, #2 Dawson Glause, #3 Spencer Sorensen, #4 Brody Sintek, #5 Brennan Callahan, #6 Nicholas Herink, #7 Jackson Gilfry, #8 Quintin Rudder, #9 Donald Mueller, #10 Austin Callahan, #10 Hunter Mueller, #11 Mitchell Glause, #15 Dillon Dix, #16 Camden Mckenzie, #17 Brady Benson, #25 Will Menking, #28 Conner Richmond, Coach Jeff Hayden, Coach Scott Swanson and Coach Mike Dieckmann

2019seniors: Jeff Hayden - juniors: Jarad Schipper - reserves: Mike Dieckmann

2018seniors: Jeff Hayden - reserves: Jeff Field

2017seniors: Jeff Hayden
2016seniors: Jeff Hayden
2015seniors: Jeff Hayden
2014seniors: Jeff Hayden - juniors red: Scott Swanson - juniors blue: Dave Shrader

2013seniors: Jeff Hayden - juniors: Ben Wilcox

2012seniors: Tim Champ - juniors: Ben Wilcox
2011seniors: Tim Champ - juniors: Jeff Hayden - Juniors District Champion - Seniors District Runner Up

2011 District Champions
2010seniors: Tim Champ - juniors: Jeff Hayden
2009seniors: Tim Champ - juniors: Jeff Hayden
2008seniors: Roger Ortmeier
2007seniors: Roger Ortmeier
2006seniors: Roger Ortmeier
2005seniors: Roger Ortmeier
2004seniors: Roger Ortmeier
2003seniors: Roger Ortmeier - Seniors District Champion
2002juniors: Roger Ortmeier
2001juniors: Roger Ortmeier
2000juniors: Roger Ortmeier
1999juniors: Jeremy Gilfry
1998juniors: Jeremy Gilfry
1997juniors: Larry Martin
1996juniors: Dave Boltinghouse
1995 juniors: Dave Boltinghouse
1994 juniors: Dave Boltinghouse
1993 juniors: Dave Boltinghouse
1992 juniors: Dave Boltinghouse
1991 juniors: Dave Boltinghouse
1988 juniors: Mike Evans - midgets: Bob Greco
1987 juniors: Tom Luxford
1986 juniors: Tom Luxford
1985 juniors: - midgets: Rob Nielsen


1946 was Fremont's first Legion State championship. The team was coached by Yirgil Yelkin and My Draemel. Yelkin resigned his position as Fremont High School's head football coach and accepted the position of head baseball coach at the University of Nebraska Omaha while competing in regionals at Hasting. Yelkin went on to coach the UNO baseball team from1947-1976 and later became UNO's athletic director. Draemel was also the basketball coach at Midland Lutheran College at the time. He later took Fremont High School's head basketball coach position.

1946 State Champions
1946Virgil Yelkin State Champions
1945Virgil Yelkin
1944Virgil Yelkin
1943Virgil Yelkin
1942Virgil Yelkin
1941Virgil Yelkin
1940Virgil Yelkin
1939Virgil Yelkin
1938Virgil Yelkin
1937Virgil Yelkin
1936Speck Nelson
1935Speck Nelson
1934Speck Nelson
1933Speck Nelson
1932Speck Nelson


In July of 1925, the South Dakota Department of The American Legion ,agreed and passed a resolution urging the Legion to create an organized summer baseball league that started each June. The National Commander backed the resolution, which passed that fall at the Legion's national convention in Omaha.

"RESOLVED: That The American Legion ... inaugurate and conduct baseball leagues and tournaments for local championships, and that local champions determined by the competitions be given opportunity to compete in departmental, sectional and regional tournaments, and that a junior world series championship baseball series be conducted at each national convention ... "

Fremont's first Legion baseball teams were in the late 1920's. In the 1931 Myron Bodell made a motion at an American Legion meeting to put up $100 for equipment for a team. This is today's Post 20 team.

Fremont Seniors State Tournament History ( reference )

Fremont Juniors State Tournament History ( reference )

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