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Ohio Diamond Hawks (11u) shortstop Christian Orr, an Oregon resident, was named the Great Lakes Ultimate World Series Most Valuable Player. Orr who led the team to its second consecutive Nations Baseball State Champions and the nationally-ranked Ohio Diamond Hawks in the regular season with a .525 batting average in 49 games delivered several key game winning hits to help his team win the 2010 Great Lakes Ultimate World Series. Orr went 6-for-11 in the tournament and showed consistent defense with 15 putouts from his shortstop position with no errors. Orr also closed out the championship game from the mound as he retired the side three-up, three-down, solidifying the Nations Ultimate World Series. The tournament umpires and director chose Orr to the All-Tournament Team.  Orr was also selected to play on the Northwest Ohio All-Star Team which won the Bowling Green 12U All Star Tournament in July. Orr has been a batboy at the NABF College World Series in Toledo and is entering sixth grade at Fassett Middle School.

A.J. Achter grew up rooting for a particular baseball team based in Detroit, but his allegiance switched


 gears on June 9 when the former Clay High School standout was drafted by the Minnesota Twins.

“I grew up a Tigers fan,” Achter said, “but that quickly changed once I signed the papers. It would have been nice to be drafted by the Tigers, but this is the team that showed the most interest and took a chance on me. I'm a Twins fan now.”

The 6-foot-5, 205-pound right-hander, who would have been a senior at Michigan State University next year, was selected by Minnesota in the 46th round (the 1,395th player chosen) in the major league draft. Achter went 4-4 with a 4.20 ERA at MSU last season, and he finished with an 8-13 record in 36 career starts for the Spartans.

Achter said he figured he would get chosen during the June 7-9 draft, he just wasn't sure where.

“I kind of knew from the feeling I got from a lot of scouts in the pre-draft questionnaires,” he said. “I hoped I would get picked much higher, but thankfully the Twins gave me a chance. I performed well enough this summer to prove to them I was worthy, and they made me a good offer.”

Achter played for the Cotuit (Mass.) Kettlers this summer and pitched in the Cape Cod League All-Star Game. Achter appeared in 14 games and went 2-2 with a 1.42 ERA and three saves in 38 innings for the CCL champion Kettleers.

Achter threw one scoreless inning in the CCL All-Star Game on July 28 at Fenway Park in Boston. He gave up a double and walked one.


The Genoa Comets Athletic Boosters, a volunteer organization for Genoa Area Local Schools, announcedpic-GoalPostGala2 the success of their Eighth Annual Goal Post Gala Fundraiser.

This year’s event was held on August 6 at Sunrise Banquet Center in Millbury. The annual fundraiser raises money to assist in the payment and continued enhancement of the field and stadium in their new location. The total amount raised this year was $23,649.71. 

“It is only possible to achieve this level of success due to the generous donations of local businesses and individuals,” stated a press release.

The day’s event included a morning golf outing and evening festivities including a reverse raffle, an electronics raffle, 50/50 cash drawings, silent auction tables, and several live auctions.

“One live auction, ‘The Game Day Experience’ which includes eating with the football team and coaches, sitting in on pre-game team meeting, watching video, observing warm-ups, back to the locker room, on the field and ending with a postgame, made a tremendous impact on the event and the community,” the release continued. “This priceless live auction item sold to the highest bidder, Leann Duffendock.”


Giving money to people along road

Do you feel compelled to give money to people holding signs along the road asking for money?
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