The 2019 Wessington Springs Owls stopped for a team photo last Thursday at home just before they took on Kimball/White Lake. Back row, Left to right: Joe Butterfield, Manager, Landon Ochsner, Jevon Hohn, Drew Olinger, Isaac Kolousek, Blake Messmer, Austin Messmer, Geno Katz, Engels Perez and Mark Gran, Bottom row left to right: Terrek Butterfield, Trey Weber, Coy Fastnacht, Luke Reindl, Clayton Dornbusch, Zack Cranston, Tony Hoarty. Not Pictured: Wyatt Feistner, Trevor Kenobbie, Oscar Luque, Dylan Ochsner and Armondo Rodriguez.

Amateur baseball fans in Wessington Springs have rejoiced this season, with the return of Owls Baseball after not being able to field a team for the past three years. With the entrance of manager Joe Butterfield and a new generation of players stepping up to the plate, community members and organizations in Jerauld County had no problem being part of the solution when it came to helping the team raise funds for equipment and uniform needs.

A member of the Pony Hills League, The Owls, along with Colome, Kimball/White Lake, Plankinton, Chamberlain, South central, Four Corners and Miller/Wessington are the teams that comprise the league. 

The Owls came up short tat last Thursday’s contest against Kimball/White Lake 1-8. Sunday night the team planned on hosting Colome, who ended up having to forfeit due to not being able to field a team. 

Next Owls action will take place at home Thursday, June 27 at 8 p.m. vs Four Corners. Sunday, June 30 they take on the Outlaws in Miller at 7 p.m. The Owls are back at home next Tuesday, July 2 at 8 p.m. vs Alexandria Angels, then more home game play the following Thursday vs Plankinton at 8 p.m.

As of press time, the final home game on the schedule is Thursday, July 18 at 8 p.m. vs South Central Storm.