Sunday, July 20, 2008

Class Reunion

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My high school class of 1973 held its reunion July 19 at Eilert's in Freeport and we had a blast, evidenced by Jackie (first row, left) who could not contain her mirth. Left to right, back row: Fritz K., Barb M., Nancy C., Wayne A., Steve J., Jim B., Mark G., Dalon T., Danny K., (front row); Kenny M., Jackie S., Bonnie C., me, and Kathy B. Missing from the photo is Bill Reeter who somehow managed to slip away without saying goodbye~! Later in the evening Class of '74 leader Kevin Lamm shamed the class of '73 by pointing out at their 30th they had nearly 50 classmates show up. Hmmmmm..... We'll have to try to do better for the 40th.~!

Friday, July 11, 2008

Here's what it looked like when Freeport flooded, in June.

Tuesday, July 08, 2008


July 7, 2008

Inside The Shell -- Flirting with perfection
Submitted by beek on Mon, 2008-07-07 21:35.
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Visalia 4, Modesto 2. Game 88 of 140

GAME IN A GRAF – Oaks’ righty Wes Roemer took a perfect game into the seventh inning before giving up two runs, but that was all the Nuts would get as they had to settle for a split of the four-game series.

Keith Weiser pitched well, but allowed three runs in the sixth inning. Daniel Mayora broke up Roemer’s gem with a one-out triple in the seventh,

and Mike Paulk followed with an RBI double. Cole Garner’s two-out single scored Paulk, but those were the only three hits Modesto would collect.

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Finally ... a WIN

Eat some dirt
Oaks bang out the hits against Lake Elsinore Storm

Wes Roemer (4-7) turned in his third straight quality start, limiting the Storm to five hits and three runs in seven innings. Roemer has a 2.75 earned run average over his last five starts.

Visalia's Wes Roemer tosses a pitch against the Bakersfield Blaze Friday at Recreation Park. Roemer went six innings and allowed just one run, unearned, in picking up a no-decision. The Blaze beat the Oaks 2-1. (MICHAEL ALVARE
Oaks lose pitcher's duel to Blaze

Some good news was the starting outing turned in by Wes Roemer.

With Valdez out of the rotation, the Oaks are in almost in dire need of a dominant pitcher — especially if the offensive woes continue. Roemer, a 2007 first-round supplemental pick of the Diamondbacks out of Cal State Fullerton, could be a staff-ace candidate.

Roemer gave up just six hits and an unearned run in six innings. Over his last four starts, Roemer has shaved almost a full run off his ERA — going from 5.51 to 4.63 since June 3.