DELANO – The Cokato Kernels, behind a stellar performance from ace pitcher Steve Schmitt, scored a 3-0 victory in the first round of the Minnesota Baseball Association Class C State Tournament Saturday at Delano.
Schmitt scattered seven hits and did not walk a batter through 8 1/3 innings, striking out two. Delano draftee Tyler Wolfe got the final two outs of the game to pick up the save.
The Kernels got a run in the third on an error on a bunt by Eric Pokornowski, scoring Sanders Asplin.
They added two insurance runs in the eighth on a bases-loaded single by Luke “Baker” Morris that scored Isaac Nelson and Billy Aho.
The Indians were hurt by six errors in the game, as all three runs were unearned. The Kernels committed two errors.
Cokato, in its first state tourney appearance, advanced to face Bemidji next Saturday at 7 p.m. at Maple Lake.
Look for more information in Friday’s Enterprise Dispatch.
COKATO, MN – Ardath Maybelle Luikens, age 93, of Cokato, passed away Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, at her home. Funeral services will take place Saturday, Aug. 24 at 11 a.m. at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Chokio, MN, with visitation one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be at Fort Snelling on a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Land Stewardship Project, 821 East 35th Street, #200, Minneapolis, MN 55407 in honor of Ardath’s commitment to the stewardship of sustainable farming practices.
DASSEL, MN – Tamara Reanea Clark, 55, formerly of Dassel, passed away Tuesday, July 23, 2019, in Minneapolis. Funeral services will take place Thursday, Aug. 1 at noon at New Life Assembly of God Church, 190 Johnson Ave. NW, Cokato, with visitation from 10 a.m. to noon, prior to the service.There will also be a celebration of life Saturday, Aug. 10 at 5 p.m. at Amie’s home, 72352 Common St., Dassel, MN, with a meal and bonfire. In lieu of flowers, a monetary donation will be accepted for the placement of a headstone.
COKATO, MN – Beverly D. Groshens, 90, of Cokato, formerly of Litchfield, passed away Saturday, July 20, 2019, at the Cokato Manor. There will be a celebration of her life Saturday July 27 at 10:30 a.m. at Johnson-Hagglund Funeral and Cremation Service in Litchfield, with visitation one hour prior to the service.
COKATO, MN – Blair Frederick Halonen, 67, of Cokato, passed away peacefully Saturday, July 6, 2019, surrounded by his family. He was diagnosed with ALS in June of 2019, and passed away due to a stroke.There will be visitation Thursday, July 11 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Johnson Funeral Home in Dassel. Funeral services will take place Friday, July 12 at 11 a.m. at First Apostolic Lutheran Church of Dassel, with visitation one hour prior to the service. Interment will be at the Cokato Finnish Cemetery.
COKATO, MN – Harry Russel, age 81, of Cokato passed away Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at Cokato Manor. A funeral service will take place Monday, July 8 at 11 a.m. at Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Dassel.