2018 Hometown Hero Announced
Friday, April 20, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Post 8 Baseball To Recognize Iverson At Free Roast Beef Feed
Pierre, SD – April 20, 2018 – Post 8 Baseball will be honoring Jim Iverson as its 2018 Hometown Hero during the annual Roast Beef Feed from 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, May 2, at the Pierre American Legion Cabin.
The public is invited to attend. Freewill donations will also be appreciated.
Iverson has been instrumental in the success of the Post 8 baseball program. After coaching the A Teener team for a year, Iverson became the head coach of the Legion team. In his five years as head coach, Iverson lead the Legion team to three third-place finishes in the state tournament. Iverson’s Legion teams also won the Terry Jablonski Wood Bat Classic three times and the Doug Koester Memorial tournament three times.
Iverson holds a coaching record of 227-128. Iverson came out of retirement in 2014 and coached the 14-year-old Teeners to a third-place finish in the state tournament.
According to former Post 8 Legion player Sam Koenecke, Iverson was known for his hard-working mentality and player “chalk talks.” His motto was “Baseball is a representation of life. If we play well, winning takes care of itself.”
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