A serious attack on any of the Anoka Ramsey baseball records has not surfaced in recent years. Records such as:
•Single season home runs, 13 by Wade Hefter in 1990
•Single season RBI, 48 by Kevin Peickert in 1985
•Single season stolen bases, 32 by Todd Van Tassell in 1983
•Single season pitching wins, 10 by three different pitchers
•Career pitching wins, 17 by Todd Herrmann in 1981 and 1982
•Most strikeouts in one game, 18 by Lynn Buehner in 1971
•Most strikeouts in one season, 134 by Kevin Nelson in 1972
Have stood for a considerable amount of time.
Even most walks in a single season by Perry Seidel in 1990 has stood the test of time. The only new significant record that has been set in recent time has been most career no-hit pitching performances, two by Nick Wallentiny of the 2005 and 2006 Anoka Ramsey team.
So what record is most likely to fall? That question is asked every spring and there is no answer.
“Sometimes you think some of the pitching records could be in reach, then you get a feeling during other seasons that some of the hitting records could be in reach of a certain player or group of players,” said coach Tom Yelle. “Because Minnesota JUCO baseball is much more competitive and filled with considerably more excellent players and teams than it used to be, the single-game strikeouts record might be the untouchable mark of the untouchable marks.
“But at the same time I am amazed the RBI team record has stood for so long and, of course, the single-season home runs record. I am starting to wonder if we will ever see that guy with the big bat who gets into the big swing groove ever come around again.”