After an influx of youth helped the 2016 Sturgeons to triple their win total from the previous year, going 9-13, the team hopes to continue the upward trend in a season where the average age of players will drop by about two years. Manager Matt Nelson will look to younger players to continue their development while counting on veterans to lead the way.
As the 2017 season approaches, Jim Falls, the second longest tenured team in the league, invites fans to watch for more improvement on recently renovated Grudem Field.
Finally, the Sturgeons mourned the passing of one of the all-time greats over the off-season. Roger “Duke” Bergeron was not only a CRBL Hall-of-Famer, but also a great player, manager and teammate. He will be greatly missed.
Coach: Matt Nelson
Darren Hinke, Dakota Leis, Landon Mueller, Bob Mauer, Cole Zwiefelhofer, Lee Balsiger, Keith Pitsch, Nick Pitsch, Darin Gullickson, Jake Vogler, Mitch Kurkowski, Justin Martell, Steve Nelson, Matt Selz, Dylan Waters, Dorian Gray