Local baseball legend, Tim Zabel dies at the age of 50
Timothy "Zabs" Zabel
August 15, 2016
Timothy Carl Zabel, Tim “Zabs” age 50 of Delano passed away after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born July 11, 1966 in Watertown, Minnesota to Thomas and Nancy (Triplett) Zabel.
Tim was a loving husband, son, brother, uncle, nephew and friend. He was a longtime Delano sports booster, fan and coach. Zabs was the consummate sports enthusiast. He could recall statistics of any sport, any age group; whether it was professional, collegiate, High School or younger.
Zabs was known for singing the National Anthem, Star Spangled Banner and especially Take me out to the Ballgame. His favorite song was by John Fogerty called centerfield, especially when he would say “put me in coach”. Zabs loved being part of kid’s lives, especially in sports. He had a way of encouraging them and praising them for the positives.
Tim loved being married and knowing that he and Audrey had that special family connection. He loved his family and extended family; he was known for letting KRWC know that it was someone’s birthday coming up. He always saw the positive in life.
Athletics Qualify for Class C State Tournament as Region 12C #3 Seed
Sunday, August 14, 2016
The Athletics finished Region 12C play on Sunday, playing short-handed, lost to the Maple Lakers, 9-3, and finished regional play as the #3 seed. Delano will play the Raymond Rockets in the first round of the Class C Minnesota State Amateur Baseball Tournament on Friday, August 19th at 7:30 PM. The game will be played in Dassel.
Athletics Clinch 2016 State Tournament Berth.
August 6, 2016
The Athletics secured a spot in the Minnesota Class C State Tournament with a 5-2 win over the Buffalo Bulldogs on Saturday, August 6th. Pitcher, Jordan Schramel, a senior this coming fall at Delano High School, picked up the win. Schramel tossed eight innings, gave up two unearned runs, and struck out seven. Rookie shortstop, Nate Norman was 2-for-3 with two RBIs. Athletics will be making their third straight state tournament appearance and 22nd overall.
Delano Qualifies for Regions
July 25, 2016
It was an exciting finish to the 2016 North Star League season, where 5 teams finished with identical 12-8 records. With numerous tiebreakers in-play, the Athletics drew the #5 seed and will play the #4 seed Maple Plain Diamond Devils to open region playoffs on Friday, August 5th. All games will be played at Arnold Klaers Field in Loretto.
Muckenhirn and Wolfe selected in 2016 Major League Baseball Draft
Posted: June 12, 2016
A pair of Delano Athletics players will continue their baseball careers at the next level as left-handed pitcher Zach Muckenhirn was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in the 11th round, and shortstop Tyler Wolfe was drafted in the 39th round by the Houston Astros.
Muckenhirn and Wolfe are both graduates of Delano High School. Muckenhirn attended University of North Dakota and Wolfe attended Kansas State University.
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22 State Tournament Appearances
Delano finished the 2015 season with a 23-11 record.
The A’s finished fourth in the North Star League with a 15-7 mark. Maple Lake won the league championship with a 21-1 record.
From the North Star League, which played in Region 12C, Delano, Loretto, Maple Plain and Howard Lake played at state.
Plato won the championship.
The A’s have played in a total of 21 state tournaments — the most memorable in 1988, when they won the Class C championship. The A’s defeated current North Star League foe Maple Plain in the title game. Delano’s Dave Ditty was the tournament MVP.