A Family Affair: Delano Continues Season at State Tournament
Published: August 21, 2015
Delano is returning to the tournament for a 2nd consecutive season and will be making their 21st overall appearance. Last season the Athletics were eliminated in the first round with a 3-2 loss to the Luverne Redbirds.
The Athletics return a strong nucleus of young talent and are flooded with family ties. Trevor Jaunich will be making his first appearance in the state tournament for the Athletics.
Jaunich, the starting shortstop/closer for the Athletics, recently completed his senior season at North Dakota State University where he was a four-year relief pitcher for the Bison. Jaunich rejoined the team in 2015 after spending the last few summers in college wood bat leagues.
Jaunich is no stranger to baseball in Delano; he joins his cousins Kevin and Adam. Kevin Jaunich is the starting centerfielder for the Athletics. Trevor also has been reunited on the diamond with his father, Paul Jaunich who is the Athletics assistant coach. Paul was a starter on the 1988 Class C state championship team in which he played alongside his brothers, Tom and Dave.
In addition the Jaunich's, starting catcher Joey Althoff plays alongside his older brother Jeff Althoff, the Athletics starting right-fielder. Joey leads the Athletics with 38 RBIs and Jeff leads the team with 15 stolen bases.
I guess it begs to question. Who does all the laundry?
The Delano Athletics will continue their season on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. when they travel to Watkins to begin the first round of the Minnesota Class C state amateur baseball tournament versus the Sleepy Eye Indians.
2015 State Tournament Bracket