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|Paynesville Press - May 28, 2003|
Lakers retire Lynn Hemmesch's jersey
The Lake Henry Lakers retired the first jersey in team history on Sunday afternoon, dedicating #6 to longtime player and former manager Lynn Hemmesch.|
Randy and Nick Hemmesch - Lynn's brother and nephew - unveil the sign retiring Lynn Hmmesch's number in leftfield in Lake Henry on Sunday afternoon.
Hemmesch, a standout lefthanded pitcher, was a star for PHS and played amateur baseball for more than two decades, mostly for Lake Henry but also for Regal.
Hemmesch died in a farm accident in August 2002. His #6 jersey was worn competitively for the last time last year by Lake Henry catcher Jon Lieser, who played at state as a draftee.
Nick Hemmesch - Lynn's nephew - threw out the first pitch Sunday.
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