NIMROD GNATS BASEBALL
Welcome to the home of the Nimrod Gnats. The Gnats have been a perrenial contender in the Lake and Pine. Nimrod has won numerous regular season and playoff championships in the league.
The town of Nimrod is located on the Crow Wing River just 13 miles from Sebeka. Driving towards Nimrod on Hwy. 227 you will come around a curve and see a small church and a sign saying NIMROD POP. 75. Then you'll see a few houses, a gas station, a bar, and then if you cross the river you'll have missed our little town.
Over the years the Gnats roster has mostly been made up of players that played their high school ball for Sebeka, Menahga, Staples-Motley, and Verndale. Gnats players have also played at a variety of colleges. North Dakota State University, South Dakota State University, University of Minnesota, Southwest Minnesota State- Marshall, and Central Lakes College in Brainerd to name a few.
The baseball field in Nimrod, Stigman Field, is named after the Stigman family. One of the boys in that family, Dick Stigman, was a standout pitcher in townteam and high school baseball. He went on to pitch in the Major Leagues for the Minnesota Twins, Cleveland Indians, and Boston Red Sox. He was selected to pitch in the 1960 All-Star Game during his rookie season. He was also a member of the 1965 American League Champion Minnesota Twins. Dick Stigman also holds the Major League record for most consecutive starts without a decision (10).
There have been a lot of changes with the team over the past 15 years. The field was dedicated and named, a grandstand was built, a grass infield installed, a new backstop, an electronic scoreboard, as well as a new fence. The field alone is a huge change from the skin's infield and snowfence that it used to be. The team also became the Nimrod Gnats (formerly the Nimrod Rangers) and the colors became Maroon and Gold. The Gnats have been to the State Tournament 4 times (1998, 2001, 2002, 2015).
Every year since the 1979 centennial celebration Nimrod has annually had the Nimrod Jubilee Days celebration. There are fireworks, a parade, a 5K and 10K race, a slowpitch softball tournament, street dance, the Nimrod Mud Run, a mud volleyball tournament, and the Nimrod Bull Bash. If you don't have plans for Labor Day, swing into Nimrod for a great smalltown celebration as Nimrod transforms from a town of 75 people, into over 1000.
If you are traveling through Nimrod this summer, swing in and take in a game. Then stop into Nimrod Bar and Grill for a cold drink and a burger basket. Nimrod Bar is conveniently located right in front of the ballfield in the middle of town. You can also go for a swim in the Crow Wing River down at the bridge. Hopefully you will get a chance to come to a few games this summer, or if you've never been to Nimrod, we hope that you pay us a visit in 2018.
Gnats sweep Royals in double dip!!
Nimrod will have a busy weekend playing Fort Ripley on Friday, Sebeka and the Cold Spring Silver Springers on Saturday all at home. Then on Sunday travel to Verndale to take on the Bison.
Hope to see you at the ball park!!!
Season Opener Postponed
The Gnats will now open the season against the Sebeka Stingers this Sunday (5/3/09) at 1:30. The Gnats will have their home opener at Stigman field next Saturday (5/9/09) when they host the Midway Snurdbirds and the Bemidji Mudcats.
Come out and enjoy the beautiful weather and a baseball game. Admission is $3 for adults and $1 for students. Come cheer on the Gnats and check out the new Gnats apparel. If you are interested in any of the Gnats gear, talk to Aaron Funk for prices and ordering information.
With the new teams in each division, we look for some battles for the league crown in each side. Best of luck to all the Lake and Pine teams in their 2009 campaign. GO GNATS!!!
Trevor Ness joins 100 Point Club
We have been closely following this story, and Trevor broke into the 100 point club in style, scoring 5 points against Walker-Hackensack-Akeley in a 12-0 thumping of the Wolves.
Joey Osborn of Sebeka also provided some offense scoring 3 goals for the hat trick on the evening.
With his performance against the Wolves, Ness also continues to climb the rankings of the scoring leaders for the state. With his 5 point explosion he jumped to 7th in the entire state in scoring.
The Wolverines travel to Faribault for a game on Friday, and then Saturday travel further down the road to Marshall.
Congratulations to Trevor and his family on reaching this milestone in his career. Best of luck to Trevor and the rest of the Wolverines as they come down the home stretch of the regular season and into the playoffs.
Sebeka Trojans Boys Basketball heads to the State Tourney!
Saturday night the Trojans were heading to SCSU in search of cutting down the twine, and even though the tightwads at Halenbeck Hall denined that, Sebeka handled Isle 70-42 to punch their ticket to State.
Now they will play 2 times defending State Champs Ellsworth on March 26, 5:00pm @ Williams Arena. (Hopefully "The U" can afford an extra net.)
Good Luck to the Trojans and Gnats ( Alex Brockpahler, Brenen Brockpahler, and Paul Funk) Also, Good Luck to a former Gnat, Head Coach Jon Lillquist.