ST. PETER - The River Valley 50 Bullheads kicked off their Minnesota 50 Baseball League fall season with a 7-3 victory over the Northfield Coyotes Thursday evening in St. Peter.
The 12-team M50BL includes nine metro and three out-state teams made up of senior players 50 years of age. Each team is allowed to have up to three (position) players ages 48 or 49.
The RV 50 Bullheads call St. Peter's Veterans Park home, and will play 11 of their 19 scheduled games there this season.
Myron Seidl, Tom Lacina and Steve Wilson combined to limit the Coyotes to just two earned runs on four hits in the season opener for both teams. Wilson closed out the game by fanning three in the final frame for the Bullheads.
Randall Stuckey, Jeff Knutson, Brian Donahue, Tom Bruess and Wilson all had multi-hit games to lead the Bullheads' 13-hit offense. Wilson, Bruess and Stuckey all connected for doubles in the contest.
The Bullheads continue their season on Thursday with a rematch in Northfield and then play each weekend and Thursday until the post-season tournament, which is scheduled for Oct. 13-14.