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Off the Diamond: Dusty Krogman

100_1753.JPGIt’s time for my second installment of the “Off the Diamond” segment, highlighting the staff and people behind-the-scenes of Clinton LumberKings baseball.  “Off the Diamond” is a bit of a misnomer today as we’ll actually be talking with the man who keeps it up, Head Groundskeeper Dusty Krogman.

Dusty assisted former Head Groundskeeper Mitch Langstaff in 2008 and now takes over the reigns of Alliant Energy Field himself after graduating from Kirkwood College.  We talk about how he got the position, his full schedule when the team is out of town, dealing with a dry Spring and more.

Listen Here: 
Dusty Krogman OTD Interview 5.4.10.mp3

The LumberKings open a three-game home series against the Beloit Snappers tonight.  Left-hander Jimmy Gillheeney (1-2, 3.20) takes the hill in game one, first pitch scheduled at 6:30 PM.  Listen to all the action on

Oh yeah, tonight’s Game Notes can be found here: 
5.4.10 kingsnotes.pdf


Off the Diamond: Jared Lueders

100_1744.JPGFollowing last night’s rough 16-6 loss to the Quad Cities River Bandits, I decided tonight was time for our first edition of “Off the Diamond”.  Throughout the year, I’ll be catching up with various members of the LumberKings staff.  They work hard to bring the best experience possible to you, the fans.

Tonight, we begin with LumberKings’ official scorer and media assistant, Jared Lueders.  He’s been working at Alliant Energy Field since 2003, climbing up from the program stand to the pressbox.  Jared has also spent time working in pro sports with the Quad City Steamwheelers (AF2), Kansas City Chiefs (NFL) and Ashford University here in town.

Listen Here: 
Jared Lueders Off the Diamond Interview 4.16.10.mp3

Tonight’s Notes: 
4.16.10 kingsnotes.pdf

The LumberKings look to salvage the three-game series with the Bandits tonight.  Left-hander Jon Hesketh (0-1, 9.64) starts for the second time this season against St. Louis Cardinals’ first-round pick Shelby Miller (0-0, 0.00).  First pitch is at 6:30 PM, listen in on