Lucas Luedtke

Lucas Luedtke hopes to continue to play town ball for the River Falls Fighting Fish for another 20 years. Bob Burrows / Star-Observer photo

Name: Lucas Luedtke

Age: 23 (although my back feels like it’s 70)

How long have you been playing town ball?

Five, six years now. Time is just flying by recently.

What do you love most about town ball?

Definitely the teammates. Playing with the team. I don't see myself playing for any other team than this team because I love it so much. I just like the culture that we’ve created. It’s such a fun place to be around.

Do you have a favorite town ball memory?

I think probably 2020, the state championship for sure. You know, just winning the last game and being in the dogpile is always a nice feeling.

What do you do in the real world?

I'm going to be student-teaching in the fall here and then looking to do grad school in the spring. I’ll graduate (UW-Stevens Point) in December, and then grad school in the spring and hopefully play a sixth year of baseball. And then after that, it can either be grad school or find a sub job or a physical education job.

How much longer do you see yourself playing?

I would love to stick around a 30-mile radius of home and play for these guys the rest of my life, or at least the next 20 years if I’m in my athletic prime, but we’ll see how it goes.

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