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Tom Niederkorn, Walt Nelson inducted into Minnesota Softball Hall of Fame

Niederkorn (third from the right in the front) poses for a class picture along with 14 other inductees who attended the ceremony. Photo courtesy of Neil Niederkorn1 / 2
Hastings resident Tom Niederkorn was inducted into the Minnesota Softball Hall of Fame Friday, along with Walt Nelson who received the award posthumously. Photo courtesy of Neil Niederkorn2 / 2

Two Hastings residents were inducted into the Minnesota Softball Hall of Fame Friday night for their contributions to the sport of softball. Tom Niederkorn and Walt Nelson (posthumously) were inducted as players for Loesch's men's fastpitch softball team.

Niederkorn, who attended the ceremony, joined Nelson and a class of 17 other men from all around the state at the 30th annual banquet. The ceremony honors inductees in the player, manager, umpire, sponsor, promoter, administrator, organizer, volunteer and media categories.

There will be reception at the Bierstube in Hastings on Nov. 18 from 2-4 p.m. for people to stop by if they were unable to make the banquet.

Alec Hamilton

Alec Hamilton is a RiverTown Multimedia sports reporter covering Hastings, Farmington and Rosemount athletics. He graduated from Drake University with a journalism degree in 2014. 

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