The Hollander's season came to an end in heartbreaking fashion on July 31. The Hollanders jumped out to an early 3-1 lead after the first inning. The Carver Black Sox battled back to tie it at 3 late in the game. The Hollanders pulled ahead in the top of the 9th but surrendered a run in the bottom of the inning to allow the Black Sox to tie it up. Cologne then took a 5-4 lead in the top of the 11th but couldn't hold on as Carver scored 2 in their half of the inning to win the game. The loss still stings 24 hours later, but we would like to wish all of the Crow River teams good luck in the rest of the playoffs.
Finally, thank you to our fans! The season was full of ups and downs but you all stuck with us throughout the year. The support didn't go unnoticed by the players. Thanks again for being part of another summer of memories. See you all around! GA Hollanders!
The 2015 season was one for the books. 2015 marks the first time the Hollanders made it to regions since 1993. While at regions, Cologne played Winsted and Watertown. Their season ended on August 9, 2015 after the Watertown Devils defeated the Hollanders, stopping them from getting any closer to state.
Pictured above are the Cologne Hollanders on August 2, 2015 after defeating the Brownton Bruins, prior to their trip to regions. Top row from left to right: Erik Braund, Kraig Peterson, Coach Craig Pexa, Kyle Twait, Alex Eichner, Casey Clemensen, Kyle Evenski and Brandon Fritz. Bottom row from left to right: Carter Clemensen, TJ Koehler, Cameron Dressen, David Verduzco, Alex Meeker, Tyler Swanson, Tim Swanson and Bat Boy Kyson Evenski.