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Patch Wirtzberger ready to be the guiding light of the Northstars


March 15, 2019

Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

The 2019 Havre Northstars American Legion baseball season is still a little ways away. But, new Havre head coach Patch Wirtzberger can't wait to get started. Wirtzberger takes over the legion program this season after serving as an assistant coach to Mickey Williams last summer. Wirtzberger is a former Northstar and college baseball player, and is also the second member of his family to manage the Northstars. His older brother Dan also had a stint as Havre's coach.

The Havre Northstars American Legion baseball team has gone through a transition with a couple of different managers in the past few seasons. But now, the local Northstars are looking to steady the ship by handing the program to former Northstar standout Patch Wirtzberger.

Wirtzberger, who played legion baseball for the Northstars and helped the team reach the state tournament in both 2004 and 2005 following back-to-back district championships, was an assistant with the club last season and will now move into the role as full-time head coach. He was the interim manager during the first pa...

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