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The St. Olaf College baseball program retired the jersey number of East Ridge head coach Brian Sprout on Saturday, May 3, in a ceremony in Northfield. The number retirement was the very first in program history for a player. (Photos courtesy of St. Olaf College)

Early retirement: St. Olaf retires East Ridge coach Brian Sprout’s No. 28

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Brian Sprout will be the last baseball player to wear No. 28 at St. Olaf College.

The St. Olaf College baseball program retired Sprout’s jersey number on Saturday, May 3, in a ceremony in Northfield. The number retirement is the very first in program history for a player.

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“The biggest thing I’ve said is it’s because of the team we had,” Sprout said. “We were just a big family. That was the biggest part. We were so successful as a group.”

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Patrick Johnson
Patrick Johnson has been the South Washington County Bulletin’s sports editor since 2008. He reports on and oversees coverage of high school and amateur sports in south Washington County and Woodbury. Prior to joining the Bulletin, Johnson worked for other Twin Cities suburban newspapers. He is a University of Minnesota graduate.
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