Curt and Lorie Frederiksen, left, and Vangie and David Gisvold are pictured with Jordan Milbrath.

Frederiksens visit Jordan Milbrath during spring training

While wintering in the warmth and sunshine of the Arizona Valley, Curt and Lorie Frederiksen took advantage of an opportunity to visit Springfield’s Jordan Milbrath, who is with the Cleveland Indians minor-league team

 the Lake County Captains in Goodyear, Arizona.

The Frederikens obtained Jordan’s telephone number from his parents, David and Lori Milbrath, called him and invited Jordan to call them to arrange a time when they could visit and watch him in action. 

The Frederiksens invited Lorie’s sister and brother-in-law, Vangie  and David Gisvold of Dundas, Arizona, to join them on March 21 to  observe a day in the spring training with the Cleveland Indians organization. camp. The Gisvolds jumped at the chance because baseball is Dave’s sport! 

The group watched the 6’6” right-handed pitcher work out and hurl a couple of innings during an exhibition game, and after the workout, Jordan was able to spend some time with his visitors. They had the opportunity to go behind the scenes and learn a lot about the business of baseball  

Gisvold, whose father was a long-term Springfield, teacher, coach and baseball player, is a retired teacher and baseball coach.   He continues to umpire for baseball games.  

The Cleveland Indians selected Milbrath in the 2013 Major League Baseball Draft when he was a sophomore at Augustana College, Sioux Falls, S.D. Milbrath, a 2010 graduate of Springfield High School, is in his third year with the Cleveland Indians’ organization.  He has completed his college education and graduated from Augustana College in December 2014.

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