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Goldeyes’ Haerther and Lafferty Retire from Baseball

March 15, 2016 1:22 PM | Sports

Winnipeg Goldeyes LogoWinnipeg Goldeyes’ first baseman Casey Haerther and left-handed pitcher Brendan Lafferty are retiring from the sport.

The baseball club announced Tuesday the pair would not be returning for the 2016 season.

“Casey and Brendan were an absolute joy to have on the club,” said Goldeyes’ manager Rick Forney. “Both players were real professionals. It was a pleasure to say that I was their manager, and I wish them all the best in the future.”

Haerther anchored first base for the Goldeyes each of the last three seasons and closes out a seven-year professional career with a .310 batting average, 166 doubles, 60 home runs, and 450 RBI in 698 games played.

Lafferty also played three seasons for the Goldeyes, and retires after seven professional seasons in which he was 22-16 with 18 saves and a 3.71 ERA in 299 appearances.

The Goldeyes open their regular season May 19 on the road against Joplin. The home opener at Shaw Park is scheduled for Monday, May 30 when the Fish host the Sioux Falls Canaries.