Five former standouts are members of the 2020 induction class for the South Dakota Amateur Baseball Hall of Fame. The new inductees include Gene Lorenz of Aberdeen, Scott Bartholomew of Wheaton (Minn.), Curt Cutler of Dell Rapids, Steve Fejfar of Elk Point and Rich Osborn of Redfield.
A talented hitter and left-handed pitcher, Cutler was a key figure on the Dell Rapids PBR teams that enjoyed a great run of state Class B success in the 1990s and early 2000s. Cutler played for Claremont, Huron National Bank and Sioux Falls Sioux Nation Vet Supply before playing on two state-championship teams for Dell Rapids PBR. He also played on six state runner-up squads in a career that included 20-plus state tournaments. Cutler batted .325 during his career and won Corn Belt League batting championships in 1984 and 1985. On the mound, his talent included a pickoff move that produced a state-record 160 pickoffs during his career. He is joining his father Keith and brothers Frank and Sherm in the Hall of Fame.
The Class of 2020 will be honored on Saturday, Aug. 15 during the state tournament at Mitchell. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, plans for the Hall of Fame induction banquet have not been finalized. More details will be released in the coming months. The South Dakota Amateur Baseball Hall of Fame is located in Lake Norden.