Andy Raisch Umpire 1

Andy Raisch was able to see a different side to baseball and softball games this summer. Due to the umpire shortage, the Iowa Falls resident decided to  become a certified official.

The role of an official/umpire can be a thankless job.

Every call is scrutinized and not everyone will be happy with the result of a particular play.

Andy Raisch Umpire 2

Repetition has helped Andy Raisch - pictured during a pre-game meeting with Iowa Falls-Alden Softball Coach Steve Bahr and South Hardin Coach Becky Rosonke - become more comfortable in his role as an official.

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