Finding his place as an Indian

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July 19, 2019 - 3:09 PM

Zach Beckmon gets some work on the mound in the Indians scrimmage against the A Indians. Iola will kick off its zone tournament Saturday against Fort Scott or Yates Center, and is the favorite to return to state. REGISTER/ERICK MITCHELL

New scenery usually means uncertainty, just ask Colony native Zach Beckmon. The Lancer’s ace was unaware how this summer would pan out after agreeing to join the AA Iola Indians for the summer. 

Last year, the Indians successfully brought the AA American Legion Kansas State  Championship back to Iola. One piece Iola lacked was a left-handed pitcher. Beckmon fills the void, giving them a good chance to repeat. 

During the spring, Crest’s head baseball coach Roland Weir, mentioned Beckmon’s name to Indians head coach Jason Bauer. Weir believed Beckmon could be a solid addition to the Indians’ pitching staff for the summer. When Bauer saw Beckmon play, he was at his best. 

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