On a cement wall next to the left field bleachers behind the third-base dugout at Recreation Park, gold plaques with rosters from Apple Valley Packers teams throughout the years are displayed. On some of those plaques, the team’s record from that year is shown. Those records show how good of a run the Packers had at various stages during the past few decades.
Lately, the area’s senior legion baseball program hasn’t had that kind of success. But second-year head coach Dustin Willis believes that he’s working with a group of players who are capable of getting Apple Valley back into the playoffs this summer.