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Ryan Fritze played for Des Moines Area Community College for two years before committing to Valparaiso in May. (Submitted photo)

Fritze heads to the big stage

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Ryan Fritze had a decision to make.

He could either attend Mankato State University directly out of high school, or he could go to junior college.


In the end Fritze, a 2012 Woodbury High School grad, chose to attend Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) for one primary reason -- to chase his dream of playing Division I baseball.

That dream became a reality two years later as Fritze committed to Valparaiso University in late May after two years at DMACC.

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Jace Frederick
Jace Frederick has been the sports editor at the Woodbury Bulletin and the South Washington County Bulletin since May 2014. Frederick graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in journalism.  Follow Frederick on Twitter @JaceFrederick