Tri-City Blue 2001

Last updated: 7/25/01


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2001 Season Notes & News

Tri-City Blue Wins North Hennepin League

With a league record (win-loss-tie) in North Hennepin play of 12-1-2, Tri-City Blue was declared the winner of the league. CONGRATULATIONS, BLUE!!!!! As such, the team receives a bye in the North Hennepin playoffs and advances directly to the District 10 playoff tournament, which starts August 1st. At this time, TCB is scheduled to play its first game at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 1st at Mark Park in Princeton. Further information will be released as it becomes available. (Various scrimmages are planned between now and August 1st.)

With a forfeit tallied against Westphal Cooper, and 1/2 win and 1/2 loss tallied for each tie game against Westphal Armstrong and Osseo, Blue's overall record is 21-6. (Chalking the ties up as "ties" results in an overall record of 20-5-2.) Great regular season, Blue!!!

Tri-City Blue Retains #6 Slot in July 22nd Statewide Coaches Poll

TC Blue's position in the Statewide American Legion Coaches poll improved to #6 from #7 with the poll conducted on July 15th, which was retained in the July 22nd poll. With Tri-City Red ranked in the #2 slot as of July 15th and 22nd, for the third week in a row, the Tri-City Legion achieved the distinction of having its two teams ranked within the top 10 -- quite an achievement considering there are approximately 350 American Legion teams within the State of Minnesota!!! To review the complete poll results, take this link to the Statewide Coaches' Poll Page, which is being maintained within this site during the course of the season.

2001 Official Team Roster (16 players)

Name High School Uniform # Positions Bat Throw Grad Yr
Bauman, Tyler St. Anthony 28 Catcher, Pitcher R R 2002
Bauer, Andrew Columbia Heights 37 1st Base, Outfield R R 2002
Bloom, Eric St. Anthony 34 SS, 3rd Base, Pitcher L R 2002
Bray, Nick Columbia Heights 38 Outfield, 2nd Base R R 2001
Cease, Mickey Columbia Heights 44 Pitcher, Out/Infield S R 2002
Dunn, Mike St. Anthony 26 2nd Base, Outfield L R 2002
Jensen, Scott St. Anthony 35 Outfield R R 2001
Lawler, Steve Columbia Heights 31 Shortstop, Pitcher R R 2001
McDonald, Matt Columbia Heights 30/34 Pitcher, Outfield R R 2001
Meyer, Jon Columbia Heights 33 Pitcher, 1st, Outfield R R 2000
O'Malley, Dan St. Anthony 25 In/Outfield, P/C L R 2002
Payne, Mike Columbia Heights 27 2nd Base R R 2001
Rekuski, Andrew St. Anthony 42 1st Base R R 2003
Sibbet, Scott Totino Grace 32 Pitcher, Outfield R R 2002
Weber, Thad St. Anthony 36 Pitcher, Outfield L R 2003
Wilsey, Jason Columbia Heights 29 Pitcher, Out/Infield R R 2002


2001 Coaching Staff

General Manager: Ed Lindquist
Team Manager/Head Coach: Mike Lawler
Assistant Coaches: Charlie O'Connell Nick P'Connell Bill Lawler


2001 Regular Season Schedule/Record

*Date listed is the originally scheduled date, which might be moved due to rain or other conflicts. All cancelled games might not necessarily get made up. Click on the game date to view the line score, game highlights, and pictures, and YTD Team Stats, as available. Then use the "Back" button on your browser to return to this page. To view all available line scores/highlights, take this link to the 2001 Blue Line Score Page.

Date* Team Score vs. Team (Home) Score at Field W L
Saturday, 6/9/01 - Tuesday, 6/12/01 Gopher Classic Tournament   Pool play, with winner of each pool advancing for further play.   Park Center HS & Central Park Directions    
Gopher Classic, 6/9/01-1 Hastings 2 Tri-City Blue 8 Central Park, 9:00 am 1 0
Gopher Classic, 6/9/01-2 Park Center Twins 8 Tri-City Blue 1 Park Center HS, 2:30 pm 1 1
Gopher Classic, 6/10/01-1 Renner, SD Roadrunners (Sioux Falls suburb) 0 Tri-City Blue 2 Park Center HS, 9:00 am 2 1
Gopher Classic, 6/10/01-2 Tri-City Blue 3 Minneapolis Hellenic 0 Central Park, 12:00 noon 3 1
Tourney Notes Gopher Clasic notes: TCB finished 3-1 in its pool. The Park Center Twins, also 3-1, advanced, however, under the tournament's tie breaker rule.    
Monday, 6/11/01 Tri-City Blue 3 Fridley 2 Fridley, 6:15 pm 4 1
Monday, 6/18/01 Tri-City Blue 5 Osseo 0 Osseo HS, 6:15 pm 5 1
Wednesday, 6/20/01 Tri-City Blue 3 Coon Rapids 1 Coon Rapids Wintercrest, 6:15 pm 6 1
Thursday, 6/21/01 Blaine 1 Tri-City Blue 6 Columbia Heights HS, 6:15 pm 7 1
Monday, 6/25/01 Tri-City Blue 5 Maple Grove 0 Maple Grove HS, 6:15 p.m. 8 1
Wed, 6/27/01 Bye   Tri-City Blue   N/A    
Thursday, 6/28/01 Tri-City Blue 6 Champlin Park 2 Champlin HS, 6:15 9 1
Saturday, 6/30/01 - Monday, 7/2/01 & 7/4/01 Brooklyn Center Tournament       All games at Brooklyn Center HS, 65th & Humboldt Ave's No.    
BC, 6/30/01-1 Tri-City Blue 6 Holy Angels 0 East Field, noon 10 1
BC, 7/1/01-1 Apple Valley 5 Tri-City Blue 6
(8 inn's)
West Field, 3 pm 11 1
BC, 7/2/01-1 Tri-City Red 4 Tri-City Blue 5 East Field, 5:30 pm 12 1
BC, 7/4/01-1 West St. Paul 6 Tri-City Blue 7 East Field, 5:30 pm 13 1
Tourney Notes TCB wins tournament championship, going 4-0 in tournament play! West St. Paul finishes 2nd; TC Red (4-1) takes 3rd after defeating Hopkins & Apple Valley. TC Maroon was 2-2, Gold 1-2. Tourney officials give rave reviews about the great Tri-City fan turnout.    
Monday, 7/9/01 Cooper 0 (forfeit) Tri-City Blue 7 Col Hgts HS, 6:15 14 1
Wed, 7/11/01 Centennial 1 Tri-City Blue 11 (6 inn's) Col Hgts HS, 6:15 15 1
Thursday, 7/12/01 Tri-City Blue 0 Anoka 12 (5 inn's) Anoka Castle Field, 8:30 pm 15 2
Friday, 7/13/01 - Sunday, 7/15/01 Duluth Lakeview Tournament   32-Team Tournament played at 6 sites throughout the Duluth area.   First 3 games were pool play. Teams then seeded into various brackets, based upon 1) pool play record, 2) RA, 3) RS.    
Duluth, 7/13/01-1 Marble 2 Tri-City Blue 3 10:15am,Wade Stadium 16 2
Duluth, 7/13/01-2 West Duluth Cubs 0 Tri-City Blue 15 (5 inn's) 2:45 pm, Wade Stadium 17 2
Duluth, 7/14/01-1 Tri-City Blue 0 Alexandria 1 8:00 am, Wade Stadium 17 3
Duluth 7/14/01-2 Duluth Central Angels 3 Tri-City Blue 2 5:30, Proctor, Runner- Up Champ'ship Round 17 4
Duluth 7/15/01-1 Tri-City Blue 4 Team Manitoba 10 10 am, Hermantown, 4th Place Bracket 17 5
Tournament Notes Following the loss to Alexandria, because the tournament format precluded a team assigned to the Runner-Up round from re-entering the winner's bracket and winning the tournament championship, the Blue took the opportunity to use its remaining games to provide playing time for non-starters. The Superior Reds defeated Hopkins 3-2 for the tournament championship.    
Monday, 7/16/01 Fridley 3 Tri-City Blue 7 Columbia Heights HS (6:15 p.m.) 18 5
Wed, 7/18/01-1 Armstrong 4 Tri-City Blue 8 Armstrong HS, 4 pm 19 5
Wed, 7/18/01-2 Tri-City Blue 8 Armstrong 8 (tie due to darkness) Armstrong HS, 6:15 19.5 5.5
Thursday, 7/19/01 Osseo 11 Tri-City Blue 11 (tie due to darkness) Columbia Heights HS, 6:15 pm 20 6
Monday, 7/23/01 Coon Rapids 0 Tri-City Blue 3 Columbia Heights HS, 6:15 pm 21 6

Directions to Park Center High School & Central Park
Take 694 westbound to northbound Highway #152 (Brooklyn Boulevard). Once on #152, turn right on Noble Avenue/71st Avenue North. Noble then curves northbound. Continue northward on Noble to Park Center High School (7500 Noble Avenue, 55443). To reach "Central Park," take 694 westbound to Shingle Creek Pkwy and go south on Shingle Creek. After going over 694, take 1st right into Central Park and continue to the rear of the park to the baseball field.


2001 Season Accomplishments:


2001 District Playoffs/Tournament

North Hennepin Playoffs: Wednesday, July 25th through Sunday, July 29, 2001 (Tri-City Blue receives a bye, due to its 1st place finish in the North Hennepin league.)

10th District Playoffs: Wednesday, August 1st through Sunday, August 5, 2001. (Tri-City Blue is currently scheduled to play at 2:30 p.m on Wednesday, August 1st at Mark Park in Princeton. Further information will be forthcoming as it is available.)


2001 MN State American Legion Tournament

Wednesday, August 8th through Sunday, August 12, 2001, Rochester, MN

Post Season Events & Awards


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