Last Updated: 8/06/02
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Tri-City Red Clinches League Championship and State Tournament Berth
With a 10-1 victory over White Bear on Tuesday, July 23rd, Tri-City Red is assured of yet another trip to the Minnesota State American Legion Baseball Tournament, which will be held in Marshall, Minnesota on August 8 - 11, 2002.
Under Minnesota's State Tournament format, to fill out the tournament field to a full 16 teams, each year, on a rotating basis, two districts are given the opportunity to send one extra team. For 2002, under that rotating schedule, the 3rd and 4th districts are scheduled to each send an extra team to the State Tournament. Rather than sending the Champion and Runner-Up of the District 4 tournament, however, to make the League games more meaningful, it was decided that the League Champ would make the trip to the State Tournament, in addition to the District Tournament Champ. Despite a very tight, season-long battle between Tri-City Red and North St. Paul for the League Title, Tri-City Red prevailed, and clinched the State Tournament berth on July 23rd. As 2002 League Champion, the Red will also get a bye during the first day of the District 4 Tournament, beginning play instead on Monday, 7/29/02.
Ongoing Respect for Tri-City Red Reflected in Statewide Coaches' Poll
The Red continued to earn respect from statewide coaches, being rated in teh top ten in the weely poll. To review complete poll results, take this link to the Statewide Coaches' Poll Page, which is being maintained within this site during the season.
Regular Season Record of 33W - 9L Overall.
Regular Season Record of 15W - 3L in 4th District League Play.
4th District League Champions.
Hibbing Invitational Tournament Champion.
Consolation Runner-Up in Brooklyn Center Tournament.
3rd Place in Fargo/Moorhead Invitational Tournament.
Consolation Runner-Up in Duluth Tournament.
All season, consistently ranked in the Top Ten of the Minnesota American Legion Baseball Weekly Coaches/Media Poll.
|Name||High School||Uniform #||Positions||Bat||Throw||Grad Yr|
|Carlson, Ryan||Irondale||16||Outfield, Pitcher||L||L||2003|
|Christianson, Brian||Mounds View||3||Pitcher||R||L||2002|
|Espeset, Drew||Mounds View||9||Outfield, Catcher||R||R||2002|
|Fackler, Phil||Mounds View||22||Pitcher, 1st Base||R||R||2001|
|Genung, Nate||Mounds View||24||Infield||R||R||2002|
|Huber, Drew||Mounds View||18||Catcher||R||R||2002|
|Johnson, Luke||Mounds View||12||Outfield, Pitcher||L||R||2003|
|Montgomery, Marcus||Irondale||19||1st Base, Pitcher||L||R||2002|
|Nguyen, Bao||Irondale||4||2nd Base||R||R||2003|
|Peters, Andy||Mounds View||25||Pitcher, Outfield||L||L||2002|
|Rehkamp, Brandon||Moundsview||8||3rd Base, Shortstop||L||L||2003|
|Reinen, Paul||Mounds View||21||Pitcher||L||L||2003|
|Schultheis, Josh||St. Thomas Academy||21||Outfield, Pitcher||L||L||2003|
|General Manager:||Ed Lindquist|
|Team Manager/Head Coach:||Jeff Larsen, #6|
|Assistant Coaches:||Greg Larsen, #11||Andy Stolp, #13||Mark Kalata|
|Date||Team||Score||vs. Team (Home)||Score||at Field||W||L|
|Sunday, 6/9/02||White Bear||4||Tri-City Red||14 (6 inn)||Irondale HS, 6 p.m.||1||0|
|Tuesday, 6/9/02||Tri-City Red||8||North End||1||Como HS, 6 p.m.||2||0|
|Wed, 6/12/02||Tri-City Red||3||Princeton||0||Mark Park, Princeton, 5 p.m.||3||0|
|Wed, 6/12/02||Princeton||8||Tri-City Red||15||Mark Park, Princeton, 7 p.m.||4||0|
|Thurs, 6/13/02 - POSTPONED, played 6/27/02||Rosetown||--||Tri-City Red||--||Irondale, 6 p.m.||--||--|
|Sunday, 6/16/02-1||Arcade Phalen||0||Tri-City Red||10 (6 inn)||Midway Stad., 6pm||5||0|
|Sunday, 6/16/02-2||Tri-City Red||17||Arcade Phalen||3 (6 inn)||Midway Stad., 8pm||6||0|
|Monday, 6/17/02 - POSTPONED, played 7/8/02||Tri-City Red||--||North St. Paul||--||North St. Paul, 6 p.m.||--||--|
|Sunday, 6/23/02||Hamline||1||Tri-City Red||4||Irondale, 6 p.m.||7||0|
|Tuesday, 6/25/02||North End||0||Tri-City Red||10 (5 inn)||Irondale, 6 p.m.||8||0|
|Thurs, 6/27/02-1||Rosetown||6||Tri-City Red||1||Irondale, 4 p.m.||8||1|
|Thurs, 6/27/02-2||Tri-City Red||7||Rosetown||0||Irondale, 6 p.m.||9||1|
|Friday, 6/28/02 - Sunday, 6/30/01||Fargo/Moorhead Tournament||Pool Play||Matson Field in Moorhead and Jack Williams Stadium in Fargo|
|F/M 6/28/02||Sioux Falls West||11||Tri-City Red||10||Matson Field, 3 p.m.||9||2|
|F/M 6/29/02-1||Eau Claire||6||Tri-City Red||8||Matson Fld, 5:30 pm||10||2|
|F/M 6/29/02-2||Tri-City Red||9||Moorhead||8 (13 inn)||Matson Field, 8 p.m.||11||2|
|F/M 6/30/02-1||Tri-City Red||3||Excelsior||12||Jack Williams, Noon||11||3|
|F/M 6/30/02-2||Tri-City Red||18||Fargo||4 (5 inn)||Jack Williams, 5 p.m.||12||3|
|Tournament Notes||Tournament participants: Pool A = Excelsior, Bloomington Gold, Fargo, Omaha Northwest. Pool B = TCR, Eau Claire, Sioux Falls, Moorhead. Tri-City Red finishes as #2 seed in Pool B, then takes 3rd place in tournament. Excelsior wins tournament with 6-3 victory over Eau Claire in championship game.|
|Monday, 7/1/02-1||Oak Grove, MO||5||Tri-City Red||15 (5 inn)||Southside Municipal Baseball Park, Dickinson, ND||13||3|
|Monday, 7/1/02-2||Tri-City Red||8||Dickinson, ND||1||"||14||3|
|Thursday, 7/4/02 - Sunday, 7/7/02||Brooklyn Center Tournament||DB elim, with classic champ, 3rd place & consol'n brackets.||All games at Brooklyn Center HS, 6500 Humboldt Avenue North.|
|BC, 7/4/02-1||Tri-City Red||3||Burnsville||4||West Field, Noon||14||4|
|BC, 7/6/02-2||Edina||4||Tri-City Red||5||West Field, 9:00 a.m.||15||4|
|BC, 7/7/02-3||Tri-City Red||11||Minneapolis Post #1||0 (5 inn)||East Field, 9:00 a.m.||16||4|
|BC, 7/7/02-4||Tri-City Red||3||Apple Valley||6||West Field, 3:30 p.m.||16||5|
|Tournament Notes||Tournament Participants: Park Center, Tri-City Maroon SBR, Bloomington Blue, Minneapolis Post #1, Champlin Park, Edina, Tri-City Red, Burnsville, West St. Paul, Calhoun North Side, Eden Prairie, Tri-City Gold SBR, Brooklyn Center, Minnetonka SBR (absent from tournament and forfeited all games), Apple Valley, Tri-City Blue. TCRed is Consolation Runner-Up, going 2-2. TCBlue went 2-1 (beating Apple Valley 2-1, beating Brooklyn Center 3-1, falling to Bloomington Blue 3-1). TCMaroon went 0-2 (falling to Park Center 10-0 and Mpls Post #1 4-1.) TCGold went 1-1 (falling to Eden Prairie 12-2, beating West St. Paul 6-4, but then withdrew from tournament.)|
|Monday, 7/8/02-1||North St. Paul||4||Tri-City Red||6||Irondale, 4:00 p.m.||17||5|
|Monday, 7/8/02-2||Tri-City Red||2||North St. Paul||3 (10 inn)||Irondale, 6:00 p.m.||17||6|
|Tuesday, 7/9/02||Tri-City Red||2||Hamline||3||Arlington Field (corner of Arlington & Arkwright, east of 35E), 6:00 p.m.||17||7|
|Wed, 7/10/02-1||Tri-City Red||RAIN||Rochester A's||RAIN||Irondale, 4 p.m.||--||--|
|Wed, 7/10/02-2||Rochester A's||OUT||Tri-City Red||OUT||Irondale, 6 p.m.||--||--|
|Thursday, 7/11/02||Tri-City Red||14||White Bear||0 (5 inn)||White Bear, 6:00 p.m.||18||7|
|Friday, 7/12/02 - Sunday, 7/14/02||Duluth Lakeview Tournament||Top team from each division advances to "champ. pool." 2nd place team from each division advances to "runner-up pool." Tie breakers between top and 2nd place team = 1) overall record, 2) head-to-head, 3) Least runs allowed, 4) most runs scored, 5) coin flip. TCR is in Green Division|
|Duluth-7/12/02-1||Tri-City Red||10||Hutchinson||3||Ordean Field, 12:30 p.m.||19||7|
|Duluth-7/12/02-2||Tri-City Red||16||Ironwood, MI||0 (6 inn)||Wade Stadium, 7:30 p.m.||20||7|
|Duluth-7/13/02-1||Giant Valley||0||Tri-City Red||10 (6 inn)||UMD Bulldog Field, 12:30 pm||21||7|
|Duluth-7/13/02-2||Burnsville||7||Tri-City Red||1||Ordeen Field||21||8|
|Duluth-7/14/02-1||Tri-City Red||14||St. Francis||0 (5 inn)||Wade Stadium||22||8|
|Duluth-7/14/02-2||East Grand Forks||5||Tri-City Red||0||Wade Stadium||22||9|
|Tournament Notes||32-team tournament. Divisions: Red=Chisago Lakes, Cook County, Duluth Lakeview, Farmington; Blue=Apple Valley, Colorado Springs, East Grand Forks, West Duluth; Brown=Esko, Hermantown, Holy Angels, Woodbury; Green=Giant Valley, Ironwood, Hutchinson, TCR; White=Champlin, Duluth Central, Mpls Helenic, Thunder Bay; Black=Arcade Phalen, Proctor, St. Francis, Willmar; Orange=Ashland WI, Mpls Calhoun, Osseo, Superior Reds; Gold=Burnsville, Mpls Blake, Superior Blues, Tri-City Blue. With loss to East Grand Forks, Tri-City Red is Runner-Up of Consolation Final.|
|Monday, 7/15/02||Tri-City Red||7||Rosetown||6 (8 inn)||Rosetown, 6:00 p.m.||23||9|
|Tuesday, 7/16/02||Tri-City Red||7||North St. Paul||1||Midway Stadium, 8 p.m.||24||9|
|Wed, 7/17/02||Arcade Phalen||4||Tri-City Red||14 (5 inn)||Irondale, 6:00 p.m.||25||9|
|Thurs, 7/18/02-1||Tri-City Red||12||Grand Rapids||0||Nyberg Field-Hibbing 5:30 pm||26||9|
|Thurs, 7/18/02-2||Tri-City Red||5||Hibbing||2||Nyberg Gield-Hibbing 7:30 pm||27||9|
|Friday, 7/19/02 - Sunday, 7/21/02||Hibbing Tournament||8-team, single elimination, with consol'n round.||All games at Nyberg Field, Hibbing, MN|
|Hibbing-7/19/02||Duluth Lakeview||1||Tri-City Red||11 (6 inn)||12:00 Noon||28||9|
|Hibbing-7/20/02||Tri-City Red||10||Virginia||0 (5 inn)||5:00 p.m.||29||9|
|Hibbing-7/21/02||Tri-City Red||15||Hibbing||8||5:30 p.m.||30||9|
|Tournament Notes||Participants: TCR, Duluth Lakeview, Virginia, Superior Reds, Cloquet, Bemidji, Minneapolis Post 1, Hibbing. TCR goes 3-0 and wins tournament championship by defeating Hibbing.|
|Monday, 7/22/02||Hamline||3||Tri-City Red||7||Irondale, 6:00 p.m.||31||9|
|Tuesday, 7/23/02||White Bear||1||Tri-City Red||10||Midway, 8:00 p.m.||32||9|
|Thursday, 7/25/02||North End||2||Tri-City Red||5||Irondale, 6:00 p.m.||33||9|
|Sunday, 7/28/02 - Thursday, 8/1/02||District 4 Tournament|
|Monday, 7/29/02||Rosetown||3||Tri-City Red||4||Midway, 8:00 p.m.||34||9|
|Tuesday, 7/30/02||North St. Paul||10||Tri-City Red||4||Midway, 8:00 p.m.||34||10|
|Weds, 7/31/02||Hamline||2||Tri-City Red||10||Midway, 8:00 p.m.||35||10|
|Thursday, 8/1/02-1||North St. Paul||8||Tri-City Red||6||Midway, 6:00 p.m.||36||10|
|Thursday, 8/1/02-2||North St. Paul||2||Tri-City Red||1||Midway, 8:00 p.m.||36||11|
|Tournament Notes||TCR is District 4 Runner-Up; NSP claims District 4 Championship crown.|
The Annual 4th District Championship Tournament will be held Sunday, July 28, 2002 through Thursday, August 1, 2002, largely at Midway Stadium. As League Champ, Tri-City Red receives a bye in he first round and will begin tournament play on Monday, July 29, 2002.
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Game Schedule (Rev. 7/29/02)
|Date/Game #||Team||Score||vs. Team (Home)||Score||at Field|
|Sunday, 7/28/02-1||Team 5 - White Bear||5||Team 4 - Rosetown||8||Noon, Midway|
|Sunday, 7/28/02-2||Team 6 - North End||3||Team 3 - Hamline||1||2:30 p.m., Midway|
|Sunday, 7/28/02-3||Team 7 - Arcade-Phalen||3||Team 2 - North St. Paul||8||5:00 p.m. Midway|
|Monday, 7/29/02-4||Loser of 3 - Arcade (Arcade eliminated)||1||Loser of 2 - Hamline||6||6:00 p.m., NSP|
|Monday, 7/29/02-5||Winner of 2 - North End||0||Winner of 3 - NSP||9||6:00 p.m., Midway|
|Monday, 7/29/02-6||Winner of 1 - Rosetown||3||Tri-City Red||4||8:00 p.m., Midway|
|Tuesday, 7/30/02-7||Loser of 1 - North End||13||Loser of 5-White Bear
(White Bear eliminated)
|5||6:00 p.m., NSP|
|Tuesday, 7/30/02-8||Loser of 6 - Rosetown
|4||Winner of 4 - Hamline||5||6:00 p.m., Midway|
|Tuesday, 7/30/02-9||Winner of 5 - NSP||10||Winner of 6 - TCR||4||8:00 p.m., Midway|
|Wed, 7/31/02-10||Winner of 7 - North End||8||Winner of 8 - Hamline||9||6:00 p.m., Midway|
|Wed, 7/31/02-11||Winner of 10 - Hamline||2||Loser of 9 - TCR||10||8:00 p.m., Midway|
|Thurs, 8/1/02-12||Winner of 9 - NSP||6||Winner of 11 -TCR||9||6:00 p.m., Midway|
|Thurs, 8/1/02-13||Winner of 9 - NSP||2||Winner of 11 - TCR||1||Following game 12|
2002 State Tournament
The Annual Minnesota State American Legion Baseball Championship Tournament will be held in Marshall, Minnesota. Play begins on Thursday, August 8, 2002 and continues through Sunday, August 11, 2002. Team check-in will take place on Wednesday, August 7, 2002, with the annual banquet being held that evening.
FIRST ROUND STATE TOURNAMENT INFORMATION:
Tri-City Red will play the District 3 Runner-Up at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 8th. The game will be played at Southwest State University (tournament field #2). North St. Paul willl play the District 6 Champ at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 8th -- at Legion Field in Marshall (tournament field #1).
The 2002 Regional American Legion Tournaments will be held as follows:
Central Plains:1 Williston, North Dakota Thursday, 8/15/02 - Monday, 8/19/02 Great Lakes: Paducah, Kentucky Thursday, 8/15/02 - Monday, 8/19/02
The 2002 American Legion World Series will be held in Danville, Virginia on Friday, August 23, 2002 through Tuesday, August 27, 2002.
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