Tri-City Blue 2006

Last updated: 7/29/06


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2006 Season Notes & News

Tri-City Blue Gets Ranked in Statewide Coaches' Poll
In the third week of polling, Tri-City Blue earned a position in the statewide American Legion Baseball coaches 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.

Tri-City Continues to Contribute Heavily to the Advancement and Promotion of American Legion Baseball in Minnesota
In addition to being the first American Legion Post and baseball team in the State of Minnesota to establish a website, do you know all the other ways that Tri-City helps to strengthen the American Legion Baseball Program in Minnesota? First, volunteers within the Tri-City organization handle the administration and publication of the Statewide American Legion Poll (read more). Secondly, Tri-City provides space on its own website to host the Official Minnesota State Tournament website -- and Tri-City volunteers do all of the State Tournament site design and maintenance each year, in addition to helping at the State Tournament itself.. And, new in 2006, Tri-City has volunteered to host a web page that outlines all game schedules and results for the Gopher Classic tournament. Because of its numerous contributions to American Legion Baseball -- on and off the field -- Tri-City was named Post of the Year by Minnesota American Legion Baseball in 2005. So, be proud of your association with Tri-City -- and help us continue to enhance our reputation as a leader in American Legion Baseball by representing our Post with dignity and integrity!

Tri-City Website Continues to be a Hit! (Stats through mid-July)
Since January 1st , the Tri-City Baseball website has had over 7,500 unique visitors have made their way to the site over 13,000 times, loading almost 42,000 web pages. During June alone, there were 3,300 visits to the site, with 11,000 pages loaded. And, as of mid-July, roughly 5,275 have made their way to the site for information on Tri-city Baseball and other statewide American Legion Baseball programs, loading almost 18,000 pages. Tri-City has received many compliments on its site from baseball folks in and out of Minnesota, including the national director of American Legion Baseball.

Check out the Fargo/West Fargo Tournament Pairings at the Moorhead Blues' Site
The Moorhead Blues' new website lists game times and pairings. According to the site administrator, scores will be posted during the tournament, as well.

Tri-City Blue Game Stats Available On-line!!
Review Tri-City Blue's game stats, courtesy of distinguished coaches, Tyler and Thad. (IMPORTANT: To access the stats, enter "tri-city" as the Login name, enter "blue" as the password, and then click on "login." To return to this page, use the "back" button on your browser.)

Tri-City Blue Finishes 2nd in North Hennepin League Play!!
Congratulations, Blue!!!! As such, Blue is awarded a bye in the North Hennepin League Playoffs and goes directly to the District 10 Playoff Tournament. In order to determine 1/2 seeding, however, Blue will play Coon Rapids (League Champ) in a best of 3 series, beginning Tuesday, July 18th. (See schedule below.) FOR FIELD DIRECTIONS AND SCHEDULE INFORMATION, VISIT THE 2006 DISTRICT 10 TOURNAMENT WEB PAGE.

2006 State Tournament Website is Now Available
Track district playoff results and watch the state bracket get filled with teams at the Official 2006 MN State Tournament website!


2006 Official Team Roster

Name High School Uniform # Position(s) Height Weight Bats Throws Grad Yr.
Bloom, Kyle St. Anthony 2 Infield (2nd base)          
Brandes, Chuck St. Anthony 19 Outfield          
Duffy, Tim St. Anthony 10 Infield (3rd base)          
Ferkinhoff, Jason St. Anthony   Outfield          
Fischer, Nate St. Anthony 17 Outfield          
Flermoen, Danny Columbia Heights 3 Outfield          
Halstengard, Dan St. Anthony 9 Catcher          
Held, Matt St. Anthony 5 Infield (SS)          
Kaczrowski, Dan St. Anthony 15 Pitcher          
Kukowski, Andy St. Anthony 21 Infield (1st)          
Payne, Nick Columbia Heights   Pitcher          
Pederson, Chad St. Anthony 11 Infield (SS)          
Stark, Joe St. Anthony 16 Infield (1st)          
Thul, Mike St. Anthony 12 Outfield          
Westenberg, Tyler Columbia Heights   Catcher          

2006 Coaching Staff

General Manager: Ed Lindquist
Team Manager/Head Coaches: Jeff Larsen (manager); Tyler Johnson & Thad Weber (Coaches)
Assistant Coaches:      


2006 Season Schedule & Results

Game # / Date Team Score vs. Team (Home) Score at Field W L
1 - Monday, 6/19/06 Tri-City Blue 1
(5 inn.)
Coon Rapids 11 Coon Rapids, 8:30 p.m. 0 1
2 - Wednesday, 6/21/06 Armstrong-Cooper 1 Tri-City Blue 11
(5 inn.)
St. Anthony HS, 6:15 p.m. 1 1
3 - Thursday, 6/22/06 Tri-City Blue 6 Anoka 4 Castle Field, Anoka, 8:30 p.m. 2 1
Osseo Tournament:
4 - Friday, 6/23/06 Tri-City Blue 4 Maple Grove (counts as league game) 2 Maple Grove HS, 8:30 p.m. 3 1
5 - Saturday, 6/24/06 Tri-City Blue 10
(6 inn.)
St. Francis 0 Maple Grove HS, 11:30 a.m. 4 1
Game Notes: Dan Kaczrowski pitched the 6-inning shutout, throwing a total of only 36 pitches. TCB had 9 hits (including Matt Held's 2R HR and triple) and 0 errors.
6 - Sunday, 6/25/06 Tri-City Blue 11 Lakeville North 9 Maple Grove HS, 10:30 a.m. 5 1
7 - Sunday, 6/25/06
(Championship Game)
Tri-City Blue 5 Centennial 10 Osseo HS, 3:00 p.m. 5 2
Tournament Notes: Tri-City Blue takes 2nd place in the tournament! WAY TO GO, BLUE!
8 - Monday, 6/26/06 Tri-City Blue 6 Centennial 16 Centennial, 6:15 p.m. 5 3
9 - Wednesday, 6/28/06 Tri-City Blue 3 Andover 1 Andover HS, 6:15 p.m. 6 3
Brooklyn Center Tournament:
Tournament Notes:  
10-Saturday, 7/1/06 Tri-City Gold 4 Tri-City Blue 6 Brooklyn Ctr., 5:30 7 3
11-Sunday, 7/2/06 Tri-City Blue 6 Hopkins 10 Brooklyn Ctr., 3:00 7 4
12-Tuesday, 7/4/06 Tri-City Blue 14 St. Louis Park 8 Brooklyn Ctr., 3:00 8 4
Tournament Notes: Tri-City Blue takes 3rd place in the tournament.
13-Wednesday, 7/5/06 Fridley 7 Tri-City Blue 4 St. Anthony HS, 6:15 p.m. 8 5
14-Thursday, 7/6/06 Tri-City Blue 2 Champlin Park 0 Champlain Park, 6:15 p.m. 9 5
Duluth Tournament:
Tournament Notes: Pool Play Tournament
15-Friday, 7/7/06 Woodbury White 13 Tri-City Blue 14 Duluth Central HS; 11:00 a.m. 10 5
16-Friday, 7/7/06 Duluth Central 9 Tri-City Blue 11 Duluth Central HS; 3:30 p.m. 11 5
17-Saturday, 7/8/06 Ashland, WI 14 Tri-City Blue 5 UW-Superior; 10:45 a.m. 11 6
18-Saturday, 7/8/06 Arcade-Phalen 7 Tri-City Blue 5 UW-Superior, 7:15 p.m. 11 7
19-Sunday, 7/9/06 Red Wing 2 Tri-City Blue 5 Hermantown. 11:15 a.m. 12 7
20-Sunday, 7/9/06 Centennial 11 Tri-City Blue 3 Hermantown, 2:00 p.m. 12 8
21- Tuesday, 7/11/06 Tri-City Blue 6 Osseo 5 Osseo HS, 6:15 p.m. 13 8
22-Wednesday, 7/12/06 Blaine 1 Tri-City Blue 18 St. Anthony HS, 6:15 p.m. 14 8
23- Friday, 7/14/06 Armstrong Cooper (forfeit) 0 Tri-City Blue 2 St. Anthony HS, 6:15 p.m. 15 8
Leauge Playoffs: Monday 7/17/06 through Saturday, 7/22/06
Notes: Blue claimed 2nd place in the league, behind Coon Rapids. CONGRATULATIONS, BLUE!!!!! As such, Blue gets to skip the league playoffs and go directly to the District 10 Tournament. To determine 1/2 seeding, however, Blue plays Coon Rapids in a best of 3 series, with scheduled games listed below.
24- Tuesday, 7/18/06 Tri-City Blue 3 Coon Rapids 6 Coon Rapids, 7:30 p.m. 15 9
25- Thursday, 7/20/06 Coon Rapids 12 Tri-City Blue 2 Coon Rapids, 6:00 p.m. 15 10
  (Per State/National rules, both were 9 inning games -- all post-league season games are to be 9 innings.)
Fargo-West FargoTournament:
Tournament Notes: Pool Play format: Pool A = Watertown, Fargo, Roseau, Tri-City Blue; Pool B = NL-Spicer, West Fargo, Alexandria, Moorhead

Follow the action on the Moorhead Blues website and/or search The Fargo Forum Website: Newspaper Sports Section
(use their on-site search engine to find articles on American Legion Baseball, Tri-City Blue, Fargo-West Fargo tournament, etc.)

26-Friday, 7/21/06 Roseau 3 Tri-City Blue 5 Jack Williams Stadium, 3 p.m. 16 10
27-Friday, 7/21/06 Fargo 10 Tri-City Blue 0 Jack Williams Stadium 16 11
28-Saturday, 7/22/06 West Fargo 10 Tri-City Blue 13 3rd Place Game, Jack Williams, 10 a.m. 17 11
Tournament Notes: Blue takes 3rd place in tournament! Congratulations, Blue!!!!
District 10 Playoffs (TCB skips North Hennepin playoffs due to 2nd place League finish):
Tournament Notes: The 10th District will send the 1st through 4th place teams to the Minnesota State Tournament. Tri-City Blue is in "Pool D" of the District 10 Tournament. Besides Tri-City Blue, pool participants include the South Hennepin #4 Seed, the North End #1 Seed (Princeton), and the Wright County #3 Seed. The winners and runners-up of each pool advance for single elimination play on Friday, July 28th at Red Haddox Field in Bloomington. FOR COMPLETE SCHEDULE INFO & DIRECTIONS TO FIELDS, VISIT THE 2006 10TH DISTRICT TOURNAMENT WEBPAGE.
29-Wednesday, 7/26/06 Delano/Rockford (WC #3 Seed) 8 Tri-City Blue (NH #2 Seed) 9 (10 inn.) Hopkins, Noon 18 11
30-Wednesday, 7/26/06 Edina (SH #4 Seed) 12 Tri-City Blue 22 (7 inn.) Hopkins, 4:00 p.m. 19 11
31-Thursday, 7/27/06 Tri-City Blue 24 Princeton (NE #1 Seed) 8 (7 inn.) St. Louis Park, Noon 20 11
32-Friday, 7/28/06 Tri-City Blue 11 Excelsior 14 Red Haddox Field, Bloomington, 6 p.m. 20 12
33-Saturday, 7/29/06 Princeton 6 Princeton 9 Dakota Park, St. Louis Park, 1 p.m. 20 13
Tournament Notes: Winner of Exc/Blue game plays at Noon on Saturday at Bloomington in "tournament Game 6". (Winner of 6 then plays at 6 p.m., Loser at 3 p.m.). Since Excelsior is hosting the State Tournament and gets an automatic "host berth," if Excelsior defeats TCB in Game 4, additional games will be held at Dakota Park in St. Louis Park on Saturday to determine # 4 District 10 State Tournament Seed -- in which the losers from Friday's single elimination round will participate. (Tournament director will provide more information in event this scenario occurs.)    

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2006 Season Accomplishments:



2006 District Playoffs/Tournament

North Hennepin Playoffs: Monday, July 17, 2006 through Saturday, July 22, 2006

10th District Playoffs: Wednesday, July 26, 2006 through Sunday, July 30, 2006


2006 MN State American Legion Tournament

The Annual Minnesota State American Legion Baseball Championship Tournament will be hosted by Excelsior. Play begins on Thursday, August 3, 2006 and continues through Sunday, August 6, 2006. Team check-in will take place on Wednesday, August 2, 2006, with the annual banquet being held that evening. For more information on the host facilties and locations, visit Excelsior's State Tournament Information page, WHICH INCLUDES THE STATE TOURNAMENT BRACKET.

2006 State Tournament
Information & Details at the Official State Tournament Website


Post Season Events & Awards


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New Brighton, MN 55112
Phone: (651) 631-1124
Fax: (651) 631-1359

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