2006 Tri-City Red

Last Updated: 8/20/06



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Regular Season District Tournament State Tournament
Regional Tournament World Series Tournament Post Season Events

Season Notes & News

Ongoing Respect for Tri-City Red Reflected in Statewide Coaches' Poll
The Red continues to earn respect from statewide coaches, being rated in the top five for the firsts several weeks of the 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.

4th District Adopts Exclusive Use of Wooden Bats for 2006 League Season
Leading the way, the 4th District is the first State District to adopt the use of wooden bats. Read more about the 4th District -- and its monumental decision to go to wooden bats -- in a
press release that was issued to statewide media organizations. Check out Charley Walters' column in the June 20th edition of the St. Paul Pioneer Press!

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!

Check out Omaha's Worth CWS Tournament Web Page and the Moorhead Blues' Site
The complete tournament schedule, pairings, and directions to the fields are available on the CWS tournament page. According to the tournament director, scores will also be posted, once play begins. Also, check the Moorhead Blues' new website for information pertaining to the Fargo-Moorhead Tournament.

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.

Tri-City Red Princeton Tournament Championship Trivia
Were you aware that in every year that Tri-City Red won the Princeton tournament, the team won the MN State title as well? In 1993, TCR took the championship in Princeton, and went on to claim the State crown, coming through the losers' bracket in New Ulm to beat Osseo twice (the State tournament was double elimination format at that time, and the Red's only loss was to Excelsior -- a close 4-3 game.) In 1994, TCR repeated as the Princeton Champ, and then repeated as State Champ; Red was undefeated all the way through the state tournament, defeating Anoka in the first of two possible championship games in the double elimination tournament at Dundas. In 1997, Red won Princeton again, and once again won State, defeating St. Paul Park in a dramatic 13-inning semi-final game in Chaska, then defeating Hamline for the championship. In 1999, after winning the Princeton tournament again, Red took the State title in St. Cloud, defeating Bloomington Blue (Blue and Red BOTH made their way to the World Series that year, but the teams were in opposite pools, so never faced each other in play. Red, of course, won the National Title that year, defeating the Kennewick Dusters from Washington State in the title game at Middletown, CT.) Although Red did not win Princeton in 2000, the team went on to win a 5th State title, defeating the Waite Park Silver Stars in Duluth.

District 4 Tournament Bracket Now Available On-line
While the game locations for each seed in the single elimination round are still tentative, a District 4 Championship Tournament Bracket is now available on this site! (Also, see the State Tournament Information section below for how to access the State Tournament bracket!)

Tri-City Finishes Regular Season 17-1, 28-8
Finishing the league season with a 17-1 record, Tri-City Red had its best league season since 1999 (National Championship season). Congratulations, RED!!! As the #1 seed in District 4, Tri-City by-passes the single elimination round, and will play the lowest remaining seed at 8 p.m. at Midway on Wednesday, 7/26/06.

Track Other District Playoffs Online
It's playoff time in all 10 of Minnesota's American Legion Baseball Districts! (For more information on the location of each district, visit the
Minnesota Legion Baseball Page within this site, or the Minnesota Department site at www.mnlegion.org.) Follow playoff action in the 1st District (SE Minnesota, e.g., Rochester), at www.district1scores.org. Take this link to the District 6 Playoff Bracket (St. Cloud and Brainerd area teams.) For the District 9 Bracket (NW Minnesota), see Moorhead's website. And follow the District 10 tournament, which is pool play format this year (including Tri-City Blue!!!), on-line too! For information on what's going on in other Districts, search for American Legion Baseball stories on statewide newspapers at www.mnnews.com. Several Legion teams in Minnesota have websites! Here are a some to check out: Alexandria, Eden Prairie, Excelsior, Burnsville, Hopkins, Chaska, Edina, Prior Lake, Moorhead. The 3rd District bracket is now on-line within this site also!

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!

Ron Adams Honored at State Tournament Banquet for Lifetime Contributions
At the 2006 Minnesota State Tournament banquet, Ron Adams was honored as Coach of the Year. While the award is not presented each and every year, it recognizes extraordinary contributions made by a coach to the American Legion Baseball Program over a number of years. In accepting the award, Ron said, "It's icing on the cake to receive an award for something you really love doing." In addition, North St. Paul Post #39 received the Post of the Year Award, recognizing its long-term support and contributions to the American Legion Baseball Program. (Tri-City Post 513 was awarded this same honor last year.) Todd Oaks, originally from Caledonia, MN, current Assistant Coach with the Gophers and former pitcher and coach int eh San Francisco Giants organization, was honored as the Minnesota American Legion Graduate of the Year.

Tri-City Red Player Awards Announced!
In addition to Derek McCallum being named 4th District MVP (see District 4 page within this site), see the post season awards section below for Tri-City Red Player Awards!

2006 Season Highlights and Accomplishments:

Greg Schmidt's Game Summaries, Line Scores and Stories:

Season Preview: "Big Red Machine Brings Back a Dozen on a Mission" (PDF file, 253 KB)
Games 1-3 (through 6/15/06):
Hamline, NSP, Rosetown (PDF file, 14 KB)
Games 4-6 (through 6/20/06):
North End, Arcade-Phalen, Hamline (PDF file, 16 KB)
Games 7-11 (through 6/24/06):
Omaha CWS Tournament (PDF file, 12 KB)
Games 12-14 (through 6/28/06):
NSP, White Bear, Rosetown (PDF file, 13 KB)
Games 15-19 (through 7/1/06):
Fargo Tournament (PDF file, 20 KB)
Games 20-24 (through 7/9/06):
Gopher Classic (PDF file, 14 KB)
Games 25-27 (through 7/12/06):
North End, Hamline, Arcade-Phalen (PDF file, 14 KB)
Games 28-30 (through 7/16/06):
Princeton Tournament (PDF file, 14 KB)
Games 31-34 (through 7/20/06):
Arcade, North End, NSP, Rosetown (PDF file, 14 KB)
Games 35-36 (through 7/23/06):
White Bear Double-header (PDF file, 12 KB)
Game 37 (through 7/26/06):
District Playoffs: North End (PDF file, 10 KB)
Game 38 (through 7/27/06):
District Playoffs: Hamline (PDF file, 11 KB)
Game 39 (through 7/28/06):
District Playoffs: NSP (PDF file, 10 KB)
Game 40 (through 7/29/06):
District Championship: Hamline (PDF file, 14 KB)

FINAL 4th District Season Standings:
through Sunday, 7/23/06

Place Team Win Loss Percent GB
1 Tri-City Red 17 1 .944 --
2 Rosetown 12 6 .667 5
3 North St. Paul 11 7 .611 6
4 Hamline 7 11 .389 10
5 Arcade-Phalen* 6 12 .333 11
6 White Bear* 6 12 .333 11
7 North End 4 14 .222 13
*AP beat WB 2 of 3 meetings.

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2006 Official Team Roster

Name High School Uniform # Position(s) Height Weight Bats Throws Grad Yr.
Anderson, Bjorn Mounds View 10 Infield 5'-11" 175 R R 2006
Anderson, Eric Mounds View 11 Catcher, Outfield 6'-1" 200 R R 2007
Cleveringa, Brett Concordia Academy 16 Pitcher, 1st Base 6'-1" 235 L L 2007
Colwell, Joe Irondale 4 Outfield, Pitcher 5'-11" 165 R R 2006
Fiegel, Erik Blake 14 Infield, Pitcher 6'-0" 170 L R 2007
Field, Brady Hill-Murray 22 Catcher 6'-0" 205 R R 2006
Gazich, Bill Mounds View 8 Outfield 6'-1" 195 R R 2005
Lechner, Jacob Hill-Murray 5 Outfield 5'-8" 140 R L 2007
Marshik, Brian Mounds View 9 Infield 5'9" 155 L R 2007
McCallum, Derek Hill-Murray 12 Infield, Pitcher 6'-0" 175 L R 2006
Porten, Brandon Mounds View 2 Pitcher, Outfield 5'-10" 160 R R 2007
Rosin, Seth Mounds View 23 Pitcher, 1st Base 6'-5" 235 R R 2007
Searles, Blake Mounds View 21 Pitcher, 1st Base 6'-4" 220 R R 2006
Traeger, Chase Mounds View 3 Infield 5'-9" 170 R R 2005
Weber, Adam Mounds View 18 Pitcher, Outfield 6'-2" 210 R R 2006
Weber, Sam Mounds View 19 Pitcher, Outfield 6'-4" 225 R R 2006


2006 Coaching Staff

General Managers: Ed Lindquist
Team Manager/Head Coach: Jeff Larsen
Assistant Coaches: Glenn Poser    

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2006 Season Schedule & Results

Game # / Date Team Score vs. Team (Home) Score at Field W L
1 - Monday, 6/12/06 St. Paul Hamline 5 Tri-City Red 9 Irondale, 6 p.m. 1 0
2 - Wednesday, 6/14/06 Tri-City Red 2 North St. Paul 0 North St. Paul, 6 p.m. 2 0
3 - Thursday, 6/15/06 Rosetown 1 Tri-City Red 5 Irondale, 6 p.m. 3 0
4 - Sunday, 6/18/06 Tri-City Red 22 (5 inn.) North End 0 Irondale, Noon 4 0
5 - Monday, 6/19/06 Tri-City Red 4 Arcade-Phalen 1 Midway Stadium, 8 p.m. 5 0
6 - Tuesday, 6/20/06 Tri-City Red 1 (8 inn.) St. Paul Hamline 2 Irondale, 6 p.m. 5 1
Omaha Tournament (2006 Worth CWS Tournament):
Tournament Notes:

48-team, pool play tournament. Creighton Prep Pool = Tri-City Red, Omaha PI Midwest, Bartlett, TN, Boise ID Capitals, Fargo ND Post 2, Ft. Collins CO


Check the Omaha Prep CWS Tournament Web Page for field directions, all pairings, and scores!
Search the Omaha World-Herald Sports Section for tournament stories! (Enter "American Legion Baseball in search field at top of page)

7 - Wednesday, 6/21/06 Ft. Collins, CO 7 Tri-City Red 1 3:00 p.m., 73rd & Western Avenue 5 2
8 - Thursday, 6/22/06 Fargo, ND 10 Tri-City Red 13 9:30 a.m., 73rd & Western Avenue 6 2
9 - Thursday, 6/23/06 Denver Khaos 9 Tri-City Red 1
(5 inn.)
12 noon, 73rd & Western Avenue 6 3
10-Friday, 6/23/06 Boise Capitals 8 Tri-City Red 12 9:30 a.m., 73rd & Western Avenue 7 3
11-Saturday, 6/24/06 Omaha PI Midwest 1 Tri-City Red 11
(5 inn.)
2:30 p.m., 73rd & Western Avenue 8 3
Tournament Notes: Red finishes with a 3-2 record for the tournament, despite several players not making the trip (read more in Greg Schmidt's story!)
12-Monday, 6/26/06 North St. Paul 1 Tri-City Red 3 Irondale, 6 p.m. 9 3
13-Tuesday, 6/27/06 White Bear 2 Tri-City Red 18 (5 inn.) Irondale, 6 p.m. 10 3
14-Wednesday, 6/28/06 Tri-City Red 9 Rosetown 6 Rosetown, 6 p.m. 11 3
Fargo-Moorhead Tournament:
Tournament Notes: Pool Play format: Matson Field Pool = Tri-City Red, Grand Forks Royals, West Fargo Patriots, Bismarck Governors, Moorhead Blues

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

15-Thursday, 6/29/06 Tri-City Red 4 Grand Forks Royals 5 Matson Field (Moorhead), 11:30 a.m. 11 4
16-Thursday, 6/29/06 Tri-City Red 3 Moorhead Blues 5 Matson Field, 4:30 p.m. 11 5
17-Friday, 6/30/06 Bismarck Governors 3 Tri-City Red 8 Matson Field, 9:00 a.m. 12 5
18-Friday, 6/30/06 Tri-City Red 2 West Fargo Patriots 4 Matson Field, 2:00 p.m. 12 6
19-Saturday, 7/1/06 Tri-City Red 11 (5 inn.) Wayzata 0 Jack Williams Stadium/Matson 13 6
Tournament Notes: Moorhead won the tournament with a 7-5 win over Mandan, ND.
Gopher Classic Tournament:
Tournament Notes:

48-team tournament. Tri-City will play at the Edina site (Braemar Park). See the Gopher Classic page that is being maintained on the Tri-City site for information on all participating teams and sites..

20-Friday, 7/7/06 Edina 1 Tri-City Red 9 (6 inn.) Braemar Park, 12 Noon 14 6
21-Friday, 7/7/06 Bemidji 9 Tri-City Red 6 Braemar Park, 2:30 p.m. 14 7
22-Saturday, 7/8/06 Chaska 11 Tri-City Red 1 (6 inn.) Braemar Park, 9:30 a.m. 14 8
23-Sunday, 7/9/06 Cranston, RI 5 Tri-City Red 6 (9 inn.) Braemar Park, 12 noon 15 8
24-Sunday, 7/9/06 Tri-City Red 12 Napoleon, OH 7 Braemar Park, 2:30 p.m. 16 8
Tournament Notes: Red went 3-2 for the tournament. Napoleon OH advanced to semi's with a 7-2 win over Chaska and took the championship with a 7-5 win over Rapid City.
25-Monday, 7/10/06 North End 0 Tri-City Red 3 Irondale, 6 p.m. 17 8
26-Tuesday, 7/11/06 St. Paul Hamline 0 Tri-City Red 5 Midway Stadium, 8 p.m. 18 8
27-Wednesday, 7/12/06 Tri-City Red 6 Arcade-Phalen 3 Johnson, 6 p.m. 19 8
Princeton Tournament: 37th Annual
Tournament Notes: Participants: Tri-City Red, Fridley, Minneapolis Post Office, Grand Rapids, Alexandria, Moorhead, Rosemount, Princeton (host)
28-Thursday, 7/13/06 (Game 1) Tri-City Red 3 Fridley 1 Mark Park, Princeton, 5:30 p.m. 20 8
29-Saturday, 7/15/06 Gopher Post Office (Mpls) 1 Tri-City Red 5 Mark Park, Princeton, 5:30 p.m. 21 8
30-Sunday, 7/16/06 Tri-City Red 9 Grand Rapids 4 Mark Park, Princeton, 4:30 p.m. 22 8
Tournament Notes: RED TAKES CHAMPIONSHIP! Grand Rapids is runner up, Rosemount is 3rd, followed by Gopher Post Office; 5th place earned by Moorhead, followed by Fridley, Princeton, then Alex.    
31-Monday, 7/17/06 Arcade-Phalen 0 Tri-City Red 2 Midway (change), 6 p.m. 23 8
32-Tuesday, 7/18/06 North End 3 Tri-City Red 4 Midway Stadium, 8 p.m. 24 8
33-Wednesday, 7/19/06 Tri-City Red 4 North St. Paul 2 Midway Stadium, 6 p.m. 25 8
34-Thursday, 7/20/06 Rosetown 3 Tri-City Red 6 Irondale, 6 p.m. 26 8
35-Sunday, 7/23/06 White Bear 2 Tri-City Red 12 (5 inn.) Irondale, 6 p.m. 27 8
36-Sunday, 7/23/06 Tri-City Red 15 White Bear 5 (5 inn.) Irondale, immediately following 28 8
District 4 Playoffs: (see next section, below, for bracket)
-Tuesday, 7/25/06 Single Elimination Tournament   Tri-City Red gets bye as #1 seed   North St. Paul & Midway -- --
37-Wednesday, 7/26/06 North End 1 Tri-City Red (7 innings) 14 Midway, 8 p.m. 29 8
38-Thursday, 7/27/06 Hamline 1 Tri-City Red 0 North St. Paul, 8 p.m. 29 9
39-Friday, 7/28/06 North St. Paul 5 Tri-City Red 9 North St. Paul, 6 p.m. 30 9
40-Sat, 7/29/06 (Championship) Tri-City Red 1 Hamline 6 North St. Paul, Noon; 3 p.m. if nec. 30 10
Minnesota State Tournament:
Thursday, 8/3/06 - Sun, 8/6/06         Excelsior is host.    
Tournament Notes: Hamline went 2-2 in the tournament, losing to St. Paul Park in the first round 5-4, defeating New Ulm Gold 5-4, defeating Hopkins 9-3, and losing to the Rochester Redhawks 7-6.

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2006 District Tournament

The Annual 4th District Championship Tournament will be held Tuesday, July 25, 2006 through Saturday, July 29, 2006, at Midway Stadium and North St. Paul. (See Season Notes and News above on how you can follow tournament action in other districts across Minnesota!)

View and/or Print the 2006 4th District Tournament Bracket (FINAL) PDF File: 8 KB
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District 4 Championship Tournament Game Schedule
(9 inning games; Winner represents District 4 in the State Tournament)

Game #/Date Team Score vs. Team (Home) Score at Field
Single Elimination Round (all teams, except league champion)
1-Tuesday, 7/25/06 Team 6 - White Bear (eliminated) 2 Team 3 - North St. Paul 3 North St. Paul, 6 p.m.
2-Tuesday, 7/25/06 Team 5 - Arcade-Phalen (eliminated) 1 Team 4 - Hamline 2 Midway, 5 p.m.
3-Tuesday, 7/25/06 Team 7 - North End 7 Team 2 - Rosetown (eliminated)   Midway, 8 p.m.
Double Elimination Tournament
4-Wednesday, 7/26/06 Hamline 5 North St. Paul 4 Midway, 5 p.m.
5-Wednesday, 7/26/06 North End 1 Tri-City Red (7 innings) 14 Midway, 8 p.m.
6-Thursday, 7/27/06 North End 1 North St. Paul 4 North St. Paul, 5 p.m.
7-Thursday, 7/27/06 Hamline 1 Tri-City Red 0 North St. Paul, 8 p.m.
8-Friday, 7/28/06 North St. Paul 5 Tri-City Red 9 North St. Paul, 6 p.m.
9-Saturday, 7/29/06-Championship Tri-City Red 1 Hamline 6 North St. Paul, 12 noon and 3 p.m. (if nec.)

Visit the 4th District Page within this Site

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2006 Minnesota State 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

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2006 Regional Championship Tournaments

The 2006 Regional American Legion Tournaments will be held as follows:

Central Plains: Aberdeen, SD Thursday, 8/10/06 - Monday, 8/14/06
Great Lakes: Evansville, IN Thursday, 8/10/06 - Monday, 8/14/06


2006 World Series National Championship Tournament

The 2006 American Legion World Series will be held in Cedar Rapids, IA on Friday, August 18, 2006 through Tuesday, August 22, 2006.

For more information on the Regional and National Tournaments, visit Cedar Rapids's official web site, or take this link to the National American Legion Baseball Web Site.

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Post Season Events & Awards

38th Annual Fourth District American Legion Baseball Banquet:
The annual banquet was held Monday, July 31, 2006 at the Tri-City Post 513. Hamline received its trophy for winning the District Tournament, while Tri-City Red received honors for winning the 2006 League season. In addition to Derek McCallum being announced as the District MVP (which means he will be honored at the Hot Stove League Banquet at well), individual team MVP's were honored as well. See the District 4 page within this site for further details.

Tri-City Red Announces Player Awards
The following 2006 season awards were announced by Tri-City Red. Thank you and congratulations to all players, parents, fans for another great year of Tri-City Baseball!


Commander's Award: Bob Sheets
Elmer Buttweiler 10th Man Award: Erik Anderson
Frank Brousseau Pitching Award: Seth Rosin
Mark Kalata Coach's Leadership Award: Brandon Porten
Mark Paone Student Athlete Award: Joe Colwell
Team MVP Player Awards: Derek McCallum, Brady Field
TCR All-District Team Players: Derek McCallum, Brady Field, Joe Colwell, Billy Gazich, Chase Traeger







Tri-City American Legion Post #513
400 Old Highway #8 N.W.
New Brighton, MN 55112
Phone: (651) 631-1124
Fax: (651) 631-1359

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