Tri-City Blue 2009

Last updated: 7/14/09



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2009 Season Notes & News

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.)

Former Blue Alum Drafted by Arizona Diamondbacks (June 09)
Dan Kaczrowski, who pitched for Tri-City Blue in 2006, was drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks in round 26 of the 2009 Major League Draft. Dan was named MIAC Player of the Year in 2008; articles on Hamline University's website, and the MIAC website, chronical Dan's accomplishments. Congratulations, Dan!

Tri-City Baseball a Focus in Star Tribune Story
A story appeared in the Star Tribune on June 25, 2008 which focused on the impact that reduced revenue at Legion Posts is having on American Legion Baseball programs. Because of its well-known state-wide reputation as a high-quality program, Tri-City Baseball was sought out for an interview for this story. Read the story at the Star Tribune's web site.

Spread the Word About Becoming a Tri-City Baseball Supporter!
In an effort to raise funds and keep additional costs to participants as low as possible, Tri-City Baseball is looking for people, organizations, and businesses who want to show their support through postings on this web site (See the link above!). Those who desire further information on this program, should contact Gail at

2008 State Tournament and Gopher Classic Sites Now Available
While several portions will be under construction right up until the start of the tournament, the Official MN State Tournament Web Site is on-line! For general inforrmation on the District structure in MN, visit the Minnesota American Legion Baseball Info page within this site. Also available on-line, are all the pairings for the 2009 Gopher Classic tournament -- the larges Legion tournament in the U.S., held right here in the Twin Cities.

Read about Tri-City Baseball in the Bulletin Newspaper
Stories can be accessed on The Bulletin's Sports page -- or by doing a search on The Bulletin's homepage.

Statewide Legion Baseball Poll
The MN American Legion Baseball Statewide Coaches/Media Poll is uup and running for the 2009 season. Complete poll results are posted each week on this web site, as well as being distributed to newspapers all across the state and several other media outlets. Make sure to check for the latest Poll results frequently!

Web Site Remains Very Active

Activity remains high on the Tri-City Baseball web site, with activity expected to continue to build as the season gets going. Historical Tri-City Baseball web site traffic stats (through February 2008) is also available for your viewing. Keep spreading the word about our site's existance!

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 volunteered to host a web page that outlines all game schedules and results for the Gopher Classic tournament. Many college coaches and major league scouts have commented on how useful the information is to them, as well as how often they visit the Tri-City Basebal site.

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!

Track Other Teams Online

It's time to play ball 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 Follow action in the 1st District (SE Minnesota, e.g., Rochester), at Take this link to District 6 (St. Cloud and Brainerd area teams.) For District 9 (NW Minnesota), check out Moorhead's website. And follow the District 10's North Hennepin League by visiting their website. Of course, don't forget to follow TRI-CITY BLUE, which plays in that league. Also visit the District 10 South Hennenpin League site. For information on what's going on in other Districts, search for American Legion Baseball stories on statewide newspapers at

Here are a some individual American Legion team websites to check out:
Hamline, Alexandria, Eden Prairie, Excelsior, Burnsville, Hopkins, Chaska, Edina, Prior Lake, Moorhead, Rochester A's, Rochester Patriots, Rochester Red Hawks, Lakeville South (Cougars) and Lakeville North (Panthers) [Click on "Team" drop down menu to select each Lakeville team], St. Louis Park, Apple Valley.

2009 Registration
Printable forms and information pertaining to 2009 Tri-City American Legion Baseball registration is available here.

2009 Official Team Roster

2009 Printable Roster
(by number)
2009 Printable Roster

2009 Tri-City Blue Team Picture (not yet available)
(PDF: 73 KB)

Name High School Uniform # Position(s) Height Weight Bats Throws Grad Yr.
Allan Bates St. Anthony Village 8 Outfield 5'9" 150 R R 2009
Patrick Beall St. Anthony Village 15 Infield 5'10" 160 R R 2009
Kyle Bixler Columbia Heights 16 Pitcher, Outfield 6'2" 185 L L 2009
Mike Brown Columbia Heights 7 Infield 5'9" 150 R R 2010
Jarron Farah St. Anthony Village 9 Infield, Pitcher 6'0" 180 L L 2008
Devin Ferguson St. Anthony Village 4 Infield 5'9" 170 R R 2010
Mikey Fisher St. Anthony Village 3 Outfield 5'10" 155 R R 2009
Kyle Kaminski St. Anthony Village 11 Infield 5'11" 155 R R 2010
Andrew Lucas St. Anthony Village 10 Outfield 5'8" 170 R R 2010
Sean Moriarty St. Anthony Village 21 Outfield 6'0" 190 R R 2009
Colin Schons St. Anthony Village 2 Catcher 5'10" 180 R R 2011
Max Stahel St. Anthony Village 12 Infield 5'9" 200 L R 2009
Trevor Weber St. Anthony Village 18 Infield 6'1" 170 L R 2011
Steven Wehr St. Anthony Village 20 Pitcher 6'4" 160 L R 2010


2009 Coaching Staff

Head Coaches: Tyler Johnson #6 & Thad Weber #13 Assistant Coach: Matt Wicken #3
Tri-City Legion Post 513 Adjutant: Norbert Stachowski Team Administration: Gail Kalata


2009 Season Schedule & Results

2009 Printable Schedule (Updated 6/12/09)
Schedule is subject to ongoing change; check with coaches for most up-to-date information!
*Denotes North Hennepin League Game

Game # / Date Team Score vs. Team (Home) Score at Field W L
North St. Paul Round Robin (CANCELED)
--- Sat, 6/6/09 Chippewa Falls, WI (CANCELED)   Tri-City Blue   North St. Paul Legion Field, 12 Noon -- --
--- Sun, 6/7/09 Excelsior (CANCELED)   Tri-City Blue   North St. Paul Legion Field, 2:30 pm -- --
--- Sun, 6/7/09 Tri-City Blue (CANCELED)   North St. Paul   North St. Paul Legion Field, 5 pm -- --
1 - Mon, 6/8/09* Osseo (played 6/10 @ Osseo) 8 Tri-City Blue 5 St. Anthony, 6:15 p.m. 0 1
--- Friday, 6/12/09 Tri-City Red (CANCELED)   Tri-City Blue   St. Anthony, 6:00 p.m. -- --
Edina Wood Bat Tournament (View/Print the Tournament Bracket !!!)
Tournament Notes: Directions to Braemar (also see link to map, below): From Highway 169 Southbound, take Valley View road exit. Turn left and go over 169. Turn RIGHT on McCauley Trail, which is a N/S service road, running alongside 165. Parking lot will be on the left. Once through the park gates, walk down the hill to the furthest field (behind concession pavillion). NOTE: This is not an easy walk for the elderly or others with mobility issues; it's a long walk, which is steeply uphill on the return trip to the parking lot.
2 - Fri, 6/12/09 Tri-City Blue 2 Edina 6 Braemar Park, Edina; 7 pm 0 2
3 - Sat, 6/13/09 Tri-City Blue 4 Osseo 7 Braemar Park, 3 pm 0 3
4 - Sun, 6/14/09 Mahtomedi 2 Tri-City Blue 0 Braemar Park, Edina, 12 Noon 0 4
Tournament Notes:  
5 - Mon, 6/15/09 Tri-City Blue (5 innings) 0 Eagan 17 Eagan HS, 6:30 pm 0 5
6 - Wed, 6/17/09* Tri-City Blue 6 Westphal Armstrong 7 Armstrong HS, 6:15 pm 0 6
7 - Thur, 6/18/09* Lino Lakes (Centennial) 11 Tri-City Blue (5 innings) 0 St. Anthony, 6:15 p.m. 0 7
Big Lake Wood Bat Tournament: one day double-header only
Tournament Notes: Participants: Eden Valley-Watkins, South St. Paul, Tri-City Blue, Big Lake. The fields are located behind Big Lake High School -- at 520 Glenwood Avenue, Big Lake. Once into Big Lake, from Highway 10, go north on County Road 43, then left on Gleenwood Avenue/205th/Avenue. (See link below for map.)
8 - Sat, 6/20/09 Tri-City Blue 4 Eden Valley-Watkins 7 Big Lake, 11:00 a.m. 0 8
9 - Sat, 6/20/09 Tri-City Blue 1 South St. Paul 13 Big Lake, 1:00 p.m. 0 9
10 - Mon, 6/22/09* Tri-City Blue 1 Coon Rapids 6 Wintercrest Pk, Coon Rapids, 5:45 pm 0 10
11 - Wed, 6/24/09* St. Michael 2 Tri-City Blue 7 St. Anthony, 6:15 p.m. 1 10
12 - Thur, 6/25/09* Champlin 3 Tri-City Blue 4 St. Anthony, 6:15 p.m. 2 10
13 - Sat, 6/27/09 Delano 4 Tri-City Blue (6 innings) 14 St. Anthony, 1:15 p.m. 3 10
14 - Tues, 6/30/09* Tri-City Blue 0 Ham Lake (Blaine) 1 Paul Parkway, Blaine, 7:30 p.m. 3 11
15 - Wed, 7/1/09* Andover 8 Tri-City Blue 5 St. Anthony, 6:15 p.m. 3 12
Delano Stars & Stripes 4th of July Tournament: (View/Print the Tournament Bracket !!!) With updated game times provided on 7/1/09
Tournament Notes: FREE admission for all fans, live bands, carnival/rides, parade, fireworks, etc. Visit Delano's team website, as well as Delano's 4th of July Celebration website and information on Central Park. For reference, print a Delano City Parks Map or other Delano/area maps.
Directions to Delano city park, per Delano's 4th of July website: From the East: 394/Hwy 12 to Delano; right on County Line Road (first stoplight in town); left on 70th St. SE (3 intersections down Cty Ln Rd)
Alternate directions to Delano (if wishing to avoid Hwy 12):
Hwy 55 West to Hwy 19 (Loretto); South on 19, then right (west) after railroad tracks onto County Road 11. Follow 11 into Delano city limits. City Park / ball parks will be on your left (look for carnival rides, which are set up between Mini-Wrigley and Manor Field).

Tournament participants:
Excelsior, Annandale, Watertown, Osseo, Minneapolis Southwest, Worthington, and Delano.
16 - Thur, 7/2/09 Tri-City Blue 1 Minneapolis Southwest 2 Mini-Wrigley, Delano, 5 pm 3 13
17 - Fri, 7/3/09 Tri-City Blue 3 Worthington 4 Mini-Wrigley (7:30 if win 1st game, 2:30 if lose 1st game) 3 14
18 - Sat, 7/4/09 Tri-City Blue 0 Annandale 7 Mini-Wrigley, Delano, TBD 3 15
Tournament Notes:  
19 - Mon, 7/6/09* Anoka 5 Tri-City Blue 6 St. Anthony, 6:15 p.m. 4 15
20 - Tues, 7/7/09* Tri-City Blue 2 Maple Grove 3 Maple Grove, 6:15 p.m. 4 16
NOTE: The Maple Grove field is on the west side of the football stadium; it is not visible from Fernbrook Lane. (Maple Grove HS is on east side of Fernbrook Lane and the football stadium is on the west side of Fernbrook Lane.) To reach the ball field, turn west just south of the football stadium, then take the first right, toward the back-side of football stadium.
21 - Thurs, 7/9/09* Tri-City Blue 7 Fridley 8 Fridley HS, 6:15 pm 4 17
22- Fri, 7/10/09 Tri-City Blue 1 Hamline Red 7 St. Paul Academy, 6 pm 4 18
23 - Sun, 7/12/09 Chesterbird (Benilde) 13 Tri-City Blue 2 St. Anthony, 11:30 a.m. 4 19
Leauge Playoffs: (See District 10 North Hennepin League web site for further info.
Playoff Notes: 3-game series
24 - Tuesday, 7/14/09 Tri-City Blue 4 Coon Rapids 6 Wintercrest Pk, Coon Rapids, 7 pm 4 20
25 - Wed, 7/15/09 Coon Rapids   Tri-City Blue   St. Anthony, 6 pm    
26 - Thur, 7/16/09         TBA    
Playoff Notes:  
District 10 Playoffs: Thursday, July 23 - Sunday, July 26, 2009 at Coon Rapids
Tournament Notes:  

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2009 District Playoffs/Tournament

North Hennepin Playoffs:

10th District Playoffs:


2009 MN State American Legion Tournament

The Annual Minnesota State American Legion Baseball Championship Tournament will be hosted by New Ulm. Play begins on Thursday, July 30, 2009 and continues through Sunday, August 2, 2009. Team check-in will take place on Wednesday, July 29, 2009, with the annual banquet being held that evening.

2009 State Tournament
Information & Details at the Official State Tournament Website


2009 Regional Championship Tournaments

The 2009 Regional American Legion Tournaments will be held as follows:

Central Plains: Minnetonka, MN Thursday, 8/6/09 - Monday, 8/10/09
Great Lakes: Appleton, WI Thursday, 8/6/09 - Monday, 8/10/09\


2009 World Series National Championship Tournament

The 2009 (84th) American Legion World Series will be held in Fargo, ND on Friday, August 14, 2009 through Tuesday, August 18, 2009.

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


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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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