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2010 Gopher Classic
Tournament Photo Gallery
For a great photo gallery from the 2010 Gopher Classic Tournament, go to RollingPhoto.com, scroll down and look in the left column for Tri-City Red. (The RollingPhoto site has photos from prior Tri-City Red seasons as well, so explore!) While on the site, feel free to send an email to Steve Nord (photographer) to thank him for archiving so many great Legion (and high school) baseball photo galleries on his site!
Tri-City Red Announces Tournament Schedule for 2010
This 2010 tournament schedule will include trips to a couple of Red's favorite and familiar venues -- the Fargo/Moorhead Invitational (June 25-27) and the Gopher Classic (July 9-13). For the Gopher Classic, Red will be playing at a newly-renovated Red Haddox Field in Bloomington and, in pool play, will face Burnsville, Raleston NE, Grand Forks ND, Thunder Bay ONT, and Bloomington Gold (host) in its quest to reach the quarter-finals.
New for 2010, Red will compete in the Hopkins Tournament (June 18-20). Complete pairings for these tournaments will be available at a later date in the Schedule & Results section below. In addition, non-league contests are also lined up with several teams.
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Read about Tri-City
Baseball in the Bulletin and Shoreview Press Newspapers
Stories can be accessed on The Bulletin's Sports page -- or by doing a search on The Bulletin's homepage. In addition, don't forget to check for articles in the Shoreview Press!
Statewide Legion Baseball Poll
The MN American Legion Baseball Statewide Coaches/Media Poll will again be in operation for the 2010 season. Tri-City Red has been a fixture in the poll -- quite an accomplishment, considering there are over 350 Legion teams in Minnesota. 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. 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
A separate page is under construction and will be available in the future!
Tri-City Red starts season off in great style,
with a record of 5-0. Wins were chalked up in non-league
contests with Fridley, Hopkins, and Tri-City Maroon. Red
picked up wins in its first two league games as well --
against Arcade-Phalen, and White Bear Orange. Way to go,
6/20/10: The team continued its winning ways, by picking up victories against league rival Arcade-Phalen and going an impressive 3-0 in pool play during the Hopkins tournament, bringing the team's overall record to 9-0 for the season. Red went on to win its semi-final game against Hopkins, and almost pulled off a dramatic come-from-behind win against a tough Mankato National team in the championship game.
6/2710: After another successful week of play without a loss, Red headed to Fargo, going 4-0 in pool play, with especially high quality wins against host Fargo and Pierre SD. (League foe, North St. Paul also played in the tournmanet - but in the opposite pool.) On Sunday, Red met New Ulm Gold and took the championship! Another highlight of the weekend included Sandy Buttweiler (and sister, Suzie) hosting a party for the entire team, parents and fans at her home on Saturday evening -- greatly enjoyed by all.
7/12/10: After another successful period of league play -- losing only to long-time rival, North St. Paul -- Red entered the Gopher Classic tournament with an impressive 19-2 record and 5th place ranking in the state-wide Coaches' Poll. Red went 4-1 in pool play, including chalking up a win against highly-regarded Burnsville in the opening game of the tournament. In the quarter final, Red refused to say uncle, and pulled off a more-than-memorable come-from-behind win against the Rochester Patriots -- by tying the game in teh bottom of the 7th, and following that with a dramatic grand slam walk off home run by Jesse Nickols in the bottom of the 8th inning. A loss in the semi-final round to the ultimate Gopher Champ, Napoleon OH, is all that prevented a 4th District championship game, against league rival, Rosetown. Congratulations, Red, on a fantastic finish in the Gopher Classic. Following its performance in the Gopher Classic, Red was rewarded with a climb to 3rd place in the state-wide rankings.
District Season Standings:
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Printable Roster (portrait
Printable Roster (landscape version)
Inquiries from scouts can be directed to Rus Poser (651-343-4500)
2010 Tri-City Red Team
|Name (*Captains)||High School||Uniform #||Position(s)||Height||Weight||Bats||Throws||Grad Yr.|
|Anderson, Nik||Mounds View||1||Infield||5'10"||165||R||R||2011|
|Becker, Brett||Mounds View||2||Infield, Outfield||5'10"||150||L||R||2011|
|Flaherty, Kevin||Mounds View||19||Catcher, Infield||6'2"||185||L||R||2011|
|Flake, Tim||Totino-Grace||6||Pitcher, Infield||6'0"||165||L||R||2010|
|Gazich, Tony||Mounds View||15||Infield, Pitcher, Outfield||6'4"||190||L||R||2010|
|Hagemann, Jason||Mounds View||9||Pitcher||6'4"||195||L||L||2011|
|Herringshaw, Matt||Mounds View||16||Pitcher||6'1"||195||R||R||2012|
|Hoyme, Jayson||Mounds View||13||Infield||6'0"||160||R||R||2011|
|Iliff, Nathan||Mounds View||17||Pitcher, Outfield||5'11"||150||R||R||2010|
|Jensen, Mike||Mounds View||8||Infield, Outfield||6'0"||160||R||R||2010|
|Kimball, Ben||Totino Grace||10||Infield||5'10"||175||R||R||2010|
|Kruger, Matt||Mounds View||21||Outfield||6'1"||170||R||R||2011|
|Madsen, Quinn||Mounds View||20||Outfield, Pitcher||6'2"||160||L||R||2012|
|Mauricio, Kyle||Mounds View||12||Catcher, Outfield||5'9"||180||L||R||2010|
|Nickols, Jesse||Mounds View (Bethel Univ.)||11||Outfield, Pitcher||6'2"||185||R||R||2009|
|Porten, Jason||Mounds View||3||Infield, Pitcher||5'11"||160||R||R||2010|
|Quammen, Zac||Mounds View||4||Pitcher||5'11"||150||R||R||2011|
|Schoener, Gerrit||Mounds View||5||Pitcher||6'0"||165||R||R||2010|
|General Business Manager/Legion Adjutant:||Norb Stachowski|
|Team Manager/Head Coach:||Rus Poser, #22|
|Assistant Coaches:||Isaac Hamilton, #24||Stephen Grasley, #7|
|Team Administration:||Gail Kalata|
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2010 Printable Schedule
Note that this schedule does NOT reflect schedule changes due to rain-out reschedules indicated below.
+Denotes 4th District
|Game # / Date||Team||Score||vs. Team (Home)||Score||at Field||W||L|
|Note: Some links to park locations are via the MN State HS League's school web pages -- on those pages, look for school's address and small green map icon -- upper right of page..|
|1 - Thursday, 6/10/10||Fridley||1||Tri-City Red||4||6:00 pm, Mounds View HS||1||0|
|2 - Friday, 6/11/10||Hopkins||0||Tri-City Red||3||5:00 pm, Mounds View HS||2||0|
|3 - Saturday, 6/12/10||Tri-City Maroon||6||Tri-City Red||7||10:00 am., Mounds View HS||3||0|
|--- Saturday, 6/12/10||Tri-City Red (non-league game)||RAIN||Tri-City Maroon (not rescheduled)||RAIN||DH following above||--||--|
|--- Monday, 6/14/10+||Tri-City Red||RAIN||Rosetown (rescheduled for 7/14)||RAIN||6:00 pm, Rosetown*|
|*Field is behind (south of) the Rosetown Legion. Park in Legion parking lot (on Rosetown Court) or in Central Park parking lot (on west side of Dale St., midway between County Road C and County Road B2.)|
|4 - Tuesday, 6/15/10+||Arcade-Phalen||1||Tri-City Red||3||6:00 pm, Mounds View HS||4||0|
|5 - Wednesday, 6/16/10+||White Bear Orange GAME NEWS ARTICLE||1||Tri-City Red||3||6:00 pm, Mounds View HS||5||0|
|*Field is near County Road E and White Bear Avenue (south of the McDonald's at that intersection, along White Bear Avenue. School address is 3551 McKnight Road, White Bear Lake 55110.)|
|6 - Thursday, 6/17/10+||Tri-City Red||9||Arcade-Phalen||1||6:00 pm, St. Paul Johnson HS||6||0|
|Hopkins Classic: (Print Complete Tournament Pairings)|
|7 - Friday, 6/18/10||Tri-City Red||8||Oakdale||6||2:30 pm, Concordia, St. Paul||7||0|
|8 - Saturday, 6/19/10||Wayzata||1||Tri-City Red||3||3:00 pm, Concordia, St. Paul||8||0|
|9 - Saturday, 6/19/10||Champlin Park||4||Tri-City Red||5||6:00 pm, Concordia, St. Paul||9||0|
|10 - Sunday, 6/20/10||Hopkins (Semi-final)||7||Tri-City Red||9||12 noon, Hopkins HS||10||0|
|11 - Sunday, 6/20/10||Tri-City Red (Championship game)||7||Mankato National||8||3:00 pm, Hopkins HS||10||1|
|Tournament Notes:||Red wins its pool, by going 3-0, with an impressive come-from-behind win against Oakdale, a strong defensive performance against Wayzata, and then a dramatic walk-off performance against Champlinn Park, who had tied the game in the top of the 7th with a 2-run home run.|
|--- Monday, 6/21/10+||Tri-City Red||PPD||Hamline Purple||PPD||6:00 pm, Cretin-Derham Hall HS||--||--|
|12 - Tuesday, 6/22/10||Tri-City Red||5||Hudson, WI||0||6:00 pm, Grandview Park,*** Hudson WI||11||1|
|***Directions: Follow I-94 into Wisconsin. Take 2nd exit for Hudson, Carmichael Road. At top of exit ramp, turn left (north) for a mile or so. Once past the intersection of County Road UU (Vine Street) and Carmichael, look for Grandview Park on the right hand side. See map link above.|
|--- Wed., 6/23/09+||Tri-City Red||RAIN||Hamline Red (rescheduled for 7/16)||6:00 pm, Midway Stadium||--||--|
|38th Annual Fargo-Moorhead Invitational Tournament: (Print Complete Tournament Pairings)|
Fargo Post 2 Web site
|Pool Play format (2 pools, 5
teams each), played at Jack Williams Stadium in Fargo (map
and Matson Field (map)
in Moorhead. Tri-City Red last won this tournament
championship in 2008.
Jack Williams Pool: Tri-City Red, Detroit Lakes, Pierre SD, Winnipeg, Fargo Post 2,
Matson Field Pool: Moorhead Blues, North St. Paul, Mitchell SD, Mandan ND Chiefs, New Ulm Gold.
The fields are in close proximity to each other (area map). A toll bridge across the Red River connects the two fields -- 15th Avenue on the MN side and 12th Avenue on the Fargo side.
Jack Williams Stadium is located at Elm Street & 12th Avenue North in Fargo, just east of the NDSU campus.
Matson Field is at the intersection of 15th Avenue North (Hwy 83) and 11th Street (enter parking lot on 15th Avenue).
Team hotel: Fargo Comfort Suites, 1415 35th Street South, Fargo 58103; 701-237-5911, Link to Google Map).
There are many other hotels in the immediate area, including a Holiday Inn Express (link to Google map) and a Holiday Inn (link to Google map). A full agenda and info regarding player transportation to Fargo will be communicated as the tournament approaches.
Driving Directions from Comfort Suites to Jack Williams Stadium.
During/after the tourney, make sure to search for stories at the The Fargo Forum Website: Newspaper Sports Section (use on-site search to find articles on American Legion Baseball, Tri-City Red, Fargo-Moorhead tournament, etc.)
|13 - Friday, 6/25/10||Winnipeg||0||Tri-City Red (5 innings)||12||2:00 pm, Jack Williams Stadium||12||1|
|14 - Friday, 6/25/10||Tri-City Red||6||Fargo||4||8:30 pm, Jack Williams Stadium||13||1|
|15 - Saturday, 6/26/10||Tri-City Red||3||Pierre SD||2||11:30 am, Jack Williams Stadium||14||1|
|16 - Saturday, 6/26/10||Tri-City Red||12||Detroit Lakes (7 innings)||0||2:00 pm, Jack Williams Stadium||15||1|
|17 - Sunday, 6/27/10||Tri-City Red (championship game)||8||New Ulm Gold||6||4:00 pm, Jack Williams Stadium||16||1|
|Tournament Notes:||TRI-CITY RED WINS FARGO TOURNAMENT!|
|18 - Wednesday, 6/30/10+||Tri-City Maroon||0||Tri-City Red||2||6:00 pm, Mounds View HS||17||1|
|19 - Thursday, 7/1/10+||Hamline Red||3||Tri-City Red||7||6:00 pm, Mounds View HS||18||1|
|20 - Friday, 7/1/10+||North St. Paul||7||Tri-City Red||3||NOON, Mounds View HS||18||2|
|---- Monday, 7/5/10+||Hamline Purple||RAIN||Tri-City Red||RAIN||6:00 pm, Mounds View HS||--||--|
|---- Tues., 7/6/10+ (make-up)||Tri-City Red||PPD||Hamline Purple||PPD||6:00 pm, Cretin-Derham Hall HS||--||--|
|---- Wednesday, 7/7/10+||Tri-City Red||RAIN||Tri-City Maroon||RAIN||6:00 pm, Irondale HS||--||--|
|21 - Thursday, 7/8/10+||White Bear||1||Tri-City Red||14||6:00 pm, Mounds View HS||19||2|
|Gopher Classic Tournament: (Gopher Classic Web Page)|
The Gopher Classic is a highly-competitive, 48-team pool play tournament, with participating teams coming from all over the nation. The tournament stretches over five days, with the championship game being held in the Metrodome. (Tri-City Red won the Gopher Classic in 1999!) This year, Tri-City Red will play its pool play games at the Red Haddox Field in Bloomington. See the Gopher Classic web page for lots of additional information! (Home/away is based upon coin flip, so the H/A designation for unplayed games below is not necessarily correct.)
|22 - Friday, 7/9/10||Burnsville||1||Tri-City Red||2||11:30 am, Red Haddox, Bloomington||20||2|
|23 - Friday, 7/9/10||Grand Forks, ND||5||Tri-City Red||10||2:30 pm, Red Haddox, Bloomington||21||2|
|24 - Saturday, 7/10/10||Thunder Bay||5||Tri-City Red||6||2:30 pm, Red Haddox, Bloomington||22||2|
|25 - Sunday, 7/11/10||Tri-City Red||11||Raleston NE||0||11:30 am, Red Haddox, Bloomington||23||2|
|26 - Sunday, 7/11/10||Tri-City Red||2||Bloomington Gold||8||7:30 pm, Red Haddox, Bloomington||23||3|
|27 - Monday, 7/12/10||Rochester Patriots (Quarter finals)||6||Tri-City Red||10||9:30 am, Red Haddox, Bloomington||24||3|
|28 - Monday, 7/12/10||Tri-City Red (Semi-finals)||5||Napoleon, OH||9||2:30 pm, Red Haddox, Bloomington||24||4|
|--- Tuesday, 7/12/10||(Championship game)||9:00 am, Metrodome*|
|*Instructions for Metrodome access: The game is open to anyone who wishes to attend and they may park (free) in the lot that is adjacent to the Dome. Enter that lot from 11th Avenue South, at its intersection with South 5th Street (see map link above). If the entry gate is staffed, simply inform the guard that you are attending the American Legion game. Enter the Metrodome through Gate D. This is the only gate that will be open. Admission is free. All spectators wishing to attend the game should plan to arrive at Gate D by 8:30 a.m., as the gate will likely be re-closed while the game is in progress.|
|Tournament Notes:||Congratulations, Red, on winning your Gopher Classic pool and advancing to the quarter-final, then semi-final rounds on Monday!|
|--- Monday, 7/12/10+||Tri-City Red||PPD||White Bear||PPD||6:00 pm, White Bear North Campus||--||--|
|*Field is on Bald Eagle at 9th Street. From I-694, go north on Hwy 61, left (west) on 4th to Bald Eagle, then north on Bald Eagle. Alternate route: Go East on Hwy 96, then left at White Bear Parkway (first light after the freeway.) Follow that around, and it becomes Ninth Street, which will run right into the ball park.|
|29 - Tuesday, 7/13/10+||Tri-City Red||1||White Bear Orange (8 innings)||2||6:00 pm, White Bear South Campus*||24||5|
|*Field is along White Bear Avenue (south of the McDonald's at that intersection of White Bear and County Road E).. Parking lot is on east side of White Bear -- just on the south side of McDonalds; enter lot off of White Bear Avenue. From parking lot, walk east toward softball fields, then turn south. Upon reaching center field fence of baseball field, turn right onto the wood chip path that runs along the left-field fence toward the foul pole.|
|30 - Wed., 7/14/10+ (make-up)||Tri-City Red||1||Rosetown||3||5:00 pm, Rosetown*||24||6|
|*Field is behind (south of) the Rosetown Legion. Park in Legion parking lot (on Rosetown Court) or in Central Park parking lot (on west side of Dale St., midway between County Road C and County Road B2.) Immediately at conclusion of the above game, everyone will need to drive to Midway Stadium for the game below.|
|31 - Wednesday, 7/14/10+||Rosetown||0||Tri-City Red||2||8:00 pm, Midway Stadium||25||6|
|32 - Thursday, 7/15/10+||Tri-City Red||5||North St. Paul||6||6:00 pm, Legion Field, North St. Paul*||25||7|
|*From Highway 36, go north on McKnight to 11th Ave East (first stop light), right/east on 11th Avenue, then right/south on 3rd Street North. Parking is on the right, just north of tennis courts. Ball field is just south of tennis courts.|
|----- Friday, 7/16/10||Somerset, WI (CANCELED)||TCRed (game below replaces this game)||6:00 pm, Mounds View HS||--||--|
|33 - Friday, 7/16/10+ (make up)||Tri-City Red||18||Hamline Red (6 innings)||5||6:00 pm, Hiighland Park HS||26||7|
|34 - Sat., 7/17/10+ (make up)||Tri-City Red||6||Tri-City Maroon||2||10:00 am, Arlington (Arkwright)||27||7|
|35 - Sat., 7/17/10+ (make up)||Tri-City Red||10||White Bear (5 innings)||0||Noon, Arlington (Arkwright)||28||7|
|---- Sun., 7/18/10+ (make up)||Tri-City Red||RAIN||Hamline Purple||RAIN||12 Noon, Cretin-Derham Hall HS||--||--|
|---- Sun., 7/18/10+ (make up)||Hamline Purple||RAIN||Tri-City Red||RAIN||2:00 pm, Cretin-Derham Hall HS||--||--|
|District 4 Playoffs: (see next section, below, for bracket and most up-to-date schedule/score information)|
|From 35E, go east on Highway 96. Turn left onto White Bear Parkway (northbound), which will ultimately curve toward the east. Turn left on Township Parkway (northbound). Continue to Hammond Road, turn left, then left again into parking lot for baseball fields.|
|36 - Tuesday, 7/20/10||Hamline Red (#7 seed)||1||Tri-City Red (#2 seed)||6||8 pm, Polar Lakes Pk, WB Township||29||7|
|37 - Wednesday, 7/21/10||Rosetown||5||Tri-City Red (11 innings)||4||8 pm, Polar Lakes Pk, WB Township||29||8|
|38 - Thursday, 7/22/10||Tri-City Maroon||4||Tri-City Red (10 innings)||5||5 pm, Polar Lakes Pk, WB Township||30||8|
|39 - Friday, 7/23/10||White Bear Orange||2||Tri-City Red||11||5 pm, Midway Stadium||31||8|
|40 - Friday, 7/23/10||Rosetown||10||Tri-City Red||5||8 pm, Midway Stadium||31||9|
|Tournament Notes:||Fabulous season, Red !!! I personally want to thank all the coaches, parents, and fans who gave of themselves and supported Red all season long -- but particularly the wonderful young men who believed in themselves and their teammates, making this a summer to remember for all, especially for me. Love you all !!!!|
|Minnesota State Tournament:|
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View and/or Print a 2010 4th District Tournament Bracket
(Field designations and game times/dates are subject to change) PDF File: 8 KB
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complete tournament schedule in table format, as well as other
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2010 Minnesota State Tournament
The Annual Minnesota State American Legion Baseball Championship Tournament will be hosted by Hibbing. Play begins on Thursday, July 29, 2010 and continues through Sunday, August 1, 2010. Team check-in will take place on Wednesday, July 28, 2010, with the annual banquet being held that evening.
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The 2010 Regional American Legion Tournaments will be held as follows:
Central Plains: Blue Springs, MO Thursday, 8/5/010 - Monday, 8/9/10 Great Lakes: Mattoon, IL Thursday, 8/5/10 - Monday, 8/9/10
The 2010 (85th) American Legion World Series will be held in Spokane, WA on Friday, August 13, 2010 through Tuesday, August 17, 2010.
For more information on the National Tournaments, visit Spokane's official web site, or take this link to the National American Legion Baseball Web Site.
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Season Events & Awards
42nd Annual Fourth District American Legion Baseball Banquet:
|41st Annual 4th District American
Legion Baseball Banquet
Monday, July 26, 2010
North St. Paul American Legion Post #39
2678 7th Avenue East, North St. Paul, MN 55109
PREGAME: 6:00 p.m.; DINNER: 7:00 p.m.
Parents, family & Friends: Contact Jessica Hagemann for Tickets!
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