Tri-City Blue 2011

Last updated: 8/15/11



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2011 Season Notes & News

2011 Player Registration Information

Players born on or after January 1, 1992 (including HS graduates), and who attend(ed) St. Anthony Village High School, are eligible to register and tryout for Tri-City Blue. Players who attend other high schools may also be eligible, depending upon the location of their permanent home address and/or the proximity of other Legion teams to their home address/school. We, of course, welcome eligible players from schools other than St. Anthony to register and try out with Tri-City Blue! (Due to the complexitites with American Legion Baseball rostering rules, to confirm eligibility in such cases, please contact us, providing school of attendnace and permanent address.)

Those interested in trying out for Tri-City Blue must first complete a
2011 registration form (printable, for completion). Instructions for its submittal, as well as further information about registraton and tryouts, are contained in the registration form itself.

General information about American Legion Baseball player eligibility and rostering rules, as well as contact info for other area Legion Baseball teams, is
available here.

State and National News

For 2011, a new Minnesota American Legion Baseball web page has been launched, which includes crucial information for teams pertaining to registration, rule changes, as well as links to the 2011 Minnesota Rule Book, other District web sites around the State, and information on various Legion tournaments being held in 2011.

Due to her many volunteer contributions to the American Legion Baseball program, Tri-City's own, Gail Kalata, will be inducted into the Minnesota American Legion Baseball Hall of Fame in 2011. The award will be presented at the 2011 MN State Tournament banquet, which will be held on Thursday, July 28th in Eden Prairie, the evening prior to the tournament's opening games. Members of the general public are welcome to attend the banquet each year; further information is available through the
State tournament web page.

Did you know that the
National American Legion Baseball web site includes a nation-wide listing of registered teams, as well as links to individual team web sites? Visit National's List of Registered Teams, to truly see the extent and popularity of American Legion Baseball across the nation-- as well as Minnesota's leading position, with respect to its number of registered teams.

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.)

Visit the 2011 State Tournament and Gopher Classic Web Sites

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 2011 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 up and running for the 2011 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!

2011 Official Team Roster


Name High School Uniform # Position(s) Height Weight Bats Throws Grad Yr.
Jerome Andrews Columbia Heights 60 Outfield (CF/RF) 6'2" 170 R R 2011
Zak Armstrong St. Anthony Village 1 Outfield (LF/CF) 5'6" 125 R R 2011
Stephen Couillard St. Anthony Village 12 Outfield (CF/LF) 5'10" 160 L L 2011
Ryan Ferkinhoff St. Anthony Village 10 Catcher, Outfield (RF) 5'9" 180 R R 2011
Alexander Jenson St. Anthony Village 40 Catcher, Outfield (RF) 6'0" 180 R R 2011
Kevin Johnson DeLaSalle High School 5 Shortstop, Infield (2B) 6'0" 175 L R 2010
Darren Lawson St. Anthony Village 5 Shortstop, Infield (2B) 6'3" 180 L L 2011
Lucas McKay Columbia Heights 19 Infield (1B, SS) 6'3" 230 L R 2011
Robert O'Connell St. Anthony Village 8 Infield (2B, 3B) 5'10" 180 R R 2011
Charles Peterson St. Anthony Village 50 Infield (3B, 1B) 5'11" 180 R R 2011
David Peterson St. Anthony Village 25 Pitcher, Infield (3B) 6'3" 185 R R 2011
Joseph Pohl Totino-Grace High School 31 Outfield (RF/LF) 6'0" 200 R R 2011
Arturo Ranallo St. Anthony Village 62 Outfield (RF), Infield (1B) 6'0" 190 R R 2011
Nicholas Roessler-Caram St. Anthony Village 14 Infield (1B), Pitcher 5'10" 190 R R 2011
Colin Schons St. Anthony Village 24 Catcher, Infield (1B) 5'10" 180 R R 2011
Trevor Weber St. Anthony Village 18 Infield (1B), Outfield (RF) 6'1" 170 L R 2011
Steven Wehr St. Anthony Village 20 Pitcher, Infield (1B) 6'5" 165 L R 2010
Jordan Wiggins St. Anthony Village 15 Pitcher, Infield (1B) 6'2" 200 R R 2012


2011 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


2011 Season Schedule & Results

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
1 - Thurs, 6/23/11* Andover 3 Tri-City Blue 2 Andover HS, 6:15 p.m. 1 0
2 - Fri, 6/24/11 Minneapolis Post Office (Washburn) 4 Tri-City Blue 1 St. Anthony, 7:15 p.m. 1 1
3 - Sun, 6/26/11* Tri-City Blue 5 Westphal Armstrong 4 Armstrong HS, 6:15 p.m. 2 1
4 - Mon, 6/27/11* Tri-City Blue 6 Maple Grove 4 Maple Grove HS, 6:15 pm 3 1
5 - Tues, 6/28/11* Anoka 0 Tri-City Blue 4 St. Anthony, 7:15 p.m. 4 1
6 - Wed, 6/29/11* Champlin 12 Tri-City Blue 5 St. Anthony, 7:15 p.m. 4 2
7 - Thurs, 6/30/11* Osseo 1 Tri-City Blue 5 St. Anthony, 7:15 p.m. 4 3
8 - Fri, 7/1/11* Centennial 18 Tri-City Blue 10 St. Anthony, 5:15 p.m. 4 4
9 - Fri, 7/1/11* Spring Lake Park 0 Tri-City Blue 7 St. Anthony, 7:15 p.m. 5 4
Delano Stars & Stripes 4th of July Tournament: (View/Print the Tournament Bracket !!!)
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: Andover, Hopkins, Osseo, St. Michael, Minneapolis SW, St. Louis Park, Delano, and Tri-City Blue.
NOTE: Home/Away designations below not necessarily accurate.
10 - Sat, 7/2/11 Minneapolis SW 1 Tri-City Blue 2 Mini-Wrigley, Delano Municipal, 5:00 p.m. 6 4
11 - Sun, 7/3/11 St. Louis Park 2 Tri-City Blue 3 Mini-Wrigley, Delano Municipal, 7:30 p.m. 7 4
12 - Mon, 7/4/11 Osseo 3 Tri-City Blue 8 Mini-Wrigley, Delano Municipal, 7:45 p.m. 7 5
Tournament Notes: Congratulations, Blue, on taking 2nd place at Delano !!! For all the tournanment game scores, click here.
13 - Wed, 7/6/11* Tri-City Blue 5 Fridley 9 Totino-Grace HS, 6:15 p.m. 7 6
14 - Thurs, 7/7/11* Tri-City Blue 3 Robbinsdale (Cooper) 0 Cooper HS, 6:15 p.m. 8 6
15 - Fri, 7/8/11* Tri-City Blue 8 Blaine 9 Spring Lake Park HS, 4 pm 8 7
Leauge Playoffs: (See District 10 North Hennepin League web site for additional info.
Playoff Notes:  
16 - Tues, 7/12/11 (Play-in game) Andover 3 Tri-City Blue 4 St. Anthony, 7:00 p.m. 9 7
17 - Wed, 7/13/11 (Best of 3) Tri-City Blue 3 Lino Lakes (Centennial) 9 Baldwin Park, 5:30 pm 9 8
18 - Thur, 7/14/11 (Best of 3) Lino Lakes (Centennial) 3 Tri-City Blue 2 St. Anthony, 5:30 p.m. 9 9
Playoff Notes: Thanks, Blue, for another great season of Tri-City American Legion Baseball! Your fans appreciate your hard work and effort throughout the season!
District 10 Playoffs:
Tournament Notes:  

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2011 District Playoffs/Tournament

North Hennepin Playoffs:

10th District Playoffs:


2011 MN State American Legion Tournament

The Annual Minnesota State American Legion Baseball Championship Tournament will be hosted by Eden Prairie. Play begins on Friday, July 29, 2011 and continues through Monday, August 1, 2011. Team check-in will take place on Thursday, July 28, 2011, with the annual banquet being held that evening..

2011 State Tournament
Information & Details at the Official State Tournament Website


2011 Regional Championship Tournaments

The Regional American Legion Tournament will be held as follows:
(Note, beginning in 2011, National has assigned both the Minnesota State Champ and the Minnesota State Runner up to the Central Plains Regional.)

Central Plains: Dickinson, ND Thursday, 8/4/11 - Monday, 8/8/11
Great Lakes: Mattoon, IL Thursday, 8/5/10 - Monday, 8/9/10\


2011 World Series National Championship Tournament

The 2011 (86th) American Legion World Series will be held in Shelby, NC on Friday, August 12, 2011 through Tuesday, August 16, 2011.

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

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