Tri-City Blue 2012

Last updated: 9/15/12



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2012 Season Notes & News

2012 Player Registration Information

Players born on or after January 1, 1993 (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
2012 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.

Tri-City Blue Welcomes Kyle Foster and Troy Urdahl

Effective with the 2012 season, Tri-City Blue is pleased to announce the appointment of Kyle Foster as Head Coach. After a very successful career with Hamline University in St. Paul (where he earned several MIAC honors as a starting pitcher from 2004-2007), Kyle signed wtih the St. Paul Saints and began his professional career in 2008. His contract was soon purchased by the Boston Red Sox (June 2008), and he was assigned to the Greenville Drive (Single A, South Atlantic league). After release from the Red Sox in 2009, he returned to the St. Paul Saints, continuing his career there through 2011. While in college and as a professional, Kyle also shared his expertise with area youth, by serving as an assistant coach with high school and youth teams. Also effective with the 2012 season, Troy Urdahl, Head Coach at St. Anthony Village High School, takes over the reins as Team Manager. We welcome Kyle and Troy to Tri-City Blue, and look forward to a productive and beneficial relationship for the benefit of ourarea players.

State and National News

- For the 2012 season, the National American Legion is implementing several rule changes -- inlcuding DH for pitcher only (play must be in accordance with MLB American League rule), no player re-entry, no courtesy runners. Information on this, and other State and National news is available on the Minnesota American Legion Baseball web page.

- Minnesota American Legion Baseball is now on
Facebook. Visit -- and "like" the page -- to receive status updates on your own Facebook newsfeed.

- Due to her many volunteer contributions to the American Legion Baseball program, Tri-City's own, Gail Kalata, was inducted into the Minnesota American Legion Baseball Hall of Fame in 2011. The award was presented at the 2011 MN State Tournament banquet, and Gail very much appreciated all the congratulations and warm wishes extended by her Tri-City Baseball family!

- 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.

Visit the 2012 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 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 2012 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!

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2012 Official Team Roster


Name High School Uniform # Position(s) Height Weight Bats Throws Grad Yr.
Jake Anderson Columbia Heights 8 Outfield / Shortstop 6'0" 165 R R 2012
Zak Armstrong St. Anthony Village 11 Outfield 5'6" 130 R R 2011
Ryan Bernardy St. Anthony Village 6 Shortstop / Catcher 5'11" 150 L R 2014
Noah Bluth St. Anthony Village 16 Catcher 6'1" 175 R R 2014
Mike Hankner St. Anthony Village 13 Infield (1B, 3B) 6'1" 175 R R 2013
Alex Jenson St. Anthony Village 21 Catcher / Outfield 6'0" 175 R R 2011
William Johnson St. Anthony Village 3 Outfield (CF/LF) 6'0" 175 R R 2013
Nickolas Kampa St. Anthony Village 12 Outfield (CF/LF) 5'10" 150 R R 2013
Aidan Kelly St. Anthony Village 9 Infield (2B/SS) 5'8" 135 R R 2014
Darren Lawson St. Anthony Village 5 Infield (SS/2B) 6'2" 160 L R 2011
Arturo Ranallo St. Anthony Village 19 Outfield (RF) / Infield (1B) 5'11" 180 R R 2011
Nicholas Roessler-Caram St. Anthony Village 10 Pitcher / Infield (3B) 5'11" 190 R R 2011
Ryan Rush St. Anthony Village 7 Infield (3B) 6'1" 175 R R 2013
Colin Schons St. Anthony Village 4 Catcher / Infield (3B) 6'0" 200 R R 2011
Mike Studer St. Anthony Village 18 Infield (SS/1B) 6'3" 190 R R 2013
Joe Twohy St. Anthony Village 2 Infield (2B) 5'6" 130 R R 2012
Isaac Weis St. Anthony Village 17 Infield (3B/1B) 6'3 185 L R 2013
Jordan Wiggins St. Anthony Village 15 Pitcher, Infield (1B) 6'1" 200 R R 2012


2012 Coaching Staff

Head Coaches: Kyle Foster Assistant Coach: Troy Urdahl
Team Manger: Troy Urdahl Team Administration: Gail Kalata
Tri-City Legion Post 513 Adjutant: Norbert Stachowski    


2012 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 - Wed, 6/13/12* Anoka 1 Tri-City Blue 5 St. Anthony, 7:00 p.m. 1 0
2 - Mon, 6/18/12* Tri-City Blue 0 Coon Rapids 6 Coon Rapids (Wintercrest), 8:30 p.m. 1 1
3 - Wed, 6/20/12* Tri-City Blue   Spring Lake Park   Spring Lake Park HS, 6:15 p.m.    
4 - Thurs, 6/21/12* Westphal Armstrong   Tri-City Blue   St. Anthony, 7:00 p.m. 1 1
5 - Tues, 6/26/12* Tri-City Blue 2 Ham Lake (Blaine) 7 Blaine (Paul Parkway), 7:00 p.m. 1 2
6 - Wed, 6/27/12* Centennial 9 Tri-City Blue 1 St. Anthony, 7:00 p.m. 1 3
7 - Mon, 7/2/12* Tri-City Blue 5 Fridley 6 Totino-Grace HS, 6:15 p.m. 1 4
8 - Tues, 7/10/12* Champlin 7 Tri-City Blue 2 St. Anthony, 7:00 p.m. 1 5
9 - Thurs, 7/12/12* Tri-City Blue 7 Andover 1 Andover HS, 6:15 p.m. 2 5
10 - Wed,, 7/18/12* Osseo 0 Tri-City Blue 1 St. Anthony, 7:00 p.m. 3 5
11 - Thurs, 7/19/12* Tri-City Blue 4 Maple Grove 9 Maple Grove HS, 6:15 pm 3 6
  Thanks, Blue, for another great season of Tri-City American Legion Baseball! Your fans appreciate your hard work and effort throughout the season!
District Playoffs: (See District 10 North Hennepin League web site for additional info.)
Playoff Notes: For the 2012 season, the top 6 finishers in league play advance to the 10th District Playoff Tournament
1. Maple Grove (9-2), 2. Coon Rapids (9-2), 3. Lino Lakes-Centennial (8-3), 4. Osseo (7-4), 5. Champlin (7-4), 6. Fridley (6-5)

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2012 District Playoffs/Tournament

North Hennepin Playoffs:

10th District Playoffs:


2012 MN State American Legion Tournament

The Annual Minnesota State American Legion Baseball Championship Tournament will be hosted by Chaska. Play begins on Friday, August 3, 2012 and continues through Monday, August 6, 2012. Team check-in will take place on Thursday, August 2, 2012, with the annual banquet being held that evening.

Visit the 2012 Official
MN State Tournament Web Page


2012 Regional Championship Tournament

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, 8/9/12 - Monday, 8/13/12


2012 World Series National Championship Tournament

The 2012 (87th) American Legion World Series will be held in Shelby, NC on Friday, August 17, 2012 through Tuesday, August 21, 2012.

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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2168 Rice Creek Road
New Brighton, MN 55112

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