2012 Tri-City Red

Last Updated: 8/7/12

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2nd Annual Tri-City Red Golf Outing

Golf Outing Photo / Summary (Shoreview Press)

8/7/12 Golf Outing Update:
Those interested in golfing may still sign up -- through Saturday, August 11th at Noon.
Payment may then be made at the event ($80/golfer).
Send an email to
Gail Kalata or Email the Golf Outing Chairperson before Noon on Saturday, with the names and/or number of golfers in your group.

You may also contact the Golf Outing Chair, Katie Braid, by phone (651-343-3000) to register or to get further information, if you have questions.
A limited number of seats (4) are still available for dinner also!
Cash donations, as well as items for raffle / silent auction are still certainly welcome!

SAVE THE DATE and start recruiting your friends, family, and co-workers NOW to participate in the 2nd Annual Tri-City Red Golf Outing.

WHEN: Sunday, August 12, 2012 - Shot Gun start is at 1:00 p.m.
WHERE: Oak Glen in Stillwater (1599 McKusick Road, Stillwater, MN 55128)
WHAT: A. Join us for a great afternoon on the course. (Four-person scramble - best ball.)
  B. Then, stay for dinner (as well as a silent auction / raffle), and enjoy mingling with friends, family, and alumni.
  C. Can't join us for golf? No problem! Gather up a group of friends / family, and simply join us for dinner!
  D. In addition, we need your help in securing event sponsors, as well as donations for the silent auction.
HOW: 1. Print the Information/Registration Flyer.
  2. Complete it, indicating the names of those in the foursome.
  3. Mail it (before Friday, August 3rd), along with payment to:
Tri-City Red Baseball, 6514 Upper 23rd Street No., Oakdale, MN 55128
(Make checks payable to "Tri-City Red Baseball.") Registration materials may also be turned in to Gail Kalata or Rus Poser.
  4. To help us with ...

a) Hole and event sponsorship,
b) Item donations for the silent auction and raffle, and/or
c) General donations ...

Print a
Golf Outing Sponsorship / Pledge Form and provide it to potential participants, asking for their help.
(The form includes a letter, explaining our baseball program, as well as the ways businesses and individuals can participate.)
Questions? Email the Golf Outing Chairperson or contact her by phone (Katie Braid, 651-343-3000).
(Or of course, you can also contact
Rus Poser or Gail Kalata)

Please help support the team, so that we can keep it going (and strong) for future seasons.
Continuation of the Tri-City Red tradition depends on it!

Thank you, in advance, for your participation, help, and support! And, we look forward to seeing everyone on August 12th!


Tri-City Red Announces Tournament Schedule for 2012

Are you ready for another great season of Tri-City Red American Legion Baseball !?!

We are extremely excited about the 2012 tournament schedule! It includes Red's regular, favorite stops (the Hopkins Summer Classic, the Fargo/Moorhead Invitational, and the Gopher Classic) -- plus, it includes two additional tournaments (in which Red has not competed for a few years) -- the Omaha CWS Tournament and the Princeton Tournament (43rd annual ... wow, now that's an ongoing tradition!).

As such, Red's summer schedule looks like this ....

June 9-10: Opening weekend of league play
June 15-17: Hopkins Summer Classic Tournament
Opponents include Excelsior, Chester Bird (Benilde), Delano, Eden Prairie, Oakdale, Wayzata, Hopkins.
June 20-24: Omaha CWS Tournament
Red's pool play games will include contests against Lakewood, CO, Denver (Mullen), CO, Chatfield, CO, Sioux Falls, and Omaha's Creighton Prep team. During the trip, there will be opportunity to attend the College World Series.
June 29-July 1: Fargo/Moorhead Invitational
Our pool play games will be played at Jack Williams Stadium in Fargo this year.
July 4, 6-8: Off: mid-season break
We hope to also be off on July 5th.
July 13-17: Gopher Classic at Bethel University
Check out the
Gopher Classic schedule!
July 20-22: 43rd Annual Princeton Tournament
Opponents include Eden Prairie, Alexandria, Grand Rapids, Apple Valley, St. Cloud 76ers, Hopkins, Princeton.
July 23-28: 4th District Playoff Tournament
August 2-6: State Tournament in Chaska

In addition to the league schedule and tournament participation, Red will also be sprinkling some non-league contests with area teams into the schedule. Check back for further information, as it becomes available.

Other Info Pertaining to the 2012 Season:


*Refer to table below for updates.

Stephen Grasley Assumes Position of Manager & Head Coach for Tri-City Red

Effective with the 2012 season, Tri-City Red is pleased to announce that Stephen Grasley assumes the position of Manager & Head Coach. Steve graduated from Mounds View high school and played with Red from 1998 - 2000. Along with his team mates, Steve brought home an American Legion World Series national championship title in 1999. After high school, he attended Creighton University, where he earned Division 1 All-American honors, in addition to completing his degree. He joined the Seattle Mariner organization in 2004, spending time in Peoria, the Arizona Rookie League, and with the Mariner's Timber Rattlers affiliate in Appleton. Steve has served as an Assistant Coach with Tri-City Red for several years and, effective with the 2012 season, he assumes the reins as Manager & Head Coach.

Rus Poser, who has been at the helm since 2009 (after having Assisted for a number of years) steps into the role of General Manager of Tri-City Red, while continuing to work fulltime and serving as an Assistant Coach at Bethel University. He will continue to enjoy Tri-City Red games -- but from the other side of the backstop fence! Billy Scheider will return as an Assistant Coach in 2012, with additional Assistant Coaches to be named at a later date.

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 Facebook home page.

- 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 Red 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.

Statewide Legion Baseball Poll

The MN American Legion Baseball Statewide Coaches/Media Poll will again be in operation for the 2012 season. Tri-City Red has been a fixture in the poll -- quite an accomplishment, considering there are over 325 Legion teams in Minnesota. Complete poll results are posted each week on this web site, as well as being distributed to several media outlets and newspapers all across the state. Make sure to check for the latest Poll results frequently!

Follow Tri-City Baseball in the Bulletin and Shoreview Press

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!

Tri-City Continues to Contribute to the Advancement and Promotion of American Legion Baseball

In addition to being the first American Legion Post and baseball teams in the State of Minnesota to establish a web site, 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 -- as well as maintaining the site during the tournament and assisting with the running of the tournament itself. In addition, Tri-City hosts and maintains the MN Legion Baseball home page, and Tri-City plays an important role in assisting with the administration of the Gopher Classic tournament, including publishing all game schedules and results on-line. All of this information not only helps to advance the program, but it serves to benefit players by making more information accessible to college and professional scouts.

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!

Show Your Support of the Tri-City Legion!

As has been the case with many Legion Posts in recent years, the long-time sponsor of our baseball teams, Tri-City American Legion Post 513, has faced struggles in recent years due to the difficult economy -- and was forced to close its building as a result. (The Legion continues as a chartered Post -- it simply no longer has a building at which to hold community events.) You can show your onogoing appreciation to the Legion for all of the valuable contributions it makes to the community (in addition to sponsorship of the Legion baseball teams!), by supporting their continuing programs that benefit our area schools, veterans, youth, and the community at large. For information on current events (e.g., the collection of items for charitable garage sales, craft sales, etc.), please make sure to visit the Legion's web site, as well as its Facebook page. Also, if you are a veteran -- or if an immediate member of your family is a veteran -- please consider joining the Tri-City family as a member (Legion, Auxiliary, Sons of the American Legion)!

(Because my father was a WWII veteran, I can proudly say that I am an American Legion Auxiliary member! Gail)

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!


2012 Season Highlights and Accomplishments:

6/26/12: Red is off to a great start this season!
7-1 league, 13-4 overall. Go Red!

For league standings (and scores from other teams' games), please hop over to the District 4 web page.

Visit Tri-City Red's 2011 Season Page to review last year's results!

Tri-City Red Golf Outing
Sunday, August 12, 2012
(Dinner & Silent Auction to follow golf.)
Oak Glen Golf Course in Stillwater

Multiple ways to participate!
1) Come to Golf; 2) Come to Golf and have Dinner; 3) Come for Dinner Only; 4) Sponsor a Hole;
5) Make a Contribution or Donate Goods for Raffle/Silent Auction

Registration Form / Sponsorship Form

For more information, contact Rus Poser
or event coordinator,
Katie Braid, 651-343-3000.

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2012 Team Roster

2012 Printable Tri-City Red Roster

Inquiries from scouts can be directed to Steve Grasley (651-246-0946)

2012 Tri-City Red Team Picture
(not yet available)

Name (*Captains) High School Uniform # Position(s) - TBD Height Weight Bats Throws Grad Yr.
Anderson, Lars Mounds View 15 Catcher, Pitcher 5'10" 200 R R 2013
Anderson, Nik* Mounds View / Bethel Univ. 1 Infield (SS, 2B) 5'10" 165 R R 2011
Becker, Brett* Mounds View / St. John's Univ. 2 Outfield (LF), Infield (2B) 5'10" 160 L R 2011
DeCaster, Ethan Mounds View 10 Pitcher, Infield (3B, SS) 6'5" 180 R R 2013
Elfstrom, Karl Mounds View 19 Pitcher 6'5" 200 R R 2012
Fredrickson, Mitch Mounds View 8 Infield (2B), Pitcher 5'11" 160 R R 2013
Hanzalik, Jake Mounds View 9 Pitcher, Infield (3B) 6'2" 195 R R 2012
Helgeson, Nick Mounds View 4 Infield (2B, SS) 5'7" 150 R R 2012
Hentges, Sam Mounds View 21 Infield (1B), DH 6'5" 225 L L 2014
Herringshaw, Matt* Mounds View 16 Pitcher 6'2" 200 R R 2012
Knutson, Max Mounds View 20 Pitcher, Outfield (RF) 6'2" 195 L L 2013
Madsen, Quinn Mounds View 3 Outfield (CF), Pitcher 6'2" 170 L R 2012
Meyer, Sam Totino-Grace 5 Infield (3B, 2B) 6'0" 170 R R 2012
Mezzenga, Ben Totino-Grace 6 Outfield (CF, LF, RF) 5'10" 155 L R 2015
Smestad, Austin Mounds View 14 Outfield (LF, RF) 6'0" 185 R R 2013
Vijums, Ryan Mounds View 22 Outfield (LF), Pitcher 6'0" 160 R R 2012
Wilson, Matt Mounds View 25 Infield (1B), Catcher, DH 6'1" 185 R R 2012

2012 Coaching Staff

Legion (Sponsor) Representative/Adjutant: Norb Stachowski
General Business Manager: Rus Poser
Manager & Head Coach:: Stephen Grasley, #7
Assistant Coaches: Billy Schneider, #18 Darcy Ruff, #24 Jesse Nickols, #11
Team Administration: Gail Kalata
Equipment / Statistician: John Sjobeck

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2012 Season Schedule & Results

2012 Printable Schedule
(last updated 6/8/12)
Note that the printable schedule above does NOT reflect schedule changes due to rain-outs or other late schedule alterations.
For the most current information, please see the table below.

+Denotes 4th District League Game

(If highlighted, click on the opposing team's name for its team web site.)

Game # / Date Team (Click on name for web site) 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, 6/7/12 Tri-City Red 3 Edina (walk of solo HR in bottom 8) 4 8:00 pm, Braemar (Edina) 0 1
2 - Saturday, 6/9/12+ Roseville East 0 Tri-City Red (5 innings) 12 11:30 am, Polar Lks Pk, WB Township*, Field 1 1 1
*Directions to WB Township Fields: 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.
3 - Saturday, 6/9/12+ Tri-City Red 14 Rosetown (5 innings) 0 2:00 pm,, Polar Lks Pk, WB Township, Field 1 2 1
4 - Sunday, 6/10/12+ Tri-City Red 10 Arcade-Phalen 4 5:00 pm Polar Lks Pk (WB Township),* Field 2 3 1
-- Sunday, 6/10/12+ Maplewood Green - POSTPONED -   Tri-City Red - Moved to July 19th   7:30 pm, Polar Lks Pk (WB Township), Field 2 - -
5 - Monday, 6/11/12+ Hamline Red 0 Tri-City Red 10 6:00 pm, Mounds View HS 4 1
6 - Tuesday, 6/12/12+ Noth St. Paul 5 Tri-City Red 4 6:00 pm, Mounds View HS 4 2
7 - Wednesday, 6/13/12+ White Bear Orange 3 Tri-City Red (Shoreview Press story) 9 6:00 pm, Mounds View HS 5 2
- Thursday, 6/14/12+ Tri-City Red RAIN Hamline Red - Make up = June 28 RAIN 6:00 pm, St. Paul Academy -- --
Hopkins Classic: Print Complete Tournament Pairings (Updated 6/20/12 with all the tournament scores!)
NOTE (6/8/12): The tournament format / schedule was revised from its original version, because Hopkins, Eden Prairie and Delano all advanced to the State High School tournament.

Tournament Notes:

Hopkins Web Site

Scheduled Participants: Wayzata, , Oakdale, Tri-City Red, Chester Bird (Benilde), Excelsior.
(Originally also included
Hopkins, Eden Prairie, and Delano.)

All round-robin games will be played at Big Willow Park (in Minnetonka).
Based upon Friday/Saturday games, the top four teams advance to the championship round on Sunday at
Hopkins High School.

Directions to Big Willow: From Hwy 169, go west on Minnetonka Blvd (County Rd 5); about 1/2 mile past 17th Ave/Cty Rd 73, turn right into the parking lot. (Follow driveway around perimeter of outfield fence for additional parking, if front lot is full.)

Directions to Hopkins HS Field:
From Hwy 169, go west on Cedar Lake Road, then right on Lindbergh Drive. On north side of high school, turn left to enter the parking lot. Walk west to reach field.

Note: Home / away designations for unplayed games shown below are not necessarily accurate; determined by coin flip prior to each game.

8 - Friday, 6/15/12 Chester Bird (Click on link for game article.) 2 Tri-City Red Link to game summary. 4 11:30 am, Big Willow Park 6 2
9 - Friday, 6/15/12 Oakdale 4 Tri-City Red 9 2:00 pm, Big Willow Park 7 2
--- Saturday, 6/16/12 Wayzata RAIN Tri-City Red RAIN 9:00 am, Big Willow Park -- --
10 - Saturday, 6/16/12 Excelsior 1 Tri-City Red 3 11:30 am, Big Willow Park 8 2
11 - Sunday, 6/17/12 Chester Bird 3 Tri-City Red 9 11:30 am Hopkins HS 9 2
- Sunday, 6/17/12 TBD (Championship) RAIN* Tri-City Red (Tourney Champ !) RAIN* 4:30 pm, Hopkins HS -- --
Tournament Notes: Congrat's, RED! ... First tournament championship of the season!
The Hopkins Field was deemed unplayable to hold the championship game (likely would have been against Excelsior), so Red was declared tournament champion based upon win percentage and least runs allowed. (See link above to updated pairings sheet, which has all the tournament scores.)
12 - Monday, 6/18/12+ Tri-City Maroon 0 Tri-City Red 4 6:00 pm, Mounds View HS 10 2
Decker CWS Tournament, Omaha NE: (Visit Tournament web site)

Tournament Notes & Info:
Full Team Itinerary
(with Maps)

48-Team Pool Play Format (8 pools, 6 teams each -- although our pool, and another, has only 5 teams) played at various sites in the Omaha area during the College World Series.

Tri-City Red plays at Jurgenson Park in the Creighton Prep HS Pool, 7400 Western Avenue, Omaha, NE 68114-1878.
Visit the Tournament web site for complete list of participants, pool play schedules, maps to all fields, etc.

Home/Away designations for unplayed games below are not necessarily accurate; host team is home during pool play, and in all other games, home/away is determined by coin flip.

Team Hotel: LaQuinta Inn - Omaha Northwest, 3330 North 104th Avenue, Omaha, NE 68134; 402-493-1900.

Visit the Omaha World Herald newspaper for related sports stories.

--- Wednesday, 6/20/12 Lakewood, CO (suspended in 2nd) RAIN Tri-City Red (Red was leading 4-2) RAIN 5:00 pm, Creighton Prep HS (rain out) -- --
13 - Thursday, 6/21/12 Denver, CO (Mullen Mustangs) 4 Tri-City Red 5 3:15 pm Creighton Prep HS 11 2
14 - Friday, 6/22/12 Tri-City Red 2 Sioux Falls, SD (Cyclones) 1 9:30 am, Creighton Prep HS 12 2
15 - Friday, 6/22/12* Tri-City Red* 6 Chatfield, CO* 11 5:00 pm, Creighton Prep HS 12 3
--- Saturday, 6/2312 Lakewood, CO (Slammers Gray) canceled RAIN Tri-City Red (continuation of above) RAIN 8:00 am, Creighton Prep HS -- --
16 - Saturday, 6/23/12 Tri-City Red 3 Omaha-Creighton Prep (PI Midwest) 4 5:30 pm, Creighton Prep HS 12 4
Tournament Notes: *Game did not count in pool-play standings. Cross-over game with another pool, to ensure that each team in every pool has an equal # of games.
17 - Monday, 6/25/12+ Tri-City Red 13 Roseville East 3 6:00 pm, Midway Stadium 13 4
18 - Tuesday, 6/2612+ Tri-City Red 4 White Bear Orange 2 8:00 pm, Midway Stadium 14 4
19 - Wednesday, 6/27/12+ Tri-City Red 2 North St. Paul 4 8:00 pm, McKnight Legion Field*, NSP 14 5
*Directions to McKnight Legion Field: 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.
20 - Thursday, 6/28/12+ Tri-City Red (6 innings) 10 Hamline Red - make up of June 14 0 6:00 pm, St. Paul Academy 15 5
40th Annual Fargo-Moorhead Invitational Tournament: (Print Complete Tournament Pairings) - Updated with scores, 7/1/12

Tournament Notes & Info:

Full Team Itinerary
with Maps

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 most recently won this tournament's championship in 2008 and in 2010.

Jack Williams Pool:
Fargo Post 2, West Fargo, Omaha West Side, Maple Grove, Detroit Lakes, Tri-City Red
Matson Field Pool:
Moorhead Blues, Team Manitoba (Winnipeg all-star team), Mandan ND Chiefs, Alexandria, Omaha Millard, Mitchell, SD
(Home/away designation for unplayed games below is not necessarily correct.)

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 ND 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 Fairfield Inn, 3902 9th Avenue SW, Fargo 58103; 701-281-0494.
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).

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.)
21 - Friday, 6/29/12 Tri-City Red 13 West Fargo 11 10:30 am, Jack Williams, Fargo 16 5
22 - Friday, 6/29/12 Detroit Lakes 1 Tri-City Red (5 innings) 14 1:00 pm, Jack Williams, Fargo 17 5
23 - Saturday, 6/30/12 Tri-City Red 5 Maple Grove 2 8:00 am, Jack Williams, Fargo 18 5
24 - Saturday, 6/30/12 Omaha (West Side)-KB Bldg Prod. 5 Tri-City Red 2 10:30 am, Jack Williams, Fargo 18 6
25 - Sunday, 7/1/12 Tri-City Red 2 Fargo (won in bottom of 7th) 3 1:00 pm, Jack Williams, Fargo 18 7
Tournament Notes: Tri-City Red winds up in tie for 1st place in the pool, with Omaha West Side and Maple Grove (all 3-2); Omaha win pool on head-to-head tie-breaker, since it beat both TCR and Maple Grove.
Shoreview Press Article
26 - Monday, 7/2/12+ Rosetown 0 Tri-City Red (5 innings) 11 6:00 pm, Mounds View HS 19 7
27 - Tuesday, 7/3/12+ Hamline Purple 2 Tri-City Red 3 6:00 pm, Mounds View HS 20 7
28 - Sunday, 7/8/12+ Arcade-Phalen 0 Tri-City Red 3 6:00 pm, Mounds View HS 21 7
29 - Monday, 7/9/12+ Tri-City Red 8 Hamline Purple 0 6:00, Cretin-Derham Hall HS 22 7
30 - Tuesday, 7/10/12+ Tri-City Red (13 innings) 4 Tri-City Maroon 3 6:00 pm, Irondale HS 23 7
31 - Wednesday, 7/11/12+ Tri-City Red 10 Maplewood Green 4 8:00 pm, Midway Stadium 24 7
Gopher Classic Tournament: (Gopher Classic Web Page)
Tournament Notes:

The Gopher Classic is a highly-competitive, 84-team pool play tournament, with participating teams coming from all over the nation. The tournament stretches over five days. Tri-City Red will play its pool play games at Hargis Park (Bethel University). See the Gopher Classic web page for lots of additional information - including a listing of all participating sites, pools, and the full tournament schedule, links to participating team web sites, maps to site locatons, and more! As co-host (with Bethel), Tri-City Red is home team in all pool play games.

  Pool Play:            
-- - Friday, 7/13/12 Owatonna Rain Tri-City Red Rain 6:00 pm, Hargis Park, Bethel Univ. -- --
32 - Saturday, 7/14/12 Elk Grove, IL 4 Tri-City Red 2 8:00 am, Hargis Park, Bethel Univ. 24 8
33 - Saturday, 7/14/12 Rapid City Post 320 1 Tri-City Red (6 innings) 9 10:30 am, Hargis Park, Bethel Univ. 25 8
34 - Sunday, 7/15/12 Rosemount 0 Tri-City Red (5 innings) 17 1:00 pm, Hargis Park, Bethel Univ. 26 8
35 - Sunday, 7/15/12 Ham Lake 1 Tri-City Red 5 3:30 pm, Hargis Park, Bethel Univ. 27 8
Tournament Notes: Elk Grove won the pool, with 5-0 record. Solid performance by TCR, going 3-1 in pool play.
36- Thursday, 7/19/12+ Maplewood Green (make up of June 10) 5 Tri-City Red 1 6:00 pm, Bethel University 27 9
43rd Annual Princeton Legion Tournament (Print Tournament Bracket)
Tournament Notes: Participants: Tri-City Red, Eden Prairie, Hopkins, Apple Valley, St. Cloud 76ers, Alexandria, Grand Rapids and Princeton. (WOW!)

City of Princeton is located off of Highway 169, north of Elk River and Zimmerman. Take the Rum River Dr. exit (when traveling north on 169 --it's the 1st exit for Princeton, which is also indicated as the exit for the hospital and airport. You'll see the ballpark lights in the distance, to the N / NW.) At the bottom of the exit ramp, turn right onto Rum River Dr. Continue to 5th Street; go left on 5th (westbound) for roughly 6 blocks (you'll likely see signs for Mark Park along the way.) You will come to a T. Turn right, then a quick left into the parking lot.

As with Fargo, Tri-City Red been participating in this tournament annually since the early 90's, although due to a shortened National season, Red was not able to participate in 2010 and 2011, because the tournament was held in June. Red has won this tournament more times than any other team -- 7 times (1993, 1994, 1997, 1999, 2006, 2007, 2009).

If you have not been to the Princeton tournament previously, it will quickly become one of your favorites -- great field, great hosts, great food, great stories, great time!...and, unfortunately, you'll likely have to listen to us "old-timers" relive the
'99 team's feats at Princeton.
-- - Friday, 7/20/12 St. Cloud 76ers (rescheduled per below) RAIN Tri-City Red RAIN 2:30 pm, Princeton Legion Field -- --
37 - Saturday, 7/21/12 Tri-City Red 7 Lino Lakes (Centennial; replaced St. Cloud) 4 2:30 pm, Princeton Legion Field 28 9
38 - Saturday, 7/21/12 Tri-City Red 6 Hopkins (winners' semi-final game) 1 5:30 pm, Princeton Legion Field 29 9
39 - Sunday, 7/22/12 Tri-City Red (Championship) 13 Eden Prairie (7 innings) 3 7:00 pm, Princeton Legion Field 30 9
Tournament Notes: Great job Red! Three great games in 3 days, to bring home the championship!. Thanks for keeping our winning tradition in Princeton alive and well!

Friday's Scores: Hopkins 7, Apple Valley 6 ... Eden Prairie 8, Alexandria 5 ... Grand Rapids 7, Princeton 3
Saturday's Scores: (due to rain, all loser's bracket games will be held on Sunday); Eden Prairie 5, Grand Rapids 4
(winners' semi-final game)
Sunday's Scores: Losers' Bracket: Lino Lakes 6, Apple Valley 1 ... Alexandria 15, Princeton 0 ... 7th Place: Apple Valley 14, Princeton 7 ... 5th Place: Lino Lakes 5, Alexandria 4 ... 3rd Place: Hopkins 6, Grand Rapids 3

District 4 Playoffs: (see next section, below or District 4 web page, for bracket and most up-to-date schedule/score information)
40 - Tuesday, 7/24/12 White Bear Orange 2 Tri-City Red (8 innings) 12 8 pm, Midway Stadium 31 9
41 - Wed., 7/25/12 Tri-City Maroon 2 Tri-City Red 9 8 pm, Midway or NSP 32 9
42 - Thursday, 7/26/12 Tri-City Red (BULLETIN STORY) 9 Noth St. Paul 1 8 pm, North St. Paul 33 9
43 - Saturday, 7/28/12 Hamline Purple (Championship Game !!!!) 0 Tri-City Red 4 Noon, McKnight Legion Field, NSP 34 9
Tournament Notes: Congratulations, Red! ..... It's on to the State Tournament in Chaska!
Minnesota State Tournament: (see next section, below) and theState Tournament page, for most up-to-date schedule / score information)
44 - Friday, 8/3/12 New Ulm Gold 5 Tri-City Red 9 10 am, Chanhassen High School 35 9
45 - Friday, 8/3/12 Hopkins 1 Tri-City Red (Shoreview Press article) 3 7 pm, Chanhassen High School 36 9
46 - Saturday, 8/4/12 Tri-City Red 0 Burnsville 2 4 pm, Chaska Athletic Park 36 10
47 - Sunday, 8/5/12 Eden Prairie (10 innings) 12 Tri-City Red (elimination game) 11 10 am, Chanhassen High School 36 11
  Fantastic season Red !!! Thank you for another memorable year of TCR baseball !!!

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2012 District Tournament

View and/or Print a 2012 4th District Tournament Bracket
(Field designations and game times/dates are subject to change)

To view the complete tournament schedule in table format, as well as other information,
Visit the District 4 Page within this Site
(Brackets/Schedules for other District Playoff Tournaments are also available on the District 4 Page)

(To return to this page, use the "back" button on your browser.)


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2012 Minnesota State 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.


Official Minnesota State Tournament Website

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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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Post Season Events & Awards

44th Annual Fourth District American Legion Baseball Banquet:

44th Annual 4th District American Legion Baseball Banquet
Monday, July 30, 2012

Arcade-Phalen Post #577
1129 Arcade Street, St. Paul, MN 55106

PREGAME: 6:00 p.m.;
COST: $12.00 / person

Parents, family & Friends: Contact
Janet Wilson for Tickets!




Tri-City American Legion Post #513
New Brighton, MN 55112

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