Tri-City Blue 2013

Last updated: 7/25/13



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2013 Season Notes & News

Tri-City Blue Welcomes Todd Niklaus as 2013 Head Coach
and Announces 2013's Tournament Schedule

Effective with the 2013 season, Tri-City Blue is pleased to announce the appointment of Todd Niklaus as Head Coach.
Coach Niklaus is a Varsity Assistant with the St. Anthony Village High School baseball team, the Head Coach of the varsity football team, as well as being a Deal of Students at St. Anthony Village High School. He was a baseball letter-winner in his hometown of Williamsport, PA. Together with his wife, Dana, and son, Will, Coach Niklaus resides in St. Anthony.

Tri-City Blue is also excited to announce its participation in the following tournaments in 2013:

June 20-23: St. Cloud Chutes Legion Tournament
Pool-play games will be held at Dick Putz and Joe Faber Fields (
St. Cloud Municipal Athletic Complex).
When available, the full schedule will be posted here, so check back soon!
July 12-14 +
July 15-16:
Gopher Classic at Braemar (Courtney Fields) in Edina
Pool play opponents include Edina, Oakdale, Lakeville South, Ash Port WI, and Creighton Prep (Omaha) NE.
See the
Gopher Classic site for 2013 tournament schedule/results for all sites..
July 22-27:
Sub-State 8 Playoff Tournament
This year, 15 "Sub-State Playoff Tournaments" will be held across MN (instead of 10 District tournaments). Blue will be seeded into Sub-State #8, which currently includes the following teams: TC Blue, Tri-City Maroon (Irondale), Tri-City Red (Mounds View), Maplewood Green, White Bear, Lino Lakes (Centennial), Stillwater, Forest Lake, and Chisago Lakes. (The other teams from the North Hennepin league -- such as Andover, Spring Lake Park, Anoka, etc. -- will be split between other Sub-States, such as #9 and #11.)

State and National News

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

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 2013 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

Once again, the ever-popular MN American Legion Baseball Statewide Coaches/Media Poll (whew!) will be up and running for the 2013 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!

Tri-City Blue History

For historic information on Tri-City Blue rosters and season results over the years, visit the Tri-City Blue home page.

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2013 Official Team Roster


Name High School Uniform # Position(s) Height Weight Bats Throws Grad Yr.
Jacob Anderson Columbia Heights 1 Shortstop / 3rd Base 6'0" 165 R R 2012
Ryan Bernardy St. Anthony Village 9 Left Field / Catcher 5'11" 150 L R 2014
Noah Bluth St. Anthony Village 7 Catcher / 3rd Base 6'1" 175 R R 2014
David Deiman St. Anthony Village 14 3rd Base / 2nd Base 6'1" 175 R R 2014
Michael Hankner St. Anthony Village 13 Pitcher / 1st Base 6'1" 175 R R 2013
William Johnson St. Anthony Village 5 Left Field 6'0" 175 R R 2013
Nickolas Kampa St. Anthony Village 13 Center Field / Shortstop 5'10" 150 R R 2013
Aidan Kelly St. Anthony Village 11 2nd Base / Shortstop 5'8" 135 R R 2014
Talbot Kraus St. Anthony Village 17 1st Base / 2nd Base 6'1" 170 R R 2014
Patrick McGuire St. Anthony Village 20 Left Field / Right Field 5'10" 175 R R 2014
Samuel Melchior St. Anthony Village 2 Pitcher / Left Field 5'9" 150 L L 2014
Ryan Rush St. Anthony Village 0 3rd Base / Shortstop 6'1" 175 R R 2013
Luke Scott St. Anthony Village 19 Center Field / Right Field 6'2" 190 L R 2013
Zachary Siggelkow St. Anthony Village 10 Pitcher / Center Field 6'0" 165 L L 2014
Leo Skillings St. Anthony Village 4 Right Field / Left Field 6'2" 160 L R 2014
Michael Studer St. Anthony Village 18 Shortstop / Pitcher 6'3 190 R R 2013
Jordan Wiggins St. Anthony Village 15 Pitcher / 1st Base 6'1" 200 R R 2012


2013 Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Todd Niklaus    
Assistant Coaches: Steve Bernardy Paul Melchior Don Siggelkow
  Todd Studer Troy Urdahl  
Team Business Manger: Don Siggelkow    
Tri-City Legion Post 513 Adjutant: Norbert Stachowski Team Legion Liaison: Gail Kalata


2013 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 - Tues, 6/11/13* Tri-City Blue 4 Fridley Eagle Gold (Totino Grace) 3 Totino-Grace HS, 6:15 p.m. 1 0
2 - Wed, 6/12/13* Tri-City Blue 7 Andover 6 Andover HS, 6:15 p.m. 2 0
3 - Thur, 6/13/13* Lino Lakes (Centennial) 11 Tri-City Blue (9 innings) 13 St. Anthony, 7:00 p.m. 3 0
4 - Tues, 6/18/13* Blaine 2 Tri-City Blue 8 St. Anthony, 7:00 p.m. 4 0
5 - Wed, 6/19/13* Tri-City Blue 0 Lino Lakes (Centennial) 1 Centennial, 6:15 p.m. 4 1
6 - Thur, 6/20/13* Anoka 8 Tri-City Blue 6 St. Anthony, 7:00 p.m. 4 2
St. Cloud Chutes Tournament - June 20-23rd (Tournament Schedule / Bracket)
Tournament Notes All games will be held at the St. Cloud Municipal Athletic Complex (Dick Putz and Joe Faber Fields), 5001 Veterans Drive, St. Cloud, MN 56303
(Home / Away designations below are not necessarily correct; depends upon specific tournament rules, e.g., coin flip before game.)
7 - Fri, 6/21/13 St. Cloud 76ers 3 Tri-City Blue 8 11:30 a.m., Faber Field 5 2
8 - Fri, 6/21/13 Tri-City Blue 1 Bemidji (5 innings) 9 4:30 p.m., Faber Field 5 3
9 - Sat, 6/22/13 Rogers 1 Tri-City Blue 3 9:00 a.m., Putz 6 3
--- Sat, 6/22/13 TBD   TBD   2:00 pm, 4:30 pm (or bye until Sunday)    
--- Sun, 6/23/13 TBD   TBD   10:00 am, Noon-Championship    
Tournament Notes:  
10- Tues, 6/25/13* Tri-City Blue (8 innings) 10 Ham Lake (Blaine) 2 Blaine (Paul Parkway), 7:30 p.m. 7 3
- Wed, 6/26/13 Off / TBA   Off / TBA        
11- Mon, 7/1/13* (date change) Fridley Eagle Gold (Totino-Grace) 9 Tri-City Blue 8 St. Anthony, 7:00 p.m. 7 4
12- Tues, 7/2/13* Tri-City Blue 9 Osseo 6 Osseo, 6:15 p.m. 8 4
13 - Tues, 7/9/13* Andover 15 Tri-City Blue (5 innings) 1 St. Anthony, 7:00 p.m. 8 5
14 - Wed, 7/10/13* Tri-City Blue 2 Champlin 6 Champlin Park, 6:15 p.m. 8 6
Gopher Classic Tournament - July 12-16 (Visit the Gopher Classic web page for the full tournament schedule)
Tournament Notes: 84-teams at 14 sites across the Twin Cities (largest Legion Tournament in the U.S.!) Pool play runs Friday through Sunday. The 14 Pool winners (plus two second-place teams) advance to play on Monday, with the semi-finals and championship games being held on Tuesday.
NOTE: Home/Away designations shown below are not necessarily correct; determined by coin flip prior to each game.


15 - Fri, 7/12/13 Tri-City Blue 7 Oakdale 10 2:30 p.m., Braemar (Edina) 8 7
16 - Fri, 7/12/13 Tri-City Blue 7 Creighton Prep (Omaha, NE) 9 5:15 p.m., Braemar (Edina) 8 8
- Sat, 7/13/13 Tri-City Blue   Lakeville South (rained out)   9:00 a.m., Braemar (Edina) -- --
17 - Sat, 7/13/13 WEBCAST Edina 8 Tri-City Blue (5 innings) 0 11:45 a.m., Braemar (Edina) 8 9
18 - Sun, 7/14/13 Ash Port, WI 10 Tri-City Blue (5 innings) 0 11:45 a.m., Braemar (Edina) 8 10
Tournament Notes:  
19 - Tues,, 7/16/13* Westphal Armstrong 10 Tri-City Blue 4 St. Anthony, 7:00 p.m. 9 10
20 - Wed, 7/17/13* Tri-City Blue 4 Maple Grove 11 Maple Grove HS, 6:15 pm 9 11
Sub-State Playoffs:
Playoff Notes: Fifteen (15) "Sub-State Playoff Tournaments" will be held across MN (instead of 10 District tournaments). Blue will be seeded into Sub-State #8, which currently includes the following teams: TC Blue, Tri-City Maroon (Irondale), Tri-City Red (Mounds View), Maplewood Green, White Bear, Lino Lakes (Centennial), Stillwater, Forest Lake, and Chisago Lakes. (The other teams from the North Hennepin league -- such as Andover, Spring Lake Park, Anoka, etc. -- will be split between other Sub-States, such as #9 and #11.)
21 - Tues, 7/23/13 (6) Tri-City Blue 2 (3) Forest Lake 4 2:00 pm. White Bear HS, South Campus 9 12
22 - Wed, 7/24/13 (6) Tri-City Blue 4 (7) Chisago Lakes (eliminated) 3 2:00 pm, White Bear HS, South Campus 10 12
23 - Thurs, 7/25/13 (6) Tri-City Blue (eliminated) 10 (5) Stillwater (10 innings) 11 5:00 pm, Midway Stadium 10 13
Thank you for another great season of American Legion Baseball, Blue!

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2013 Sub-State Playoff Tournament

View and/or Print:
2013 Sub-State 8 Tournament Bracket
Sub-State 8 Team Roster Program
(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

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2013 MN State American Legion Tournament

The Annual Minnesota State American Legion Baseball Championship Tournament will be hosted by Edina. Play begins on Friday, August 2, 2013 and continues through Monday, August 5, 2013. Team check-in will take place on Thursday, August 1, 2013, with the annual banquet being held that evening.

Visit the Official MN State Tournament Web Page


2013 Regional Championship Tournament

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

Central Plains: Fargo, ND Thursday, 8/8/13 - Monday, 8/12/13


2013 World Series National Championship Tournament

The 2013 (88th) American Legion World Series will be held in Shelby, NC on Friday, August 16, 2013 through Tuesday, August 20, 2013.
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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