Last updated: 7/25/13
|Season Notes & News|
|Accomplishments||Official Team Roster||Coaching Staff|
|Season Schedule||District Tournament||State Tournament|
|Post Season Events|
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 +
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..
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.
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|
|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|
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|
|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)|
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.
BLUE'S SATURDAY GAME (AGAINST EDINA, 11:45 am) IS SCHEDULED FOR WEBCAST BY PSB MN: http://www.psbmn.com/
|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|
|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|
|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 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.
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
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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