2015 Tri-City Red

Last Updated: 7/25/15, 5:30 pm


NOTE:
Video replays of the July 15th 4th District Legion Games at CHS Field,
as broadcast by CTV North Suburban Sports cable television
are available at the following link:

http://ctv15.org/events/event/174-legion-baseball-from-chs-field
(or go to Ctv's home page and click on "Live & Archived Events" in menu on the right:
http://ctv15.org)

6:00 pm - Tri-City Maroon @ Tri-City Red


  Season Notes & News  
Accomplishments Official Team Roster Coaching Staff
Season Schedule District Tournament State Tournament
Regional Tournament World Series Tournament Post Season Events
     

Season Notes & News


Show Your Red Pride ! (Tri-City Red T-Shirts and Baseball Caps) (May 18, 2015)

"RED" T-shirts are available in limited quantities in the following sizes (printable flyer).

Men's S, M, L, XL: $ 18.00 each

Men's XXL & XXXL: $ 20.00 each
(Contact Gail to get yours!)
 
In addition, a limited number of TCR baseball caps are available in various sizes and colors. Please see team staff for exact availability of sizes / colors.
   
   

 

Tri-City Red Uniform Washing Tips (May 18, 2015)

Prior to leaving the program, Sharon Hanzalik (whose son, Jake, played for Tri-City Red from 2011 through 2013) provided her tried-and-true
uniform washing tips, for the benefit of all future Tri-City Red families. (Thank you, Sharon! We continue to distribute your tips every season!)

 

Tri-City Red Announces 2015 Roster (May 4, 2015)

Thank you to all who registered and attended tryouts for Tri-City Red this season.
The following players have been named to the 2015 roster. (*Captains)

Alec Abercrombie* Drake Gran Bo Lovdahl
Jeremiah Bonde Drew Gran Nick Lovdahl
Charlie Callahan* Erik Holloman Wyatt Meyer*
Henry DeCaster* Nick Hronski Ben Mezzenga*
Joe Fredrickson* Ross Indlecoffer Ryan Nickel
Josh Gaworski Jeff LeMay Holden Schmidt

Although the team wishes it could have rostered all those who registered, the maximum number of players allowed under Legion rules is 18.  Thus, difficult decisions always need to be made -- especially considering the fact that the team needs to balance its roster with the proper mix of players by position.  We certainly encourage those who did not make the team this year to register and tryout again next season, if eligible.

A Parent meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 19th, 6:30 p.m., in the "Forum" (room 101) at Mounds View High School. At least one parent needs to attend (preferably both). The season schedule will be reviewed, along with general procedural issues and expectations -- and there will be ample time for questions. At that time, the registration fee will be due, along with player forms (previously distributed by email). An ORIGINAL of the player's birth certficate must also be provided, which will be held for the duration of the season. Therefore, parents are encouraged to locate the player's birth certificate now (and order an additional original, if desired.)

Please direct any questions or concerns to Administrator, Gail Kalata (651-592-4279) or Manager & Head Coach, Stephen Grasley (651-246-0946). Thank you!

 

2015 Tri-City Red - Registration & Season Information (April 10, 2015)

Please see preliminary information, available here, regarding the 2015 season.
(This information is particularly geared towards those who might be registering for Tri-City Red for the very first time.)

Tri-City Red Tryout Registration:

For all pertinent information, please open and review the 2015 TCRed Registration Form

1) Complete the fillable registration form on your computer, re-save it with a file name that incorporates your last name,
then
email the form to Gail Kalata.

OR

2) Complete the
fillable registration form on your computer, print it out, then mail the hard-copy to:
Gail Kalata
Tri-City Baseball
2226 Douglynn Lane East
St. Paul, MN 55119

If you have any questions, please
contact Gail at 651-592-4279 (c) or 651-731-0550 (h).

TRYOUTS will be held on Sunday, April 26th (Noon - 3 pm) at Mounds View's Baseball Field.
Therefore, registration forms need to be received by Friday, April 24th, so that we can properly prepare for tryouts.

 

Tri-City Red Announces Tournament Schedule for 2015

Are you excited for another great season of Tri-City Red American Legion Baseball? We certainly are!!!

We are especially excited about the 2015 tournament schedule! While we are disappointed that Red will not be making its traditional trek to Fargo/Moorhead this season, the schedule includes some new and exciting tournament experiences! In addition, several high profile non-league contests have been lined up. Schedule highlights are shown below. (Ultimately, the FINAL schedule will shown in the table section of this web page; so later on, for the latest available information, refer to that section only.)

PRELIMINARY PRINTABLE SEASON SCHEDULE (as of 5/20/15)
(
NOTE: This printable schedule will not be continuously updated; please refer to the "table section" below for the most up-to-date schedule information, as the season approaches.)

Friday, June 5:

Opening non-league game versus Excelsior, 7:30 pm (tentative time) at Veterans Field at Minnetonka High School - CANCELED

Monday, June 8:

Opening day of league play against the North St. Paul Cavalry, at Hill-Murray. (Note: TCRed will be OFF on Sat., June 6 and Sun., June 7, for player grad parties.) - POSTPONED

June 12-14:

Red Haddox Wood Bat Tournament - - CANCELED
Eight-team pool-play tournament held at Red Haddox Memorial Field in Bloomington. Participants include -- Pool 1: Bloomgton Gold, Coon Rapids, Academy Stars (Holy Angels), Hibbing; Pool 2: Champlin Park, Anoka, Excelsior #2, Tri-City Red.

June 15:

Opening Day of Legion Baseball at CHS Field in St. Paul's Lowertown !
Tri-City Red will square off against the North St. Paul 39ers at 6 pm-- and kick off the 4th District American Legion's inaugural season in CHS Field -- new home of the
St. Paul Saints. Come early for the pre-game ceremony -- and plan to stay for the nightcap too (Tri-City Maroon vs. Rosetown)!

June 20-21:

Falls Classic Legion Tournament - River Falls, WI (View / Print Tournament Bracket)
Played at the newly-built (2014)
First National Bank Field in River Falls. Red is not scheduled to play on Friday night; rather, Red will play twice on Saturday, with the first game being at 11:15 a.m. against Chippewa Falls, WI. Other tournament participants include Lino Lakes (Centennial), the North St. Paul Cavalry, the Academy Stars (Holy Angels), and -- from Wisconsin -- Baraboo, the Madison Impact, and, of course, River Falls.

July 2-5:

Upper Midwest Classic Tournament - New Ulm (View / Print Tournament Schedule)
While tournament games begin on Thursday night, July 2nd, Red will play its first game on Friday, July 3rd, 1:30 pm at Essig Park. This 16-team pool-play tournament will be held at the following:
Johnson Park and Mueller Park (New Ulm), Essig Park, Searles Park.

July 11-15:

Gopher Classic at Bethel University
In 2014, TCR made it all the way to championship game, in this 96-team pool-play tournament (the largest Legion tournament in the nation, held at 16 various sites across the metro.) Red's pool play opponents at Bethel include St. Louis Park, Osseo, the Brooklyn Park Knights (Park Center HS), Sioux Falls East, and Anchorage AK. Check out the
Gopher Classic web page for the full schedule, when available.

July 16-18:

Eden Prairie / Excelsior / Hopkins Invitational (View / Print Tournament Schedule)
Red will compete against three other MN perennial powers, in a round-robin trio of games. On Thursday at 8:15 pm, Red will face Hopkins at Big Willow Field in Minnetonka. On Friday at 7:45 pm, Red will square off against Eden Prairie at Round Lake Stadium, and on Saturday, Red will play Excelsior at 11:30 a.m. at Veterans Field in Minnetonka. All will be 9-inning games, as a tune up for playoffs.

July 21-26:
(exact dates TBA)

Sub-State 8 Playoff Tournament
Fifteen "Sub-State Playoff Tournaments" will be held across MN. Red will be seeded into Sub-State #8, which is anticipated to include the following teams: TCR, Tri-City Maroon (Irondale), Tri-City Blue (St. Anthony), the North St. Paul Cavalry, White Bear, Lino Lakes (Centennial), Stillwater, Forest Lake, and Chisago Lakes. The other 4th District teams -- the North St. Paul 39ers, Hamline Purple, Hamline Red, and Rosetown -- are currently scheduled to play in Sub-State #7.

July 30- Aug 3:

Minnesota State Tournament in Chanhassen
On Thursday, July 30th, teams report for check-in, team photographs, and the annual banquet. The 16-team tournament (largest in the United States) begins on Friday, July 31st. (Four sites are utilized the first day of the tournament.) Games continue through Monday, August 3rd, upon which the semi-final and championship is held.

August 4-9:

Central Plains Regional in Bismarck, ND.
Teams must report on Tuesday, August 4th. Games run Wednesday, August 5th through Sunday, August 9th.

August 11-18:

American Legion World Series in Shelby, NC
Team reporting date is Tuesday, August 11, with teams transported directly from their respective Regional tournament. Four days of pool play commences Thursday August 13, with each team getting one day off during that phase. Two semi-final games will be held on Monday, August 17th, with the Championship being held on Tuesday, August 18th. The two semi-final games, plus the championship, will be broadcast LIVE on ESPNU.


Other Info Pertaining to the 2015 Season:

*PRELIMINARY PRINTABLE SEASON SCHEDULE
(as of 5/20/15)
Note: will not be continuously
updated; refer to table section below for the
most up-to-date schedule info.
MEET THE 2015 TRI-CITY RED STAFF! 2015 REGISTRATION INFO / FORM
TRI-CITY LEGION BASEBALL "101"
2015 STAFF CONTACT INFO 2015 PRE-REGISTRATION GENERAL INFO HANDOUT (3/1/15)
VISIT THE 4th DISTRICT WEB PAGE
(TC Red's League)
TRI-CITY RED PAST ACCOMPLISHMENTS
(through 2014)
LEGION ROSTERING RULES - Summary Info
(for reference)

*Refer to table below for schedule updates.

 

 

The Tri-City Red Shutterfly Page

Have photos from the season that you would like to share with others? Post them on TCRed's Shutterfly page!
Tri-City Red American Legion Baseball Shutterfly page.
(A big thank you to Larry Carnahan for serving as the Tri-City Red photographer during recent past seasons!
More pics from prior seasons will be added as time permits!)

 

Tri-City Red to Host the 2017 MN State Legion Tournament

With the opening of CHS Field in St. Paul's Lowertown (providing a spectacular setting in which to play American Legion Baseball!), Tri-City Red presented a bid to the MN State Legion Baseball Board to host the 2017 State Tournament -- which was approved !!

As Tournament Host, Tri-City Red will receive an automatic berth in the tournament. CHS Field will serve as the main field for the event. Three additional fields will also be used the first day of the tournament (to be named at a later date) -- in order to accommodate a full-slate of 16 games the first day. Also, as tournament host, Tri-City Red is responsible for housing all out-state teams in local hotels, hosting an all-team banquet the evening before games begin, furnishing umpires and trainers for all games, producing a tournament program, etc.

  • MANY volunteers will be needed in organizing and hosting this event, so PLEASE plan to participate! (More info will be communicated, as plans develop.)

  • In particular, Red will need a LOT of assistance in the recruitment of tournament sponsors/contributors and donors of goods and services -- as well as advertisers for the tournament program. Therefore, please begin developing YOUR list of businesses and organizations, which you might be able to contact. (FYI, Tri-City Red Baseball is a non-profit organization -- which helps to make the prospect of donating all that more attractive.)

 

Other Local, State and National News

CHS FIELD:
Over the course of a number of years, Tri-City Red staff was involved in the CHS Field construction effort, by testifying at the MN Legislature, attending related events, and helping to grow grass-root support for a new ballpark to replace Midway stadium (which is being torn down). As a result, Fourth District American Legion Baseball also enjoys a unique relationship with the City of St. Paul, enabling us to use the park for league games. Earlier this spring, a time-capsule was installed within the walls of the park (to be opened in 2065) -- and materials pertaining to Tri-City Red and 4th District Legion Baseball were contributed to it.

We are very excited about CHS's opening in 2015 -- and look forward to our inaugural game there (Monday, June 15th, against the North St. Paul 39ers.). Learn more about
CHS Field (in St. Paul's Lowertown) through its web site, sign up for email updates, watch a time-lapse video on its construction -- and much more!

MN AMERICAN LEGION BASEBALL:
For more info about the 2015 season, visit the
Minnesota American Legion Baseball web page. (Tri-City Red hosts this page -- along with many others -- on its own web site.)

Minnesota American Legion Baseball is also on
Facebook. Visit -- and "like" the page -- to receive status updates on your Facebook news feed.

AMERICAN LEGION BASEBALL, NATIONAL-LEVEL:
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 2015 season. (Gail actually administers the weekly Poll!) Tri-City Red has been a fixture in the Poll -- quite an accomplishment, considering there are over 300 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. Gail was also inducted in the Minnesota American Legion Baseball Hall of Fame in 2011. 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 team and 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)

 

 


2015 Season Highlights and Accomplishments:

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

Visit Tri-City Red's "Home Page" to review results from all prior seasons!

View Great Pics from this Season
(and Past Seasons) on the
Tri-City Red
Shutterfly Page

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2015 Team Roster

2015 Printable Tri-City Red Roster

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

2015 Tri-City Red Team Picture
(not yet available)

Name High School Uniform # Position(s) - TBD Height Weight Bats Throws Grad Yr.
*Abercrombie, Alec Mounds View 2 Outfield, Catcher 6'1" 190 L R 2015
Bonde, Jeremiah Mounds View 4 Pitcher, 2nd Base 6'2" 175 R R 2015
*Callahan, Charlie Mounds View 25 1st Base, Pitcher, 3rd Base 6'5" 220 L R 2015
*DeCaster, Henry Mounds View 8 Pitcher, 1st Base 6'3" 170 R L 2015
*Fredrickson, Joe Mounds View 10 Shortstop, Pitcher 6' 170 R R 2015
Gaworski, Josh Mounds View 14 Pitcher, 3rd Base 5'11" 150 R R 2015
Gran, Drake Mounds View 15 Pitcher, 3rd Base 6'2" 180 R R 2015
Gran, Drew Mounds View 23 Pitcher, 1st Base 6'2" 190 R R 2015
Holloman, Erik Mounds View 1 Pitcher, 2nd Base, Shortstop, 3B 5'8" 155 R R 2017
Hronski, Nick Centennial / Mounds View 7 3B, Pitcher, Catcher, Outfield 5'10" 180 L R 2016
Indlecoffer, Ross Mounds View 11 3B, 1B, Right Field, Pitcher 6'1" 180 R R 2017
LeMay, Jeff Mounds View 22 Catcher, Outfield 5'11" 175 R R 2016
Lovdahl, Bo Mounds View 13 Pitcher, Shortstop, 3rd Base 6' 180 R R 2016
Lovdahl, Nick Mounds View 3 Pitcher, Outfield 6' 160 R R 2016
*Meyer, Wyatt Mounds View 20 Catcher 5'9" 210 L R 2015
*Mezzenga, Ben Totino-Grace 6 Outfield, 2nd Base 6' 180 L R 2015
Nickel, Ryan Mounds View 5 Shortstop, 2nd Base 5'9" 160 L R 2017
Schmidt, Holden Mounds View 16 Right Field, Catcher, Pitcher 6'1" 195 R R 2016
*Captain                

2015 Coaching Staff

Legion (Sponsor) Representative/Adjutant: Norb Stachowski
Manager & Head Coach:: Stephen Grasley, #21
Assistant Head Coach: Darcy Ruff, #24
Assistant Coaches: Billy Schneider, #18 Nik Anderson, # 9  
Statistician: John Sjobeck    
Team Administration: Gail Kalata

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2015 Season Schedule & Results

+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.
---- Friday, 6/5/15 Tri-City Red ** CANCELED **   Excelsior   7:30 pm, Veterans Field (Mtka HS) -- --
---- Monday, 6/8/15+ Tri-City Red - Being played July 10   No. St. Paul Cavalry   6:00 pm, Hill-Murray -- --
---- Tuesday,, 6/9/15+ Hamline Red - Being played June 25   Tri-City Red   6:00 pm, Mounds View HS -- --
---- Wed., 6/10/15+ Tri-City Red Being played June 30   White Bear   6:00 pm, White Bear HS, So. Campus -- --
               
               
 
Red Haddox Wood Bat Tournament: (Print Complete Tournament Pairings)

Tournament Notes:
** CANCELED **

Locations & Scheduled Participants:
Red Haddox Field, 90th Street, just west of Portland Avenue South, Bloomington 55420

Tournament Participants:
Pool #1: Bloomington Gold, Coon Rapids, Academy Stars, Hibbing
Pool #2: Champlin Park, Anoka, Excelsior #2, Tri-City Red

Note: Home / away designations for unplayed games shown below are not necessarily accurate.

---- Friday, 6/12/15 Excelsior #2 (B team) ** CANCELED **   Tri-City Red   8:00 pm, Red Haddox Field, Bloomington -- --
---- Sat., 6/13/15 Anoka ** CANCELED **   Tri-City Red   8:30 am, Red Haddox Field -- --
---- Saturday, 6/13/15 Champlin Park ** CANCELED **   Tri-City Red   3:00 pm, Red Haddox Field -- --
---- Sunday, 6/14/15 Bloomington Gold ** CANCELED **   Tri-City Red   8:30 am, Red Haddox Field -- --
---- Sunday, 6/14/15 TBA (Championship)   Tri-City Red   5:00 pm Red Haddox Field -- --
Tournament Notes:  
 
1 - Monday, 6/15/15+ North St. Paul 39ers 1 Tri-City Red 3 6:00 pm, CHS Field
(360 Broadway Street, St. Paul 55101)
Special Pre-Game Ceremony at 5:40 pm.
1 0
2 - Thurs, 6/18/15+ Rosetown 1 Tri-City Red 4 6:00 pm, Mounds View HS 2 0
Falls Classic Legion Tournament: (Print Tournament Bracket)

Tournament Notes:
Host's Web site

Eight-team bracketed tournament, played at the newly-constructed (2014) First National Bank Field (in Hoffman Park), River Falls, WI -- 600 Hanson Drive, River Falls, WI 54022.

Host team's web page (also contains general info about City of River Falls, maps, etc.)
Video about ballpark construction project.)

Tournament participants include: Tri-City Red, North St. Paul Cavalry, Lino Lakes (Centennial), Academy Stars (Holy Angels),
River Falls, Baraboo, Madison Impact, and Chippewa Falls.

The tournament begins on Friday; but Red's first game is not until Saturday.
FRIDAY'S RESULTS:
River Falls 8, NSP Cavalry 4

Madison Impact W, Baraboo L

NOTE: Home / Away designations for unplayed games below are not necessarily accurate - determined by coin flip prior to each game.

STREAMING VIDEO OF ALL OF SATURDAY'S GAMES

               
3 - Sat., 6/20/15 Tri-City Red Video Replay 6 Chippewa Falls 5 11:15 am, First Nat'l Bank Field, River Falls 3 0
4 - Sat., 6/20/15 Tri-City Red Video Replay 1 Lino Lakes (5 innings) 12 6 pm, First Nat'l Bank Field 3 1
5 - Sun, 6/21/15 River Falls (3rd Place Game) 8 Tri-City Red 6 1:30 pm, First Nat'l Bank Field 3 2
               
Tournament Notes:  
 
               
6 - Tuesday, 6/23/15+ North St. Paul Cavalry 2 Tri-City Red (5 innings) 12 6:00 pm, Mounds View HS 4 2
7 - Thurs, 6/25/15+ Hamline Red - (Make up of June 9th) 8 Tri-City Red 7 4:00 pm, St. Paul Academy 4 3
8 - Thurs., 6/25/15+ Tri-City Red 11 Hamline Red (5 innings) 0 6:00 pm, St. Paul Academy 5 3
9 - Friday, 6/26/15+ Tri-City Red 1 Hamline Purple 3 6:00 pm, Cretin-Derham Hall HS 5 4
 
--- Sunday, 6/28/15+ Tri-City Red (Postponed; rain) -- Rosetown (Rescheduled for 7/6) -- 8:00 pm, CHS Field -- --
--- Monday, 6/29/15+ Tri-City Maroon (Postponed; rain. 2-1/2 innings completed. Red leading 1-0 in top of 3) (0) Tri-City Red (Game to be continued on 7/6) (1) 6:00 pm, CHS Field -- --
10 - Tuesday, 6/30/15+ Tri-City Red - (Make up of June 10th) 13 White Bear (6 innings) 3 3:30 pm, CHS Field 6 4
11 - Tuesday, 6/30/15+ White Bear 1 Tri-City Red (5 innings) 15 6:00 pm, CHS Field (instead of 8 pm) 7 4
12 - Wed., 7/1/15+ Hamline Purple 6 Tri-City Red 8 6:00 pm, CHS Field (instead of 8 pm) 8 4
          (6 pm start on 7/1 is to accommodate Purple, who is now scheduled for a make-up game at 3:30 at CHS)    
               
Upper Midwest Classic - New Ulm: (Print Complete Tournament Pairings)

Tournament Notes & Info:

Full Team Itinerary

While tournament games begin on Thursday night, July 2nd, Red's first game will be Friday, July 3rd at 1:30 p.m.
This 16-team pool-play tournament will be held at the following:
Johnson Park (video) and Mueller Park (New Ulm), Essig Park (video / info), Searles Park.
Tri-City Red is assigned to Pool C, along with Eastview (of Apple Valley), Hutchinson, and Renner SD.

Johnson Park address: 500 North German Street, New Ulm, MN 56073 (intersection of
North German Street & 5th Street North). Mueller Park is adjacent (to the SE).
Searles Park (map) is located in Searles, MN (roughly 5 miles south of New Ulm on US Highway 15); at corner of Main & 2nd Streets.
Essig Park (map) is located in Essig, MN (about 6 miles west of New Ulm on US Highway 14); at corner of Ballpark Street & 250th Street.

Team Hotel:
Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham, New Ulm: 424 20th South Street, New Ulm, MN 56073. Hotel Phone: 507-354-9800.
Parent Lodging Info. (When calling, state that you wish to reserve a room in the "Tri-City Parent" block.)

NOTE: Home / Away designations for unplayed games below are not necessarily accurate. (A coin flip prior to each game determines home/away.)

Before, during and after the tournament, make sure to look for stories in the
New Ulm Journal!
In addition, check the
New Ulm Sports Central web site.
               
13 - Friday, 7/3/15 Tri-City Red 0 Eastview 3 1:30 p.m., Searles Park 8 5
14 - Friday, 7/3/15 Tri-City Red 9 Renner, SD 3 6:30 p.m., Essig Park 9 5
15 - Sat., 7/4/15 Tri-City Red 7 Hutchinson 2 Noon, Essig Park 10 5
16 - Sat., 7/4/15 Creighton Prep (pool D winner) 23 Tri-City Red* (pool C runner-up) 5 inn-OUCH! 1 6:30 p.m., Mueller Park (SE of Johnson Pk) 10 6
--- Sunday, 7/5/15 TBA (semi-final) NA Tri-City Red NA 9:30 a.m. or Noon, Johnson Park -- --
--- Sunday, 7/5/15 TBA (championship)   Tri-City Red   ~3:30 p.m., Johnson Park -- --
               
Tournament Notes: *Red finished 2nd in pool. Three teams tied with 2-1 record (Red, Hutch, Eastview). Eastview gets 1st, as had beaten Red 3-0 head-to-head.
Least runs allowed: Red = 8, Eastview = 8, Hutch = 15).
New Ulm Gold won the tournament. Final game scores:
Semi-final #1: Creighton Prep 9, Chaska 7
Semi-final #2: New Ulm Gold 3, Eastview 1
Championship: New Ulm Gold 10, Creighton Prep 9 (8 innings)
 
 
--- Monday, 7/6/15+ Tri-City Red (make-up of June 28th) -- Rosetown RAIN - rescheduled for July 9 -- 6:00 pm, Mounds View HS -- --
--- Tuesday, 7/7/15              
17 - Wed., 7/8/15+ Tri-City Red 12 North St. Paul 39ers (5 innings) 0 6:00 pm, McKnight Legion Field*, NSP 11 6
18 - Thursday, 7/9/15+ Tri-City Red (make-up of July 6th above) 7 Rosetown 0 6:00 pm, Rosetown** (see note below) 12 6
*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.

**Parking / Spectating at Rosetown: It is strongly suggested that you bring your own chairs, as there is limited seating available for spectators. The Rosetown Legion Post's address is 700 W County Rd C, Roseville, MN 55113. You can park in the Legion's lot and then walk around the backside of the Post buidling to the field. (The Post is up on a hill that looks down upon the field.) OR, you can park in the parking lost for Central Park (west side of Dale Street, just south of County Road C), which is at field-level (about 1 block walk from that lot to the field.)

Gopher Classic Tournament: (Gopher Classic Web Page)
Tournament Notes:

The Gopher Classic is a highly-competitive, 96-team, 16-site 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 Bethel University. In 2014, Red advanced all the way to the championship game, placing 2nd overall. Quite an accomplishment!

See the
Gopher Classic web page for much more information -- including a listing of all participating sites / teams, the full tournament schedule at each site, links to participating team web sites, maps to site locatons, scores, and more!

Home / away is determined by a coin flip prior to each game, so designation for unplayed games below is not necessarily correct.

  Pool Play:            
19 - Friday, 7/10/15 Tri-City Red 5 St. Louis Park 6 1:00 pm, Bethel University 12 7
20 - Friday, 7/10/15+ Tri-City Red (make-up of 6/8 league game) 14 Anchorage AK - NSP Cavalry (5 inn) 4 3:30 pm, Bethel Universtiy 13 7
21 - Sat., 7/11/15 Tri-City Red 10 Osseo (5 innings) 0 8:00 am, Bethel University 14 7
22 - Sat., 7/11/15 Sioux Falls East 2 Tri-City Red 6 10:30 am, Bethel University 15 7
23 - Sunday, 7/12/15 Tri-City Red 9 Brooklyn Park (Park Center) (5 inn) 1 1:00 pm, Bethel University 16 7
  Championship Rounds:            
24 - Monday, 7/13/15 Sweet 16: Irondale Winner: Chippewa Falls 6 Bethel Site Winner: Tri-City Red (10 inn) 4 11:30 am, Round Lake Stadium, Eden Prairie 16 8
--- Monday, 7/13/15 Great 8: TBD (EP or Woodbury Blue) -- Tri-City Red -- 2:00 pm, Round Lake Stadium, Eden Prairie -- --
--- Tuesday, 7/14/15 Semi-Final: Tri-City Red -- TBD -- 9:00 am, Veterans Field, Minnetonka -- --
--- Tuesday, 7/14/15 Championship: Tri-City Red -- TBD -- 2:00 pm, Veterans Field, Minnetonka -- --
Tournament Notes:  
 
25 - Wed, 7/15/15+ Tri-City Maroon (Continuation of 6/29: 2-1/2 innings completed. Red leading 1-0 in top of 3) 5 Tri-City Red 7 3:30 pm, CHS Field 17 8
26 - Wed., 7/15/15+ Tri-City Red 5 Tri-City Maroon 2 6:00 pm, CHS Field (instead of 8 pm) 18 8
  Note: A video replay of the above game is avaialble at http://ctv15.org/events/event/174-legion-baseball-from-chs-field
               
Eden Prairie / Excelsior / Hopkins Invitational: (Print Complete Pairings)

Notes:

Round-robin style contest between invited teams. All games are 9-innings.

Big Willow Park: 11900-12122 Minnetonka Blvd., Minnetonka 55343

Round Lake Stadium: 16700 Valley View Road, Eden Prairie 55346
Veterans Stadium: 18301 Highway 7, Minnetonka 55345
--- Thurs., 7/16/15 Tri-City Red - CANCELLED (rain)   Hopkins - CANCELLED   8:15 pm, Big Willow Park, Minnetonka -- --
27 - Friday, 7/17/15 Tri-City Red 4 Eden Prairie 11 7:45 pm, Round Lake Stadium, Eden Prairie 18 9
28 - Sat., 7/18/15 Tri-City Red 0 Excelsior 1 11:30 am, Veterans Field (Mtka HS) 18 10
Notes:  
Final Weekend, Non-League Games & Make-up, as applicable:
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2015 Sub-State Playoffs: (also see next section below -- and District 4 web page, for bracket and most up-to-date schedule / score information)
(Note: the number in ( ) is the team's seeding for playoffs.
29 - Tues., 7/21/15 North St. Paul Cavalry (7) 3 Tri-City Red (2) - 7 innings 22 5:00 pm - Irondale High School 19 10
30 - Wed, 7/22/15 Stillwater (3) 7 Tri-City Red (2) - 11 innings 8 5 pm - White Bear South HS 20 10
31 - Thurs, 7/23/15 Tri-City Red (2) 8 Lino Lakes (1) 6 5 pm - White Bear South HS 21 10
32 - Friday, 7/24/15 TBD (5) - Forest Lake (Semi-finals) 9 Tri-City Red (2) - 11 innings (wow) 10 5 pm - White Bear South HS 22 10
33 - Saturday, 7/25/15 TBD (3) - Stillwater 3 TRI-CITY RED (2) !!!!! 7 Noon - White Bear So. HS - CHAMPIONSHIP 23 10
- Saturday, 7/25/15 (if necessary) N/A   N/A 3:00 pm, White Bear South HS, if necessary    
Tournament Notes: Tri-City Red wins SS #8 and is State Tournament Bound !!!!! Way to go, Red !!!!!
 
Tuesday, 7/28/15 4th District Banquet (see info below) - All parents, family, friends welcome! Contact Deb Fredrickson regarding tickets!
 
Minnesota State Tournament: (see State section below -- and theState Tournament page, for most up-to-date schedule / score information)
34 - Friday, 7/31/15 Maple Grove 2 Tri-City Red (7 innings) 26 1:00 pm, Braemar Field, Edina 24 10
35 - Friday, 7/31/15 Tri-City Red 11 Austin 12 7:00 pm, Braemar Field, Edina 24 11
36 - Saturday, 8/1/15 Tri-City Red (eliminated) 4 Alexandria 8 10:00 am, Chaska Athletic Field 24 12
Tournament / Season Notes: Congratulations on another great season, Red !!!

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2015 Sub-State Tournament

As in the past two seasons, this year, 15 "Sub-State Playoff Tournaments" will be held across Minnesota, instead of 10 District tournaments -- eliminating the past practice of multiple teams from certain District playoff tournaments earning berths in the State Tournament. (In addition to the 15 Sub-State Champions, the State Tournament Host team, the Chanhassen Cavaliers (Navy) in 2015, automatically receives a berth, which rounds the State Tournament field out to 16 teams.)

4th District teams have been assigned to two different Sub-State playoff tournaments:

Sub-State 8 participants (10 teams) include: North St. Paul Cavalry, Tri-City Red, Tri-City Maroon, and White Bear -- along with Tri-City Blue (St. Anthony), Lino Lakes (Centennial), and Chisago Lakes from the 10th District -- and Stillwater, Forest Lake, and Rosemount Irish Blue from the 3rd District. (The Tournament Director is Gail Kalata. The seeding for the tournament was completed by the participating coaches, on Friday June 17th.)

Sub-State 7 participants (8 teams) include: North St. Paul, Hamline Purple, Hamline Red and Rosetown, along with Oakdale, Mahtomedi, and West St. Paul from District 3, and Fridley Eagle Gold (Totino-Grace) from District 10. (The Tournament Director is Charlie Godbout.)

Full list of teams assigned to ALL
Minnesota Sub-State Playoff Tournaments

Scores / Schedules of ALL
Sub-State Tournaments Around the State


View and/or Print:
2015 Sub-State 8 Tournament Bracket
2015 Sub-State 8 Pairings List / Schedule
2015 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 (e.g., SS #7 schedule and scores),
Visit the District 4 Page within this Site

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

 

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2015 Minnesota State Tournament

The 90th Annual Minnesota State American Legion Baseball Championship Tournament will be hosted by Chanhassen. Play begins on Friday, July 31, 2015 and continues through Monday, August 3, 2015. Team check-in will take place on Thursday, July 30, 2015, with the annual banquet being held that evening.

 


Official Minnesota State Tournament Website

Also Visit Chanhassen's Host Website

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2015 Regional Championship Tournaments

The Regional American Legion Tournament will be held as follows:

Central Plains: Bismarck, ND Team Reporting & Banquet: Tuesday, 8/4/15
Games played: Wednesday, 8/5/15 - Sunday, 8/9/15

(Note, beginning in 2011, National began assigning both the Minnesota State Champ and the Minnesota State Runner up to the
Central Plains Regional, whereas, previously, Champ was assigned to Central Plains and Runner-Up was assigned to Great Lakes.)
For more information on the Regional Tournaments, take this link to the National American Legion Baseball Web Site.

2015 World Series National Championship Tournament

The 2015 (89th) American Legion World Series will be held in Shelby, NC. Teams will begin reporting on Tuesday, August 11, 2015
(with teams being transported directoy to Shelby from their respective Regional tournaments.) A concert and other events taking place on
Wednesday, August 12th. Games (pool play beginning in 2015) will run Thursday, August 13 - Tuesday, August 18, 2015.

NOTE: In 2015, ESPNU will broadcast the semi-finals and championship games LIVE. Therefore, the World Series will be a pool play tournament,
running over six days (instead of being a five-day double-elimination tournament), in order to compensate for any potential weather-delays
during the tournament -- so that ESPNU's broadcast schedule is not impacted.

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

47th Annual Fourth District American Legion Baseball Banquet:

47th Annual 4th District American Legion Baseball Banquet
Tentative: Tuesday, July 28, 2015

LOCATION:
North St. Paul Post 39
2678 East 7th Avenue, North St. Paul 55109

PREGAME: 6:00 p.m.;
DINNER & AWARDS PROGRAM: 7:00 p.m.
COST: $12.00 / person

Parents, family & Friends: Contact
Deb Fredrickson for Tickets!



 

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


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