2016 Tri-City Red

Last Updated: 7/25/16, 11:30 p.m.



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Season Notes & News


Tri-City Red Announces 2016 Roster
(May 4, 2016)

Thank you to all who registered and attended tryouts for Tri-City Red this season.
The following players have been named to the 2016 roster.

Adam Davidson Erik Holloman Bo Lovdahl
Riley Flanagan Ross Indlecoffer Nick Lovdahl
Tyler Fredlund Ty Koehn Ryan Nickel
Nate Fredrickson Justin Langer Holden Schmidt
Drake Gran Matthew Laursen Trevor Stephan
Drew Gran Jeff LeMay  

Although the team wishes it could have rostered all those who registered, 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 strongly encourage eligible players who were not rostered this year to register and tryout again next season!

A Parent/Player meeting will be held in the coming weeks (date yet to be announced). 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 (which will be distributed in advance 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 Head Coach, Nik Anderson (651-497-7222). Thank you!

 

Tri-City Red - Tryouts POSTPONED (April 24, 2016)

Due to the wet conditions, Tri-City Red tryouts will NOT be held on Sunday, April 24th, as originally scheduled.
Tryouts have been rescheduled for

Sunday, May 1, 2016
Noon - 3 pm
Mounds View Baseball Field

 

2016 Tri-City Red - Registration & Season Information (February 10, 2016)

Please see general information, available here, regarding Tri-City Red and the 2016 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 2016 TCRed Registration Form

Registration Instructions:

1) To complete and submit the form electronically:

a. Download and SAVE this blank fillable registration form to your computer.
b. Enter the information, and then RE-SAVE it with a file name that incorporates your last name.
c.
Email that file to Gail Kalata.

2) To complete the form manually and submit it by US Mail:

a. Download and SAVE this blank fillable registration form to your computer.
b. Enter the information, then print the form.
c. OR print it first, then complete the blank form by hand.
d. Mail the hard-copy to:

Gail Kalata
Tri-City Red Baseball
2226 Douglynn Lane E.
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 24th (Noon - 3 pm) at Mounds View's Baseball Field.
Therefore, registration forms need to be received by Monday, April 18th, so that we can properly prepare for tryouts.

 

Other Info Pertaining to the 2016 Season:

*PRELIMINARY PRINTABLE SEASON SCHEDULE
(updated, as of 5/13/16)
MEET THE 2016 TRI-CITY RED STAFF! 2016 REGISTRATION INFO / FORM
TRI-CITY LEGION BASEBALL "101"
2016 STAFF CONTACT INFO 2015 PRE-REGISTRATION GENERAL INFO
HANDOUT (2/8/16)
VISIT THE 4th DISTRICT WEB PAGE
(TC Red's League)
TRI-CITY RED PAST ACCOMPLISHMENTS
(through 2015)
LEGION ROSTERING RULES - Summary Info
(for reference)

*Refer to table below for schedule updates.

 

Tri-City Red Announces Tournament Schedule for 2016

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

We are especially excited about the 2016 tournament schedule! Red will return to some favorite, traditional venues this season, as well as participate in new competitions as well. In addition, some 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
(updated, as of 5/13/16)

June 11-12 (Sat-Sun):

Coaches' Classic Tournament (Print Complete Tournament Schedule)
This is a 4-team, round-robin tournament, held at North St. Paul. Red will play one game on Saturday and two on Sunday against three other traditional rivals. (The game against North St. Paul will also count as a league game.)
Saturday: 1 pm vs. Fridley Gold (Totino-Grace)
Sunday: 3:30 pm vs. Excelsior, and 6 pm vs. North St. Paul

June 17-19:

Red will be OFF this weekend, thus, it will be a great weekend for Senior to hold graduation parties!

June 24-26: (Fri-Sun)

Burnsville Snake Pit Tournament - Alimagnet Park in Burnsville (Print Complete Tournament Schedule)
Played at beautiful Alimagnet Park in Burnsville, this 16-team, pool-play tournament will include great competition against very good teams. Participants include Burnsville I (Cobras), Burnsville II (Pythons), Chaska, Eden Prairie, New Ulm Gold, Richfield, Hopkins, Bloomington Gold, Woodbury Blue, East Ridge, and Lakeville North. Red's pool includes the Burnsville Cobras, Woodbury Blue, and Bloomington Gold. Pool-play games will be held on Friday and Saturday. On Sudnay, the three pool winners (plus one wild card team) will compete in the championship bracket; meanwhile, the remaining teams will compete in a consolation bracket.

June 30-July 2: (Thur-Sat)

44th Annual Fargo - Moorhead Invitational (Print Complete Tournament Schedule)
Red returns to one of its all-time favorite tournaments -- with Red being the longest-running participant in the tournament's history. Red will be playing in the Fargo Pool (thus, pool-play games will be at Jack Williams Stadium in Fargo.) Teams in Red's pool include Hopkins, Pierre SD, Aberdeen SD, Minot ND, and Fargo. Fridley Gold (Totino-Grace) is participating as well -- in the Moorhead Pool (at Matson Field) -- along with Mandan ND, West Fargo, Brookings, SD, Andover, and Moorhead. The championship game (matching the two pool winners against each other) will be played at 3:30 pm on Saturday at Matson Field in Moorhead.

July 8-12:
Pool play: Fri-Sun
Champ Round:
Monday-Tuesday

Gopher Classic at Bethel University
In 2015, Red won its pool and moved on to play on Monday. 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 / schedule at Bethel include
Friday: 8 am vs. Lino Lakes (Centennial), and 10:30 am vs. Edina II.
Saturday: 1 pm vs. Yankton SD and 3:30 pm vs. Forest Lake.
Sunday: 1 pm vs. Gillette WY
Check out the
Gopher Classic web page for the full schedule, when available.

July 14-16: (Thur-Sat)

Eden Prairie / Hopkins Invitational (print full schedule)
As a tune-up for playoffs, Red will compete against three other MN perennial powers, in a round-robin trio of games -- with one game each day against Eden Prairie, Shakopee, and Hopkins:
Thursday: 7:30 pm vs. Eden Prairie at Round Lake Stadium in Eden Prairie;
Friday: 3:00 pm vs. Shakopee at Schleper Stadium in Shakopee
Saturday: 5:15 pm vs. Hopkins at Big Willow Park in Hopkins

July 18-23:
(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 28- Aug 1:
(Thursday-Monday)

Minnesota State Tournament in Delano
On Thursday, July 28th, teams report for check-in, team photographs, and the annual banquet. The 16-team tournament (largest in the United States) begins on Friday, July 29th. (Four sites are utilized the first day of the tournament.) Games continue through Monday, August 1st, upon which the semi-final and championship games are held.

August 2-7:
(Tues-Sun)

Central Plains Regional in Bismarck, ND.
Teams must report on Tuesday, August 2nd. Games run Wednesday, August 3rd through Sunday, August 7th.

August 9-16:
(Tues-Tues)

American Legion World Series in Shelby, NC
Team reporting date is Tuesday, August 9th, with teams transported directly from their respective Regional tournament. Four days of pool play commences Thursday August 11th, with each team getting one day off during that phase. Two semi-final games will be held on Monday, August 15th, with the Championship being held on Tuesday, August 16th. The two semi-final games, plus Tuesday's championship game, will be broadcast LIVE on ESPNU.

 

Tri-City Red Uniform Washing Tips (Feb. 10, 2016)

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!)

 

Show Your Red Pride ! (Tri-City Red T-Shirts and Baseball Caps) (Feb. 10, 2016)

"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.
   
   

 

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 was recently 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. In fact, during the construction of CHS, 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.
Learn more about CHS Field (in St. Paul's Lowertown) through its web site.

MN AMERICAN LEGION BASEBALL:
For more info about the 2016 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 took a hiatus in 2015, but hopefully will again be in operation for the 2016 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)

 


2016 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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2016 Team Roster

2016 Printable Tri-City Red Roster

Inquiries from scouts can be directed to Nik Anderson and/or Steve Grasley

2016 Tri-City Red Team Picture
(not yet available)

Name High School Uniform # Position(s) Height Weight Bats Throws Grad Yr.
Davidson, Adam Mounds View 13 Pitcher 6'2" 155 L L 2017
Flanagan, Riley Mounds View 4 Left Field, Right Field 6'1" 185 R R 2017
Fredlund, Tyler Mounds View 1 Center Field, 2nd Base 5'7" 165 L R 2016
Fredrickson, Nate Mounds View 2 Catcher, 2nd Base 5'10" 160 R R 2016
Gran, Drake Mounds View / UW-Superior 20 Pitcher, 1st Base 6'3" 190 R R 2015
Gran, Drew Mounds View / UW-Superior 23 Pitcher, 3rd Base 6'3" 200 R R 2015
Holloman, Erik Mounds View 6 Shortstop, Pitcher 5'8" 160 R R 2017
Indlecoffer, Ross Mounds View 11 1st Base, 3rd Base 6'2" 190 R R 2017
Koehn, (Ben) Ty Mounds View 7 Center Field, Pitcher 5'11" 165 L L 2018
Langer, Justin Mounds View 17 Pitcher, 3rd Base 6'0" 180 R R 2017
Laursen, Matt Mounds View 18 Pitcher, Right Field 6'0" 170 R R 2017
LeMay, Jeff* Mounds View 10 Center Field, Catcher 5'10" 185 R R 2016
Lovdahl, Bo* Mounds View 8 3rd Base, Pitcher 6'1 190 R R 2016
Lovdahl, Nick* Mounds View 15 Right Field, Pitcher 6'0" 190 R R 2016
Nickel, Ryan Mounds View 5 2nd Base, Shortstop 5'9" 175 L R 2017
Schmidt, Holden Mounds View 16 Left Field, Pitcher 6'2" 185 R R 2016
Stephan, Trevor Mounds View 21 Pitcher, Left Field 6'4" 175 R R 2017
*Captain                

2016 Coaching Staff

MEET THE 2016 TRI-CITY RED STAFF

Manager & Head Coach:: Nik Anderson, #3
Assistant Coaches: Lars Anderson, #22 Scott Becker, #19  
Assistant Coaches: Brett Becker, #14 Kelvin Minnig, #25  
Team Administration: Gail Kalata
Team Business Manager: Stephen Grasley
Legion (Sponsor) Representative/Adjutant: Norb Stachowski

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2016 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
Pre-Season Activities / Info
               
               
               
               
               
               
 
SEASON BEGINS !!!
Coaches' Classic Tournament (North St. Paul) -
Print Complete Tournament Schedule (Revised 6/10/16)

Tournament Notes:

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Complete
Tournament
Schedule
(Rev 6/10/16)

Locations & Scheduled Participants:
Kuenkel Field / McKnight Legion Field - North St. Paul
Tournament format: Round-Robin

Tournament Participants:
Fridley Gold (Totino-Grace), Excelsior, North St. Paul 39ers, Tri-City Red

+Sunday's game against North St. Paul 39ers also counts as a 4th District League game.

1 --- Sat, 6/11/16 Tri-City Red 1 North St. Paul 39ers 8 8:30 pm, McKnight Legion Field*, NSP 0 1
2 --- Sun., 6/12/16 Excelsior 8 Tri-City Red 9 4:30 pm, McKnight Legion Field, NSP 1 1
3 --- Sun, 6/12/16+ Fridley Gold (Totino-Grace) 8 Tri-City Red 5 7:00 pm, McKnight Legion Field, NSP 1 2
Tournament Notes: *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 (first right) onto 3rd Street North. Parking is on the right, just north of tennis courts. Ball field is just south of tennis courts.
 
4 --- Monday, 6/13/16+ White Bear 3 Tri-City Red 8 6:00 pm, Mounds View HS 2 2
5 --- Wed., 6/15/16+ Tri-City Maroon 1 Tri-City Red (5 innings) 11 6:00 pm, Mounds View HS 3 2
6 --- Thurs, 6/16/16+ North St. Paul Cavalry 3 Tri-City Red 5 6:00 pm, Mounds View HS 4 2
(TCRed is off the Weekend of Friday, July 17 through Sunday, July 19th)
CHS Parking Info: Meters along the street are a good parking option for PLAYERS and PARENTS.
City of St. Paul Parking Info web page:
https://www.stpaul.gov/residents/live-saint-paul/parking-your-car
(See "Parking Meter Enforcement & Times Section")
Several ramps are also available near CHS Field.
CHS Field address: 360 Broadway Street, St. Paul, 55101
7 --- Monday, 6/20/16+ Hamline Purple 3 Tri-City Red - link to CTV coverage 6 8:00 pm, CHS Field 5 2
8 --- Tuesday, 6/21/16+ Tri-City Red 9 White Bear 0 6:00 pm, White Bear South HS 6 2
9 --- Wed., 6/22/16+ Tri-City Red - link to CTV coverage 6 North St. Paul Cavalry 5 3:30 pm, CHS Field 7 2
10 - Wed., 6/22/16+ Tri-City Red - link to CTV coverage 5 Rosetown 2 6:00 pm, CHS Field 8 2
   
Burnsville Snake Pit Tournament - Print Complete Tournament Schedule (revised 6/23/16)

Tournament Notes:

Print / View
Complete
Tournament
Schedule
(revised 6/23/16)

Pool play tournament (Friday and Saturday); three pools of four teams each.
The three pool winners, plus one wild-card team, advance to Sunday's championship bracket.
Remaining 2nd through 4th place teams each play one consolation game on Sunday.

Pool A:
Burnsville Cobras, Tri-City Red, Woodbury Blue, Bloomington Gold
Pool B:
Eden Prairie #2 (B team), Hopkins, Lakeville North (Red), New Ulm Gold
Pool C:
Burnsville Pythons (B team), Richfield, Woodbury-East Ridge, Chaska

Games played at Alimagnet Park:
1200 Alimagnet Park Drive, Burnsville, MN 55337
and Sue Fischer Field:
12700 Vincent Avenue South, Burnsville, MN 55337

Link to Burnsville's Google Doc for "real time" Score-Tracking during the tournament.

11 - Friday, 6/24/16 Bloomington Gold 5 Tri-City Red (5 innings) 13 2:00 pm, Ali-Magnet Field #2 9 2
12 - Friday, 6/24/16 Tri-City Red 5 Burnsville Cobras (8 innings) 3 7:30 pm, Ali-Magnet Field #1 10 2
13 - Sat., 6/25/16 Tri-City Red 6 Woodbury Blue 9 5:00 pm, Ali-Magnet Field #2 10 3
14 - Sunday, 6/26/16 Tri-City Red 2 Richfield 3 2:30 pm, Ali-Magnet Field #2 10 4
               
               
Tournament Notes:  
 
15 - Monday, 6/27/16+ Hamline Red 1 Tri-City Red 2 6:00 pm, Mounds View HS 11 4
16 - Tuesday, 6/28/16+ Rosetown 5 Tri-City Red 8 6:00 pm, Mounds View HS 12 4
17 - Wed, 6/29/16+ Tri-City Red 8 Hamline Red 6 6:00 pm, St. Paul Academy 13 4
               
               
               
               
44th Annual Fargo-Moorhead Invitational Tournament: Print Complete Tournament Schedule (updated 6/26/16)

Tournament Notes & Info:

View / Print
Complete
Tournament
Schedule
(updated 6/26/16)

Pool Play format (2 pools, 6 teams each), played at Jack Williams Stadium in Fargo (map) and Matson Field (map) in Moorhead.

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).

Jack Williams Pool:
Fargo Post 2, Hopkins, Pierre SD, Minot ND, Aberdeen SD, Tri-City Red
Matson Field Pool:
Moorhead Blues, Mandan Chiefs ND, Fridley Gold (Totino-Grace), Brookings SD, Andover, West Fargo

Team hotel: Kelly Inn - Fargo (West Acres)
4207 13th Avenue South, Fargo, ND 58103
701-277-8821
Parents who wish to stay at the team's hotel must call and make a reservation in the "Tri-City Red Baseball Parent Block" by June 16th.
HOTEL INFO HANDOUT

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.)

(Home/away designation for unplayed games below is not necessarily correct -- subject to coin flip, with exception that Fargo and Moorhead are always home.)

               
18 - Thurs., 6/30/16 Tri-City Red 7 Hopkins 5 3:30 pm, Jack Williams, Fargo 14 4
19 - Thurs, 6/30/16 Tri-City Red 4 Fargo Post 2 (8 innings) 5 6:00 pm, Jack Williams, Fargo 14 5
20 - Friday, 7/1/16 Pierre SD 6 Tri-City Red 10 8:00 am, Jack Williams, Fargo 15 5
21 - Friday, 7/1/16 Aberdeen Smittys, SD 2 Tri-City Red (8 innings; 2R walk-off HR) 3 10:30 am, Jack Williams, Fargo 16 5
22 - Saturday, 7/2/16 Minot Vistas, ND 0 Tri-City Red 4 10:30 am, Jack Williams, Fargo 17 5
               
Tournament Notes: Red finished with a 4-1 pool record. Fargo advanced to the championship game with a 5-0 pool record, facing Moorhead (4-1). Great tournament, Red!
Pool-play records:
Jack Williams Pool: Fargo 5-0; Tri-City Red 4-1; Minot 3-2; Hopkins 2-3, Aberdeen 1-4; Pierre 0-5.
Matson Pool: Moorhead 4-1; Fridley Gold 3-2; Brookings 3-2; Andover 2-3; West Fargo 2-3; Mandan 1-4.
Championship: Fargo 6, Moorhead 3.
 
 
--- Tuesday, 7/5/16+ North St. Paul 39ers   Tri-City Red - RAIN, rescheduled to 7/16   6:00 pm, Mounds View HS -- --
23 - Wed., 7/6/16+ Tri-City Red 4 Hamline Purple 2 6:00 pm, Cretin-Derham Hall HS 18 5
               
               
 
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 2015, Red won its pool, advancing to Monday's Sweet 16 round. In 2014, Red advanced all the way to the championship game, placing 2nd overall. Quite an accomplishment!

See the
Gopher Classic web page for more information -- including a listing of all participating sites / teams, 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:            
24 - Friday, 7/8/16 Lino Lakes (Centennial) 8 Tri-City Red 3 8:00 am, Bethel University 18 6
25 - Friday, 7/8/16 Edina #2 Hamline Purple 5 Tri-City Red 3 10:30 am, Bethel Universtiy 18 7
26 - Sat., 7/9/16 Tri-City Red 7 Yankton SD 1 1:00 pm, Bethel University 19 7
27 - Sat., 7/9/16 Tri-City Red 1 Forest Lake 0 3:30 pm, Bethel University 20 7
28 - Sunday, 7/10/16 Gillette WY 1 Tri-City Red 2 1:00 pm, Bethel University 21 7
  Championship Rounds:            
- Monday, 7/11/16 Sweet 16: Irondale Winner: TBD   Bethel Site Winner:   11:30 am, Round Lake Stadium, Eden Prairie    
- Monday, 7/11/16 Great 8: TBD       2:00 pm, Round Lake Stadium, Eden Prairie    
-Tuesday, 7/12/16 Semi-Final: TBD       9:00 am, Veterans Field, Minnetonka    
-Tuesday, 7/12/16 Championship: TBD   TBD   2:00 pm, Veterans Field, Minnetonka    
Tournament Notes:  
 
29 - Tuesday, 7/12/16+ Tri-City Red 12 Tri-City Maroon 3 6:00 pm, Irondale High School 22 7
- Wed., 7/13/16              
   
               
Eden Prairie / Excelsior / Hopkins Invitational: Print Complete Pairings

Notes:

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Complete Pairings

Round-robin style contests between invited teams.

Big Willow Park:
11900-12122 Minnetonka Blvd., Minnetonka 55343
Round Lake Stadium: 16700 Valley View Road, Eden Prairie 55346
Schleper Stadium:
1490 Adams Street South, Shakopee 55379 (in Tahpah Park; east entrance is on Marystown Road, just north of Hwy 169)

30 - Thurs., 7/14/16 Tri-City Red 0 Eden Prairie (5 innings) 10 7:30 pm, Round Lake Stadium, Eden Prairie 22 8
31- Friday, 7/15/16 Tri-City Red 3 Shakopee 5 3:00 pm, Schleper Stadium, Shakopee 22 9
- Saturday, 7/16/16 Tri-City Red - game cancelled   Hopkins   5:15 pm, Big Willow Park, Minnetonka    
Notes:  
Final Weekend, Non-League Games & Make-up, as applicable:
32 -Saturday, 7/16/16 North St. Paul 39ers 0 Tri-City Red - make-up, from 7/5 4 1:00 pm, Mounds View HS 23 9
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  CONGRATULATIONS, RED !!! ... 2016 4th District League Champs !!!!
2016 Sub-State Playoffs:
Note: the number in ( ) is the team's seeding for playoffs.
See next section below -- and the
District 4 web page, for BRACKET and most up-to-date schedule / score information.
33 - Tuesday, 7/18/16 (7) White Bear 2 (2) Tri-City Red 15 5:00 pm - White Bear South HS 24 9
34 - Wed., 7/19/16 (3) Forest Lake 8 (2) Tri-City Red 10 5:00 pm - CHS Field 25 9
35 - Friday., 7/22/16 (2) Tri-City Red 0 (1) Stillwater (10 innings) 1 5:00 pm - White Bear South HS 25 10
36 - Sun, 7/24/16 (4) Lino Lakes 4 (2) Tri-City Red 7 1:00 pm - White Bear South HS 26 10
37 - Mon, 7/25/16 (3) Forest Lake 8 (2) Tri-City Red 6 1:00 pm - White Bear South HS 26 11
               
Tournament Notes: Congrat's Red !! -- finishing 3rd in an extremely competitive Sub-State 8 playoff tournament is a great accomplishment!
(Forest Lake went on to win the Sub-State, defeating Stillwater 3-1.)
 
Tuesday, 7/26/16 4th District Banquet (see banquet section below) - All parents, family, friends welcome! Contact Margie Gran regarding tickets!
 
Minnesota State Tournament - Delano: (see State section below -- and the State Tournament page, for most up-to-date schedule / score information)
               
               
               
Tournament / Season Notes:  

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2016 Sub-State Tournament

As in the past three 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, Delano in 2016, 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 (9 teams) include: North St. Paul Cavalry, Tri-City Red, Tri-City Maroon, and White Bear -- along with Lino Lakes (Centennial) and Chisago Lakes from the 10th District -- and Stillwater, Forest Lake, and the Burnsville Pythons (#2 team) from the 3rd District. (The Tournament Director is Gail Kalata. The seeding for the tournament was completed by the participating coaches, on Saturday July 16th.)

Sub-State 7 participants (9 teams) include: North St. Paul, Hamline Purple, Hamline Red and Rosetown, along with Oakdale, Mahtomedi, West St. Paul, and Rosemount Irish Blue from District 3, and Fridley Eagle Gold (Totino-Grace) from District 10. (The Tournament Director is Charlie Godbout.)

 

State-Wide Info Sub-State #8 Info Sub-State #7 Info

Full list of 2016 teams assigned to ALL
Minnesota Sub-State Playoff Tournaments

2016 Sub-State 8 Tournament Bracket
(updated with scores nightly)
2015 Sub-State 7 Tournament Bracket
(2016's NOT YET AVAILABLE)

Scores / Schedules from ALL Sub-State Playoff Tournaments Across the State
(Click on "Divison I Scores" in the Menu Bar, and then select the applicable Sub-State Tournament)

2016 Sub-State 8 Pairings List / Schedule

2016 Sub-State 8 Team Rosters
See Table in Playoff Section of
District 4 Web Page for 2016
Sub-State 7 Schedule & Scores

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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2016 Minnesota State Tournament

The 91st Annual Minnesota State American Legion Baseball Championship Tournament will be hosted by Delano. Play begins on Friday, July 29, 2016 and continues through Monday, August 1, 2016. Team check-in will take place on Thursday, July 28, 2016, with the annual banquet being held that evening.

 


Official Minnesota State Tournament Website

Also Visit Delano's Host Site (not yet available)

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2016 Regional Championship Tournaments

The Regional American Legion Tournament will be held as follows:

Central Plains: Bismarck, ND Team Reporting & Banquet: Tuesday, 8/2/16
Games played: Wednesday, 8/3/15 - Sunday, 8/7/15

(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.

2016 World Series National Championship Tournament

The 2016 (90th) American Legion World Series will be held in Shelby, NC. Teams will begin reporting on Tuesday, August 9, 2016
(with teams being transported directoy to Shelby from their respective Regional tournaments.) A concert and other events taking place on
Wednesday, August 10th. Games (pool play beginning in 2015) will run Thursday, August 11 - Tuesday, August 16, 2016.

NOTE: In 2016, ESPNU will once again 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

2015 - 48th Annual Fourth District American Legion Baseball Banquet:

48th Annual 4th District American Legion Baseball Banquet
Tentative: Tuesday, July 26, 2016

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
Margie Gran for Tickets!



 

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


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