2018 Tri-City Red

Last Updated: 8/11/18, 8:00 am


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Season Notes & News

Welcome to Tri-City Red's 2018 Season web page...


Final Bracket, with all scores

2018 Central Plains Regional Game Video Replays:
Game 1:
West Fargo 6, TCRed 5
Game 2:
TCRed 10, Wayzata 5
Game 3:
Omaha Burke 6, TCRed 0
Final Bracket, with all scores
2017 TCRed Season web page)
Thank you to all volunteers and
community supporters who made
our HOSTED state tournament a success!

CTV Game Replay Archives
(including several 2016 - 2018 Regular Season Games,
plus Four of the 2017 State Tournament Games at CHS Field)

Link to:
Tri-City Red Prior Season Archives
(all seasons, since 1990)




Congratulations, Mounds View Mustangs !!!

The 2018 Mounds View High School Season was a phenomenal success -- with the Mustangs earning the Section 5AAAA Championship, and making yet another
State Tournament appearance. Congratulations are also in order to Ty Koehn and Josh Bonde for being named to the Minnesota HS All-Star Series, as well as to
Carter Traczyk (alternate).


An Important Message to Parents, from Head Coach, Nik Anderson

I read an excertp called, "The Matheny Manifesto," by Mike Matheny (Manager of the St. Louis Cardinal.) It is a letter to the parents of a little league team that he
coached, which he shared every year. He coaches his big leaguers the same way. Matheny's letter hit home with me, so I wanted to share some pieces of it with
you, that apply to OUR team. I've made adjustments to it for our organization, but would like all of you to tranck along with me -- (


Tri-City Red Sports a New Look in 2018, thanks to Fundraising Efforts!

Fundraising is an important function of the Tri-City Red organization. Without it, the team could not continue to exist. And, one of the goals of hosting the American Legion State Tournament in 2017 was to raise funds for much-needed new uniforms and equipment. With those efforts being successful, during the off-season, we were able to make those purchases -- and are pleased to show-off the two new jersey designs that the team will be wearing in 2018.

We wish to thank all the wonderful members of the Red Family, past and present, who volunteered their time during the State Tournament, as well as all those within our community who supported that giant undertaking!! We couldn't have done it without you !!!


Parent / Player Meeting Information - Tuesday, May 29th

A pre-season Parent / Player meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 29th, 6:30 pm, MVHS Forum.

  • It is important that at least one parent (preferably both) attend this meeting. This season's schedule will be reviewed and procedural issues, general expectations, etc. will be covered -- plus you will have the opportunity to ask any and all questions that you might have.  Uniforms will also be distributed.
  • Please bring your completed Player Form 2 (which was distributed by email), signed by the player plus one parent.
  • In addition, please bring the player's ORIGINAL birth certificate (which will be securely held for the duration of the season by the team), as well as the 2018 registration fee. (Checks should be made payable to "Tri-City Red Baseball.")


(NOTE: This calendar will not be maintained during the season; see the "table schedule" below for ongoing schedule changes / updates throughout the season)


Tri-City Red Announces 2018 Roster (May 2, May 23, June 8)

Thank you to all who registered and attended tryouts for Tri-City Red this season.
The following players have been named to the 2018 roster.

Hunter Ault Matt Herold Will Rogers
Brett Bateman Ben Jepko John Solfest
Josh Bonde Scott Kalthoff Jonah Sparks
Channing Cole Ty Koehn Cole Stenstrom
Jake Christopherson Justin Langer Matt Strong
Kyle Folska Isaac Mezzenga Carter Traczyk

Although the team wishes it could have rostered all those who registered, very 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!

The Tri-City Red season begins Monday, June 11th -- and continues non-stop through, hopefully, the State Tournament, August 1-5 -- and beyond! (The American Legion Regional and World Series follow during the two weeks thereafter.) We, and your teammates, look forward to your solid particpation commitment for the duration of the entire season. (Any schedule concerns or issues should be directed to Head Coach, Nik Anderson.)

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 uniforms and equipment will be distributed -- plus 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 Head Coach, Nik Anderson (651-497-7222) or to Administrator, Gail Kalata (651-592-4279). Thank you!


2018 Tri-City Red - Tryout / Registration Information

4/23/18 NOTE: To ensure the best field conditions Tri-City Red tryouts on Sunday, April 29th have been moved
to the turf at Bethel University. The time has also changed to 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

4/16/18 NOTE: Due to weather conditions, Tri-City Red tryouts have been postponed until Sunday, April 29th (Noon-3 pm).
Please submit registration forms by Tuesday, April 24th!

Please see general information,
available here, regarding Tri-City Red and the 2018 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 2018 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.
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)

TRYOUTS will be held on Sunday, April 22th (Noon - 3 pm) at Mounds View's Baseball Field.
Therefore, registration forms need to be received by Wednesday, April 18th, so that we can properly prepare for tryouts.

(If weather conditions necessitate that tryouts be postponed, information on such will be posted on this page; attempts will also be made to notify all registrants.)

Please direct any questions or concerns to Head Coach, Nik Anderson (651-497-7222) or to Administrator, Gail Kalata (651-592-4279). Thank you!


Info Pertaining to the 2018 Season:
(also see 2018 Tournament Schedule info, further below)

(NOTE: This calendar will not be maintained during the season; see the "table schedule" below for ongoing schedule changes / updates throughout the season)
HANDOUT (3/1/18)
(TC Red's League)
(through 2017)
(for reference)

*Refer to table below for schedule updates.


Tri-City Red Tournament Schedule for 2018

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

We are especially excited about the 2018 tournament schedule! Red will return to some favorite, traditional venues this season, as well as participate in new competitions as well. 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.)

(NOTE: This calendar will not be maintained during the season; see the "table schedule" below for the most current information.)

June 9, 2018 (Sat)
and June 10 (Sun):

Red will be OFF these days, thus, great days for Seniors to hold graduation parties!

June 15-17:

Bloomington Wood Bat Tournament
This is an 8-team, wood-bat tournament, played at Red Haddox Field in Bloomington. Among others, participants include Bloomington Blue, Bloomington Gold, Coon Rapids, Rosetown, and Anoka.

June 22-24:

Burnsville Snake Pit Tournament - Alimagnet Park in Burnsville
Played at beautiful Alimagnet Park in Burnsville, this 12-team, pool-play tournament will include great competition against very good teams. Pool-play games will be held on Friday and Saturday. On Sudnay, the three pool winners will compete in the championship bracket; meanwhile, the remaining teams will compete in a consolation bracket.
Burnsville Snake Pit

June 29-July 1:

46th Annual Fargo - Moorhead Invitational
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 Matson Field Pool (Moorhead) or the Jack Williams Stadium pool (Fargo). The championship game will be played on Sunday. Spectators will be charged a gate admission fee; a wide range of very tasty concession food will be available -- plus, the Fargo/Moorhead area has a wealth of food and entertainment spots to visit in between games.
Fargo Hotel reservation information for parents:

July 6-8:

4rd Annual Richfield Karnas Klassic
Held at Spartan Field in Richfield, this tournament is named for former, long-time State American Legion Baseball Director, George Karnas, who passed away in 2016. Eight teams will compete in this bracketed tournament. The tournament host has indicated that they do not plan to charge a gate admission fee; concessions will be available. Tri-City Red won this tournament in 2017.
Karnas Klassic

July 24-28:

Sub-State 8 Playoff Tournament
Fifteen "Sub-State Playoff Tournaments" will be held across MN. Red will be seeded into Sub-State #8, which includes the following teams: Tri-City Red, Tri-City Maroon (Irondale), Arcade-Phalen, Tri-City Blue (St. Anthony), Lino Lakes (Centennial), Chisago Lakes, Stillwater, and Forest Lake. Full info on the playoff tournament will be provided, as it approaches. 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.

Aug 1- Aug 5:

Minnesota State Tournament - Hosted by Edina
On Wednesday, August 1st, teams report for check-in, team photographs, opening events, and the annual team banquet. The 16-team tournament (largest in the United States) begins on Thursday, August 2nd. (Four sites are utilized the first day of the tournament.) Games continue through Sunday, August 5th-- when the semi-final and championship games are held.

August 7-12:

Central Plains Regional in Dickinson, ND.
Teams must report on Tuesday, August 7th. Games run Wednesday, August 8th through Sunday, August 12th.

August 14-21:

American Legion World Series in Shelby, NC
Team reporting date is Tuesday, August 14th, with teams transported directly from their respective Regional tournament. Four days of pool play commence Thursday August 16th. Two semi-final games will be held on Monday, August 20th, with the Championship held on Tuesday, August 21st.


Do You Shop on Amazon? If So, You Can Help Tri-City Red!

By shopping on this "Amazon Smile" page -- instead of Amazon.com -- Amazon will automatically donate (with absolutely no cost to you!) a portion of the amount of your total purchase to Tri-City Red Baseball, which is a registered non-profit organization.

Smile.Amazon.com and Amazon.com are exactly the same, in terms of product selection and pricing. So, make sure that you use this
Amazon Smile page instead (which already lists Tri-City Red Baseball at the top, as the recipient of the donation.) Thank you!


Tri-City Red Uniform Washing Tips

Prior to leaving the program, Sharon Hanzalik (whose son, Jake, played for Tri-City Red from 2011 through 2013) shared 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)

"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, TCR Baseball Caps are available in various sizes and colors for $20. 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!)


Other Local, State and National News

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 Legion games, when it is avaialble. 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.

Tri-City Red competes within the 4th District, with respect to League Play. For more info about the season, visit the
4th District Legion Baseball web page.

For more info about the season, visit the
Legion Baseball Hub web site or the MN State Legion Baseball home page.

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

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.


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!


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)


2018 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 archived rosters and results from all prior seasons!

View Great Pics from
Past Seasons on the
Tri-City Red
Shutterfly Page

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2018 Team Roster

2018 Printable Tri-City Red Roster

Inquiries from scouts can be directed to Nik Anderson

2018 Tri-City Red Team Picture
(not yet available)

Note: the information below will be completed / finalized following receipt and processing of the Player Form 2s.

Name High School Uniform # Position(s) Height Weight Bats Throws Grad Yr.
Ault, Hunter Mounds View 6 Infield, Pitcher 5'9" 145 R R 2019
Bateman, Brett Mounds View 3 Outfield, Pitcher 5'10" 150 L L 2020
Bonde, Josh Mounds View 11 Pitcher, Infield 6'3" 190 R R 2018
Christopherson, Jake Mounds View 23 Outfield, Pitcher 6'1" 170 R R 2018
Cole, Channing* Mounds View 4 Outfield 5'8" 180 R R 2018
Folska, Kyle Mounds View 12 Pitcher, Infield 6'2" 180 R R 2018
Herold, Matt Mounds View 14 Catcher, Pitcher 5'11" 170 R R 2019
Jepko, Ben* Mounds View 19 Infield, Pitcher 6'2" 180 R R 2018
Kaltoff, Scott Mounds View 18 Pitcher 6'1" 185 R L 2018
Koehn, Ty* Mounds View 7 Outfield, Pitcher 6'1" 185 L L 2018
Langer, Justin* Mounds View / St. John's 17 Infield, Pitcher 6'0" 190 R R 2017
Mezzenga, Isaac Mounds View 21 Infield, Pitcher 6'0" 210 L R 2020
Rogers, Will Mounds View 8 Catcher, Pitcher 5'11" 175 R R 2021
Solfest, John Mounds View 10 Infield, Pitcher 6'1" 180 R R 2019
Sparks, Jonah Mounds View 2 Outfield, Pitcher 5'8" 145 L R 2019
Stenstrom, Cole Mounds View 16 Catcher, Pitcher 6'0" 195 R R 2020
Strong, Matt Mounds View 5 Outfield 5'11" 165 R R 2018
Traczyk, Carter Mounds View 9 Infield 5'10" 180 R R 2018

2018 Coaching Staff


Manager & Head Coach:: Nik Anderson
Assistant Coaches: Lars Anderson Scott Becker Nate Fredrickson
Assistant Coaches: Jake Hanzalik Brett Becker Matt Laursen
Statistician: Stevie Larson
Student Assistant:: Ian Bahn
Team Administration Manager: Gail Kalata
Team Business Manager: Stephen Grasley

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2018 Season Schedule & Results

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

(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
Season Begins!
----- Monday, 6/11/18+ Rosetown
POSTPONED, to be played July 19th
  Tri-City Red   6:00 pm, Rosetown -- --
----- Tuesday, 6/12/18 Forest Lake
  Tri-City Red   6:00 pm, Mounds View HS Irondale HS -- --
----- Wednes, 6/13/18+ Tri-City Red
POSTPONED, to be played July 12th
  Arcade-Phalen   6:00 pm, St. Paul Johnson HS* -- --
  *Directions for accessing Arcade's Field: South of Johnson HS, turn west onto Hyacinth, then turn right onto Walsh. Continue into parking lot, which is on south side of ice arena.
----- Thursday, 6/14/18              
Bloomington Wood Bat Tournament - CANCELED


View / Print Tournament Pairings

Tournament Info:
Pool-play tournament: Wood bats provided, full concessions available

Tournament Participants:
Pool 1: Bloomington Gold (host), Shakopee,
Excelsior #2 (B team), Tri-City Red
Pool 2: Bloomington Blue, Coon Rapids, Richfield, Rosetown

Location: Red Haddox Field- 400 East 90th Street, Bloomington 55420 (just west of Portland Avenue South)

NOTE: Home / Away designations for unplayed games below are not necessarily correct, as determined by pre-game coin flip.

----- Friday, 6/15/18 Tri-City Red CANCELED   Bloomington Gold   8:30 am - Red Haddox Field -- --
----- Friday, 6/15/18 Tri-City Red CANCELED   Shakopee   10:30 am - Red Haddox Field -- --
----- Saturday, 6/16/18 Tri-City Red CANCELED   Excelsior #2 (B team)   5:30 pm - Red Haddox Field -- --
---- Sunday, 6/18/18 Tri-City Red CANCELED   Rosetown   3:00 pm - Red Haddox Field -- --
---- Sunday, 6/18/18 Championship Game - N/A   TBD   5:30 pm - Red Haddox Field    
Tournament Notes:  
1 -- Monday, 6/18/18 Tri-City Red GAME RECAP 9 Tri-City Blue 7 7:00 pm, Palm Field, St. Anthony HS 1 0
2 -- Tuesday, 6/19/18+ Tri-City Red GAME RECAP 6 Hamline Red 0 6:00 pm, St. Paul Academy MOUNDS VIEW 2 0
3 -- Wednes, 6/20/18+ Tri-City Red GAME RECAP 6 North St. Paul 39ers 0 8:00 pm, McKnight Legion Field, NSP* 3 0
  *Directions for accessing 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.
---- Thurs, 6/21/18              
Burnsville Snake Pit Tournament

Tournament Notes:

Print / View Complete Tournament Schedule
(as of May 2018)


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, Woodbury-East Ridge, Eden Prairie, Hamline Purple
Pool B: Chaska,
Coon Rapids, Edina, Providence Academy
Pool C:
Richfield, Wayzata, Woodbury Blue, Tri-City Red

Games played at Alimagnet Park, Fields #1 and #2:
1200 Alimagnet Park Drive, Burnsville, MN 55337

Link to Burnsville's Google Doc for Score Updates & Schedule Changes during the tournament.

Link to the Legion Baseball HUB's Tournament Coverage

4 -- Friday, 6/22/18 Tri-City Red GAME RECAP 10 Wayzata (6 innings) 2 7:00 pm, Ali-Magnet Field #2 4 0
5 -- Saturday, 6/23/18 Richfield 0 Tri-City Red (5 innings) 13 2:00 pm, Ali-Magnet Field #1 5 0
6 -- Saturday, 6/23/18 Tri-City Red (2) GAME RECAPS 9 Woodbury Blue 4 7:30 pm, Ali-Magnet Field #2 6 0
7 -- Sunday, 6/24/18 Eden Prairie 2 Tri-City Red 3 2:30 pm, Ali-Magnet Field #1 7 0
8 -- Sunday, 6/24/18 Coon Raipds (2) GAME RECAPS 10 Tri-City Red (5 innings) 0 4:30 pm, Ali-Magnet Field #1 7 1
Tournament Notes: Red takes 2nd place in this prestigious tourney, for a great showing over the 3-day weekend !!
9 -- Monday, 6/25/18+ North St. Paul 39ers GAME RECAP 4 Tri-City Red 7 6:00 pm, Mounds View HS 8 1
10- Tuesday, 6/26/18 Mpls Post Office (Washburn) RECAP 3 Tri-City Red 1 6:00 pm, Mounds View HS 8 2
11- Wed., 6/27/18+ Tri-City Red GAME RECAP 9 Hamline Purple 1 6:00 pm, Cretin-Derham Hall 9 2
46th Annual Fargo-Moorhead Invitational Tournament

Tournament Notes
and Info:

Full Team Itinerary
(includes maps and
full tournament schedule)

Pool Play format (3 pools, 5 teams each), played at Jack Williams Stadium in Fargo (map), Matson Field in Moorhead (map), and Young Field in West Fargo (map).

Jack Williams Stadium : Elm Street & 12th Avenue North in Fargo, just east of the NDSU campus.
Matson Field : intersection of 15th Avenue North (Hwy 83) and 11th Street (enter parking lot on 15th Avenue).
A bridge across the Red River connects Jack Williams and Matson Fields ... (the street is labeled 15th Avenue on the MN side -- and 12th Avenue on the ND side.)
Young Field : 501 13th Avenue West, West Fargo, 58078

2018 Jack Williams / Fargo Pool:
Fargo Post 2, Tri-City Red, Coon Rapids, Alexandria, Watertown Post 17 SD
2018 Matson Field / Moorhead Pool:
Moorhead Blues, Mandan Chiefs ND, Millard West NE (Black Sox Senior A), Thunder Bay ONT, Sioux Falls East SD
2018 Young Field / West Fargo Pool:
West Fargo, Andover, Park River Post 147 ND, Team Manitoba, Prior Lake (withdrew late), Regina, Sask. CA

Team hotel: Kelly Inn - Fargo (West Acres)
4207 13th Avenue South, Fargo, ND 58103
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 15th.

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 designations for unplayed games below are not necessarily correct -- subject to coin flip, with exception that Fargo, Moorhead and West Fargo are always home.)

12 - Friday., 6/29/18 Tri-City Red 3 Coon Rapids 1 3:00 pm, Jack Williams, Fargo 10 2
13 - Friday., 6/29/18 Tri-City Red (2) GAME RECAPS 8 Fargo Post 2 9 8:00 pm, Jack Williams, Fargo 10 3
14 - Saturday, 6/30/18 Alexandria 0 Tri-City Red 4 9:00 am, Jack Williams, Fargo 11 3
15 - Saturday, 6/30/18 Tri-City Red (2) GAME RECAPS 16 Watertown, SD 4 11:30 am, Jack Williams, Fargo 12 3
16 - Sunday, 7/1/18 Tri-City Red GAME RECAP 5 Moorhead 11 9:00 am, Matson Field, Moorhead 12 4
Tournament Notes: Red went 3-1 in pool play; Coon Rapids and Fargo were also 3-1. The least Runs Allowed tie-breaker resulted in Coon Rapids earning 1st place, Red 2nd place, and Fargo 3rd place in the Fargo-Jack Williams Pool. Thus, Red plays in a consolation game on Sunday. The other pool winners were Sioux Falls East in the Moorhead-Matson Pool -- and West Fargo in the WF-Young Field Pool. Mandan earned the at-large Wild Card slot in the 4-team championship bracket, by allowing fewer runs than all of the non-pool-winning teams -- 13. Tri-City Red and Team Manitoba (WF-Young Pool) each had 14; others:Team Manitoba (15), Moorhead (17), Fargo (18).
Overall Pool Results:
Fargo/Jack Pool: 1st=Coon Rapids (3-1, RA=5), 2nd=Tri-City Red (3-1, RA=14), 3rd=Fargo (3-1, RA=18), 4th=Alexandria (1-3, RA=30), 5th=Watertown (0-4, RA=48).
Moorhead/Matson Pool: 1st=Sioux Falls East (4-0, RA=8), 2nd=Mandan (3-1, RA=13), 3rd=Moorhead (2-2, RA=17), 4th=Millard NE (1-3, RA=23), 5th=Thunder Bay (0-4 RA=45)
W Fargo/Young Pool: 1st=West Fargo (4-0, RA=12), 2nd=Team Manitoba (3-1, RA=15), 3rd=Park River (1-3, RA=30), 4th=Andover (1-3, RA=33), 5th=Regina Sask. (1-3, RA=38)
4th of July Week - TCRed is off Monday - Thursday
Richfield Karnas Klassic Tournament

Tournament Notes & Info:

View / Print Tournament Bracket


Bracketed tournament:
"Top" of Bracket:
Eagan Red (B team), Fridley Gold (Totino-Grace) Wayzata #2 (B Team), Richfield
"Bottom" of Bracket:
Academy Stars (Holy Angels), Excelsior #2 (B Team), Gopher Post Office #2 (B Team), Tri-City Red

Games played at Spartan Field, Richfield High School,
7001 Harriet Avenue South, Mpls, 55423
No gate fee for spectators, full concessions, lighted field.

Link to Richfield's Google Doc for Score Updates & Schedule Changes during the tournament.

NOTE: Home / Away designations for unplayed games below are not necessarily correct, as result of a pre-game coin flip.

17 - Friday, 7/6/18 Tri-City Red GAME RECAP 8 Mpls Post Office # 2 (5 innings) 0 5:30 pm, Spartan Field, Richfield 13 4
18 - Saturday, 7/7/18 Academy Stars (Holy Angels) RECAP 3 Tri-City Red (5 innings) 11 8:00 pm, Spartan Field, Richfield 14 4
19 - Sunday, 7/8/18 Fridley Gold (Totino Grace) RECAP 8 Tri-City Red 9 5:45, Spartan Field, Richfield 15 4
Tournament Notes: Congrat's to the 2018 Karnas Klassic Champs ... Tri-City Red !!
---- Monday, 7/9/18              
20 - Tuesday, 7/10/18+ Hamline Purple GAME RECAP 0 Tri-City Red 1 6:00 pm, Mounds View HS 16 4
21 - Wed., 7/11/18+ Rosetown GAME RECAP 4 Tri-City Red 9 6:00 pm, Mounds View HS 17 4
22 - Thursday, 7/12/18+ Arcade-Phalen GAME RECAP 0 Tri-City Red (5 inn. completed, rain) 7 4:00 pm, Mounds View HS 18 4
----- Thursday, 7/12/18+ Tri-City Red   Arcade-Phalen - RAIN, TBD   6:00 pm, Mounds View HS --- ---
23 - Friday, 7/13/18+ Tri-City Red GAME RECAP 0 Tri-City Maroon 5 6:00 pm, Irondale HS 18 5
24 - Saturday, 7/14/18 Rogers GAME RECAP 1 Tri-City Red 0 5:00 pm, Mounds View HS 18 6
25 - Monday, 7/16/18 Hamline Red GAME RECAP
4 Tri-City Red (6 innings)
14 6:00 pm, CHS Field 19 6
26 - Tuesday, 7/17/18 Tri-City Maroon GAME RECAP
6 Tri-City Red (Red clinches league!)
14 8:00 pm, CHS Field 20 6
----- Wed., 7/18/18              
----- Thursday, 7/19/18 Tri-City Red (make-up, from 6/11)   Rosetown - RAIN, TBD   6:00 pm, Rosetown --- ---
27 - Friday, 7/20/18 Tri-City Red GAME RECAP 9 Stillwater (8 innings) 9 6:00 pm, Stillwater 20 6-1
28 - Saturday, 7/21/18 Tri-City Red (make-up, from 7/12)
12 Arcade-Phalen (5 innings) 2 10:00 am, St. Paul Johnson HS* 21 6-1
29 - Sunday, 7/22/18 Tri-City Red (Make-up of 6/19) 7 (f) Rosetown (forfeit) 0 (f) 2:00 pm, Rosetown 22 6-1
  *Directions for accessing Arcade's Field: South of Johnson HS, turn west onto Hyacinth, then turn right onto Walsh. Continue into parking lot, which is on south side of ice arena.
2018 Sub-State Playoffs:
Note: the number in ( ) is the team's seeding for playoffs.
See the
District 4 web page, for 2018 BRACKET and most up-to-date schedule / score information.
30 - Tuesday, 7/24/18 (8) Arcade-Phalen GAME RECAP 0 (1) Tri-City Red (5 innings/ no-hitter) 10 5:30 pm, Irondale HS 23 6-1
31 - Wed., 7/25/18 (4) Lino-Lakes GAME RECAP 4 (1) Tri-City Red 5 5:30 pm, Irondale HS 24 6-1
32 - Thursday, 7/26/18 (2) Stillwater GAME RECAP 0 (1) Tri-City Red (5 innings; no hitter) 10 5:30 pm, Irondale HS 25 6-1
---- Friday, 7/27/18 N/A       TBD, Irondale HS --- ---
33 - Saturday, 7/28/18 Lino Lakes GAME RECAP 0 (1) Tri-City Red 5 Noon, Irondale HS 26 6-1
Tuesday, 7/31/18 4th District Banquet (see banquet section below) - All parents, family, friends welcome! Contact Katie Solfest regarding tickets!
2018 Minnesota State Tournament - Edina: Tournament Bracket
(see State section below -- and
Minnesota's State Tournament page, for most up-to-date schedule / score information and tournament highlights/articles),
as well as
the Host's (Edina's) State Tournament web page
Notes / General Info:
Link to on-line Welcome & Info Packet

Link to on-line Parent / Player / Coach Info Sheet

Addresses & Map Showing Field and Other Key Venues

Link to on-line State Tournament Bracket (with participating team names)

All scores / info: LegionBaseballHub.com (Game Changer also available)

---- Wed., 8/1/18 Doubletree Hotel (formerly Radisson South), 7800 Normandale Blvd., Bloomington, 1-866-271-8967
A block of rooms is available for anyone wishing to lodge at the Doubletree during the tournament.
Reservation link (must reserve by 7/30.)

- Team Check-in and Photographs:4:45 pm (players and coaches only)

- Opening Banquet: 5:30 pm Social Hour; 6:30 Seated for Dinner (Program to follow)
Link to order banquet tickets $45.00 (parents, family, friends -- players attend free)
34 - Thurs., 8/2/18 Mankato National 2 Tri-City Red 3 11:45 am, Garden Park Field, Edina 27 6-1
35 - Thurs., 8/2/18 Alexandria (2) GAME RECAPS 1 Tri-City Red 4 5:15 pm, Garden Park Field, Edina 28 6-1
36 - Friday, 8/3/18 Edina GAME RECAP 0 Tri-City Red 2 6:00 pm, Braemar, Edina 29 6-1
37 - Saturday, 8/4/18 Wayzata GAME RECAP 4 Tri-City Red 2 6:00 pm, Braemar, Edina 29 7-1
38 - Sunday, 8/5/18 Tri-City Red 10 Rosetown 9 10:00 am, Braemar, Edina 30 7-1
39 - Sunday, 8/5/18
(Championship Game)
Wayzata (2) GAME RECAPS 8 Tri-City Red 16 12:30 pm, Braemar, Edina, Championship 31 7-1
Tournament Notes: Tri-City Red repeats as Minnesota Sate Champ !!!!
2018 Central Plains Regional Tournament - Dickinson, ND
--- Tuesday, 8/7/18 Team Check-in @ Astoria Hotel & Event Center, 363 15th Street West, Dickinson, ND  58601

6:30 pm: Team picnic @ Dakota Community Bank & Trust Ballpark (
Astoria Field), 240 2nd Street Southeast, Dickinson, ND 58601
Following picnic: Umpire/Coaches Grounds Meeting & Coin Toss for 1st round of games
(home/away designations not necessarily accurate below)


Tournament Coverage:
Dickinson Parks (includes link to live stream, hotel info PDF, bracket PDF)
KDIX RADIO - Dickinson (click on LISTEN, in menu bar at top of page)
Dickinson Press,
National American Legion Web Site, 2018 Regional Tournament Coverage
Tourney Machine
40 - Wed., 8/8/18 Tri-City Red GAME RECAP
5 West Fargo 6 4:30 pm Mountain Time, Astoria Field 31 8-1
41 - Thurs., 8/9/18 Tri-City Red GAME LINE SCORE
10 Wayzata (8 innings) 5 11:00 am Mountain Time, Astoria Field 32 8-1
42 - Friday, 8/10/18 Omaha Burke GAME LINE SCORE
6 Tri-City Red 0 4:30 pm Mountain Time, Astoria Field 32 9-1
VIDEO REPLAYS OF ALL CENTRAL PLAINS REGIONAL GAMES (scroll down the page to locate the Baseball videos)

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2018 Sub-State Tournament

As in the past four 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, Edina in 2018, 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 (8 teams) include: Tri-City Red, Tri-City Maroon, and Arcade-Phalen -- along with Tri-City Blue (St. Anthony), Lino Lakes (Centennial) and Chisago Lakes from the 10th District -- and Stillwater and Forest Lake from the 3rd District. (The Tournament Director is Gail Kalata. The seeding for the tournament is completed by the participating coaches (Saturday July 21.)

Sub-State 7 participants (8 teams) include: North St. Paul 39ers, Hamline Purple, Hamline Red and Rosetown, along with Oakdale, Mahtomedi, West St. Paul, and Fridley Eagle Gold (Totino-Grace) from District 10. (The Tournament Director is Bill Gardner of North St. Paul.)


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

Full list of 2018 teams assigned to ALL
Minnesota Sub-State Playoff Tournaments
2018 Sub-State 8 Tournament Bracket
Legion Hub site for scores)
2018 Sub-State 7 Tournament Bracket
(See Legion Hub site for scores)

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)

2018 Sub-State 8 Tournament Program  

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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2018 Minnesota State Tournament

The 93rd Annual Minnesota State American Legion Baseball Championship Tournament will be hosted by Edina. Play begins on Thursday, August 2, 2018 and continues through Sunday, August 5, 2018. Team check-in will take place on Wednesday, August 1, 2018, with the annual banquet being held that evening.


Legion Baseball HUB State Tournament Coverage

Also Visit Edina's Host Site

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2018 Regional Championship Tournaments

The Regional American Legion Tournament will be held as follows:

Central Plains: Bismarck, ND Team Reporting & Banquet: Tuesday, 8/7/18
Games played: Wednesday, 8/8/18 - Sunday, 8/12/18

(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.

2018 World Series National Championship Tournament

The 2018 (92nd) American Legion World Series will be held in Shelby, NC. Teams will begin reporting on Tuesday, August 14, 2018
(with teams being transported directly to Shelby from their respective Regional tournaments.) A concert and other events taking place on
Wednesday, August 15th. Games (pool play beginning in 2015) will run Thursday, August 16 - Tuesday, August 21, 2018.

NOTE: ESPNU will once again broadcast World Series games.

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

2018 - 50th Annual Fourth District American Legion Baseball Banquet:

50th Annual 4th District American Legion Baseball Banquet
Tuesday, July 31, 2018

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

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

Parents, family & Friends: Contact Katie Solfest for Tickets!




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

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