2019 Tri-City Red

Last Updated: 8/3/19, 11:45 pm

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Season Notes & News

Welcome to Tri-City Red's 2019 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)




Tri-City Red Announces 2019 Roster (May 9)

Thank you to all who registered and attended tryouts for Tri-City Red this season.
The following players have been named to the 2019 roster.

John Abercrombie Sean Goldman Trevor Rankin
Hunter Ault Mitchell Gutzkow John Solfest
Brett Bateman Matt Herold Jonah Sparks
Josh Bonde Robert Hogan Cole Stenstrom
Mateo Cisneros Ben Kettelhut Carter Traczyk
Channing Cole Isaac Mezzenga  

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 10th -- and continues non-stop through, hopefully, the State Tournament (July 31st - August 4) -- 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 on Thursday, May 23rd in the Mounds View HS Forum, 7:00 pm. 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!


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 -- (

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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)


2019 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
the Current and
Past Seasons on the
Tri-City Red
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2019 Team Roster

2019 Printable Tri-City Red Roster

Inquiries from scouts can be directed to Nik Anderson

2019 Tri-City Red Team Picture
(not yet available)

Name High School Uniform # Position(s) Height Weight Bats Throws Grad Yr.
Abercrombie, John Mounds View 23 Pitcher, Catcher 5'9" 170 L R 2019
Ault, Hunter Mounds View 6 Pitcher, Infield 5'10" 160 R R 2019
Bateman, Brett Mounds View 5 Outfield, Pitcher 5'10" 155 L L 2020
Bonde, Josh Mounds View / Bethel Univ. 11 Pitcher 6'3" 190 R R 2018
Cisneros, Mateo Mounds View 12 Infield 5'10" 165 R R 2020
Cole, Channing* Mounds View / 4 Outfield 5'8" 180 R R 2018
Goldman, Sean Mounds View 3 Outfield, Pitcher 6'2" 155 R R 2020
Gutzkow, Mitchell Mounds View 17 Outfield, Pitcher 6'0" 175 R R 2020
Herold, Matt Mounds View 7 Catcher, Pitcher 6'0" 185 R R 2019
Hogan, Robert Mounds View 14 Outfield, Infield 5'11" 180 R R 2020
Kettelhut, Ben Mounds View 19 Outfield 6'1" 160 R R 2020
Mezzenga, Isaac Mounds View 21 Infield 6'0" 210 L R 2020
Rankin, Trevor Mounds View 18 Outfield, Infield 5'9" 155 R R 2020
Rogers, Will Mounds View 8 Catcher, Infield 6'0" 190 R R 2021
Solfest, John* Mounds View 10 Pitcher, Infield 6'1" 185 R R 2019
Sparks, Jonah Mounds View 2 Outfield 5'7" 145 L R 2019
Stenstrom, Cole Mounds View 16 Infield, Catcher 6'1" 205 R R 2020
Traczyk, Carter Mounds View 9 Infield 5'10" 170 R R 2018

2019 Coaching Staff


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

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2019 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.)

NOTE: Schedule is Subject to Change

Game # / Date Team (Click on name for web site) Score vs. Team (Home) Score at Field W L
Season Begins!
----- Monday, 6/10/19+ Tri-City Red
Rescheduled to Wednesday., 7/17
  Rosetown   6:00 pm, Rosetown -- --
----- Tuesday, 6/11/19+ Arcade-Phalen
Reschedule to Friday, 7/12
  Tri-City Red   6:00 pm, Mounds View HS -- --
----- Wednes, 6/12/19+ Tri-City Red
Reschedule to Sunday, 7/14
  Hamline Purple   6:00 pm, Cretin-Derham Hall -- --
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), Fridley, Richfield, Tri-City Red
Pool 2: Bloomington Blue, Coon Rapids, Rosetown,
Excelsior #2 (B team)

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, 6/14/19 Tri-City Red CANCELED   Richfield   4:00 pm - Red Haddox Field -- --
----- Saturday, 6/15/19 Tri-City Red CANCELED   Bloomington Gold   8:30 am - Red Haddox Field -- --
----- Saturday, 6/15/19 Tri-City Red CANCELED   Fridley   11:00 am - Red Haddox Field -- --
---- Sunday, 6/16/19 Tri-City Red CANCELED   TBD   TBD - Red Haddox Field -- --
---- Sunday, 6/16/19 Championship Game - N/A   TBD   4:00 pm - Red Haddox Field    
Tournament Notes: Coon Rapids (a 2018 season rival!) won the 2019 championship, defeating Richfield 13-7.
---- Monday, 6/17/19              
1 -- Tuesday, 6/18/19 West Fargo / GAME RECAP
WF Game Changer Site)
1 Tri-City Red 4 4:30 pm, Mounds View HS - 9 inning game 1 0
2 -- Wednes, 6/19/19+ Tri-City Red GAME RECAP 5 North St. Paul 39ers 7 6:00 pm, McKnight Legion Field, NSP* 1 1
  *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.
Burnsville Snake Pit Tournament

Tournament Notes:

Print / View Complete Tournament Schedule
(as of 6/15/19)


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, Chaska, Prior Lake, Tri-City Red
Pool B:
Hastings, Lakeville North, Woodbury Blue, Richfield
Pool C:
Eden Prairie, Coon Rapids, Edina, Wayzata

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

Links to
Directions & General Tournament Info (Burnsville's web site)
Burnsville's LIVE Google Doc for Score & Schedule Updates (on-line version of schedule, maintained during tournament)

3 -- Friday, 6/21/19 Tri-City Red GAME RECAP 3 Burnsville 1 7:30 pm, Ali-Magnet Field #1 2 1
4 -- Saturday, 6/22/19 Chaska 3 Tri-City Red (6 innings, 8-run rule) 11 9:00 am, Ali-Magnet Field #1 3 1
5 -- Saturday, 6/22/19 Prior Lake GAME RECAPS (2) 2 Tri-City Red (6 innings, 8-run rule) 10 4:00 pm, Ali-Magnet Field #1 4 1
6 -- Sunday, 6/23/19 Lakeville North GAME RECAP
0 Tri-City Red (5 innings, 8-run rule) 8 2:30 pm, Ali-Magnet Field #1 5 1
---- Sunday, 6/23/19 Wayzata (Rained out)
Championship Game*
  Tri-City Red   4:30 pm, Ali-Magnet Field #1 -- --
Tournament Notes: *Red was declared the champ, being the only undefeated team in the tourney. (For all tournament scores, see the Game Recaps above.)
Wayzata advanced to the championship bracket by winning Pool C (with a record of 2-1); they advanced to the championship game by defeating Woodbury Blue (Pool B winner) in the other semi-final game, 16-2 in 7 innings. Lakeville North advanced to the championship bracket as the Wildcard team (based on least runs allowed divided by innings played.) As the #1 seed, TCR was seeded to play the Wildcard team in the semi-finals.
---- Monday, 6/24/19              
7 - Tuesday, 6/25/19+ North St. Paul GAME RECAP 11 Tri-City Red 4 6:00 pm, Mounds View HS 5 2
8 - Wednes., 6/26/19+ Hamline Red GAME RECAP 0 Tri-City Red (5 innings) 10 6:00 pm, Mounds View HS 6 2
47th Annual Fargo-Moorhead Invitational Tournament

Tournament Notes
and Info:

Full Team Itinerary
(includes maps and
full tournament schedule)

Pool Play format (3 pools, 6 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

2019 Jack Williams / Fargo Pool:
Fargo Post 2, Team Manitoba, Bloomington Blue (Kennedy), Brainerd, Plover WI, St. Michael

2019 Matson Field / Moorhead Pool:
Tri-City Red,
Moorhead Blues, Mandan Chiefs ND, Millard West (Black Sox Senior A) NE, Watertown Post 17 SD, Park River Post 147 ND

2019 Young Field / West Fargo Pool:

West Fargo, Sioux Falls East SD, Coon Rapids, Alexandria, Superior WI, Upper Manitoba

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 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.)

9 --- Friday, 6/28/19 Tri-City Red 6 Watertown SD 3 1:00 pm, Matson Field, Moorhead 7 2
10 - Friday., 6/28/19 Tri-City Red GAME RECAPS (2) 10 Millard West (Omaha) NE 4 3:30 pm, Matson Field, Moorhead 8 2
11 - Saturday, 6/29/19 Tri-City Red GAME RECAP 10 Park River ND (5-1/2 inn. complete) 3 10:30 am, Matson Field, Moorhead 9 2
----- Saturday, 6/29/19
12 - Sunday, 6/30/19
Tri-City Red GAME RECAP 5 Moorhead 1 1:00 pm, Matson Field, Moorhead 10 2
----- Sunday, 6/30/19 Mandan ND - canceled, games rescheduled due to severe storm / heavy rain on Saturday afternoon.   Tri-City Red   8:00 am, Matson Field, Moorhead -- --
----- Sunday, 6/30/19 TBD (Semi-finals) - canceled   Tri-City Red   3:30 pm, Jack Williams or Matson -- --
----- Sunday, 6/30/19 TBD (Championship game) - canceled   Tri-City Red   7:30 pm, Matson Field, Moorhead -- --
Tournament Notes: Red goes 4-0 in the tournament, only allowing a total of 11 runs; thus, Red declared TOURNAMENT CHAMP!
(Due to the cancellation of the semi-finals and championship games, tournament championship was decided using least runs allowed (LRA) between the three pool winners; ee Game #12 Recap above for all tournament scores and pool-play results.) Jack Williams winner = Fargo, 4-0, 12 runs allowed; Young Field winner = Sioux Falls, 4-0, 20 runs allowed.
4th of July Week - TCRed is currently scheduled to be off Monday - Saturday
----- Sunday, 7/7/19 N/A            
----- Monday, 7/8/18 N/A            
----- Tuesday, 7/9/19+ Rosetown - RAINED OUT
Make-up Date: 7/14
  Tri-City Red   8:00 pm, CHS Field -- --
13 - Wednes., 7/10/19+ Tri-City Red GAME RECAP
6 Tri-City Maroon 0 8:00 pm, CHS Field 11 2
14 - Thursday, 7/11/19+ Hamline Purple GAME RECAPS (2) 1 Tri-City Red (5 innings) 11 4:00 pm, Mounds View HS 12 2
15 - Thursday, 7/11/19+ Tri-City Red - FROM 7/14 12 Hamline Purple (5 innings) 1 6:00 pm, Mounds View HS 13 2
------ Friday, 7/12/19+ Tri-City Red - TO 7/19
Reschedule of 7/17 game, below
  Arcade-Phalen   4:00 pm, St. Paul Johnson HS* -- --
------ Friday, 7/12/19+ Arcade-Phalen - TO 7/19
Make-up of 6/11 game
  Tri-City Red   6:00 pm, St. Paul Johnson HS* -- --
----- Saturday, 7/13/19 N/A            
----- Saturday, 7/13/19 N/A            
----- Sunday, 7/14/19+ Tri-City Red
Make-up of 6/12 game
Rescheduled to 7/11, 4 pm
  Hamline Purple   6:00 pm, Cretin-Derham Hall -- --
16 - Sunday, 7/14/19+ Rosetown - GAME RECAP
Make-up of 7/9 rainout
1 Tri-City Red (5 innings) 11 2:30 pm, Mounds View HS 14 2
------ Monday, 7/15/19+ Tri-City Red - RAINED OUT
Make-up Date: 7/18
  Hamline Red   6:00 pm, St. Paul Academy -- --
17 - Tuesday, 7/16/19+ Tri-City Maroon GAME RECAP 3 Tri-City Red 4 6:00 pm, Mounds View HS 15 2
----- Wed., 7/17/19+ Tri-City Red
Rescheduled to Friday, 7/12
  Arcade-Phalen   6:00 pm, St. Paul Johnson HS* -- --
18 - Wed., 7/17/19+ Tri-City Red GAME RECAP
Make-up of 6/10 game
1 Rosetown 4 5:00 pm, Siebert Field, U of MN
Time Change
15 3
19 - Thursday, 7/18/19 Tri-City Red
Make-up of 7/15 game
7 Hamline Red Forfeit 0 6:00 pm, St. Paul Academy 16 3
20 - Friday, 7/19/19 Tri-City Red
Reschedule of 7/12 game
19 Arcade-Phalen (5 innings) 5 4:00 pm, St. Paul Johnson HS* 17 3
21 - Friday, 7/19/19 Arcade-Phalen GAME RECAPS (2)
Reschedule of 7/12 game
2 Tri-City Red (5 innings) 14 6:00 pm, St. Paul Johnson HS* 18 3
----- Saturday, 7/20/19 N/A   Tri-City Red     -- --
----- Sunday, 7/21/19 N/A   Tri-City Red     -- --
  *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.
2019 Sub-State Playoffs:
Note: the number in ( ) below is the team's seeding for playoffs.
Also see the
District 4 web page for and most up-to-date schedule / score information for both SS7 and SS8.

Playoff-Tournament Volunteer Sign-Up Genius Site
Please sign-up for a time slot to help with tournament tasks|
on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday!

Link to Chisago County Press Newspaper
(to look for any articles)

22 - Tuesday, 7/23/19 (8) Tri-City Blue GAME RECAP 0 (1) Tri-City Red (6 innings) 10 8:00 pm, Pat Collins Field, Lindstrom 19 3
23 - Wed., 7/24/19 (4) Tri-City Maroon GAME RECAP 0 (1) Tri-City Red 6 8:00 pm, Pat Collins Field, Lindstrom 20 3
24 - Thurs., 7/25/19 (3) Stillwater GAME RECAP 2 (1) Tri-City Red 5 5:30 pm, Mounds View HS 21 3
------ Friday, 7/26/19 N/A   N/A   N/A    
25 - Sat., 7/27/19 Tri-City Maroon GAME RECAP 2 (1) Tri-City Red (championship) 5 Noon, Mounds View HS 22 3
Tuesday, 7/30/19 4th District Banquet (see banquet section below) - All parents, family, friends welcome! Contact Rainie Mezzenga regarding tickets!
2019 Minnesota State Tournament - Cold Spring, MN: Tournament Bracket
(see State section below -- and
Minnesota's State Tournament page, for most up-to-date schedule / score information and tournament highlights/articles).

Notes / General Info:

#1 (Main): Cold Spring Baseball Park -
700 1st Street South, Cold Spring, 56320
#2: Paynesville Baseball Park -
900 Burr Street, Paynesville, 56362
#3: St. Martin Ray Weber Field -
112 Birch Street, St. Martin, 56376
#4: Watkins Clippers Baseball Park -
161 School Avenue South, Watkins, 55389

General Map of Entire Area (showing proximity of Cold Spring, Paynesville, St. Martin, and Watkins to St. Cloud)
---- Wed., 7/31/19 Tournament HQ Hotel Info:
Country Inn & Suites,
235 Park Avenue South, St. Cloud, 56301, 320-259-8999

Alternate Hotel for Parents:
Per Cold Spring Host Committee, this hotel has rooms blocked off for Legion Baseball Tournament
Kelly Inn / Best Western Plus, (adjacent to the Rivers Edge Convention Center, where the opening banquet will be held)
100 4th Avenue South, St. Cloud, 56301, 320-253-0606

Team Check-in and Photographs:
- The Tournament HQ hotel is also the site for team check-in on Wednesday July 31 at 3:30 pm.
- Players and coaches must be in uniform for check-in.

Opening Team Banquet: (all players and coaches receive tickets)
Rivers Edge Convention Center
10 4th Avenue South, St. Cloud, 56301

Tickets are $30 per person. Parents / family members may order tickets at:
- Doors open at 5:30 pm, seating at 6 pm. Opening remarks at 6:15. Meal service at 6:30, with program starting at 7:15.
- Keynote speaker is Rob Fornasier, retired Assistant Coach of the Minnesota Gophers.
- Other speakers include Pat Dolan, SCSU Baseball Coach and Scott Schreiner, part owner of the St. Cloud Rox Northwoods League team.
- Master of Ceremonies is Dick Jankowski.

While in the area, make sure to visit the MN Amateur Baseball Hall of Fame Museum (located within the convention center, where the banquet will be held) -- which celebrates all levels, including American Legion, VFW, High School, and Town Team Baseball. (They rotate the exhibits, but the last time that I was there a few years back, Tri-City Red memoribilia was on display!)

Field / Site Images & Info:
Cold Spring:

Paynesville: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_yy0tlosS8s

26 - Thurs., 8/1/19 Austin 0 Tri-City Red 1 10:00 a.m., Paynesville Baseball Field 23 3
27 - Thurs, 8/1/19 Tri-City Red GAME RECAPS (2) 10 Eastview 2 6:00 pm, Paynesville Baseball Field 24 3
28 - Friday, 8/2/19 Tri-City Red GAME RECAP 6 Excelsior 7 3:30 pm, Cold Spring Baseball Park 24 4
29 - Saturday, 8/3/19 Woodbury Blue GAME RECAP 4 Tri-City Red (elimination game) 2 10:00 am, Cold Spring Baseball Park 24 5
----- Saturday, 8/3/19 New Ulm Gold / Buffalo   Tri-City Red   N/A -- --
----- Sunday, 8/4/19
(Semi-Final / 3rd Place Game)
N/A   Tri-City Red   N/A -- --
----- Sunday, 8/4/19
(Championship Game)
N/A   Tri-City Red   N/A -- --
Tournament Notes: Congrat's on another great season, Red ! -- with a record of 24-5, and including yet another state tournament appearance (17 total in the team's 30-year history!)
2019 Central Plains Regional Tournament - Sioux Falls, SD
--- Tuesday, 8/6/19 Team Check-in

Team picnic


Tournament Coverage:
LIVE YOUTUBE VIDEO COVERAGE OF ALL GAMES (scroll down the page to locate the Baseball videos)
Media and other coverage:
Sioux Falls Argus Leader Newspaper
National American Legion Web Site, 2019 Regional Tournament Coverage
Tourney Machine
--- Wed., 8/7/19 TBA   Tri-City Red   TBA    
--- Thurs., 8/8/19 TBA   Tri-City Red   TBA    
--- Friday, 8/9/19 TBA   Tri-City Red   TBA    
--- Saturday, 8/10/19 TBA   Tri-City Red   TBA    
--- Sunday, 8/11/19 TBA   Tri-City Red   TBA    
Tournament Notes:              
2019 American Legion World Series - Shelby, NC (Tuesday, 8/13/19 - Tuesday, 8/20/19)

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2019 Sub-State Tournament

Fifteen "Sub-State Playoff Tournaments" will be held across Minnesota. In addition to the 15 Sub-State Champions, the State Tournament Host team, Cold Spring in 2019, automatically receives a berth, which rounds the State Tournament field out to 16 teams.

Division I 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 Lino Lakes (Centennial), Tri-City Blue (St. Anthony), 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 completed by the participating coaches, on Saturday July 20th.)

Sub-State 7 participants (8 teams) include: North St. Paul 39ers, 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 Bill Gardner of North St. Paul.)


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

Full list of 2019 teams assigned to ALL
Minnesota Sub-State Playoff Tournaments
2019 Sub-State 8 Tournament Bracket
Legion Hub site for scores)

2019 Sub-State 8 Tournament Program

2019 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)

Chisago Lakes Fields:
12740 292nd Street, Lindstrom

Mounds View Field::
1900 Lake Valentine Rd, Arden Hills


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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2019 Minnesota State Tournament

The 94th Annual Minnesota State American Legion Baseball Championship Tournament will be hosted by Cold Spring. Play begins on Thursday, August 1, 2019 and continues through Sunday, August 4, 2019. Team check-in will take place on Wednesday, July 31, 2019, with the annual team banquet being held that evening.

2019 State Tournament Gazette Issues:
Thursday, August 1, 2019 (scan); Thursday, August 1, 2019 (page 1 doc.)
Friday, August 2, 2019 (scan); Friday, August 2, 2019 (document)
Saturday, August 3, 2019 (scan); Saturday, August 3, 2019 (document)
Sunday, August 4, 2019 (scan)


Legion Baseball HUB State Tournament Coverage

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2019 Regional Championship Tournaments

The Regional American Legion Tournament will be held as follows:

Central Plains: Sioux Falls, SD Team Reporting & Banquet: Tuesday, 8/6/19
Games played: Wednesday, 8/7/19 - Sunday, 8/11/19

(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.

2019 World Series National Championship Tournament

The 2019 (93rd) American Legion World Series will be held in Shelby, NC. Teams will begin reporting on Tuesday, August 13, 2019
(with teams being transported directly to Shelby from their respective Regional tournaments.) A concert and other events taking place on
Wednesday, August 14th. Games (pool play for initial rounds, beginning in 2015) will run Thursday, August 15 - Tuesday, August 20, 2019.

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

2019 - 51st Annual Fourth District American Legion Baseball Banquet:

51st Annual 4th District American Legion Baseball Banquet
Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Arcade-Phalen Post 577
1129 Arcade Street, St. Paul 55106

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

Parents, family & Friends -- Please Contact
Rainie Mezzenga for Tickets!




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

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