2021 Tri-City Red

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Welcome to Tri-City Red's 2021 Season web page


Play for the Pile, Red!

Final Bracket, with all scores

Final Bracket, with all scores


Follow Tri-City Red on Twitter !!

View 2019 TCR Game Casts on iScore

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

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

Search for Other Legion Baseball Game Replays
that are Available on NineNorth
(Select a City, then Scroll to Summer of 2019 and earlier)


Season Notes & News

General Info Pertaining to the 2021 Season:

(Tri-City Red's League)
(through 2019)
(for reference, as of 2017)


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

"I read an excerpt 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 track along with me -- (

Learn More About Legion Baseball and Tri-City Red History

National American Legion World Series Media Guide & Record Book (2019)
(Look for 1999 Tri-City Red in its contents!)






American Legion YouTube Channel
(Search for "Central Plains" to view 2018 Tri-City Red Regional Tournament Game Replays)
OR, direct Links to Individual Games:
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


Tri-City Red 2017 and 2018 Minnesota State Tournament Highlight Videos
(Scroll down the page to locate videos)
Courtesy of Mike Gallagher

Search for Other Legion Baseball Game Replays
that are Available on NineNorth
(Select a City, then Scroll to Summer of 2019 and earlier)


Tri-City Red 2017 State Tournament Walk-Off Win Against Eden Prairie
Game Highlight Video:

(Courtesy of Mike Gallagher and CTV)
Walk-Off Homer is at 5:00 minute mark


Tri-City Red 2017 State Tournament Championship vs Ham Lake
Game Highlight Video:
(Courtesy of Mike Gallagher and CTV)


1997 Tri-City Red Season Highlight Videos
(Gopher Classic, Playoffs, State Tournament, Regional, and World Series)
Courtesy of Jason Flippen


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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 -- and still coaches to this day!) 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.

Men's S, M, L, XL: $ 20.00 each

Men's XXL & XXXL: $ 22.00 each
(Contact Gail to get yours!)
In addition, TCR Baseball hats 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 Kathy Goldman, Katie Solfest, Larry Carnahan and a whole host of other familes for contributing to this page in past seasons!


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
MN State Legion Baseball home page.

Minnesota American Legion Baseball is also on

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 Shoreview Press

Stories can be accessed on the Shoreview Press web site.


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, faced struggles due to economic conditions -- and was forced to close its building, originally located on Old Highway 8 in New Brighton. (Tri-City continues to be a chartered Post -- it simply no longer has a building at which to hold community events and meetings.) 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 please visit the Post 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)


2021 League Standings & Scores:


For league standings (and scores from other teams' games), please go 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
Shutterfly Page

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2021 Team Roster


2021 Printable Tri-City Red Roster

Inquiries from scouts can be directed to Nik Anderson


2021 Tri-City Red Team Picture
(not yet available)

Name High School Uniform # Position(s) Height Weight Bats Throws Grad Yr.
Boeser, Andrew Mounds View 11 Infield, Pitcher 6'1" 210 R R 2021
Both, Landon Mounds View 14 Outfield, Infield 6'0" 200 L L 2022
Chervany, Connor Mounds View 4 Infield 5'9" 165 R R 2022
Conlin, Will Mounds View 22 Pitcher 5'9" 275 L R 2021
Cook, Brandon Mounds View 18 Pitcher, Infield 5'9" 160 L L 2022
Diekoff, Paul Mounds View 12 Infield, Pitcher 6'5" 225 L R 2021
Fleischhacker, Leo Mounds View 6 Infield, Pitcher 5'9" 150 R R 2022
Folska, Maddox Mounds View 17 Infield, Catcher 6'4" 185 R R 2022
Goldman, Brendan Mounds View 19 Outfield 6'2" 190 R R 2022
Goldman, Sean Mounds View 3 Outfield, Pitcher 6'2" 175 R R 2020
Grimm, Logan Mounds View 16 Infield, Pitcher 6'4" 215 R R 2021
Hinkel, Cole Mounds View 9 Catcher, Pitcher 6'1" 205 R R 2021
Kleppe, Cooper Mounds View 2 Infield, Outfield 5'11" 175 R R 2021
Mezzenga, Isaac Mounds View 7 Infield, Pitcher 6'0" 190 L R 2020
Rosin, Ben Mounds View 23 Infield, Pitcher 6'4" 225 R R 2021
Schwieters, Charlie Mounds View 5 Infield, Outfield 6'0" 160 L R 2022
Thurston, Reid Mounds View 10 Outfield, Pitcher 6'3" 195 R R 2021

2021 Coaching Staff


Manager & Head Coach:: Nik Anderson
Assistant Coach: Joe Fredrickson    
Assistant Coach: Mitch Fredrickson    
Assistant Coach: Jake Hanzalik
Statistician / Assistant: Stevie Larson
Team Administration Manager: Gail Kalata

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2021 Season Schedule & Results

+Denotes 4th District League Game
For league standings (and scores from other teams' games), please see 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!
----- Sunday, 6/13/21+ Tri-City Red
  Rosetown   6:00 pm, Rosetown -- --
----- Monday, 6/14/21+ Tri-City Red
  Hamline Purple   6:00 pm, Cretin-Derham Hall -- --
Bloomington Red Haddox Wood Bat Tournament


View / Print Full Tournament Pairings
(Bloomington web)

Game Changer Site

Tournament Info:
Pool-play tournament: Wood bats provided, full concessions available. NO COOLERS ALLOWED IN THE BALL PARK.
Expect a gate fee for spectators.

Tournament Participants:
Pool A: Bloomington Blue (host), Richfield, Coon Rapids, Tri-City Red
Pool 2: Minneapolis Lakers (Mpls SW), Prior Lake, Hibbing

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


NOTE: Home / Away designations for Sunday's round to be determined by coin flip.

1 -- Friday, 6/18/21 Coon Rapids GAME RECAP 6 Tri-City Red 4 4:00 pm - Red Haddox Field 0 1
2 -- Saturday, 6/19/21 Tri-City Red (5 innings) 16 Richfield 2 4:00 pm - Red Haddox Field 1 1
3 -- Saturday, 6/19/21 Tri-City Red GAME RECAP (2 games) 5 Bloomington Blue (5 innings) 15 6:30 pm - Red Haddox Field 1 2
---- Sunday, 6/20/21 Tri-City Red (5th Place Game)
  Mpls Lakers (SW HS)   9:00 am - Red Haddox Field -- --
Tournament Notes: Bloomington Blue won the championship on Sunday, defeating Prior Lake 2-0. All other Sunday games were rained out. VIEW FINAL RESULTS
4 -- Monday, 6/21/21+ Tri-City Red GAME RECAP
7 Rosetown 2 6:00 pm, Mounds View HS 2 2
5 -- Tuesday, 6/22/21+ Tri-City Red GAME RECAP (2 games)
8 Hamline Purple (9 innings) 9 4:00 pm, Mounds View HS 2 3
6 -- Tuesday, 6/22/21+ Hamline Purple
7 Tri-City Red (8 innings)
8 6:00 pm, Mounds View HS 3 3
7 -- Wednes, 6/23/21+ Tri-City Red GAME RECAP 12 North St. Paul 9 8:00 pm, McKnight Legion Field, NSP* 4 3
8 -- Thursday, 6/24/21+ Tri-City Maroon GAME RECAP 4 Tri-City Red (8 innings) 3 8:00 pm, CHS Field 4 4
  *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.
9 -- Saturday, 6/26/21 Ham Lake (Blaine) GAME RECAP 1 Tri-City Red (6 innings) 11 11:00 am, Mounds View HS 5 4
------ Monday, 6/28/21              
10 - Tuesday, 6/29/21+ Rosetown 12 Tri-City Red 5 4:00 pm, Mounds View HS 5 5
11 - Tuesday, 6/29/21+ Rosetown GAME RECAP (2 games) 3 Tri-City Red (walk-off, bottom of 7) 4 6:00 pm, Mounds View HS 6 5
12 - Wednes, 6/30/21+ Hamline Red GAME RECAP 1 Tri-City Red 4 6:00 pm, Mounds View HS 7 5
13 - Thursday, 7/1/21+ North St. Paul GAME RECAP 6 Tri-City Red 10 6:00 pm, Mounds View HS 8 5
4th of July Break - TCRed is currently scheduled to be off Friday- Sunday
  On Monday, 7/5/21, at 5:30 pm, the June 22nd tied game will be continued to conclusion, prior to the start of the scheduled 6 pm league game; thus, we will be starting at 5:30 pm, as opposed to 6 pm.
---- Monday, 7/5/21+ Hamline Purple CANCELLED BY HP;
  Tri-City Red   5:30 pm*, Mounds View HS -- --
---- Tuesday, 7/6/21+ Tri-City Red RAIN OUT;
  Tri-City Maroon   6:00 pm, Irondale HS -- --
14 - Wednes, 7/7/21 Tri-City Red GAME RECAP 2 Fridley Gold 3 6:00 pm, Totino-Grace 8 6
15 - Friday, 7/9/21+ Tri-City Red GAME RECAP 13 Hamline Red 8 8:00 pm, CHS Field 9 6
16 - Saturday, 7/10/21 Tri-City Blue GAME RECAP 1 Tri-City Red (5 innings) 12 1:00 pm, Mounds View HS 10 6
  **On Monday, 7/12/21, at 5:30 pm, the June 22nd tied game will be continued to conclusion, prior to the start of the scheduled 6 pm league game; thus, we will be starting at 5:30 pm, as opposed to 6 pm.
17 - Sunday, 7/11/21+ Hamline Red GAME RECAP 1 Tri-City Red 3   11 6
18 --- Monday, 7/12/21+ Hamline Purple GAME RECAP
**Make-up of Monday, 7/5
10 Tri-City Red 4 5:30 pm*, Mounds View HS 11 7
19 - Tuesday, 7/13/21+ Tri-City Red
Make-up of Tuesday, 7/6 rain out
2 Tri-City Maroon 1 4:00 pm, Irondale HS 12 7
20 - Tuesday, 7/13/21+ Tri-City Red GAME RECAP (2 games) 16 Tri-City Maroon 7 6:00 pm, Irondale HS 13 7
----- Wednes, 7/14/21+ Tri-City Red RAIN OUT
Rescheduled to Thursday 7/15
  North St. Paul   6:00 pm, McKnight Legion Field, NSP -- --
21 - Thursday, 7/15/21 Tri-City Red GAME RECAP
Make-up of Tuesday, 7/14 rain out
8 North St. Paul 0 6:00 pm, Mounds View HS 14 7
22 - Friday, 7/16/21 Tri-City Red GAME RECAP 5 Wayzata 7 7:00 pm, Wayzata HS 14 8
            -- --
Final League Standings TCRed finishes 2nd in the Division I 4th District league. Congrat's on another great league season Red!
2021 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, and full, schedule / score information for both SS7 and SS8.

23 - Tuesday, 7/20/21 (7) Tri-City Blue GAME RECAP 0 (2) Tri-City Red (6 innings) 10 5:30 pm, Irondale HS 15 8
24 - Wednes., 7/21/21 (6) Lino Lakes GAME RECAP 1 (2) Tri-City Red (6 innings) 11 3:00 pm, Irondale HS 16 8
25 - Thursday., 7/22/21 (2) Tri-City Red GAME RECAP 7 (1) Stillwater 6 5:30 pm, Irondale HS 17 8
26 - Friday, 7/23/21 (1) Stillwater GAME RECAP
Championship Game
2 (2) Tri-City Red 8 5:30 pm, Irondale HS 18 8
---- Saturday, 7/24/21 ( ) Championship Game #2,
if necessary - N/A
  N/A   N/A    
---- Sunday, 7/25/21 RAIN DATE - N/A   N/A   N/A    
Tuesday, 7/27/21 4th District Banquet (see banquet section below) - All parents, family, friends welcome! Contact Lori Diekoff for tickets!
2021 Minnesota State Tournament - St. Cloud, MN
MN State Legion Baseball web site for most up-to-date tournament schedule and score information)

Notes / General Info:

---- Wed., 7/28/21 Team Check-In & Opening Team Banquet
Pool Play:  
27 - Thurs., 7/29/21 St. Cloud Chutes 4 Tri-City Red 0 1:00 p.m., Dick Putz Field, St. Cloud MAC 18 9
28 - Thurs, 7/29/21 Grand Rapids
GAME RECAP (2 games)
3 Tri-City Red (6 innings) 14 3:30 pm, Dick Putz Field, St. Cloud MAC 19 9
29 - Friday, 7/30/21 Rosemount GAME RECAP 0 Tri-City Red 5 1:00 pm, Dick Putz Field, St. Cloud MAC 20 9
Notes: Tri-City Red wins its Pool, with a record of 2-1 !!! (Grand Rapids is runner-up with 2-1 record.
3rd Place = Rosemount (1-2); 4th Place = St. Cloud Chutes (1-2)
Championship Bracket: Teams Advancing from Pool Play:
Pool 1: Champ = Tri-City Red; Runner-up = Grand Rapids
Pool 2: Champ = Hopkins; Runner-up = Willmar
Pool 3: Champ = Osseo; Runner-up = Mankato American
Pool 4: Champ = Foley; Runner-up = Moorhead
30 - Saturday, 7/31/21 Willmar GAME RECAP 8 Tri-City Red (elimination game) 2 10:30 am, Joe Faber Field, St. Cloud MAC 20 10
Tournament Notes: Congrat's on another great season, Red ! -- with a record of 20-10, including yet another state tournament appearance (18 total in the team's 31-year history!)
State Champ = Osseo; Runner-Up = Hopkins
2021 Central Plains Regional Tournament - Sioux Falls, SD (see Regional Section further below)
Tournament Notes:              
2021 American Legion World Series - Shelby, NC (see World Series Section further below)


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2021 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 -- along with Lino Lakes (Centennial), Tri-City Blue (St. Anthony), and Chisago Lakes from the 10th District -- and Stillwater, Bayport (Mahtomedi) 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 17th.)

Sub-State 7 participants (8 teams) include: North St. Paul 39ers, Hamline Purple, Hamline Red and Rosetown, along with Oakdale and West St. Paul from District 3, Fridley Eagle Gold (Totino-Grace) from District 10, and Minneapolis Post 1 (Mpls South HS) from District 5. (The Tournament Director is Ron Adams and Bill Gardner.)


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

Full list of 2021 teams assigned to ALL
Minnesota Sub-State Playoff Tournaments

Additional General Tournament Info

2021 Sub-State 8 Tournament Bracket

2021 Sub-State 8 Tournament Program

2021 Sub-State 7 Tournament Bracket

Scores / Schedules from ALL Division I
Sub-State Playoff Tournaments
Across the State

Irondale Field:
2425 Long Lake Road,
New Brighton, MN 55112

North St. Paul Field (2021):
(Kuenkel / McKnight Field)
McKnight Rd. N. & 11th Ave. E.

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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2021 Minnesota State Tournament

The 95th Minnesota State American Legion Baseball Championship Tournament will be hosted by St. Cloud. Play begins on Thursday, July 29, 2021 and continues through Sunday, August 1, 2021. Team check-in will take place on Wednesday, July 28, 2021, with the annual team banquet being held that evening.


Legion State Tournament Info

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2021 Regional Championship Tournaments

The Regional American Legion Tournament will be held as follows:

Central Plains: Sioux Falls, SD Team Reporting & Banquet: Tuesday, 8/3/21
Games played: Wednesday, 8/4/21 - Sunday, 8/8/21

(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.

2021 World Series National Championship Tournament

The 2021 (94th) American Legion World Series will be held in Shelby, NC. Teams will begin reporting on Tuesday, August 10, 2021
(with teams being transported directly to Shelby from their respective Regional tournaments.) A concert and other events taking place on
Wednesday, August 11th. Games (pool play for initial rounds, beginning in 2015) will run Thursday, August 12 - Tuesday, August 17, 2021.

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

2021 - 52nd Fourth District American Legion Baseball Banquet:

52nd 4th District American Legion Baseball Banquet
Tuesday, July 27, 2021

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

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

Parents, family & Friends -- Please Contact
Lori Diekoff for Tickets!




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

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