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Jon Fabian (Blue: 1998-1999)
Jon went on to attend St. John's University in Collegeville, MN (St. Cloud) -- and to play baseball. Take this link to Johnnies Baseball to follow Jon's baseball career.
Pat Aubinger (Red: 1997-1998)
Beginning in the Fall of 1998, Pat went on to attend St. Thomas University in St. Paul -- and to play ball. He transferred to Concordia University in St. Paul in 2000. Take this link to Concordia Baseball to follow Pat's ongoing baseball career!
Brad Baglien (Red: 1999-2000)
"Bags" was a solid, steady contributor throughout his career with Tri-City Red -- and he was an absolute star during the 1999 American Legion National Championship game against Kennewick, WA in Middletown, CT, going 5 for 5 with the bat and making a number of superb defensive plays. His batting performance set an all-time record for a World Series Championship game.
Proving his versatility to play well wherever he was needed most by the Red, Bags successfully fullfilled the role of primary 3rd baseman/part-time catcher in 1999, then #1 catcher in the 2000 season. In those two years with Tri-City Red, Brad never failed to rise to the occasion and was instrumental in the team earning back-to-back State Championships, two Central Plains Regional appearances with one Championship, and a National Championship. Not bad. Thanks, Bags. We truly enjoyed the thrill of watching you play -- and we appreciated the heart, drive and inspiration that you brought to the ballfield for the benefit of your team.
Beginning in the Fall of 2000, Brad went on to attend St. Olaf's College in Northfield, MN -- and to play baseball. Take this link to St. Olaf's Baseball to follow Brad's ongoing baseball career!
Jeremy Beaulieu (Red: 1996-1997)
Beginning in the Fall of 1997, Jeremy went on to attend the University of Minnesota (Twin Cities Campus) -- and to play baseball. Take this link to Gophers Baseball to follow Jeremy's ongoing baseball career!
Mike Maslowski. "Maz."
Dan Genung (Red: 2000)
Beginning in the Fall of 2000, Dan went on to attend the University of Minnesota, Duluth -- and to play baseball. Take this link to Bulldogs Baseball to follow Dan's ongoing baseball career!
Stephen Grasley (Red: 1998-2000)
Wow. What a pitcher...
Stephen started playing organized baseball in the 1st grade -- 1989 with Little Lakes Little League on the Purdue team coached by Chris Bauer. He has played every year since then -- 6 years on LLLL, 3 years on Babe Ruth, high school baseball, and 3 years with the Tri-City Red Legion team. (Interestingly enough, as a youngster, Stephen started his baseball career in the position of catcher -- being a pretty darn good one to boot!) He played on the all-star teams of his respective leagues thought out the years.
The High School years brought many memories, rewards, and awards. In 1997, he was the first freshman to be called up to play at the Varsity level in the 20 plus years of Mounds View Coach Tom Schuh's tenure. His sophomore year (1998), he lettered in high school baseball, was named "Rookie of the Year" for the Mustangs, and made All Conference Honorable Mention. His record for Mounds View that year was 4-2, with an ERA of 1.98. Stephen had 31 strikeouts in the 28 1/3 innings he pitched. He was also selected to play for the Tri-City Red Legion team as a high school sophomore. His stats for the Legion team that year were, 12-1-2 with 83 SO and an ERA of 2.69 in 75 1/3 innings.
As a junior for Mounds View (1999), Stephen's team made it to the state tournament, achieving the Consolation Championship. He lettered in hockey and again in baseball. He was named to the All Conference team and received All State Honorable Mention. He was also an Academic Award winner, and was named the 1999 Mustang "Cy Young Award" winner. His record for the year was 6-4-2 with 99 SO and an ERA of 1.76. He was invited and participated in the All-American Baseball Talent Showcase in MN. He also played on the MN team in the "Perfect Game" Fall Scout League out of Iowa.
Stephen's 1999 Tri-City Red Legion team had a great year. Posting a 64-5 record, they earned the National Championship, beating Kennewick, WA in the Championship game 11-5. Stephen received the national "Bob Feller Pitching Award" at the Legion World Series and also was named to the All Tournament Team as Pitcher. At the local level, he was awarded the "Frank Brosseau Pitching Award" for outstanding pitching during the year, compiling a record of 18-2-10 with 179 strikeouts in 1999. He also broke season records for the Red team -- game appearances (31), innings pitched (123.2), strikeouts (179), wins (18) and saves (10).
The year 2000 saw Stephen lettering again in baseball, being named Team Captain, receiving the 2000 "Cy Young Award" for the Mounds View Mustangs, and being named Mustang MVP. He was also named to the following 1st teams: All-Conference, All-Section, All Metro, and All-State. Stephen threw a no-hitter against Anoka High School on April 17, 2000. His high school team made it to the state tournament and took 3rd. During that tournament, they played top-ranked Cretin-Durham Hall, and won, with Stephen getting the complete game win. He was named to the State All-Tournament Team. He was also named to the Lions Club 2000 East Metro MN All-Star team. At the Lions banquet, the MN State High School Coaches Association named him the AAA Pro-Line Player of the Year for Minnesota. He was listed as an Honorable Mention for Minnesota in the USA-TODAY 2000 All-USA Baseball issue. He ended his high school career with a senior-year record of 10-0, an ERA of 1.23 with 117 strikeouts.
His last year with the Tri-City Red Legion team was eventful. The team won the State Tournament in Duluth and went on to Regions in Rapid City, SD. As a team captain, he finished with a record of 12-4-4, an ERA of .082 and 119 strikeouts. He received the 4th District American Legion MVP/Klark-Killen Memorial Award and was recognized at the 61st Annual Banquet of the Original Old Timers Baseball Hot Stove League. He also was named Tri-City Red MVP for the year and received the 2000 "Frank Brosseau Pitching Award." Stephen's cumulative record with the Tri-City Red Legion team (1998-2000) is 42 wins, 7 loses, 16 saves, and 381 strikeouts.
Steve's pitching talent will not only be sorely missed, but well-remembered -- and revered -- by Tri-City Red associates for many years to come. All that can be said is, "Wow. What a pitcher -- and what an all around great guy." Wishes for every ongoing success are sincerely extended to him by all his Tri-City fans and friends.
Beginning in the Fall of 2000, Stephen went on to attend Creighton University in Omaha, NE -- and to play baseball, being used as a closer for the Bluejays as a freshman player. Take this link to Creighton Bluejay Baseball to follow Stephen Grasley's baseball career!
Erik Lodgaard (Red: 1997-1999)
Beginning in the Fall of 1999, Erik went on to attend North Iowa Area Community College -- and to play baseball. Take this link to NIACC Trojans Baseball to follow Erik's baseball career!
Mike Maslowski. "Maz."
Brian Paone (Red: 1997-1999)
Beginning in the Fall of 1999, Brian went on to attend Iowa Western Community College -- and to play baseball. Wishing to be closer to home, he subsequently transferred to Anoka Ramsey Community College in Coon Rapids, MN, where he continues to play baseball. Take this link to Anoka Ramsey Rams Baseball to follow Brian's baseball career!
Matt Pilon (Red: 1998)
Beginning in the Fall of _____________, Matt went on to attend St. John's University in Collegeville, MN -- and to play baseball. Take this link to Johnnies Baseball to follow Matt's baseball career.
Andy Stolp (Red Player: 1998, Red Assistant Coach: 1999)
Beginning in the Fall of _____________, Andy went on to attend St. John's University in Collegeville, MN -- and to play baseball. Beginning with the 2000-2001 season, Andy assumed the position of Student Assistant/JV Coach on the baseball coaching staff. Take this link to Johnnies Baseball to follow Andy's baseball career.
Chris Weber (Red: 1998-2000)
Beginning in the Fall of 2000, Chris went on to attend Des Moines Area Community College -- and to play baseball. Take this link to DMACC Bears Baseball to follow Chris's baseball career!
Andrew Wehr (Red: 2000)
Beginning in the Fall of 2000, Andy went on to attend Concordia University in St. Paul -- and to play ball. Take this link to Concordia Baseball to follow Andy's ongoing baseball career!
Pete Wiedewitsch (Red: 1998-2000)
Beginning in the Fall of 2000, Pete went on to attend Iowa Central Community College in Fort Dodge, IA -- and to play baseball. Take this link to ICCC Collegian Baseball to follow Pete's baseball career!
Elmer Buttweiler. "The Father of Tri-City Baseball" (More info under construction.)
The Great GM (A poetic tribute to Elmer!)
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