American Legion State Tournament Fields Are Set as Minnesota’s Best Teams Get Set to Crown a Champion

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Legion Baseball Hub will provide continuing coverage and stats for one of the nation’s most competitive American Legion Tournaments

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We are happy to provide legion fans a place to get all the information they need.

Nick Kennedy, founder of http://www.legionbaseballhub.com announced today that the fields and brackets for both the Division 1 and Division 2 Minnesota American Legion Baseball Tournaments can be found online at the site. The newly launched site provides legion baseball fans a one-stop-shop to check scores, analyze stats and meet the teams for each tournament. In its first week of existence, the site had more than 100,000 visitors.

“We knew there was high interest in legion baseball, but only in our wildest dreams did we expect this type of response,” said Kennedy. “These metrics validate our commitment to elevating the scope of legion baseball coverage in this state.”

The site will be busy this weekend as well when it will cover both American Legion State Tournaments. The Division 1 Tournament takes place in the host community of Chanhassen. Games for that tourney will also be played in Chaska, Eden Prairie and Edina. The Division 2 Tournament will be conducted in Morris, MN.

Teams to qualify for the 16-team Division 1 Tournament that begins play on Friday, July 31 include: New Ulm Gold, Woodbury Blue, North St. Paul, Tri-City Red, Princeton, Hutchinson, Austin, Eden Prairie, Wayzata, Prior Lake, Champlin Park, Grand Rapids, Maple Grove, Sartell, Alexandria and host team Chanhassen. Defending champion St. Cloud did not qualify for this year’s tournament, so a new champion will emerge.

Teams to qualify for the eight-team Division 2 Tournament that begins play on Friday, July 31 include: LaCrescent, Wells, Jordan, Foley, BOLD, Moose Lake, DGF and Giant Valley.

Legion Baseball Hub will provide continuing coverage for the Division 1 Tournament and updated final scores from the Division 2 Tournament. Both tournaments start with opening ceremonies on Thursday, July 30. Play starts on Friday, July 31 and runs until Monday, August 3.

Legion Baseball Hub’s coverage doesn’t end with the Minnesota State Tournaments. The Hub will follow the two Minnesota teams, the Division 1 champion and runner-up, who will advance to the American Legion Central Plains Regional Tournament in Bismarck, ND, August 5-9.

“We are happy to provide legion fans a place to get all the information they need to be up-to-date and accurate,” said Kennedy. “We wish all of the teams the very best of luck this weekend and we encourage them to let the Hub help them follow the games.”

Attention Newspaper Editors
Box scores of all division 1 State Tournament games will be available to media outlets subscribers –send an email direct to Pete(at)legionbaseballhub(dot)com and you will receive box scores to meet your deadlines. Any radio stations requesting a live report from any division 1 tournament game – email Pete with a telephone number – he is on site and available for interviews.

About http://www.legionbaseballhub.com
Established in July of 2015, http://www.legionbaseballhub.com connects all 306 Minnesota American Legion Baseball teams. The site, founded by Legion coaching veteran Nick Kennedy and powered by http://www.pointstreak.com provides real-time statistics and scores for all American Legion baseball teams in the state of Minnesota. In addition, the site provides a portal for college and professional scouts to learn more about the biggest and brightest Legion players the state has to offer. Legion Baseball Hub’s recruiting endeavor is headed by Gene Larkin, a former Minnesota Twins player who won a World Series Ring in 1991 and is the current Head Coach of the Edina American Legion Team. For more information please visit http://www.legionbaseballhub.com

About American Legion Baseball:
Founded in 1925, American Legion Baseball supports more than 5,400 teams and 100,000 players from all 50 states. American Legion Baseball lists baseball stars and legends Harmon Killebrew, Roger Maris, Paul Molitor, Albert Pujols, Justin Verlander and Ted Williams as former players. The American Legion program has been a constant in Minnesota since its inception and produced five National Champions over that time span. Currently there are 321 American Legion teams in the state of Minnesota. For more information please visit, http://www.legion.org/baseball.

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