Some History

Department of Michigan Champions (District 2)
Adrian Post 275 - 2012 (AA); 2001;
Adrian Post 97 - 1966, 1963;
Blissfield Post 325 - 2007; 2003; 1994; 1977;
Hudson Post 180 - 2011 (A); 2013 (A);
Jackson Post 324 - 1974;
Jackson Post 29 - 1940;

American Legion National Champions (Michigan)
2009 - Midland Berryhill Post 165
1959 - Detroit Post 187

KiKi Cuyler (AA) and Hal Newhouser (A) State Tournament MVP Awards (District 2 winners only)
2012 - Phil Carey - Adrian Post 275; 2010 - Shane Shroyer - Ida Post 514; 2007 - Tim Duffy - Blissfield Post 325; 2003 - Eric Rose - Blissfield Post 325; 2001 - Brent Coudron - Adrian Post 275; 1991 - Daniel C. Lock - Adrian Post 275; 1979 - Fred Ambs - Blissfield Post 325; 1977 - David Pagel - Blissfield Post 325; 1966 - Thomas Allen - Adrian Post 97; 1963 - Doug Nelson - Adrian Post 97; 1940 - Henry Karwas - Jackson Post 29

Department of Michigan Baseball Scholarship Award (District 2 winners only)
2013 - Jacob Britt (Adrian Post 275); 2012 - Joel Crozier (Ida Post 514); 2011 - Eric Schmidt (Blissfield Post 325); 2010 - Camron Moorehead (Adrian Post 275); 2009 - Taylor Milligan (Hudson Post 180); 2001 - Jay Threet* (Adrian Post 275);
* - named American Legion Player of the Year (http://www.legion.org/baseball/awards/player)

Department of Michigan Robert Jones Memorial Scholarship Award* (District 2 winners only)
2015 - Grant Anschuetz (Adrian Post 275); 2013 - Hunter Hayes (Adrian Post 275);
*information / application - http://www.michiganlegion.org/assets/turner20152.pdf

District 2 Teams

District 2 American Legion Baseball programs - 2015

Adrian Post 275 "G. Chandler Bond" (AA)
Head Coach: Don Cappeletty; Home Field: Nicolay Field, Adrian College / Siena Heights University
Web - http://www.post275baseball.com

Hudson Post 180 "Hannan-Colvin" (A)
Head Coach: Wayne Perry; Home Field: Hudson High School

Ida Post 514 "Lynn C. Weeman" (AA)
Head Coach: Jared Janssen; Home Field: Ida High School / Britton-Deerfield High School

Some Posts that have sponsored American Legion Baseball teams -
(Adrian Post 97; Ann Arbor Post 46; Blissfield Post 325;
Brooklyn Post 315; Jackson Post 29; Jackson Post 324; Ypsilanti Post 282)

Friday, August 14, 2015

Notes from day 1 of the American Legion World Series in Shelby, NC (August 13)


Notes from day 1 of the American Legion World Series in Shelby, NC (August 13)
 
Unofficial and subject to errors due to fingers, thumbs and eyesight
 
Scores / game notes -
#American Legion Baseball / World Series begins (ceremonies) - Shelby, NC (games August 13-18 - games August 13-17 on ESPN/3, championship August 18 on ESPNU)
*Two pools of 4 leading to semi-finals on Monday and championship on Tuesday
 
Teams -
Mid-Atlantic Region – Brooklawn, N.J., Post 72
Southeast Region – Chapin-Newberry, S.C., Post 193
Mid-South Region – New Orleans Retif Oil Post 125
Great Lakes Region – Midland, Mich., Berryhill Post 165
Central Plains Region – Omaha / Millard, Neb., Fifty-Two's Patriots Post 374
Northwest Region – Medford, Ore., Post 15
Western Region – Waipahu, Hawaii, Post 35
Northeast Region: Cromwell, Conn., RCP Post 105 - RCP (Rocky Hill / Cromwell / Portland) 
 
Schedule - 
 
Thursday August 13 -
#Honoring Jim Horn - late co-chair of the American Legion World Series committee in Shelby - Shelby Star - http://www.shelbystar.com/article/20150813/NEWS/150819435/15624/SPORTS
#South Carolina (Chapin-Newberry, SC Post 193) preview - http://www.clintonchronicle.com/articles/2015/08/13/sports/doc55ccc9047ccd5769666664.txt

+(1) Medford, OR Post 15-3 (1-0 / 42-13), Brooklawn, NJ Post 72-2 (0-1 / 44-6)
*v-Brooklawn/72 (2-6-0); SP/nd-Tyler Mondile (6ip; 2R/2er, 7H, 1-HH, 2K, 3-HBP; Gloucester Catholic/16-Florida State); 2nd/LP-Dante Scafidi (2ip; 1R/1er, 2H, 3K; Gloucester Catholic/15-Rutgers); 2H (Lucas Rollins (Collingswood/15-St Joseph));
*h-Medford/15 (3-9-0); SP/WP-Jordan Ragan (8ip; 2R/2er, 6H, 1-BB, 8K, 2-HBP; North Medford/15-Western Nevada); 2nd/Save-Cody Coggins (1ip; 0R, 0K; Cascade Christian/15-Simpson); 2H (Micah Brown (North Medford/14-Lewis & Clark); Bryce Rogan (Ashland/14-Pomona); Steen Fredrickson (Ashland/15-Montana State)); 3B (M. Brown); 2B (M. Brown); GWRBI (B. Rogan - 1-out RBI single in bottom of 7th);

+(2) Midland, MI Berryhill Post 165-12 (1-0 / 47-6), Cromwell, CT, RCP Post 105-1 (0-1 / 37-5) - 7in (10 after 7 rule)
*v-Cromwell RCP/105 (1-6-1); SP/LP-Tommy Seaver (3.1ip; 8R/8er, 11H, 4-BB, 2K; Rocky Hill/14-Salve Regina ); 2nd-Matt Osora (2/3ip; 0R, 0H, 1-HBP; Cromwell/16); 3rd-Kevin Larkin (2ip; 4R/4er, 4H, 1-BB, 1K, 1-HBP; Rocky Hill/16); 2H (Chris Bouchard (Rocky Hill/14-UConn-Avery Point); Leo Thomas (Portland/15));
h-Midland Berryhill/165 (12-15-1); SP/WP-Caleb Sommerville (7ip/cg*; 1R/1er, 6H, 3-BB, 2K, 1-HBP; Bullock Creek/15); 2H (Derrek Clyde (Bay City John Glenn/14-Delta); Cole Brooks-4 (Bay City John Glenn/16); Carson Eby (Bay City Western/15-Saginaw Valley); Jordan Dopp (Bullock Creek/15-Delta); Ty Jones (Hillman/15-Delta)); 2RBI (Clyde; Brooks; Jones-3); HR (Brooks (2run)); 3B (Smith); 2B (Clyde; Brooks; Dopp-2; Jones);

+(3) Waipahu, HI Post 35-5 (1-0 / 31-1), Millard, NE Post 374-4 (0-1 / 41-18)
*v-Millard/374 (4-10-2); SP/LP-Mike Brown (7ip; 5R/3er, 4H, 3-BB, 7K; Millard South/16); 2nd-Ryan Reeves (1ip; 0R, 2H; Millard South/16); 2H (Jared Renken (Millard South/15); Nate Mallott (Millard South/15); Dylan Uher (Millard South/16); Drew Gilin (Millard South/18));
*h-Waipahu/35 (5-6-2); SP/nd-Pono Anderson (2ip; 3R/2er, 5H, 1-BB; Saint Louis/15-Honolulu); 2nd/WP-Grant Doi (7ip; 1R/0er, 5H, 2-BB, 2K, 2-HBP; Mid-Pacific/15); 2H (Cameron Igarashi (Mid-Pacific/14-Willamette)); 2RBI (Tyler Yamaguchi (Mid-Pacific/15));

Friday August 14 -
+Game 4 - 12:30 - Cromwell, CT, RCP Post 105 (0-1) vs New Orleans, LA Retif Oil Post 125 (0-0)
+Game 5 - 4pm - Omaha, NE Post 374 (0-1) vs Medford, OR Post 15 (1-0)
+Game 6 - 7:30 - Chapin-Newberry, SC Post 193 () vs Midland, MI Berryhill Post 165 (1-0)
 
Saturday August 15 -
+Game 7 - 12:30 - Oregon vs Hawaii
+Game 8 - 4pm - South Carolina vs Louisiana
+Game 9 - 7:30 - New Jersey vs Nebraska
Sunday August 16 -
+Game 10 - 1pm - Connecticut vs South Carolina
+Game 11 - 4pm - New Jersey vs Hawaii
+Game 12 - 7:30 - Louisiana vs Michigan
Monday August 17 -
+Semifinal 1 - 4pm
+Semifinal 2 - 7:30
Tuesday August 18 -
+Championship - 7pm
*

Thursday, August 13, 2015

American Legion World Series Schedule / links


#American Legion Baseball / World Series begins (ceremonies) - Shelby, NC (games August 13-18 - games August 13-17 on ESPN/3, championship August 18 on ESPNU)
*Two pools of 4 leading to semi-finals on Monday and championship on Tuesday
Teams -
Mid-Atlantic Region – Brooklawn, N.J., Post 72
Southeast Region – Chapin-Newberry, S.C., Post 193
Mid-South Region – New Orleans Retif Oil Post 125
Great Lakes Region – Midland, Mich., Berryhill Post 165
Central Plains Region – Omaha, Neb., Fifty-Two's Patriots Post 374
Northwest Region – Medford, Ore., Post 15
Western Region – Waipahu, Hawaii, Post 35
Northeast Region: Cromwell, Conn., Post 105
Schedule -
Thursday August 13 -
+Game 1 - 12:30 PM - New Jersey vs Oregon
+Game 2 - 4pm - Connecticut vs Michigan - *
+Game 3 - 7:30 -Nebraska vs Hawaii
Friday August 14 -
+Game 4 - 12:30 - Connecticut vs Louisiana
+Game 5 - 4pm - Nebraske vs Oregon
+Game 6 - 7:30 - South Carolina vs Michigan - *
Saturday August 15 -
+Game 7 - 12:30 - Oregon vs Hawaii
+Game 8 - 4pm - South Carolina vs Louisiana
+Game 9 - 7:30 - New Jersey vs Nebraska
Sunday August 16 -
+Game 10 - 1pm - Connecticut vs South Carolina
+Game 11 - 4pm - New Jersey vs Hawaii
+Game 12 - 7:30 - Louisiana vs Michigan
Monday August 17 -
+Semifinal 1 - 4pm
+Semifinal 2 - 7:30
Tuesday August 18 -
+Championship - 7pm
*

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Some Legion Baseball notes -I'll post regionals later


Some general American Legion Baseball notes from the Regionals - I'll post regional final results and World Series schedule later.

#Stats for You - the American Legion Baseball regional sites have games scores, box scores, team stats and individual stats for all 64 (sixty-four) participating teams for your viewing pleasure - http://www.legion.org/uploads/baseball/alws2015/alws2015_007.htm
Great Lakes (Region 5 highlights) -
Batting - Carson Eby (Midland Berryhill Post 165) - .500 (11/22, 5R, 5RBI, 2B);
Batting - Ty Jones (Midland Berryhill Post 165) - .444 (8/18, 2R, 5RBI);
Batting - Cole Brooks (Midland Berryhill Post 165) - .409 (9/22, 7R, 6RBI, 3B, 2-2B);
Batting - Z Michael Westley (Midland Berryhill Post 165) - .400 (8/20, 8R, 5RBI, HR, 3B, 2-2B);
Batting - Zachary Kirby (Troy Post 43) - .333 (3/9, 2RBI);
Pitching - Jordan Patty (Midland Berryhill Post 165) - 2-0 (2 games, 9.1ip, era0.00);
Pitching - Jackson Ford (Troy Post 43) - 0-0 (1 game, 3ip, era 0.00);
Pitching - Caleb Sommerville (Midland Berryhill Post 165) - 1-0 (1 game, 9ip, era1.00);
Pitching - Trenton Wood (Troy Post 43) - 1-0 (1 game, 9ip, era1.00);
*

#Host teams in the Americn Legion Regionals - these eight (8) teams had "automatic" slots in the regional since they were covering the majority of the cost of the tournament (including room and board for the teams) - this is how they did -
Regional Champions - none
Runner-up - 3
Saturday games ("final 4") - 3
Two and out - 2
*

#Media Coverage - American Legion World Series -
*Pool games are carried on "ESPN/3" - streamed on the internet/etc. Along with "GameTracker" - link - http://www.legion.org/uploads/baseball/alws2015/index.html
*Semi-final (Monday 8/17- 4pm on) games will be carried on "ESPN/U" and "ESPN/3" - same link or your TV provider;
*Championship (Tuesday 8/18 - 7pm) game will be carried on "ESPN/U" and "ESPN/3" - same link or your TV provider;
*

Awards -
2015 ALB/Great Lakes Regional MVP - Carson Eby (Midland Berryhill Post 165);
2015 ALB/Michigan American Legion Baseball Scholarship - Adam Dawdy (Dearborn Post 384);
2015 ALB/Michigan Robert Turner Memorial Scholarship - Grant Anschuetz (Adrian Post 275);
2015 ALB/Michigan KiKi Cuyler (MVP/AA) Award - Derek Clyde (Midland Berryhill Post 165);
2015 ALB/Michigan Hal Newhouser (MVP/A) Award - McKinley Larson (Marquette Post 44);
2015 ALB/Ohio American Legion Baseball Scholarship - Robbie McKinney (Circleville Post 134);
2015 ALB/Ohio Tournament MVP - Tristan Faunce (Toledo Adams Township Post 553);

Friday, August 7, 2015

American Legion Regionals - Friday Morning update (subject to errors)


American Legion Regionals - Friday Morning update (subject to errors)
 
2015 American Legion Regional Tournaments

*Central Plains Region 6 - August 5, 2015 - August 9, 2015 at Bismarck Municipal Park - Bismarck, ND
Teams -
Iowa - no representitive
Minnesota/A - Eden Prairie (Champion)
Minnesota/B - Wayzata Post 118 (runnerup)
Nebraska/A - Omaha Post 1 / Creighton (Champion)
Nebraska/B - Omaha Post 374 / 52's (runnerup)
North Dakota - Fargo Post 2 (Champion)
South Dakota - Rapid City Post 22
Host - Lloyd Spetz Post 1 (Bismarck, ND)
Thursday August 6 -
+Millard, NE 4, Eden Prairie, MN 0
+Rapid City, SD 6, Omaha, NE 0
+Washington, MO 11, Bismarck, ND 4
+Wayzata, MN 6, Fargo, ND 2
Wednesday August 5 -
+Millard, NE 10, Host/Bismarck, ND 0
+Rapid City, SD 8, Fargo, ND 1
+Eden Prairie, MN 11, Washington, MO 2
+Omaha, NE 6, Wayzata, MN 5

*Great Lakes Region 5 - August 5, 2015 - August 9, 2015 at Lloyd Hopkins Field - Alton, IL
Teams -
Illinois - Elgin Post 57 (Champion)
Indiana - Rockport Post 254
Kentucky - Paducah Post 31
Michigan - Midland Post 165
Ohio - Troy Post 43
Wisconsin/A - Plover Post 543 (Champion)
Wisconsin/B - Madison Post 501 (runnerup)
Host - Alton Post 126 (Alton, IL)
Schedule -
Sunday August 9 -
tbd
Saturday August 8 -
tbd
Friday August 7 -
+(11) Midland, MI Post 165 (2-0) vs Madison, WI Post 501 (2-0)
+(10) Plover, WI Post 543 (1-1) vs Host/Alton, IL Post 126 (1-1) - elimination game
+(9) Troy, OH Post 43 (1-1) vs. Elgin, IL Post 57 (1-1) - elimination game
Thursday August 6 -
+(8) Madison, WI Post 501-4 (2-0), Host/Alton, IL Post 126-0 (1-1)
+(7) Midland, MI Post 165-5 (2-0), Elgin, IL Post 57-1 (1-1)
*v-Elgin/57 (1-6-0); SP/LP-Brayden Royse (4.2ip; 5R/5er, 8H, 2-BB, 3K; Larkin HS/14-Judson); 2nd-Antonio Danesi (2.1ip; 0R, 0H, 1-BB, 2K; South Elgin HS/15); 3rd-Will King (1ip; 0R, 0H, 1-BB/Larkin); 2B (Kyle Hays);
*h-Midland/165 (5-8-2); SP/WP-Caleb Sommerville (9ip/cg; 1R/1er, 6H, 3-BB, 3K; Bullock Creek/15); 2H (Michael Westley-3 (Bullock Creek/16); Jordan Dopp (Bullock Creek/15-Delta)); 2RBI (Westley; Dopp); HR (Westley); 3B (Westley); 2B (Westley; Dopp);
+(6) Troy, OH Post 43-2 (1-1), Rockport, IN Post 254-1 (0-2) - elimination game
*Troy/43 (2-7-1); SP/WP-Trenton Wood (9ip/cg; 1R/1er, 4H, 1-BB, 5K; Troy HS/15); 2H (Greg Peffley (Northmont HS/15)); 2B (Cody Harsman (Brookville HS/15));
*h-Rockport/254 (1-4-1); SP/LP-Jon Stallings (9ip/cg; 2R/1er, 7H, 2-BB, 6K, 1-HBP); 3B (Spenser Deom); 2B (Sammy Rowan);
+(5) Plover, WI Post 543-6 (1-1), Paduchah, KY Post 31-5 (0-2) - elimination game
+(4) Host/Alton, IL Post 126-5, Rockport, IN Post 254-2 (postponed from Wednesday)
Wednesday August 5 -
+(4*) Rockport, IN Post 254 vs Host/Alton, IL Post 126 - postponed to Thursday
+(3) Elgin, IL 2, Plover, WI 1 - 11in
+(2) Madison, WI 7, Troy, OH 3 - box - http://www.legion.org/uploads/baseball/2015/r5/r5-02.htm
*v-Troy/43 (3-7-2); SP/LP-Chris Heisey (5ip; 7R/3er, 8H, 1-BB, 2K; Milton Union HS/15); 2nd-Jackson Ford (3ip; 0R, 2H, 2-BB, 1K; Northmont HS/15); 2H (Zachary Kirby (Northmont HS/15)); 2RBI (Kirby);
*h-Madison/501 (7-10-2); SP/WP-Sam Lund (9ip/cg; 3R/1er, 7H, 3-BB, 6K); 2H (Chad Herbst; Kigen Mares); 2RBI (Herbst); 2B (Kian O'Brien; Herbst; Justus Benson);
+(1) Midland, MI 11, Paduchah, KY 7 - box - http://www.legion.org/uploads/baseball/2015/r5/r5-01.htm
*v-Midland/165 (11-14-2); SP/nd-Ty Jones (4ip; 7R/3er, 7H, 4-BB, 5K, 2-HBP; Hillman/15-Delta); 2nd/WP-Jordan Patty (3ip; 0R, 1H, 2-BB, 3K, 1-HBP; Midland/17); 3rd/Save-Tony Robbins (2ip; 0R, 2H, 1-BB; Bay City Western/15-Delta); 2H (Derrek Clyde-3 (Bay City John Glenn/14-Delta); Cole Brooks (Bay City John Glenn/16); Carson Eby-4 (Bay City John Glenn/15-Saginaw Valley); Jordan Dopp (Bullock Creek/15-Delta)); 2RBI (Clyde-3; Eby; Michael Westley (Bullock Creek/16)); HR (Clyde); 2B (Brooks; Dopp);
*h-Paduchah/31 (7-10-2); SP/nd-Lee Chandler (6ip; 7R/7er, 10H, 3-BB, 2-HBP); 2nd/LP-Bryce Orr (2ip; 2R/2er, 4H, 1K); 3rd-Ashton McDuffee (1ip; 2R/0er, 0H, 3-BB); 2H (Evan Lawrence; Orr); 2RBI (Lawrence);
*

*Mid-Atlantic Region 2 - August 5, 2015 - August 9, 2015 at Fireman's Field - Leesburg, VA
Teams -
Delaware - Stahl Post 30
Maryland - Funkstown Post 211
New Jersey - Brooklawn Post 72 (2013 and 2014 ALWS champions)
New York - West Seneca Post 735
Pennsylvania/A - Dowingtown Post 475 (Champion)
Pennsylvania/B - Red Land Post 974 (runnerup)
Virginia - Albermarle Post 74 (Champion)
Host - Leesburg Post 34 (Leesburg, VA)
Thursday August 6 -
+Host/Leesburg, VA 8, New Castle, DE 5
+Albermarle, VA 9, Downingtown, PA 8 - 10in
+Brooklawn, NJ Post 72-7, Funkstown MD Post 211-1
+Red Land, PA Post 974-6, West Seneca, NY Post 735-3
Wednesday August 5 -
+Red Land, PA 3, Host/Leesburg, VA 1
+Brooklawn, NJ 2, Albermarle, VA 0
+West Seneca, NY 3, New Castle, DE 2
+Funkstown, MD 6, Downingtown, PA 4

*Mid-South Region 4 - August 5, 2015 - August 9, 2015 at Warrior Field, Hendrix College - Conway, AR
Teams - (nine?)
Arkansas - Bryant Post 298 (Champion)
Kansas - Ottawa Post 60
Louisiana - New Orleans Post 125 (2012 ALWS champions)
Mississippi - Tupelo Post 49
Missouri - Blue Springs Post 499
Oklahoma - Granite Post 177
Texas - League City Post 554
Host - Conway Post 16 (Conway, AR)
Thursday August 6 -
+NEW ORLEANS, LA 11, TUPELO, MS 2
+GRANITE, OK 8, LEAGUE CITY, TX 4
+CONWAY, AR 4, OTTAWA,KS 2
+BRYANT, AR 10, BLUE SPRINGS, MO 1
Wednesday August 5 -
+Host/CONWAY, AR 1, TUPELO, MS 0
+LEAGUE CITY, TX 5, BRYANT, AR 0
+NEW ORLEANS, LA 13, OTTAWA,KS 2
+GRANITE, OK 7, BLUE SPRINGS, MO 5

*Northeast Region 1 - August 5, 2015 - August 9, 2015 at Muzzy Field - Bristol, CT
Teams -
Connecticut - Cromwell Post 105 (Champion)
Maine - Bangor Post 12
Massachussetts/A - Pittsfield Post 68 (Champion)
Massachussetts/B - Lowell Post 87 (runnerup)
New Hampshire - Rochester Post 7
Rhode Island - Cumberland Post 86/14
Vermont - Colchester Cannons
Host - Seicheprey Post 2 (Bristol, CT)
Thursday August 6 -
+Cumberland, RI 4, Host/Bristol, CT 2
+RCP, CT 10, Rochester, NH 6
+Bangor, ME 8, Lowell, MA 1
+Pittsfield, MA 10, Colchester, VT 3
Wednesday August 5 -
+Host/Bristol, CT 1, Lowell, MA 0
+RCP, CT 14, Colchester, VT 1
+Cumberland, RI 8, Bangor, ME 2
+Rochester, NH 12, Pittsfield, MA 1

*Northwest Region 7 - August 5, 2015 - August 9, 2015 at Powers Field - Cheyenne, WY
Teams -
Alaska - Chugiak Post 33
Idaho - Boise Post 136
Montana - Billings Post 4
Oregon - Medford Post 15
Washington/A (Champion) - Bellevue
Washington/B (runnerup) - Kennewick
Wyoming - Gillette Post 42 (Champion)
Host - Cheyenne Post 6 (WY)
Friday August 7 -
+Gillette, WY Post 42 (1 loss) vs Boise, ID Post 136 (1 loss) - elimination game
+Medford, OR Post 15 (2-0) vs Cheyenne, WY Post 6 (2-0)
Thursday August 6 -
+Bellevue, WA-20, Chugiak, AK Post 33-2 - Alaska Legion - http://alaskalegion.com/news.php?nid=490
+Medford, OR Post 15-8, Gillette, WY Post 42-3 - Ashland Daily Tidings - http://www.dailytidings.com/article/20150807/SPORTS/150809868
+Cheyenne, WY Post 6-23, Kennewick, WA-5
Wednesday August 5 -

*Southeast Region 3 - August 5, 2015 - August 9, 2015 at McCrary Park - Asheboro, NC
Teams -
Alabama - Tuscaloosa Post 34
Florida - Tallahassee Post 13
Georgia - Rockdale Post 77
North Carolina - Rowan County Post 342 (Champion)
South Carolina - Chapin/Newberry Post 193/24
Tennessee - Columbia Post 19
West Virginia - Wheeling Post 1
Host - Randolph County / Dixon Post 45 (NC)
Thursday August 6 -
+Asheboro, NC (HOST) 5, Tuscaloosa, AL 4
+Chapin-Newberry, SC 6, Salisbury, NC 5
+Columbia, TN 18, Rockdale, GA 6
+Tallahassee, FL 8, Wheeling, WV 3
Wednesday August 5 -
+Host/Asheboro, NC 5, Columbia, TN 0
+Salisbury, NC 8, Wheeling, WV 4
+Tuscaloosa, AL 6, Rockdale, GA 4
+Chapin-Newberry, SC 4, Tallahassee, FL 3

*Western Region 8 - August 5, 2015 - August 9, 2015 at Suitts Field at Scott Carpenter Park - Boulder, CO
Teams -
Arizona - Tucson Post 7
California - Chico Post 17
Colorado - Grand Junction (Champion)
Hawaii - Waipahu Post 35 (third ALWS appearance in four years)
Nevada - Las Vegas Post 76
New Mexico - Albuquerque Post 13
Utah - Hyrum Post 58
Host - Boulder Post 10
Thursday August 6 -
+Albuquerque Post 13, NM-9, Chico Post 17, CA-7
+Honolulu, HI 9, Tucson, AZ 5
+Las Vegas, NV 13, Boulder, CO 12
+Hyrum, UT 10, Grand Junction, CO 8
Wednesday August 5 -
+Albuquerque, NM 5, Boulder, CO 2
+Honolulu, HI 5, Grand Junction, CO 4
+Chico, CA 12, Las Vegas, NV 5
+Tucson, AZ 8, Hyrum, UT 5

Thursday, August 6, 2015

2015 Ameican Legion Regionals


2015 American Legion Regional Tournaments

*Central Plains Region 6 - August 5, 2015 - August 9, 2015 at Bismarck Municipal Park - Bismarck, ND
Teams -
Iowa - ?
Minnesota/A - Eden Prairie (Champion)
Minnesota/B - Wayzata Post 118 (runnerup)
Nebraska/A - Omaha Post 1 / Creighton (Champion)
Nebraska/B - Omaha Post 374 / 52's (runnerup)
North Dakota - Fargo Post 2 (Champion)
South Dakota - Rapid City Post 22
Host - Lloyd Spetz Post 1 (Bismarck, ND)

*Great Lakes Region 5 - August 5, 2015 - August 9, 2015 at Lloyd Hopkins Field - Alton, IL
Teams -
Illinois - Elgin Post 57 (Champion)
Indiana - Rockport Post 254
Kentucky - Paducah Post 31
Michigan - Midland Post 165
Ohio - Troy Post 43
Wisconsin/A - Plover Post 543 (Champion)
Wisconsin/B - Madison Post 501 (runnerup)
Host - Alton Post 126 (Alton, IL)

*Mid-Atlantic Region 2 - August 5, 2015 - August 9, 2015 at Fireman's Field - Leesburg, VA
Teams -
Delaware - Stahl Post 30
Maryland - Funkstown Post 211
New Jersey - Brooklawn Post 72 (2013 and 2014 ALWS champions)
New York - West Seneca Post 735
Pennsylvania/A - Dowingtown Post 475 (Champion)
Pennsylvania/B - Red Land Post 974 (runnerup)
Virginia - Albermarle Post 74 (Champion)
Host - Leesburg Post 34 (Leesburg, VA)

*Mid-South Region 4 - August 5, 2015 - August 9, 2015 at Warrior Field, Hendrix College - Conway, AR
Teams - (nine?)
Arkansas - Bryant Post 298 (Champion)
Kansas - Ottawa Post 60
Louisiana - New Orleans Post 125 (2012 ALWS champions)
Mississippi - Tupelo Post 49
Missouri - Blue Springs Post 499
Oklahoma - Granite Post 177
Texas - League City Post 554
Host - Conway Post 16 (Conway, AR)

*Northeast Region 1 - August 5, 2015 - August 9, 2015 at Muzzy Field - Bristol, CT
Teams -

Connecticut - Cromwell Post 105 (Champion)
Maine - Bangor Post 12
Massachussetts/A - Pittsfield Post 68 (Champion)
Massachussetts/B - Lowell Post 87 (runnerup)
New Hampshire - Rochester Post 7
Rhode Island - Cumberland Post 86/14
Vermont - Colchester Cannons
Host - Seicheprey Post 2 (Bristol, CT)

*Northwest Region 7 - August 5, 2015 - August 9, 2015 at Powers Field - Cheyenne, WY
Teams -
Alaska - Chugiak Post 33
Idaho - Boise Post 136
Montana - Billings Post 4
Oregon - Medford Post 15
Washington/A (Champion) - Bellevue
Washington/B (runnerup) - Kennewick
Wyoming - Gillette Post 42 (Champion)
Host - Cheyenne Post 6 (WY)

*Southeast Region 3 - August 5, 2015 - August 9, 2015 at McCrary Park - Asheboro, NC
Teams -
Alabama - Tuscaloosa Post 34
Florida - Tallahassee Post 13
Georgia - Rockdale Post 77
North Carolina - Rowan County Post 342 (Champion)
South Carolina - Chapin/Newberry Post 193/24
Tennessee - Columbia Post 19
West Virginia - Wheeling Post 1
Host - Randolph County / Dixon Post 45 (NC)

*Western Region 8 - August 5, 2015 - August 9, 2015 at Suitts Field at Scott Carpenter Park - Boulder, CO
Teams -
Arizona - Tucson Post 7
California - Chico Post 17
Colorado - Grand Junction (Champion)
Hawaii - Waipahu Post 35 (third ALWS appearance in four years)
Nevada - Las Vegas Post 76
New Mexico - Albuquerque Post 13
Utah - Hyrum Post 58
Host - Boulder Post 10

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Michigan (and Ohio) State scores / Awards

Scores from the Ohio and Michigan Department (state) championships; some notes and some awards as available.
 
As always unofficial and subject to errors of omission, commission and just plan mistakes;

Remember that the American Legion does not exist for baseball - it is just one of many programs they sponsor in trying to serve both their membership and the United States.
 
Awards -
2015 ALB/Michigan American Legion Baseball Scholarship - Adam Dawdy (Dearborn Post 384);
2015 ALB/Michigan Robert Turner Memorial Scholarship - Grant Anschuetz (Adrian Post 275);
2015 ALB/Michigan KiKi Cuyler (MVP/AA) Award - Derek Clyde (Midland Berryhill Post 165);
2015 ALB/Michigan Hal Newhouser (MVP/A) Award - McKinley Larson (Marquette Post 44);

Awards from the Ohio State tournament -
2015 ALB/Ohio American Legion Baseball Scholarship - Robbie McKinney (Circleville Post 134);
2015 ALB/Ohio Tournament MVP - Tristan Faunce (Toledo Adams Township Post 553);
*2015 Department of Ohio All-Tournament Team -
P - Trenton Wood (Troy Post 43 - Troy HS / 2015 (Mt. Vernon Nazarene)
P - Cole Maxwell (Utica Post 92 - Utica HS / 2016)
P - Braun Miller (Sandusky Post 83 - Sandusky Perkins / 2015 (Malone))
P - Tristan Faunce (Toledo Adams Township Post 553 - Toledo Central Catholic HS / 2016) / MVP
P - Sean Kilian (Toledo Adams Township Post 553 - Cardinal Stritch HS / 2016)
C - Colin Kaucher (Toledo Adams Township Post 553 - Toledo Central Catholic / 2015 (Ohio Dominican))
1B - Sam Hauer (Yeager Benson Post 199 - Cincinnati Elder HS / 2015 (Thomas More))
2B - Zachary Vorherr (Yeager Benson Post 199 - Cincinnati Elder HS / 2015 ())
3B - Hunter Westlake (St Clairsville Post 159 - Bellaire HS / 2015 (West Liberty))
SS - Greg Peffley (Troy Post 43 - Northmont HS / 2015 ())
LF - Camden Groves (Utica Post 92 - Heath HS / 2016)
CF - Zach Blumling (Utica Post 92 - Granville HS / 2016)
RF - Brandon Nesbitt (Troy Post 43 - Bethel HS / 2015 ())
HM - Luke Fraley (Sandusky Post 83 - Sandusky Perkins HS / 2014 (Tiffin))
HM - Coby Eckstein (Tuscarawas Post 205 - Indian Valley HS / 2015 (West Liberty))
HM - Chase Harris (Athens Post 21 - Alexander HS / 2017)
HM - Yeager Benson Post 199 pitching staff (Donovan Saylor; Jacob Newman; Jared Drewes; Jonathon Deifel; Joshua Boeckmann; Shane Smith; Thomas Scott);

American Legion Baseball notes (local) -

(1) Toledo Adams Township Post 553 won the Department of Ohio baseball championship - BUT with the start of the OHSAA football season on August 3 they were unable to get the necessary twelve players to commit to playing at the Great Lake Regional in Alton, IL. Troy Post 43 (the runner-up) will represent the Department of Ohio in Alton. Note - the American Legion Baseball program requires a roster to be submitted in June - and additional players are NOT permitted.

(2) The 2016 Department of Michigan Class A (1,500) and Class AA (5,000) State Tournaments will be held in Adrian, MI. The Class A tournament will be played at Siena Heghts University field and the Class AA tournament will be played at Nicolay Field at Adrian College. The teams will be housed in motels in Adrian. While some details are to finalized it is expected that a tournament pass will be good at BOTH venues. I'm guessing but I would expect the dates to be July 27 (Wednesday ceremonies) thru (if necessary) Sunday July 31. Hudson Post 180 (Hannah-Colvin) is the host for the Class A tournament and Adrian Post 275 (G. Chandler Bond) is the host for the Class AA tournament.

(3) Adrian Post 275 G. Chandler Bond had their end of season "pot luck" recently. They announced the winners of two Post 275 scholarships to players going on to college. Grant Anschuetz (Tecumseh HS, 2015 / Butler University) receieved the "Frank & Shirley Dick Scholarship" (Mr. Anschuetz has also received the "Robert Turner Memorial Scholarship" awarded by the Department of Michgan). Jeff Arnett (Tecumseh HS, 2015 / Bluffton University) received the "G. Chandler Bond Post 275 Baseball Scholarship" . Note - Between 2001 and 2015 49 (forty-n ine) members of Post 275's baseball program have received scholarships from either Post 275, the Department of Michigan or the American Legion (national).
 
#Department of Ohio 2015 American Legion Baseball Tournament (July 29 - August 2)
Ohio ALB tournament site - http://www.ohioalbb.org/tournaments/
*Location - Beavers Field (Lancaster, OH)
*Teams -
Ohio ALB tournament site - http://www.ohioalbb.org/tournaments/state/
Ohio ALB State GameChanger link - https://gc.com/g/ohioalbb15
Region 1 - Toledo Adams Township Post 553 - Department Champion
Region 2 - Troy Post 43 - runner-up / state represntitive to Great Lake Regional
Region 3 - Sandusky Post 83
Region 4 - Utica Post 92
Region 5 - JB Yeager Benson Post 199
Region 6 - Athens Post 21
Region 7 - Dover Post 205/Tuscarawas County
Region 8 - St. Clairsville Post 159
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*Schedule -
Wednesday July 29 -
+(1) Toledo Adams Township Post 553-12 (1-0), St. Clairsville Post 159-3 (0-1)
+(2) Troy Post 43-14 (1-0), Athens Post 21-1 (0-1) - 7in (10 after 7 mercy rule);
+(3) Utica Post 92-11 (1-0), Tuscarawas County Post 205-7 (0-1)
+(4) JB Yeager Benson Post 199-11 (), Sandusky Post 83-1 (0-1) - 7in (10 after 7 mercy rule);
Thursday July 30 - Legion Rider Night -
+(5) Tuscarawas County Post 205-8 (1-1), St. Clairsville Post 159-7 (0-2) - 11in - Elimination game
+(6) Athens Post 21-8 (1-1), Sandusky Post 83-7 (0-2) - Elimination game
+(7) Toledo Adams Township Post 553-11 (2-0), Utica Post 92-9 (1-1)
+(8) Troy Post 43-4 (2-0), JB Yeager Benson Post 199-3 (1-1)
Friday July 31 -
+(9) Utica Post 92-5 (2-1), Athens Post 21-1 (1-2) - Elimination
+(10) JB Yeager Benson Post 199-11 (2-1), Tuscarawas County Post 205-4 (1-2) - Elimination
+(11) Toledo Adams Township Post 553-8 (3-0), Troy Post 43-1 (2-1)
Saturday August 1 -
+(12) Troy Post 43-6 (3-1), Utica Post 92-4 (2-2) - Elimination game
+(13) Toledo Adams Township Post 553-7 (4-0), JB Yeager Benson Post 199-6 (2-2)
+(14) Toledo Adams Township Post 553-8 (5-0), Troy Post 43-5 (3-2)
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#2015 Michigan American Legion Baseball Championship Tournament AA (July 30 - August 2)
*Location - James Field at Malcom Park, Sault Ste Marie Post 3 (Sault Ste Marie, MI)
Host - Sault Ste Marie Post 3
Zone 1 - Wyandotte Post 217 - unable to field a team (brackets redrawn)
Zone 2 - Ida Post 514
Zone 3 - Lansing Demmer Baseball Post 248
Zone 4 - Bay City Post 18
Zone 5 - Midland Berryhill Post 165 (runner-up from Region 4)
*Schedule -
Wednesday July 29 -
Sault Locks Boat excursion for teams and coaches
Thursday July 30 -
+(1) Lansing Demmer Baseball Post 248-12 (1-0), Ida Post 514-5 (0-1);
+(2) Midland Berryhill Post 165-15 (1-0), Bay City Post 18-1 (0-1)
+(3) Sault Ste Marie Post 3-12 (1-0), Lansing Demmer Baseball Post 248-2 (1-1) - 7in
Friday July 31 -
+(4) Bay City Post 18-12 (1-1), Ida Post 514-2 (0-2) - elimination game
+(5) Lansing Demmer Baseball Post 248-6 (2-1), Bay City Post 18-4 (1-2) - elimination game
+(6) Midland Berryhill Post 165-11 (2-0), Sault Ste Marie Post 3-2 (1-1)
+(7) Lansing Demmer Baseball Post 248-7 (3-1), Sault Ste Marie Post 3-6 (1-2) - 10in - elimination game
Saturday August 1 -
+(8) Midland Berryhill Post 165-8 (3-0). Lansing Demmer Baseball Post 248-0 (3-2) - championship/1
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#2015 Michigan American Legion Baseball Championship Tournament A (July 30 - August 2)
*Location - Escanaba Post 82 (Escanaba, MI)
*Teams -
Host - Escanaba Post 82 / Cubs (also Zone 5 champion)
Zone 1 - Gladstone Post 71 (3rd place Zone 5) -
Zone 2 - Hudson Post 180
Zone 5 - Marquette Post 44 / Blues (2nd place Zone 5) - ?
Zones 1, 3 and 4 did not have teams available - re-worked as a 4-team tournament
*Schedule -
Thursday July 30 - 7 inning games
+(1) Marquette Post 44/Blues-2 (1-0), Hudson Post 180-1 (0-1)
+(2) Gladstone Post 71 / Indians-6 (1-0), Escanaba Post 82 / Cubs-3 (0-1)
Friday July 31 - 7 inning games
+(3) Gladstone Post 71 / Indians-4 (2-0), Marquette Post 44 / Blues-3 (1-1)
+(4) Escanaba Post 82 / Cubs-4 (1-1), Hudson Post 180-2 (0-2) - elimination game
+(5) Marquette Post 44 / Blues-12 (2-1), Escanaba Post 82 / Cubs-4 (1-2) - elimination game
*v-Marquette/44 (12-13-3); SP/WP-McKinley Larson (7ip/cg; 4R/1er, 6H, 3-BB, 3K);
*h-Escanaba/82 (4-6-0); SP/LP-Justin Popelka (2/3ip; 11R/11er, 8H, 2-BB, 1-HBP); 2nd-Alex Slaga (3.1ip, 1R/1er, 4H, 1-BB, 3K, 1-HBP); 3rd-Sam Hall (2ip; 0R, 0H, 4-BB, 2K, 1-HBP); 4th-Lewis Ostrander (1ip; 0R, 1H, 1-BB);
Saturday August 1 - Championship Day
+(6) Marquette Post 44 / Blues-4 (3-1), Gladstone Post 71 / Indians-0 (2-1)
+(7) Marquette Post 44 / Blues-13 (4-1), Gladstone Post 71 / Indians-3 (2-2)
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Friday, July 31, 2015

Michiagn Class AA State Championships day 1 (Juy 30) -


Information from EUP Travelers twitter and GameChanger; 
Midland Daily News will likely have good coverage later today;
 
#2015 Michigan American Legion Baseball Championship Tournament AA (July 30 - August 2)
*Location - James Field at Malcom Park, Sault Ste Marie Post 3 (Sault Ste Marie, MI)
Host - Sault Ste Marie Post 3
Zone 1 - Wyandotte Post 217 - unable to field a team (brackets redrawn)
Zone 2 - Ida Post 514
Zone 3 - Lansing Demmer Baseball Post 248
Zone 4 - Bay City Post 18
Zone 5 - Midland Berryhill Post 165 (runner-up from Region 4)
*Schedule -
Wednesday July 29 -
Sault Locks Boat excursion for teams and coaches

Thursday July 30 -
+(1) Lansing Demmer Baseball Post 248-12 (1-0), Ida Post 514-5 (0-1);
 
+(2) Midland Berryhill Post 165-15 (1-0), Bay City Post 18-1 (0-1)
 
+(3) Sault Ste Marie Post 3-12 (1-0), Lansing Demmer Baseball Post 248-2 (1-1) - 7in
*v-Demmer/248 (2-4-1); SP/LP-Nate Laginess (1.2ip; 6R/3er, 5H, 3-BB, 2K, 1-HBP; Eaton Rapids/15-Lansing CC); 2nd-Tim Lowe (2.2ip; 4R/4er, 5H, 2-BB, 3K; DeWitt/14-Concordia); 3rd-Andrew Fee (2/3ip; 0R, 0H, 1K; Mason/15-Taylor); 2H (Chris Lowe (DeWitt/15));
*h-Sault/3 (12-13-3); SP/WP-Connor Myers (7ip/cg; 2R/0er, 4H, no BB, 2K; Rudyard/15-Lansing CC); 2H (Mitchell Wilson (2016); Cory Gillett-4 (Rudyard/15); Brendan Miller (2015)); 2RBI (Gillett-5; Michael James-3 (Sault Ste Marie/14-Michigan Tech)); HR (Gillett (2run)); 2B (James; Miller; Gillett-2; Nick LaCross (2016));

Friday July 31 -
+(4) - Ida Post 514 (0-1) vs Bay City Post 18 (0-1) - elimination game
+(5) - Winner/4 (1-1) vs Lansing Demmer Baseball Post 248 (1-1) - elimination game
+(6) - Midland Berryhill Post 165 (1-0) vs Sault Ste Marie Post 3 (1-0)

Saturday August 1 -
Sunday August 2 -
Monday August 3 -
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