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 - 2016

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

Blissfield Post 325 "Robert Meachen" (A)
Head Coach: Larry Tuttle; Home Field: Blissfield High School

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

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

Blissfield Post 325 / Junior "Robert Meachen" (A)
Head Coach: Greg Sayler; Home Field: Blissfield High School

Hudson Post 180 / Junior "Hannan-Colvin" (A)
Head Coach: Ben Woods; Home Field: Hudson High School

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

Thursday, December 29, 2016

12/29 Jim's American Legion Baseball Notes for Thursday December 29, 2016

12/29 Jim's American Legion Baseball Notes for Thursday December 29, 2016
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also posted at http://baseballlmw.blogspot.com/ and unofficial American Legion District 2 (MI) - http://albdistrict2mi.blogspot.com/
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ALWAYS unofficial and normally un-audited - check dates, times, locations - things change (and I do make typos) - feel free to send me corrections, complaints and information;

Code of Sportsmanship -
I WILL:
Keep The Rules
Keep Faith with My Teammates
Keep My Temper
Keep Myself Fit
Keep A Stout Heart in Defeat
Keep My Pride Under in Victory
Keep A Sound Soul, A Clean Mind
And A Healthy Body

2016 Michigan awards / scholarships / champions -
2016 Michigan American Legion Scholarship winner - Camden Dice, Gladwin Post 171
2016 Michigan American Legion Robert Turner Scholarship winner - Camden Dice, Gladwin Post 171
Description / Prior winners (2013 - 2016) - http://www.michiganlegion.org/assets/turner-scholarship-list.pdf
2016 AA Michigan Champion - Bay City Post 18
2016 A Michigan Champion - Hudson Post 180
2016 Hal Newhouser award (Class A MVP) - Scott Boden, Hudson Post 180 -
2016 KiKi Cuyler award (Class AA MVP) - Brady Wood, Bay City Post 18 -
2016 Class A Zone Champions -
Zone 1 - no team
Zone 2 - Hudson Post 180 Senior (also host team)
Zone 3 - no team
Zone 4 - Gladwin Post 171
Zone 5 - Kingsford Post 363
2016 Class AA Zone Champions -
Zone 1 - Fort Dearborn Post 364
Zone 2 - Stevensville Post 568
Zone 3 - no team
Zone 4 - Bay City Post 18
Zone 5 - Sault Ste Marie Post 3 / EUP Travelers

2016 Ohio awards / scholarships / champions -
2016 Ohio American Legion Scholarship winner - Scott Seymour, Toledo Post 553
2016 Senior Champion - Pickerington Post 283 - http://www.ohioalbb.org/tournaments/state/
2016 Junior Champion - Circleville Post 134 - http://www.ohioalbb.org/tournaments/junior/
2016 Region (senior) champions -
Region 6 - Pickerington Post 283 - http://www.ohioalbb.org/tournaments/region-6-tourney/
Region 8 - St Clairsville Post 159 - http://www.ohioalbb.org/tournaments/region-8-tourney/

2016 Champions -
American Legion World Series Champion - Texarkana, AR Post 25
Great Lakes Regional Champion - Rockport, IN Post 254
Illinois State Champion - Danville Post 201
Indiana State Champion - Rockport Post 254
Kentucky State Champion - Shelbyville Post 37
Michigan State Champion - Bay City Post 18
Ohio State Champion - Pickerington Post 283
Wisconsin State Champion - Madison Impact Post 501
Wisconsin State runner-up - Beloit Post 48
Illinois Regional host - Edwardsville Post 199 / Alton Post 126

Team Captain - Adam Conway - Colonial Heights Post 284, Virginia
Northeast Region (1) - Christopher Cioffi - Newburyport Post 150, Massachusetts
Mid-Atlantic Region (2) - Luke Feliciano - Lyndhurst Post 139, New Jersey
Southeast Region (3) - Samuel Craft - Greenville Post 39, North Carolina
Mid-South Region (4) - Robert Parkey, Brookfield Post 182, Missouri
Great Lakes Region (5) - Camden Dice - Gladwin Post 171, Michigan
Central Plains Region (6) - Matthew Lamb - Grand Island Post 53, Nebraska
Northwest Region (7) - Brett Williams - Yakima Post 36, Washington
Western Region (8) - Greg Snyder - Tucson Post 59, Arizona

2016 American Legion State Scholarship winners - (I'm only listing Great Lake Region) -
Camden Dice - Gladwin Post 171, Michigan
Jacob Wright - Henry Post 323, Illinois
Joseph Gallatin - Muncie Post 19, Indiana
Travis Crouch - Paducah Post 31, Kentucky
Scott Seymour - Toledo Post 553, Ohio
Zachary Drake - Viroqua Post 138, Wisconsin

2016 American Legion Baseball Awards -
Award history / past recepients - https://www.legion.org/baseball/awards
*American Legion Graduate of the Year - Brian Dozier (artcile below) - Each year The American Legion honors a former American Legion Baseball player who is currently playing in the Major Leagues for his character, leadership, playing abilities and community service. Individuals are recommended by their respective post.
*George W. Rulon Player of the Year - Will Smith, Texarkana, Ark - Through a special arrangement with the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, a player is selected each year as the George W. Rulon Player of the Year. The award is based on integrity, mental attitude, cooperation, citizenship, sportsmanship, scholastic aptitude and general good conduct.
*The American Legion Baseball Slugger(s) - Zach Luckey, Omaha, Neb.; and Angelo Bortolin, San Mateo, Calif. - Since 1945, the American Legion has presented a slugger trophy to the player with the highest batting average during national competition.
*American Legion Baseball Big Stick Award - Tyler Villaroman, San Mateo, Calif. - The Big Stick Award is given at the American Legion World Series to the player who rounds the most bases in regional and national competition.
*Dr. Irvin L. "Click" Cowger RBI Memorial Award - Angelo Bortolin, San Mateo, Calif. - Dr. Irvin L. Cowger, a former Department of Kansas adjutant and devoted baseball supporter. The National Americanism Commission established an award in Cowger's name, sponsored by the Department of Kansas. The recipient is credited with the most runs batted in during regional and national competition.
*Bob Feller Pitching Award - Gerald Hein, Kennewick, Wash. - Bob Feller was the first American Legion Baseball alumnus elected into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY. The recipient is the player with the most strikeouts in regional and national competition.
*James F. Daniel Jr. Memorial Sportsmanship Award - Logan Vidrine, Texarkana, Ark. - The James F. Daniel Jr. Memorial Sportsmanship Award is presented to a player who participates in the Legion World Series and best embodies the principles of good sportsmanship.
*Jack Williams Memorial Leadership Award - Texarkana, Ark., coaching staff - Adjutant Jack Williams led the Department of North Dakota for 49 years before his death in 1967. Aware that proper adult leadership is an important component of success, Williams encouraged qualified men to work in the program. To honor Williams' memory, this award is presented to the manager and coach of the national championship team as outstanding representatives of adult leadership.
From Texarkana's web site the coaches are (Dane Peavy - Head Coach; Reid Peavy - Pitching Coach; Jonathan Orr - Assistant; Steve Goodheart - Assistant; Jeff Burson - Pitching Coach);
*2016 All-Tournament team -
First Base: Knick Knecht, San Mateo, Calif.
Second Base: Tanner File, Rowan Co., N.C.
Third Base: Juan Garcia, Rowan Co., N.C.
Shortstop: Zach Luckey, Omaha, Neb.
Catcher: Will Smith, Texarkana, Ark.
Utility Player: Felix Aberouette, San Mateo, Calf.
Utility Player: Jakob Shuler, Rockport, Ind.
DH: Chris Wright, Cumberland, R.I.
Outfield: Tyler Villaroman, San Mateo, Calif.
Outfield: Blake Hall, Texarkana, Ark.
Outfield: Lee Poteat, Rowan Co., N.C.
Pitcher: Hunter Shepherd, Rowan Co., N.C.
Pitcher: Austin Cross, Texarkana, Ark.
Pitcher: Sawyer Strickland, Rowan Co., N.C.
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#Miscellaneous notes -

*2017 American Legion "invitational" tournaments (includes prices!) - https://www.legion.org/baseball/tournaments/invitational
*American Legion Baseball 2017 baseball link - https://www.legion.org/baseball
*American Legion Baseball / Michigan - http://www.michiganlegion.org/baseball.html
*American Legion Baseball / Ohio - http://www.ohioalbb.org/
*American Legion 2016 World Series statistics - https://www.legion.org/uploads/baseball/2016/ws/confstat.htm
*American Legion 2016 Great Lakes Regional statistics - https://www.legion.org/uploads/baseball/2016/r5/confstat.htm

*Former American Legion Baseball players receive MLB awards - https://www.legion.org/baseball/234918/former-legion-baseball-players-dominate-2016-mlb-awards
Kris Bryant (National League MVP) - Las Vegas, NV
Rick Porcello (American League Cy Young) - Vailsburg Post 395 (NJ)
Max Scherzer (National League Cy Young) - Coeur Post 397 (MO)
Corey Seager (National League Rookie of the Year) - Kannapolis Post 115 (NC)
Justin Verlander (Cy Young runner-up) - Powhatan Post 201 (VA)

*More American Legion Baseball notes -



+SportsEngine to power Legion Baseball department (state) website network - https://www.legion.org/baseball/235250/sportsengine-power-legion-baseball-department-website-network





+ALWS champs to attend MLB World Series in Cleveland - https://www.legion.org/baseball/234672/alws-champs-attend-mlb-world-series-cleveland


+Brian Dozier to receive Legion Graduate of the Year award - https://www.legion.org/baseball/234453/brian-dozier-receive-legion-graduate-year-award

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Calendar - unofficial! - generally American Legion Baseball items

Saturday January 1 -
*2017 American Legion Baseball registration begins (Friday 01/01 - )

Thursday January 5 -
*01/05 - 2017 ABCA Convention (Thursday 01/05 - Sunday 01/08) - Anaheim, CA

Friday June 2 -

*2017 Kickoff Klassic JR American Legion Tournament (Friday 06/02 - Sunday 06/04) - Chillicothe, OH (4 games / $450)

Saturday June 3 -

*10th Annual Sandusky Post 83 Tournament (SR) (Saturday 06/03 - Sunday 06/04) - Sandusky, OH ($500 / 5 games)

Thursday June 8 -

*Lancaster Post 11 Junior Classic (JR) (Thursday 06/08 - Sunday 06/11) - Lancaster, OH (17u - $600 / ? games)

Friday June 9 -

*2017 Tawa Run Classic (SR) (Friday 06/09 - Sunday 06/11) - Ottawa, OH ($500 / 4 games)

Thursday June 15 -

*2017 Wolverine / Carter-Vescelius American Legion Invitational Baseball Tournament (Thursday 06/15 - Sunday 06/18) - Blissfield, MI

Friday June 23 -
*2017 Jim Jadwin Memorial Tournament (SR) (Friday 06/23 - Sunday 06/25) - Chillicothe, OH ($500 / 4 games) - also a Junior division

Friday July 7 -

*2017 South Central Ohio Bash (Friday 07/07 - Sunday 07/09) - Chillicothe, OH ($400 / 3 9-inning games) -

*2017 Gopher Classic, year #40 (SR) (Friday 07/07 - Tuesday July 11) - Minneapolis area ($675 / 5 games)

Wednesday July 12 -
*2017 American Legion / Ohio Junior State Tournament (Wednesday 07/12 - Saturday 07/15) - Lancaster, OH at Beavers Field

Wednesday July 19 -
*Tentative! - American Legion Baseball Zone tournaments (Michigan) (Wed 07/19 - Sun 07/23)
*Tentative! - American Legion Baseball Region tournaments (Ohio) (Wed 07/19 - Sun 07/23)

Tuesday July 25 -
*2017 American Legion / Ohio State Tournament "Lead-Off" Banquet - Lancaster, OH

Wednesday July 26 -
*2017 American Legion / Ohio Senior State Tournament (Wednesday 07/26 - Sunday 07/30) - Lancaster, OH at Beavers Field

Thursday July 27 -

*2017 American Legion / Michigan State AA Tournament (Thursday 07/27 - Sunday 07/30) - Midland, MI

*2017 American Legion / Michigan State A Tournament (Thursday 07/27 - Sunday 07/30) - Gladwin, MI

Wednesday August 2 -
*2017 American Legion Great Lakes Regional (Wednesday 08/02 - Sunday 08/06) - Toledo, OH (Mercy Field in Toledo hosted by Napoleon Post 300)
Teams: Napoleon, OH Post 300 (host); Illinois Champion; Indiana Champion; Kentucky Champion; Michigan Champion; Ohio Champion; Wisconsin Champion; Wisconsin runner-up;

Thursday August 10 -
*2017 American Legion World Series (Thursday 08/10 - Tuesday 08/15) - Shelby, NC
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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

08/03 - Bonus - Pickerington, Ohio Post 283 is the Ohio American Legion Champion

08/03 Pickerington Post 283 is the Ohio State Champion

On Sunday July 31 Pickerington Post 283 defeated Toledo / Adams Township Post 553 6-5 in twelve innings to win the 2016 Department of Ohio American Legion Class championship.

Media coverage -
Ohio American Legion Baseball - http://www.ohioalbb.org/tournaments/state/
(box scores, rosters, brackets available here)

Ohio - Pickerington Post 283 - 2016 Department of Ohio Champion
Sponsored by DAVID JOHNSTON MEMORIAL
Team manager - Chris Weber
Coaches - Jeff Smith; Matt Connor; Mike Harvell
Team Roster -
#2 Derek Buckalew - Center Field - Fairfield Union/2018
#3 Anthony Snyder - Shortstop - Pickerington North/2016
#4 Andrew Troup - Catcher - Fairfield Union/2017
#5 Collin Conrad - Second Base - Sheridan/2015
#6 Donald Waldrop - Shortstop - Fairfield Union/2017
#9 Evan Young - Left Field - Canal Winchester/2016
#10 Alexander Ritton - Left Field - Fairfield Union/2017
#11 Connor Ayers - Second Base - Pickerington North/2016
#12 Thomas Green - Pitcher - Fairfield Union/2016
#14 Jack Sheppard - Second Base - Bloom-Carroll/2016
#15 Mitchell Lohr - Catcher - Newark Catholic/2016
#17 Justin Grubb - First Base - Pickerington North/2016
#18 Nicholas Whetnall - Right Field - Pickerington North/2016
#19 Brady Balsimo - Pitcher - Canal Winchester/2015
#21 Jacob Hulse - Pitcher - Watkins Memorial/2014
#22 John Putnam III - Pitcher - Liberty Union/2016
#24 Brandon Harlan - Third Base - Liberty Union/2016
#27 Kyle Gannon - Pitcher - Watkins Memorial/2015

State Senior Tournament -
+Sunday 07/31 - Pickerington Post 283-6, Toledo Adams/Township Post 553-5 - 12 innings - championship game
+Saturday 07/30 - Pickerington Post 283-13, Sidney Post 217-1
+Saturday 07/30 - Pickerington Post 283-17, Toledo Adams/Township Post 553-7
+Friday 07/29 - Pickerington Post 213-9, Utica Post 92-3
Thursday 07/28 - Pickerington Post 283-6, St. Clairsville Post 159-2
Wednesday 07/27 - Circleville Post 134-4 Pickerington Post 283-3

Region 6 Tournament -
+Wednesday July 20 - Pickerington Post 283-15, Lancaster Post 11-3 - championship
+Monday Ju;ly 18 - Pickerington Post 283-11, Jackson Post 81-1
+Sunday July 17 - Pickerington Post 283-13, Lancaster Post 11-1


Toledo / Adams Wownship Post 553 - 2016 Department of Ohio Runner-up
Sponsored by ADAMS TOWNSHIP
Team manager - Dave Harris
Coaches - Brett Kuebler (assistant manager); Brian Killian; Michael Miller; Tom Mitchell; Ryan Moebius
Team Roster -
#2 Chase Lawniczak - Third Base - Toledo Whitmer/2016 - Bluffton
#3 Joe Dandino - Second Base - Toledo Central Catholic/2016 - Capitol
#4 Jude Neary - Catcher - Cardinal Stritch/2016 - Defiance
#5 Colin Kaucher - Catcher - Toledo Central Catholic/2015 - Ohio Dominican
#6 Stephen Johnson - Pitcher - Cardinal Stritch/2017
#7 Sean Killian - Pitcher - Cardinal Stritch/2016 - Urbana
#8 Tyler Smith - Second Base - Toledo Whitmer/2016 - Heidelberg
#9 Nick Lankard - Right Field - Toledo St Francis/2016 - Ohio State
#12 Noah Childress - First Base - Toledo Start/2016
#13 Scott Seymour - Center Field - Holland Springfield/2016 - Ohio State
#13 Jay Denman - Left Field - Toledo St Francis/2016 - Lourdes
#14 Alec Bucawski - Pitcher - Toledo Whitmer/2017
#17 Tristan Faunce - Pitcher - Toledo Central Catholic/2016 - Saginaw Valley
#21 Joey Peternel - Catcher - Toledo Whitmer/2018
#22 Drew Stasczak - Pitcher - Cardinal Stritch/2017
#24 Dominic Adduci - Second Base - Ottawa Hills/2017
#25 Owen Burnett - Pitcher - Toledo Whitmer/2017
#33 Charles Lemay - Pitcher - Toledo Whitmer/2015

State Senior Tournament -
+Sunday 07/31 - Pickerington Post 283-6, Toledo Adams/Township Post 553-5 - 12 innings - championship game
+Saturday July 30 -Pickerington Post 283-17, Toledo Adams/Township Post 553-7
+Friday July 29 - Toledo Adams/Township Post 553-1, Circleville Post 134-0
+Thursday July 28 - Toledo Adams/Township Post 553-13, Utica Post 92-1
+Wednesday July 27 - Toledo Adams/Township Post 553-2, Sidney Post 217-1

Region 1 Tournament -
+Sunday July 17 - Toledo/Adams Township Post 553-12, Pemberville Post 183-4 - championship
+Saturday July 16 - Toledo/Adams Township Post 553-14, Pemberville Post 183-10
+Thursday July 14 - Toledo/Adams Township Post 553-11, Whitehouse Post 384-2
+Wednesday July 13 - Toledo/Adams Township Post 553-7, Findlay Post 3-6
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Ohio American Legion Baseball site - http://www.ohioalbb.org/

National American Legion Baseball site - http://www.legion.org/baseball


Disclaimer - As always - none of this is official; it is my own interpretation, spellings and all the mistakes are also mine!

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Tuesday, August 2, 2016

08/02 - Bay City Post 18 is Class AA State Champion

08/02 - Bay City Post 18 is Class AA State Champion

August 2, 2016 - UNOFFICIAL and only as accurate as my fingers

On Saturday July 30 Bay City Post 18 defeated Midland Berryhill Post 165 4-2 to win the 2016 Department of Michigan American Legion Class AA championship at Adrin College's Nicolay Field. Bay City Post 18 advances to the Great Lakes Regional in Edwardsville, IL - link - http://www.legion.org/baseball/tournaments/greatlakes
Great Lakes Regional schedule for Wednesday August 3 -
+(1)
Madison,WI Post 501 (33-3) vs Bay City, MI Post 18 (32-1)
+(2) Beloit, WI Post 48 (29-7) vs Shelbyville, KY Post 37 (23-7)
+(3) Rockport, IN Post 254 (27-1) vs Danville, IL Post 210 (35-4-1)
+(4) Pickerington, OH Post 283 (39-11) vs Edwardsville/Alton, IL Post 199/126 (17-6)
Registered teams (Illinois-157; Indiana-48; Kentucky-20; Michigan-32; Ohio-54; Wisconsin-226);

Media coverage -
(box scores available here)

Recent Department of Michigan Class AA Champions -
2016 - Bay City Post 18
2015 - Midland Berryhill Post 165
2014 - Midland Berryhill Post 165
2013 - Midland Berryhill Post 165
2012 - Adrian Post 275
2011 - Midland Berryhill Post 165
2010 - Midland Berryhill Post 165
2009- Midland Berryhill Post 165
2008 - Midland Berryhill Post 165
2007 - Blissfield Post 325
2006 - Midland Berryhill Post 165
2005 - Midland Berryhill Post 1654
2004 - Midland Berryhill Post 165
2003 - Blissfield Post 325
2002 - Midland Berryhill Post 165
2001 - Adrian Post 275
2000 - Midland Berryhill Post 165
1962 - Bay City Post 18
1960 - Bay City Post 18

KiKi Cuyler award winners (Class AA State tournament MVP - first awarded in 1929) -
2016 - Brady Wood - Bay City Post 18
2015 - Derek Clyde - Midland Berryhill Post 165
2014 - Adam Fitzgibbon - Midland Berryhill Post 165
2013 - Adam Fitzgibbon - Midland Berryhill Post 165
2012 - Phil Carey - Adrian Post 275
2011 - Colton Loomis - Midland Berryhill Post 165
2010 - Shayne Shroyer - Ida Post 514
2009 - Jordan Dean - Midland Berryhill Post 165
2008 - Matt Skiriving - Midland Berryhill Post 165
2007 - Tim Duffy - Robert Meachen Post 325 (Blissfield)
2006 - Josh Peterson - Midland Berryhill Post 165
2005 - Cody Allen - Midland Berryhill Post 165
2004 - Kenneth Hoffman - Midland Berryhill Post 165
2003 - Eric Rose - Robert Meachen Post 325 (Blissfield)
2002 - Brian Mitzel - Midland Berryhill Post 165
2001 - Brent Coudron - G. Chandler Bond Post 275 (Adrian)
2000 - Christopher Cohoon - Midland Berryhill Post 165
1960 - Walter D. Szczepanski - Harding / Oak / Craidge Post 18 (Bay City)
1958 - Henry Townsend - Harding / Oak / Craidge Post 18 (Bay City)
1931 - Steve Glazo - Bay City Post 18

Bay City Post 18 - 2016 Department of Michigan Class AA Champion
(Champion in Zone 4)
Sponsored by HARDING-OAK-CRAIDGE
Manager - Aaron Koin
Coaches - Gilbert Garcia; Matt Koin; John O'Keefe; Sam Raminez;
*Players -
2 - Brady Wood - Frankenmuth/16 - 2016 KiKiCuyler Award Winner (Class AA MVP)
4 - Brandon Wise - Bay City Western/16 - Saginaw Valley
5 - Monte Petre - Sanford-Meridian/16
6 - Derek Willis - Boyne City/16
7 - Austin Koin - Standish-Sterling/16 - Saginaw Valley
8 - Clay Crouterfield - Standish-Sterling/18
9 - Jaret Koin - Standish-Sterling/16 - Alma
10 - Jack Tagget - Frankenmuth/16 - Kalamazoo
11 - Aaron Rodriguez - Bay City Western/15
12 - Cheyne Maier - Midland/16
14 - Ethan Lesperance - Essexville-Garber/16 - Delta College
15 - Jason Clark - Bay City Western/16 - Saginaw Valley
15 - Connor Sonnier - Bay City Western/16 - Saginaw Valley
20 - Zean O'Keefe - Standish-Sterling/17
22 - Christian Petre - Sanford-Meridian/16
23 - Jacob Wright - Owendale-Gagetown/16
28 - Mason Erla - Cass City/16 - Michigan State
30 - Tyler Wiechec - Bay City Central/15
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State Class AA Tournament -
+Saturday 07/30 - Bay City Post 18-4, Midland Berryhill Post 165-2 - championship game
+Friday 07/29 - Bay City Post 18-5, Adrian Post 275-4 - 12 innings
+Thursday 07/28 - Bay City Post 18-13, Sault Ste Marie Post 3-2, 8 innings/10-run rule
+Thursday 07/28 - Bay City Post 18-7, Midland Berryhill Post 165-4

Zone 4 Class AA Tournament -
+Saturday July 23 - Bay City Post 18-7, Midland Berryhill-4 - championship
+Friday July 22 - Bay City Post 18-9, Sault Ste. Marie Post 3 / EUP Travelers-5
+Thursday July 21 - Bay City Post 18-11, Gladwin Post 171/SR-1
+Wednesday July 20 - Bay City Post 18-8, Midland Berryhill Post 165-4

Midland Post 165 - 2016 Department of Michigan Class AA Runner-up
(awarded empty Zone 3 position)
Sponsored by BERRYHILL
Team manager - Steve Cronkright
Coaches - Dan Cronkwright; Adam Goodwin; Deron Gross; Bill McDonald; Ben Wright
Team Roster -
#1 Zach Schirner - Second Base - Bay CityWestern (16) / Lansing CC
#3 Matthew Fisher - Second Base - Bay City John Glenn (17)
#4 Noah Ingram - Second Base - Mount Pleasant (17)
#5 Gabriel Denton - Catcher - Clare (17)
#6 Jordan Patty - Shortstop - Midland (17)
#7 Jordan Jachens - First Base - Midland (15) / Delta College
#8 Colton Brooks - Right Field - Bay City John Glenn (16) / Saginaw Valley
#9 Jordan Dopp - Center Field - Bullock Creek (15) / Delta College
#10 Tyler Jones - Third Base - Hillman (15) / Delta College
#11 Garrett Willis - Pitcher - Mildland (18)
#12 Cody Freed - Pitcher - Bay City Western (17)
#13 Anthony Robbins - Pitcher - Bay City Western (16)
#15 Alec Justin - Pitcher - Bay City Western (15) / Florence-Darlington JC
#16 Cameron Schneider - Pitcher - Beaverton (17)
#17 d'Artagnan Booth - Pitcher - Midland (16)
#18 Logan Buczkowski - Right Field - Mount Pleasant (17) / Central Michigan
#21 Martin Money - Left Field - Midland (18)
#22 Hunter Buczkowski - Pitcher - Mount Pleasant (16) / Central Michigan

State Class AA Tournament -
+Saturday 07/30 - Bay City Post 18-4, Midland Berryhill Post 165-2 - championship game
+Saturday 07/30 - Midland Berryhill Post 165-7, Adrian Post 275-0
+Friday 07/29 - Midland Berryhill Post 165-6, Sault Ste Marie Post 3-5 - 10 innings
+Friday 07/29 - Midland Post 165-14, Fort Dearborn Post 364-2 - 7 innings/10-run rule
+Thursday 07/28 - Bay City Post 18-7, Midland Berryhill Post 165-4

Zone 4 Class AA Tournament -
+Saturday July 23 - Bay City Post 18-7, Midland Berryhill-4 - championship
+Friday July 22 - Midland Berryhill Post 165-13, Gladwin Post 171/SR-3
+Friday July 22 - Midland Berryhill Post 165-9, Sault Ste. Marie Post 3 / EUP Travelers-4
+Thursday July 21 - Midland Berryhill Post 165-7, Mount Pleasant Post 110-1
+Wednesday July 20 - Bay City Post 18-8, Midland Berryhill Post 165-4
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Michigan American Legion Baseball site - http://www.michiganlegion.org/baseball.html

National Americn Legion Baseball site - http://www.legion.org/baseball

2016 Michigan Department Baseball Rules (includes Zone and District contacts) - http://www.michiganlegion.org/assets/finalmirulesbook2016.pdf

List of American Legion Posts in Michigan (by Post #) - http://www.michiganlegion.org/assets/locate_number.pdf


Disclaimer - As always - none of this is official; it is my own interpretation, spellings and all the mistakes are also mine!

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08/02 - Hudson Post 180 is 2016 Michigan American Legion Class A Champion

08/02 - Hudson Post 180 is 2016 Michigan American Legion Class A Champion
UNOFFICIAL and only as accurate as my fingers

On Sunday July 31 Hudson Post 180 defeated Menominee Post 146 2-1 at Siena Heights University to win the 2016 Department of Michigan American Legion Class A championship.

Media coverage -
(box scores available here)

Department of Michigan Class A Champions (first year was 2011) -
2016 - Hudson Post 180
2015 - Marquette Post 44
2014 - Gladstone Post 71
2013 - Hudson Post 180
2012 - Kingsford Post 363
2011 - Hudson Post 180

Hal Newhouser award winners (Class A State tournament MVP) -
2016 - Scott Boden - Hudson Post 180
2015 - McKinley Larson - Marquette Post 44
2014 - Samuel Pouliot - Gladstone Post 71
2013 - David Falish - Escanaba Post 82
2012 - Kyle Sexton - Kingsford Post 363
2011 - Cory Larson - Negaunee Post 114

Hudson Post 180/SR - 2016 Department of Michigan Class A Champion
(Host / champion in Zone 2; Hudson Post 180 also sponsored a "junior" team)
Sponsored by HANNAN-COLVIN
Team manager - Wayne Perry
Coaches - Cody Nelson
Team Roster -
#1 Parker Randall - Third Base - Sand Creek/2017
#4 Charles Ropp - Second Base - Concord/2016
#5 Scott Boden - Shortstop - Hanover Horton/2017 -2016 Hal Newhouser award winner
#7 Austin Hinkle - Pitcher - Michigan Center/2017
#8 Matthew Rogers - Third Base - Pittsford/2016 - Glen Oaks CC
#9 Travis Carson - Second Base - Sand Creek/2018
#11 Gunnar Snyder - Pitcher - Hanover Horton/2016 - Milwaukee School of Engineering
#17 Jared Mains - Pitcher - Jonesville/2016
#18 Jacob Randall - Pitcher - Concord/2017
#19 Spencer Hawkins - Left Field - Sand Creek/2016
#20 Trenden Peacock - Center Field - Sand Creek/2016
#21 Tony Brooks - Catcher - Concord/2017
#24 Dylan Roddy - Catcher - Sand Creek/2017
*

State Class A Tournament -
+Sunday 07/31 - Hudson Post 180/SR-2, Menominee Post 146-1 - championship game
+Saturday 07/30 - Hudson Post 180/SR-4, Escanaba Post 82-1
+Saturday 07/30 - Hudson Post 180/SR-3, Menominee Post 146-1
+Friday 07/29 - Menominee Post 146-5, Hudson Post 180/SR-3
+Thursday 07/28 - Hudson Post 180/SR-3, Escanaba Post 82-0

Zone 2 Class A Tournament -
+Saturday 07/23 - Hudson Post 180/SR-5, Ida Post 514/JR-1 - championship
+Friday 07/22 - Hudson Post 180/SR-17, Gladwin Post 171/JR-0

Menoninee Post 146 - 2016 Department of Michigan Class A Runner-up
(awarded empty Zone 3 position)
Sponsored by MENOMINEE
Team manager - John Lauzer
Coaches - Kyle Durow, Chris Janquart
Team Roster -
#1 Caleb Kleiman - Second Base - Menominee/2016
#2 Gage Furmanski - Second Base - Menominee/2017
#3 William Poquette - Right Field - Menominee/2018
#4 Jacob Rivard - Right Field - Menominee/2018
#5 Coleton Kotecki - Left Field - Menominee/2018
#6 Brayden Wickstrom - First Base - Menominee/2017
#7 Levi Kempka - Catcher - Menominee/2017
#8 Mark Pulver - Third Base - Menominee/2015
#9 Andrew Leinonen - First Base - Menominee/2016
#11 Tyler Bray - Left Field - North Central Area/2017
#12 Jacob Anglehart - Center Field - Menominee/2017
#21 Adam Nolde - Shortstop - Menominee/2016
#25 Sam Larson - Center Field - Menominee/2017
#26 Jason Janquart - Third Base - Menominee/2018
#26 Spencer Howell - Center Field - Menominee/2016
#36 Nathan Nowack - Pitcher - Menominee/2016

State Class A Tournament -
+Sunday 07/31 - Hudson Post 180-2, Menominee Post 146-1 - championship game
+Saturday 07/30 - Hudson Post 180-3, Menominee Post 146-1
+Friday 07/29 - Menominee Post 146-5, Hudson Post 180-3
+Thursday 07/28 - Menominee Post 146-7, Kingsford Post 363-5 - 9 innings (scheduled 7)
+Thursday 07/28 - Menominee Post 146-9, Gladwin Post 171-2

Zone 5 Class A Tournament -
+Sat 07/23 - Escanaba Post 82-4, Menoninee Post 146-3 (9 Innings)
+Friday 07/22 - Menominee Post 146-9, Marquette Post 44-5
+Friday 07/22 - Menominee Post 146-14, Hancock Post 186-4
+Thursday 07/21 - Gladstone Post 71-6, Menominee-0
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Michigan American Legion Baseball site - http://www.michiganlegion.org/baseball.html

National Americn Legion Baseball site - http://www.legion.org/baseball

2016 Michigan Department Baseball Rules (includes Zone and District contacts) - http://www.michiganlegion.org/assets/finalmirulesbook2016.pdf

List of American Legion Posts in Michigan (by Post #) - http://www.michiganlegion.org/assets/locate_number.pdf


Disclaimer - As always - none of this is official; it is my own interpretation, spellings and all the mistakes are also mine!

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