PRESS RELEASE, AMERICAN LEGION DIVISION II, STATE TOURNAMENT
The communities of Le Sueur and Henderson will be co-hosting the 19th Annual 2005 Division II American Legion State Baseball Tournament at Bruce Frank Field in Le Sueur August 5, 6, and 7. The tournament kicks off with a banquet on Thursday, August 4 at Gustavus Adolphus Alumni Hall in St. Peter at 7:00 P.M. Guest Speaker for the banquet will be long time Minnesota State, Mankato, Baseball Coach Dean Bowyer. Tickets for the banquet can be obtained by calling Mike Keenan at 507-665-6191, Pat Goggin at 507-665-2657 or contacting Lon Berberich at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 8 team tournament (7 district champions and host Le Sueur-Henderson) is a single elimination format with consolation and third place brackets (bracket attached). The top 2 teams in the tournament qualify for the Division II Midwest Regional to be held in Ely, Minnesota starting August 11.
First round pairing on Friday, August 5 starting at 10:00 A.M. have Warroad from District 9 vs Jordan from District 3; at 12:30 P.M. La Crescent out of District 1 is scheduled to play the District 7 champion Sacred Heart; in the late afternoon session the District 2 champion Pipestone takes on Nashwauk-Keewatin from District 8 at 4:00 P.M. and the first round concludes with District 6 champion Holdingford playing host Le Sueur-Henderson, the game is scheduled to start at 6:30 P.M.
The tournament continues on Saturday, August 6 with consolation bracket games at 9 and 11:30 AM and the consolation championship at 3:00 P.M.; winnersâ€™ bracket games are scheduled for 5:30 and 8:00 P.M. later that evening. On Sunday, August 7 the day starts with the third place game at 10:00 A.M.; there is then a break for the Le Sueur Giant Dayâ€™s parade scheduled to start at 1:00 P.M. The championship game is slated to start at 4:00 P.M.