The Le Sueur and Henderson Baseball Associations’s; Sibley Post 74 in Henderson, Le Sueur Post 55 and the Henderson Lions Club will be hosting and sponsoring the 9 team pool play Division 2 American Legion Baseball Tournament at Bruce Frank Field in Le Sueur and Hilltop Park in Henderson beginning on Friday, July, 29, 2016. Championship teams from around the state along with host Le Sueur Henderson will be participating in the event.
Games begin at 9:00 in Henderson on Friday morning the 29th and at 10:00 A.M. in Le Sueur. Opening ceremonies at Bruce Frank Field in Le Sueur with a player parade and special presentation of colors by local American Legion posts and Mankato Marine Corps start at 6:00 P.M. that evening. In addition other special activities are planned as part of these ceremonies. Le Sueur Henderson Post 74/55 will play its first game at 6:30 P.M. following the ceremony. Their second game will be Saturday, July 30 at 2 P.M.
The tournament will conclude July 31 with third place and championship games at 11:00 AM and 1:30 P.M.-top 2 teams advance to the Central Plains tournament in Waupun, Wisconsin.
Kick-off for the tournament will start with a banquet at to be served at 7:00 PM on Thursday, July 28, 2016, at Alumni Hall on Gustavus Adolphus Campus. (Upstairs from the dining hall) The guest speaker will be Gustavus Adolphus Head Baseball Coach Brad Baker https://gustavus.edu/profiles/bbaker4). Family, friends and the general public are invited, it is advised that tickets be reserved ahead of time at a cost of $15. They can be reserved by calling 507-327-0646.
ALL DAY ADMISSION IS $8 FOR ADULTS AND $4 FOR STUDENTS
FOOD AND REFRESHMENTS AVAILABLE
AMERICAN LEGION MEMBERS ARE ADMITTED FREE, ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND THE OPENING CEREMONIES AND JOIN THE ON FIELD PARADE ON FRIDAY EVENING
We will be using ballparks in both cities. The pool, pairings, bracket, scores, all tournament teams and other highlights will be posted on our web site http://lshbaseball.com/ and can be found on TWITTER @LSHBaseball. Directions to our facilities and Southwest Hall at Gustavus Adolphus College in St Peter, MN can also be found on these sites. The Minnesota Baseball Hub will be following games live and reporting other highlights http://www.legionbaseballhub.com/ and updated information prepared by Minnesota State American Legion Baseball officials can be found at http://div2baseball.tripod.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/MnAmericanLegionDivisionIiBaseball?fref=ts