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Pine Island Baseball - History Presentation October 8th

On Wednesday, October 8th, at 7:00 pm, in the Maroon Gymnasium, there will be a presentation from Coach Craig Anderson and an assortment of former coaches, players, and legends from the state of Minnesota on the history of baseball in Pine Island.  One of the great additions to the panel of speakers will be Clyde Doepner, who coached at Pine Island from 1965-1969.  He is the officials Minnesota Twins' curator.  During the presentation, the records of the teams, great individual accomplishments, uniforms, equipment used, sites of the fields used over the years, will be covered.  Players and coaches from several decades will be present to add their historical perspective.  There will be some door prizes for those that are attending.  This is being supported by the Pine Island Historical Society.
Little League Wraps Ups Playoffs on July 17th and 19th.  Congratulations to the League Champion Red Sox, Pirates, and Royals!
  • Major League:  The #1 seed Red Sox (6-1-1 record in regular season play) won the league championship game on Saturday July 19th over the #2 seed Giants (5-3 record)
  • Minor League:  The #2 seed Pirates (4-2-1 record in regular season play) won the league championship game on Thursday July 17th over the #1 seed Rays (5-1-1 record)
  • Rookie League:  The #2 seed Royals (5-2 record in regular season play) won the league championship game on Saturday July 19th over the #1 seed Rockies (6-0 record)
A big thank you to all of the parents and volunteer coaches for supporting Pine Island Little League this summer!
Pine Island Legion Team's Come Back Through the Division II Tourney Loser's bracket Comes Up Just Short

2014 Third District Division II Baseball Tournament Bracket

After losing their first game of the Legion tournament on Saturday July 19th, the Pine Island Legion team nearly accomplished something no team has ever done, which  is to come all the way back through the elimination bracket to win the tournament.  They fell in their first game to Plato 4-0 and avenged that loss Saturday July 26th, but couldn’t get by Giant Valley (Minnehaha Academy of Minneapolis) for another shot at Plato.  Legion's great tournament run netted them 3rd place in the third distrcict tournament.

Tournament results:

  • July 19
    • Loss vs. Plato 0-4
    • Win vs. Jordan 4-1
  • July 20
    • Win vs. Le Sueur-Henderson 4-2
  • July 25
    • Win vs. Holy Family 6-1
  • July 26
    • Win vs. Belle Plaine 8-3
    • Win vs. Plato 12-8
  • July 27
    • Loss vs. Giant Valley 4-8
Pine Island Twilight Team completes their season by claiming the July 26th Tournament Championshiop in St. Charles

Pine Island Twilight Baseball Team won the Twilight League Tournament on Saturday July 26th in St. Charles.  The twilight team defeated Rochester Century 8-1, St. Charles 5-3, and Winona in the championship game, 9-2.  They finished their season with an 11-3 record.  Congratulations on a very successful season!
Pine Island 14U/15U Takes 2nd Place at the MBT Tournament in Lakeville

Congratulations to the 14U/15U team that went 6-1 over the weekend to capture 2nd place in the MBT tournament in Lakeville!
Pine Island Babe Ruth Gold claims the Senior Babe Ruth tournament title on July 17th
Number three seed Pine Island Gold won the 2014 Senior Babe Ruth tournament in Pine Island on Thursday July 17th with a 2-1 victory over #1 seed Cannon Falls.  In a very well played game that featured some great pitching and errorless defense on both sides, Gold was able to score the deciding run in the top of the 5th inning.  Cannon Falls threatened in the bottom of the 5th and had two runners on base when the final out was recorded, but the strong Gold defense proved to be the difference.  PI Gold was presented the Senior Babe Ruth tournament traveling trophy at home plate after the game.  Congratulations to Coach Anderson and the Gold team!

In the preceding consolation game on Thursday Pine Island Maroon lost a close 5-3 game to consolation champion Goodhue.  Congratulations to Coach Pederson and the Maroon team on their fine season!

2014 Senior Babe Ruth Tournament Bracket with Results

Team Photo
Pine Island Babe Ruth White claims the Junior Babe Ruth tournament Consolation title on July 18th

The Babe Ruth Junior team traveled to Cannon Falls on July 18th for the Junior Babe Ruth tournament.  PI White (#6 seed) won the first game of the tourney against #4 seed Z-M 10-9 in extra innings. In the 2nd round they lost a close game 3-2 in the bottom of the fifth inning against #1 seed Byron.  In their final game of the day white won the consolation championship game 11-10 against #5 seed Goodhue.

Congratulations Babe Ruth White on 3rd place in the Junior Babe Ruth Tournament!
Pine Island Youth Baseball Association Aluminum Can Drive  Help support Pine Island Youth Baseball by saving your aluminum cans!!!  Cans can be dropped off in the trailer parked on the north side of the Fire Hall building on main street.  Thank you for your donations!
Interested in becoming involved in Pine Island Youth Baseball?
Our youth program is strong because of the many coaches that volunteer their time and talents to coach our young players.  If you are interested in coaching either traveling or in house teams please contact one of the league coordinators.  You can also volunteer to coach during the sign up process.  If you are interested in becoming active in the Pine Island Baseball Association, you are encouraged to contact one of the board members.  The board meets frequently to discuss our youth baseball program and we are always looking for additional voices to help make the game of baseball better for our Pine Island youth.

 
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