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Welcome to MEDICINE HAT American Legion Baseball

2018 AGM & 2019 Player Registration

Medicine Hat American Legion Baseball will be holding their 2018 AGM and 2019 Player Information and Registration on Tuesday, November 20th, 7:00 pm at the Kin Room. Click on link for more information 2018 Fall Meeting announcement

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Kaitlyn Ross and Team Canada win Bronze!!! Congratulations!!!

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Montana/Alberta “A” American Legion Baseball selected their 2018 Class “A” North District All-Star Team, we would like to Congratulate Reese Whelen on being selected to the team as a utility player. A list of all of the players named to the team can be found below.

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Way to Go Reese!!!

2018 Montana/Alberta Class “A” North District All-Star Team

Catcher – Jacob Sedahl, Havre North Stars

Infielders – Dax Wandler , Vaxhall Spurs – Carson Becker, Vauxhall Spurs –Ty Schaffer, Fort Mcleod Royals – Jake Clinton, Lewistown Redbirds

Outfielders – Hunter Schell – Lewistown Redbirds – Noah Wauters – Lethbridge Miners – Kyler Crabtree, Tri County Cardinals

Pitchers – Ben Kolar, Lewistown Redbirds – Carson Troidl, Vauxhall Spurs – Brendan Garden, Havre North Stars

Utility – Reese Whelen, Medicine Hat Knights

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Montana/Alberta “AA” American Legion Baseball has selected their 2018 All-State and All-Conference teams, we would like to Congratulate Jack Suhai on being selected to the “AA” All-Conference Team as an outfielder. A list of all of the players named to the 2 teams can be found below.

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Way to go Jack!!!

2018 MAALB Class AA All-State team
C Ben Tallman, Blgs Scarlets
1B Ty Penner, Lethbridge
2B Jayden Kay, Blgs Royals
3B Colin Sassano, Helena
SS Randy Stultz, Kalispell; Michael Freund, Bozeman
Utility IF Dylan Johnson, Blgs Royals
OF Wyatt Tomalty, Lethbridge; Matt Houlihan, Great Falls; Brooks Zimmer, Blgs Royals
P Adam Hubley, Bozeman; Matt Houlihan, Great Falls; Drew Scherrer, Kalispell; Sam Elliott, Kalispell; Brooks Zimmer, Blgs Royals; Tyler Frieders, Blgs Royals
2018 Class AA All-Conference team
C Jarrett Leinwand, Blgs Royals; Ryan Moodry, Butte
1B Dawson Smith, Blgs Royals
2B Raleigh Ferby, Lethbridge
3B Torrin Vaselenak, Lethbridge
Utility IF Zander Petrich, Bozeman
OF Taylor Morton, Kalispell; Christian Michaelson, Blgs Scarlets; Jack Suhai, Medicine Hat; Payton Price, Bozeman
P Levi Abbot, Lethbridge; Cade Torgerson, Blgs Royals
Class AA Coach of the Year: Bryan Benjamin, Blgs Royals
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Year End Awards Banquet

The 2018 Season officially came to a close with the Year End Awards Banquet being held on Wednesday, August 15th at the Beefeater Steak House. It was a time for players, coaches and families to come together and reflect on the season as well as a time for the Medicine Hat American Legion program to recognize and thank the Sponsors, Supporters, Program Directors and Executive. A delicious meal was enjoyed prior to a short program and some hardware being handed out. It was a remarkable season, a lot of fun was had and growth was seen by both teams. Stay in touch, enjoy the rest of your summer and see you soon.

Click here for a list of Award Recipients 2018 Player Awards

Lovell McDonnell also walked away with some hardware of his own as the Loran Family presented him with a personalized hand sketched drawing. The Loran Family has watched 2 boys, Jaret & Ethan, go through the program and they wanted to recognize and thank Lovell for all the work he has done and continues to do. His dedication to the American Legion Baseball Program and the Medicine Hat Big League Baseball Association is greatly appreciated.

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The 2018 American Legion Baseball season has come to an end as the Knights were eliminated from the North District Tournament on Friday. Thank You players, coaches, families, tournament sponsors and program sponsors for your support and dedication to the baseball program. We will now be planning for the Year End Awards Banquet.

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K of C Knights are off to the Alberta/Montana North District Tournament July 25th – 29th in Conrad, MT, their first game is Thursday vs Vauxhall Spurs Thursday at 2:00 pm. The tournament is a double elimination tournament. Click here to see the schedule 2018 Class A Tournament Draw  Good Luck Knights!!!

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Medicine Hat Big League Baseball wishes Cole Rath the best of luck as he competes at the 2018 Alberta Summer Games in Grande Prairie, AB from July 19 – 22.

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The Missoula Mavericks were in town on the weekend, Saturday the Mavericks took both games by scores of 14 – 5 and 9 – 1 however on Sunday the Monarchs turned the tables defeating the Mavs 14 – 5 in six innings of play, the bats were alive and Ethan Boutkan was stellar on the mound throwing a complete game. This win bodes well as they are competing for a spot at the State Tournament at the end of July in Kalispell, MT.

Sunday also marked the Monarchs last home game of the season at which time the senior graduating players were recognized. Rob McDonnell, alumni director, introduced the Missoula Mavericks, than the future grad players followed by the graduating players. As each of the 8 graduating players were introduced they were handed a photo collage to remember their time in the Medicine Hat American Legion Program. We wish all 8 of these players all the best as they finish out the season and embark upon their future endeavours. Thank You to everyone who came out to help us recognize these 8 players and cheer on the Monarchs.

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Left to Right – Dylan Koenig, Will Sharpe, Braydon Pudwell, Ethan Loran, Cavan Kolody, Tyran George, Jack Suhai, Theryn Berndt

Once a Monarch Always a Monarch!!!

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American Legion Senior Player Recognition Day

Sunday, July 15th Medicine Hat American Legion Baseball will be recognizing the 8 graduating players, Theyrn Berndt, Tyran George, Dylan Koenig, Cavan Kolody, Ethan Loran, Braydon Pudwell, Will Sharpe and Jack Suhai at the Monarchs last home game. A short program will be held prior to the first pitch. Come out and help us celebrate these 8 players and cheer on the Monarchs as they compete for a spot at the State Tournament.  Game time is 12:00 at Jeffries vs the Missoula Mavericks.

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The K of C Knights defeated the Lewiston Redbirds 14 – 13 and 8 – 7 on Thursday night. Way to go Knights!!!

A big shout out to Kaitlyn Ross a player on the K of C Knights as she was selected to the Canadian National Women’s Baseball Team which was announced Thursday evening in Montreal where the team tryouts were being held.

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Medicine Hat American Legion wishes Kaitlyn the best of luck at the World Women’s Baseball World Cup Championship August 22 – 31 in Viera, Florida.

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UCT “A” Tournament Scores

Friday – 5:00 Games- Camrose 21 – Fort Macleod 1, Calgary Redbirds 11 – Parkland 1

Friday – 7:30 Games – Calgary Blues 11 – Moose Jaw 1, Medicine Hat 10 – St Albert 0

Saturday – 9:30 Games – Fort Macleod 10 – Parkland 9, Calgary Redbirds 7 – Camrose 7

Saturday – 12:00 Games – Moose Jaw 9 – St Albert 4, Medicine Hat 6 – Calgary Blues 2

Saturday – 2:45 Games – Camrose 15 – Parkland 10, Calgary Red Birds 13 – Fort Macleod 9

Saturday – 5:30 Games – Calgary Blues 10 – St Albert 0, Moose Jaw 19 – Medicine Hat 8

Blue Pool Standings                        Red Pool Standings

1st Calgary Redbirds                               1st Calgary Blues

2nd Camrose                                             2nd Moose Jaw

3rd Fort Macleod                                     3rd Medicine Hat

4th Parkland                                             4th St Albert

Sunday – 9:00 Semi-Final – Moose Jaw 4 – Calgary Redbirds 16

Sunday – 9:00 Semi-Final – Camrose 10 – Calgary Blues 7

Sunday – 11:45 Consolation – Fort Macleod 13 – Medicine Hat 14

Sunday – 11:45 Consolation – Parkland 13 – St Albert 11

Sunday – 2:30 Championship Game – Calgary Redbirds 9 – Camrose 0

Congratulations to the Calgary Redbirds, 2018 UCT “A” Tournament Champions!

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The Moose Monarchs split with Great Falls after losing the first game 9 – 5 they came back to win the second game of the double header 11 – 10.

Next up for the Monarchs will head to Spokane, Washington for the American Wood Bat Classic..

The K of C Knights split with Tri County Cardinals on Thursday winning the first game 8 – 3 and losing the second game 14 – 2.

Next up the Knights will host their home tournament sponsored by UCT June 29 – July 1. Their first game is against the St Albert Cardinals on Friday, 7:30 at Athletic Park. Check out the camps and tournaments for a complete schedule.

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Due to the weather the 2018 Servus Credit Union Tournament Schedule has been revised…See below and on the Camps and Tournaments tab

2018 Revised AA Servus tournament schedule

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The 2018 Fundraiser at the Beefeater was a huge success!!! Thank You to Andrea Krauss for taking the lead on this event and doing a great job organizing. Appreciation also goes out to the families for assisting and BIG Thanks to all who attended. Funds raised help support the American Legion Program.

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Wishing all of the American Legion Baseball Players and their respective High School team best of luck this weekend in the Tier 1 and Tier 2 High School Play Downs

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May 18 – 20 Weekend Info/Game Summary

2018 American Legion Baseball has officially begun with the Moose Monarchs in Vauxhall and the K of C Knights in Lethbridge. The Moose Monarchs started with a “W” defeating the Edmonton Cardinals by a score of 7 – 6, they are back on the field Saturday, May 19 at 10:00 am vs Lethbridge Elks and 1:00 pm vs VAB. Unfortunately due to unforeseen circumstances the K of C Knights had to wait one extra day to begin play as all Friday games were cancelled. The Knights will take to the diamond today at 2:30 vs Saskatchewan and 5:00 vs Vauxhall Spurs.

Moose Monarchs dropped both their games on Saturday 11 – 1 vs Lethbridge and 11 – 0 vs VAB. On the same day in Lethbridge the K of C Knights split a pair of games, they defeated Saskatchewan 11 – 0 before losing to Vauxhall 12 – 5.

Sunday the Moose Monarchs lost a close one to Great Falls 5 – 4 in Vauxhall. The K of C Knights lost to Fort Macleod 16 – 6 and to Lethbridge by a score of 11 – 3.

Season Games times, locations and opponents can be found on the events page.

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Medicine Hat Big League Baseball Presents DINNER & AUCTION – Saturday , May 26 at the Beefeater Steak House (3289 – 13th Ave SE) Cocktails @ 5:30 Dinner @ 6:30. Tickets $25.00 per person includes a full Beef Dinner Buffet, Door Prizes and a Silent Auction. A fun night to kick of the 2018 season. If interested in attending or donating to the silent auction please contact Andrea Krauss – 403-893-2484 or 403-548-5985 or makcp@memlane.com

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May Pre-Season schedule is out. Click here May Pre Season 2018 Web site

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Indoor sessions are winding down…which means that we will be outside soon…hopefully. Click on the link for the 2018 Tryout Sessions 2018 tryout schedule  Note that changes may be necessary due to weather or unforeseen circumstances.

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Medicine Hat American Legion Baseball Spring Meeting Tuesday, February 27th, 7:00 pm at the Kinplex Arena Social Room. It is important that parents of registered players or of players interested in registering attend. Information regarding pre-season tryouts, season schedules, etc will be shared this evening. If you have any questions please contact Lovell McDonnell mcdonnel@memlane.com

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From Our Family to Yours

 

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See you in the new year.

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Preliminary Try-Outs and Winter Indoor Baseball Schedule click here 2018 Indoor Sessions Calendar Jan – Mar

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Annual General Meeting & 2018 Player Registration

The Medicine Hat Big League Baseball Annual General Meeting and 2018 American Legion Baseball Registration will be held at the Family Leisure Centre – 2000 Division Ave NE on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 7:00 pm. This is an evening to hear about the 2017 season, and the plans for the 2018 season. Parents can register their son or daughter this evening or they can attend to receive information so that they can make an informed decision before registering their son or daughter. In order to allow the program time to plan for the 2018 season it is very important that parents of players interested in trying out for a team in 2018 attend.

For more information about the Annual General Meeting and Player Registration please click here 2017 Fall Meeting announcement

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Fall Baseball

After a busy fall baseball season, 8 – 8 – 2, the team capped off the season with Baseball Olympics on Friday, October 6th and a pair of games on the Saturday vs Calgary Babe Ruth. A fun time was had by all.

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On Wednesday, July 19th,  the Moose Monarchs played their last regular season conference game vs the Lethbridge Elks. Before the game a small ceremony was held to honour the 10 graduating players…Alex Andres, Brady Close, Jonathon Stark, Nathan Schlachter, Drake Thompson, Cole Schreiber, Tanner Kidd, Kade Krauss, Brendan Kuhn and Ethan Ropcean. Medicine Hat Big League Baseball wishes all of these players all the best in their future endeavours.

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On Sunday, July 23rd, the Billings Scarlets swept the Great Falls Chargers in a pair of games to move past the Moose Monarchs for the final playoff spot. Unfortunately the Monarchs are now eliminated from post season play.
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 The Medicine Hat Knights battled hard all week in Havre MT at the Class A North District playoffs and were able to place second behind the Lewistown Redbirds and claim one of the 2 North spots at the Class A State Tournament beginning Thursday in Three Forks Montana. They will join the 1st and 2nd place teams from the South, East & West Conferences and compete for the right to advance to the North West Regional tournament.
A State Schedule will be available soon
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MH Knight player Wyatt Bergen was selected to the Class A North All District team as a infielder
MH Knight player Cavan Kolody was selected the the Class A North All District team and also the All State team as a outfielder

Way to Go Knights!!! We wish you all the best at the State Tourney.

Knights Team Photo 2017

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Medicine Hat Big League Baseball wishes all of the High School Graduating players a Fun and Safe time at their Graduation. Cheers to you and the Class of 2017.

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Big League Baseball AGM and 2017 American Legion Player Registration Tuesday, Nov 22 @ 7:00 pm at the Kin Social Room. A $200.00 player fee deposit will be collected at registration. Please click on the link for more information 2016-fall-meeting-announcement

AA All Conference and State Players

The Association would like to Congratulate Intek Hong (below left) and Ryan Fauth (below right) as they were both named to the 2016 AA Alberta/Montana American Legion Baseball Western District All Star Team, they were also selected to the AA All State Team. Way To Go!!!

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16 Year Old Tournament

Congratulations to the 16U Knights for winning the gold medal at the Alberta 16U Tournament which ran August 26 – 28 in Calgary. The 16U Knights went undefeated with a record of 4 wins and 0 losses.

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Front Row (L to R) Zach Stark, Gavin Logan, Ashtyn Street, Ethan Bartram, Joel Herron, Ethan Boutkan, Travis Small.

Back Row (L to R) Coach Rob McDonnell, Wyatt Bergen, Brendan Logan, Reese Whelen, Kayden Berndt, Adam Klick, Coach Skyler Stromsmoe.

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2016 American Legion Baseball Graduating Players

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Left to Right: Riley McDonnell, Jorden Rayner, Cam Geiger, Ryan Fauth, Jaret Loran, Intek Hong (seated on the bucket) and Steven Clarke.

The Moose Monarchs and K of C Knights recognized the 7 players above, who were playing in their last home games of the season July 23 & July 16 respectively, as the Graduating Players of 2016. All of these players have played in the Medicine Hat American Legion Baseball program for the past 4 – 5 years. They have represented the program well and it has been a pleasure watching them grow into the fine young men they are today. We wish them all the best in their future endeavors.

Medicine Hat American Legion would also like to Congratulate all of the 2016 High School Graduates!!! Cheers to next year.

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2016 Alberta Summer Games

Peyton Cox was selected to the Zone 1 team that participated in the 2016 Alberta Summer Games in Leduc, July 15 – 17. We send our Congratulations to Peyton and Zone 1 on winning Gold.

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Ryan Fauth breaks the Career Stolen Bases Record at the Spokane Tournament July 1 – 4, 2016. Skyler Stomsome held the record of 83 stolen bases for 13 years. Ryan has now surpassed 90 and is still stealing. Below is a picture of Ryan and Skyler (taken Friday, July 15th) as well as a write up, written by Alumni Director Rob McDonnell, that was read at the Monarchs first home game back from their US trip.

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Update: On Thursday July 27th vs the Billings Scarlets at the Alberta/Montana “AA” State Tournament Ryan reached 100 stolen bases. During the Monarchs second game, vs Billings Royals, of the tournament Ryan stole 2 more bases to reach a total of 103 Career Stolen Bases. Way to Go Ryan!!!

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We are excited to announce that the association has a new travel bus. This bus is a great addition to the program, and will be put to good use for many years to come.

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Up top, A proud moment for Vice President Lovell McDonnell and the representative from Kirkland Bus Sales. Below, The Moose Monarchs team giving the new wheels a Big thumbs up.

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Check out what’s new at Kinsmen Baseball Complex…

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We have flags to proudly stand at attention to when playing the national anthems at our baseball games. How great is that…A BIG THNAK YOU to everyone who helped make this possible.

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FORMER KNIGHT BECOMES GREY CUP CHAMPION!!!

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Congratulations to former Medicine Hat Knights player, Nate Coehoorn and the Edmonton Eskimos on becoming the 2015 Grey Cup Champions! The wide receiver made a key catch near the goal line that lead to the game winning touchdown. Coehoorn played for the Knights during the 2002 season.

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Baseball Alumni – Skyler Stromsmoe

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Once again, former Medicine Hat Knight and Moose Monarch, Skyler Stromsmoe has been selected to represent Canada. This time Stromsmoe (right in picture) is participating in the inaugural Premier 12 Tournament in Taiwan. This tournament features the top 12 ranked countries in the world, Canada is currently ranked 7th, tournament play begins on Tuesday November 10th vs Cuba.

In exhibition play on November 6th Canada defeated Mexico 8 – 0. Stromsmoe had an outstanding performance as he was 3 for 5 with 2 doubles, 2 RBI’s and 2 runs scored. More information can be found on the Baseball Canada website at www.baseball.ca as well as the Premier 12 Tournament website at www.wbsc.org

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FALL BASEBALL RESULTS – October 10th

The Turkey Classic held on October 10th was the annual fall ball wind up. It was a great day for a couple of inter squad baseball games with a pot luck turkey dinner provided for players, coaches, families and fans between games. A Big Thank You to all of the families for providing the delicious lunch.

With the exception of one weekend mother nature was very kind. The Knights and Majestics were both able to play a number of games from September 3 to October 10th.

2015 Knights and Majestics Fall Ball Teams

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2015 Fall Baseball Rosters Below.

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BASEBALL NEWS

“AA” & “A” All Conference and All State Winners have been announced.

Brenden Schafer, Zack Kunkel and Kevin Ellefson from the Moose Monarchs were named to the 2015 Class “AA” All Conference Western “AA” Team as well Zack was named to the All State Team.

Brendan Kuhn and Nate Stark from the K of C Knights were both named to the Class “A” North District Conference Team and to the All State Team.

Congratulations to all of the players. We are very proud of you and your accomplishments. More information can be found under the bulletins tab for each of the teams.

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TOURNAMENT 12

Ethan Ropcean & Nathan Stark, below, will be suiting up for Team Alberta at the Blue Jays Tournament 12 in Toronto starting September 15. You can go to http://toronto.bluejays.mlb.com/tor/baseball_academy/tournament_12.jsp for more information.

Congratulations, we wish you all the best!!!

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AABC 16 YR OLD TOURNAMENT

The K of C Knights won the AABC 16 year old Tournament by defeating Sherwood Park 9 – 1. It was a well played game on a sunny Sunday afternoon.  A big thank you to AABC, the grounds crew, the Knights families and all of the fans who came out to cheer on the boys. All of the game results can be found on the Camps and Tournaments page.

Congratulations Players and Coaches on a Great Weekend of Baseball!!!

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YEAR END BANQUET

Medicine Hat American Legion Baseball held their annual year end player awards banquet on Monday, August 10th. The evening was well attended by players, coaches, families, sponsors and media. It was a time to come together and reflect on the season, give thanks to all those who made this year a great success and hand out a little hardware. All of the award winners can be found under the respective teams bulletins tab.

Another season of baseball has come to an end for the Moose Monarchs, K of C Knights and the Saamis Rotary Majestics. We wish to thank all of our team and tournament sponsors, as well as the coaches, players, parents, families and everyone else who contributed to making this year a success. We couldn’t have done it without you!!!

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“AA” and “A” Montana/Alberta American Legion Standings can be found on the Stats page of the Moose Monarchs and K of C Knights.

Team Canada Strikes Gold, Ropcean Going to Canada Cup, Suhai selected for Western Canada Summer Games…scroll down to read more.

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2015 GRADUATING PLAYERS

On Sunday, July 19th, the 8 graduating players from the Moose Monarchs, Kevin Ellefson, Nolan Rattai, Lane Aman, Brenden Schafer, Justin Logan, Mason Close, Kaid Lutz & Austin Schibler, were recognized for their contribution to the American Legion program over the years.

K of C Knights player Austin Ward, on the right, will also be graduating from the American Legion Program. Austin we wish you all the best.

What a Ride…Thanks for the Memories!!!

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We wish all of the American Legion Baseball Graduates and all of the Grade 12 School Graduates all the best in their upcoming endeavours.

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“Stromsmoe Strikes Gold at 2015 PanAm Games”

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During the celebration of a dramatic 10th inning walk off gold medal victory Skyler Strmosmoe found himself in the middle of things, just as he did all tournament long. The former MH Knight (2000) and Moose Monarch (2001-2003) was a spark plug playing every inning of the tournament at second base. His defensive play was flawless and even spectacular at times. Skyler was also a catalyst on offence chipping in with timely hits (including 2 doubles and a homerun) and scoring big runs, none bigger than the tying run in the bottom of the 10th inning of the Gold medal victory.

Congratulations Skyler and Team Canada on a job well done!!!

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“Ethan Ropcean Going to Canada Cup” – “Suhai Selected for Western Canada Summer Games”

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Ethan Ropcean, left, of the Moose Monarchs has been selected to represent Team Alberta at the Canada Cup in Saskatoon from Aug 5 – 10, 2015. Congratulations Ethan!!! Best of Luck to you and Team Alberta!

Jack Suhai, right, of the Saamis Rotary Majestics, has been selected to represent Team Alberta at the Western Canada Summer Games in Fort McMurray from August 12 – 16, 2015. Congratulations Jack!!! Best of Luck to you and Team Alberta!

 MISSION STATEMENT:

To provide for the youth of Medicine Hat and surrounding district, the opportunity to compete at a higher level of baseball, and to provide the opportunity to combine baseball with an advanced educational experience.