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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.
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 email@example.com
May Pre-Season schedule is out. Click here May Pre Season 2018 Web site
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
From Our Family to Yours
See you in the new year.
Preliminary Try-Outs and Winter Indoor Baseball Schedule click here 2018 Indoor Sessions Calendar Jan – Mar
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
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.
Year End Awards Banquet
On Tuesday, August 8th Medicine Hat American Legion Baseball held their Year End Awards Banquet. This was a time to come together to celebrate the 3 teams and to show our appreciation to all of the Sponsor’s and Media for their continued support. We were treated to a delicious meal prepared by Shooting Star Events and a short program where some hardware was handed out some of the team players. Award winners can be found on the bulletins tab of each of the teams. Thank you to everyone for coming out and making the past season a great success.
K of C Knights at State Tournament – The complete schedule can be found at www.montanalegionbaseball.org Good Luck K of C Knights!!!
The Knights run has ended at the State Tournament…on Sunday they lost a tough one to the Bitterroot Red Sox by a score of 8 – 7. K of C Knights you competed, worked hard and represented yourselves and the program very well.
On Saturday the Knights were up against the Lewistown Redbirds in a must win game. In the bottom of 1 the Knights got off to a great start and never looked back in an 8 – 2 win. Easton Brooks was stellar on the mound for the Knights. The Knights now face the Bitterroot Red Sox on Sunday @ 2:30 in another must win game.
On Friday the Knights lost to the Belgrade Bandits by a score of 9 – 1. This lose dropped the Knights down to the B side of the tournament.
The Knights came out of the gate with all cylinders firing at the State Tournament in Three Forks, MT on Thursday, as they defeated Miles City 12 – 2 in 6 innings of play.
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.
Way to Go Knights!!! We wish you all the best at the State Tourney.
The Majestics split a pair of games with the Lethbridge Lakers on Sunday, July 23. The Majestics won the first game 11 – 6 before dropping the second game by a score of 9 – 10. Next up the Majestic will take on the Medicine Hat Junior All Stars on Tuesday, 5:30 @ Jeffries.
The 2017 A Night with the Brewers was a HUGE success!!! Medicine Hat Big League Baseball would like to thank Brian Schlachter and his organizing committee for a job well done as well as all of the families and businesses who donated items to the silent and live auction. We greatly appreciate everyone who came out and supported the fundraiser and the baseball program.
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.
Medicine Hat Big League Baseball Presents A Night with the Brewers…May 27 @ the Medicine Hat Curling Club. This event is the annual fundraiser for the baseball program. For detailed information please click on the link below. If you are interested in purchasing tickets or would like to donate an item to the silent or live auction please contact the event organizer Brian Schlachter at email@example.com
A Night with the Brewers 2017 Information
Medicine Hat American Legion Baseball held their Spring Meeting on Tuesday, February 28th, 7:00 @ the Kin Social Room. Information with regards to Pre Season Try Outs, Season Schedules, 2017 Fundraiser, Rule Changes, Commitment, Expectations etc was communicated to families. If you were unable to attend the meeting please contact Lovell to make arrangements to pick up the spring handout.
Medicine Hat Big League Baseball would like to wish all of their Sponsors and Baseball Families of the past and present a Bright and Joyful Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year!!!
Dec 27 – 5:00 – 6:15, 6:15 – 7:30, 7:30 – 8:45.
Dec 28 – 5:00 – 6:15, 6:15 – 7:30, 7:30 – 8:45.
Jan 3 – 5:00 – 6:15, 6:15 – 7:30, 7:30 – 8:45.
Jan 5 – 5:00 – 6:15, 6:15 – 7:30, 7:30 – 8:45.
Players born in 2000, 2001 & before May 1st 2002 attend the first session.
Players born in 1999 attend the second session.
Players born in 1998 attend the third session.
Indoor Sessions – Click on link for dates and times
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!!!
Fall Baseball is under way – there are 2 teams of players who were interested in extending their baseball season. A list of players can be found by clicking on the tab fall-ball-groups-2016. A schedule of events can be found here fall-baseball-schedule-2016-revised. September 17 & 18 the Majestics and Knights are both hosting teams…a schedule of the weekend can be found under the tournament tab. Wishing everyone a great fall season.
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.
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.
Year End Banquet
Medicine Hat American Legion Baseball hosted their 2016 Year End Player Awards Banquet on Tuesday, August 9th at Higdon Hall. This was a time to gather together, reflect upon the season and thank all of the great sponsors, media, families and fans for a terrific 2016. There was a fantastic turn out from players, coaches, families, sponsors and media and a great meal was provided by Shooting Star Catering, thanks to Stan Sakamoto and staff. Lovell McDonnell was MC for the evening and the Coaches of the Moose Monarchs, K of C Knights and the Saamis Rotary Majestics presented the player awards. The 2016 award winners can be found on the Bulletins page under each respective team.
The Past Week/Weekend:
The Moose Monarchs – on Wednesday July 27th, the Moose Monarchs lost to the Billings Scarlets 9 – 5, this lose dropped them down to the B side of the tournament. On Thursday, July 28th the Monarchs were eliminated from the tournament with a lose to the Billings Royals 3 – 1. Ryan Fauth reached 100 stolen bases during the Scarlets game and stole 2 more bases in the Royals game for a career total of 103 stolen bases…Way to go Ryan!!! Reaching the Alberta/Montana “AA” State Tournament is a huge accomplishment, a goal that the team strives for each year. We are very proud of how well the players and coaches represented Medicine Hat American Legion Baseball.
Information on the State Tournament can be found at www.missoulamavericks.net/state-legion-tournament/ The tournament will use iscore to score all of the games the code EF2D2A8666 will need to be entered. “AA” Standings can be found on the Monarchs Stats page.
The K of C Knights – defeated the Lewistown Redbirds by a score of 12 – 10, this win put them in to the finals of the District Tournament vs Vauxhall Spurs. Unfortunately the Knights fell short losing 14 – 4. With this loss the Knights run for the Class “A” State Tournament has come to and end as only 1 team from the North qualifies as the host team this year is Great Falls. It was a great run and we thank the team for a fantastic season. We are very proud of all that you have accomplished. “A” Standings can be found on the Knights stats page.
The Saamis Rotary Majestics defeated the Vauxhall Spurs “B” team 30 – 8 on Tuesday night in front of a packed park. This was the last game of the season for the Majestics. A Big Thank You to the coaches, players, families and fans.
Moose Monarchs – Thanks for a great season of baseball!!! Information on the State Tournament can be found at www.missoulamavericks.net/state-legion-tournament/ Good Luck Monarchs. The tournament will use iscore to score all of the games the code EF2D2A8666 will need to be entered.
K of C Knights – Thanks for a great season of baseball!!!
Saamis Rotary Majestics – Thanks for a great season of baseball!!!
2016 American Legion Baseball Graduating Players
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.
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.
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.
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!!!
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.
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.
Check out what’s new at Kinsmen Baseball Complex…
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.
2016 Annual Medicine Hat American Legion Fundraiser
Medicine Hat American Legion Baseball held their annual fundraiser Saturday, May 7th, 7:00 @ the Medicine Hat Curling Club. The evening included beef on a bun, entertainment, a live and silent auction and lots of socializing. This is our biggest fundraiser of the season. A “BIG THANK YOU” to Trevor Rayner for all of the organizing he did and to all of the families for the selling of tickets and collection of the Live and Silent Auction Items. A great time was had by all!!! The money raised from this evening assists with the operating costs of the overall baseball program.
Medicine Hat American Legion held their Annual Spring Meeting on March 8th. If you are not registered and are interested in trying out please contact Lovell @ 403-548-5990. Looking forward to a great season of baseball.
Happy 2016!!! Indoor Baseball Sessions begin Thursday, January 7th. Information can be found on the Events page. Players born in 2000, 2001 & 2002 attend the early session and players born in 1997, 1998 & 1999 attend the late session.
Medicine Hat Big League Baseball Wishes You a Joyous Holiday Season and a most Healthy and Prosperous New Year!!!
2016 INDOOR BASEBALL SESSIONS
Indoor Baseball Sessions begin January 7th, dates and times have been added to the events calendar. Players born in 2000, 2001 & 2002 attend the early sessions and players born in 1997, 1998 & 1999 attend the later sessions. Please note that to balance the group numbers some adjustments may need to be made.
2016 PLAYER REGISTRATION
Medicine Hat Big League Baseball 2016 Player Registration got underway November 17th at their annual general meeting. If you missed the meeting and would like to register or if you would like more information on the program and the 2016 season please contact Lovell McDonnell – 403-548-5990 or firstname.lastname@example.org
FORMER KNIGHT BECOMES GREY CUP CHAMPION!!!
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.
Baseball Alumni – Skyler Stromsmoe
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
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
2015 Fall Baseball Rosters Below.
“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.
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!!!
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!!!
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!!!
“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.
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!!!
We wish all of the American Legion Baseball Graduates and all of the Grade 12 School Graduates all the best in their upcoming endeavours.
“Stromsmoe Strikes Gold at 2015 PanAm Games”
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!!!
“Ethan Ropcean Going to Canada Cup” – “Suhai Selected for Western Canada Summer Games”
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!
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.