For the first time since 2002, Langdon will get the honor of hosting the 2014 State B American Legion Baseball Tournament.
Posted on 7/26/14
By Jake Kulland
The dates are July 30-Aug. 3 at American Legion Field. This will be the third time Langdon has hosted the tourney, as they also had it in 1998. The tournament will be a little different this time around as, for the first time, Langdon will be automatically in the tournament as a host team. The Red Sox will play the last game of the day on July 30 at 7 p.m. They will be joined by seven teams from across the state. The final bracket will be determined on July 27.
All games can be heard on KNDK 1080 and online through myborderland.com.
The State Tournament Committee has been hard at work preparing for this year’s tourney. The committee includes Tournament Manager Daryl Kempel, also with Jay Adam, Marty Tetrault, Jake Kulland, Holly Lyons, Tom Beauchamp, Randy Hill, Ethen Askvig, Josh Krivarchka and Dennis Throndset. Adam and Tetrault have been tirelessly getting the diamond in state tournament shape. A huge thank you goes out to these gentlemen who have led a great crew of volunteers throughout the preparation of American Legion Field. Without them this tournament would not be possible. Thanks to Dale Klein as well for offering to run the scoreboard throughout the tournament.
Kempel said, “We’d like to thank Legion American Legion Post 98 who helped get the State B Tournament in Langdon. We would also like to thank the Langdon Eagles Club for their tremendous support throughout the season, and for their generosity and support for American Legion Baseball, along with our summer baseball and softball programs. I would hope that the community of Langdon and the surrounding area will come out and show their support for the tourney by coming out to see a game or two, especially Langdon’s night game on July 30. Anyone that has any spare time during the tournament, ticket takers are right now our biggest need. Please call me at 256-2493, any help you can provide would be appreciated. Any Legion member wearing their American Legion hat will get free admission into the tournament. And we would like to give a special thank you our team hosts, host homes, and everyone that has already volunteered to help work at the tournament. I am looking forward to the other seven teams that will participating in the tournament, and we welcome them to Langdon on behalf of Post 98 and the Tournament Committee.’
The American Legion Riders, Farmers and Merchants State Bank, United Communications, the Langdon Eagles Board of Directors and Choice Financial are just some of the businesses and organizations that have offered to help and volunteer their time at the concession stand. And these are just a few of the many people who have come together to help make this tournament a reality.
It is great to see people come out to be a part of such a special event. To see Langdon play in a State Legion Tournament at home for the first time in history will be a once in a lifetime event for the players, coaches and fans. We cordially invite you to come out and watch the action. Oh, and Go Langdon Red Sox at state… In Langdon! Wow, is that ever fun to say.