PL Post 447 to Host Gopher Classic Tourney Pool July 8-10, 2022

“Vet” sunset, Veterans Field-Memorial Park hosts 120-150 games annually and hosted tournaments at all levels since establishment in 1947. PHOTO: JBraun

The largest American Legion Baseball Tournament in the country returns to Prior Lake July 8-10, 2022 with 15 games slated for pool play.  The 2022 Jim Hanus Gopher Classic is sponsored by Excelsior American Legion Post 529 and started in 1977 as an Excelsior tournament and has developed into the largest American Legion baseball tournament in the country with 96 teams competing at 16 sites.

The 2021 PL LakerLegion Post447  squad advanced to bracket play winning their site (PL) and dropping to Gillette, Wyoming in Mondays Final 16.  Scores of college coaches and professional scouts will be combing host sites evaluating players during the prestigious tournament.  Other areas sites and teams include Elko Pool (Lakeville North), Victoria Pool, Eden Prairie, Edina, Waconia and teams: Chaska, New Prague, Shakopee, Burnsville, Rosemount.   Prior Lake is a long time Pool Site for the Gopher and in 2022 will also be hosting 4 games for day 1 of the American Legion State Championship with Shakopee and Burnsville as host site.

PLABA is a member of the Prior Lake Chamber of Commerce and encourages our guests to support local business during their visit.  PLABA is comprised of teams playing at Veterans Field with proceeds supporting continued development, operations and upgrades of our facility.  There will be specials at the “Vet Cafe'” all weekend long including all your ballpark favorites and the “tastiest wiener in Scott County” TM, cool drinks & ice cream treats.  Our website www.priorlakebaseball.com, Twitter AND the Nuvera PL Hardball Hotline 952-226-3800 should have the latest on game times.  SPECIAL THANKS to the City of Prior Lake for their support.

NOTE: No fan carry on is permitted, Cafe’ pricing is family friendly and affordable.

ALSO: Prior Lakes Rotary Lakefront Musicfest featuring Sammy Hagar and Alabama is less than 1 mile from Memorial Park with detours and 20,000+ fans, arrive early for premium parking and THANKS fan in advance for supporting Post447 LakerLegion and PLABA!

There will be a DAILY gate fee for spectators:

-$8.00 for adults, $5.00 for seniors (62 and over) and students (13-18)
-$3.00 for Children under 13 years of age.
-College and pro coaches/scouts can buy a tournament pass for $25, good at all sites.

PL Pool Site Schedule*:

Prior Lake
Memorial Field 5181 160th Street Prior Lake, MN 55372
Date
Time
7/8/2022
9:00:00 AM
Alexandria, MN
Chaska, MN
7/8/2022
11:30:00 AM
Middleton, WI
Chaska, MN
7/8/2022
2:00:00 PM
Alexandria, MN
Hutchinson, MN
7/8/2022
4:30:00 PM
Prior Lake, MN
Hutchinson, MN
7/8/2022
7:00:00 PM
Prior Lake, MN
Rapid City, SD Post 320
Date
Time
7/9/2022
9:00:00 AM
Prior Lake, MN
Middleton, WI
7/9/2022
11:30:00 AM
Alexandria, MN
Middleton, WI
7/9/2022
2:00:00 PM
Alexandria, MN
Rapid City, SD Post 320
7/9/2022
4:30:00 PM
Chaska, MN
Rapid City, SD Post 320
7/9/2022
7:00:00 PM
Chaska, MN
Hutchinson, MN
Date
Time
7/10/2022
9:00:00 AM
Middleton, WI
Rapid City, SD Post 320
7/10/2022
11:30:00 AM
Hutchinson, MN
Rapid City, SD Post 320
7/10/2022
2:00:00 PM
Hutchinson, MN
Middleton, WI
7/10/2022
4:30:00 PM
Prior Lake, MN
Alexandria, MN
7/10/2022
7:00:00 PM
Prior Lake, MN
Chaska, MN

*SUBJECT TO CHANGE

HOTLINKS:

2022 PL Site-Standings & results

Complete Site Tournament ’22 Schedules

PL Chamber of Commerce