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Post447 LakerLegion Wizards to Host 2017 Gopher Classic Tournament.

The Prior Lake American Legion Post 447 Wizards will again serve as a host site for pool play for the Jim Hanus Gopher Classic Baseball Tournament. The Wizards have hosted for several seasons for the largest American Legion Baseball Tournament in the country and were a pool Champion 2 seasons ago as hosts.

Play kicks off at 900AM on Friday July 7 between Wausau (WI) and Helena (MT) and pool play concludes with the 15th game Sunday July 9th at 700PM between Prior Lake and Helena.

Started in 1977 and celebrating its 40th year, the Gopher Classic features and hosts some of the best American Legion baseball teams in the region and country at 16 pool sites. For 2017, there are 96 teams from 9 states and 2 Canadian Provinces. The pool Champions will advance to Semi Final and Championship bracket play at Veterans Field in Minnetonka with Champions crowned on Tuesday July 11.

Prior Lake welcomes Andover, Wayzata (MN), Wausau (WI), Mitchell (SD), Helena (MT) to Veterans Field of Memorial Park and hope the teams and fans enjoy the opportunity to play and spend the weekend in the Southwest Metro. The Vet Cafe will be expanding its traditional offerings that include the “Tastiest Wiener In Scott County” along with fresh hot popcorn, cold drinks and other ballpark fare to include Coach Nesbitts famous Root Beer Floats and pulled pork sandwiches. There is no carry on food or drink permitted but a pavilion located across the parking lot. Fans are encouraged to come on out to the Vet and support American Legion Baseball!

ADMISSION:

$7 Adults, $5 Senior (55+), $3 age 17 and Under.

TShirts $18.00

Check back as information will be updated!

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RESULTS

COMPLETE POOL STANDINGS

MAIN JIM HANUS GOPHER SITE

MEMORIAL PARK

MAP TO VETERANS FIELD OF MEMORIAL PARK

PRIOR LAKE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Dakota-Rice-Scott League Standings

TeamWLPCTGB
Elko Express401.000-
Montgomery Mallards41.8000.5
New Market Muskies201.0001
Prior Lake Mudcats32.6001.5
St. Benedict Saints21.6671.5
St. Patrick Irish11.5002
Union Hill Bulldogs11.5002
New Prague Orioles12.3332.5
Faribault Lakers01.0002.5
Lonsdale Aces13.2503
Shakopee Coyotes13.2503
Webster Sox13.2503
Veseli Warriors03.0003.5

River Valley League East Standings

TeamWLPCTGB
Burnsville Bobcats00.000-
Chanhassen Red Birds00.000-
Chaska Cubs00.000-
Eagan Bandits00.000-
Excelsior Islanders00.000-
Prior Lake Jays00.000-
Shakopee Indians00.000-
Victoria Vics00.000-

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