Hardball Invitational Tournament June 10-12

By PLB Admin

The PLABA is hosting 6 teams to join the Jays and Mudcats in an 8 team double elimination Tournament at Veterans Field of Memorial Park Friday June 10-Sunday June 12, 2005. 

The highly competitive field includes: Minneapolis Lakers (A), St Louis Park (A), Savage Outlaws (B), PL Jays (B), Blaine Fusion (B),  Hampton Cardinals (C), PL Mudcats (C),  and Green Isle Irish (C). 

The Tourney kicks off Friday June 10 with a “Home team double header” as the Mudcats face 2004 Regional playoff foe Hampton Cardinals at 6:00PM followed by the Jays facing 2003 Class C Champion Green Isle Irish at 8:15PM.  Games in the Tournament are 7 innings and session admission is $3 Friday & Sunday, $4 Saturday and $6 for the Weekend Pass. 

Fans are reminded also of the Hoppe Bats Homerun Derby Saturday night at 6:00PM and the award winning full service concession will be open all weekend. 

The 2004 Tourney featured a 4th place finish by the Mudcats and PL Jay Aaron Johnson taking the honors in the homerun derby from a field of 9.  The Austin Greyhounds took the Championship with the Austin A's Consolation champs. 

Full bracket info with game times and updates will be available at or the PL Hardball Hotline 952-985-3800.