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2016 SD State Amateur Baseball Bracket Challenge

The 2016 State B Amateur Baseball Tournament is upon us with games beginning on Wednesday and culminating on August 14 at 2:00pm. The site of the tournament is once again beautiful Cadwell Park in Mitchell, SD.

Last year I started a Bracket Challenge to see just how much interest there was in this crazy state for amateur baseball. The only regret was not having the idea sooner so more people could enter. So, here we go, year TWO!

Last year we had around 50 entries and I think this year we can double or maybe even triple that number this year. Optimistic? Maybe. Possible? No doubt.

Once you create an account you can fill out your predictions. The deadline has been set for game time of the first game. Any brackets submitted after that will not be included in the standings. Make sure to check back for updated standings throughout the tournament. I will try to update as soon as possible after games are over.

Thanks for entering and please share it with your amateur baseball friends so we can make this a big contest. As of now there is no prize, but perhaps I can find a gift card or two for prizes. No promises. For now, enter for fun!

Enter Bracket Challenge Here


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Vermillion Grey Sox to host baseball classic

The Vermillion Grey Sox are hosting a baseball classic this weekend. The event will feature 10 teams from four leagues. The Classic kicks off tonight with two games, five games on Saturday and two more on Sunday.

Vermillion Grey Sox manager Mike Moran joined me on “On the John” on ESPN Radio 1570 to talk about the Classic.




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South Dakota Amateur Baseball needs a change in a big way

It starts at the top.

Culture starts at the top. Leadership starts at the top. Attitude starts at the top.

Amateur baseball in South Dakota has long been a tradition. For over 80 years South Dakota has had a State Amateur Tournament. And the tournament is an event. It’s been a good run. With teams folding and others struggling to find players some wonder if this storied tradition is slowly dying. With 54 teams across the state in Class B it’s not on life support, however, a change is necessary to re-energize and perhaps save this tradition for the long-term.    Continue reading

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