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Congrats to the following NW Umpires that were selected to work the Amateur A, B & C Tournaments

The A tournament can be followed at the following link: http://www.leaguelineup.com/welcome.asp?url=saintpaul

The B/C tournament can be followed at the following link:  http://www.mbastatetourney09.com/ & http://www.minnesotabaseball.org/

Dean Aasgaard, Erik Anderson, Tony Anderson, Adam Berg, Kris Bertelsen, Marshall Behrens, George Drouches, Chad Eischens, Jon Fox, Larry Gallagher, Tom Goetz, Terry Helget, Hank Hentges, Greg Holeman, Brandon Jackson, Zar Kovalov, Andre Lanoue, Ken Lehner, Dave Malley, Mike Monita, John Priester, Kirk Rall, Bill Ryan, Ken Sargent, Jeff Schmit and Dave Wiles

 

Congrats to the following umpirres that will be representing NW umpires at the American Legion Central Plains Regional this week.  The regional will be played at Veterans Field at Minnetonka High School.  The tourney runs Aug 6th through Aug 10th.

Tom Goetz, Robin Johnson, Brian Mauer, Ken Sargent

You can listen and watch some action from the tourney at MSBN: www.mnsportsnetwork.com

You can track the tourney at the following web site: www.baseball.legion.org/region_6_pairings.php 

Click the link below to watch a video on Adam Bender. 

Adam Bender, 8, is one of several kids who plays catcher in Southeastern’s rookie league at Veterans Park. What makes Adam stand out is that he plays one of the toughest positions on the field with only one leg. Because of cancer, he had his left leg amputated when he was one. Adam doesn’t use a prosthesis, and only uses crutches when he reaches base for the Astros.

UPDATE: Since the story of 8-year old cancer survivor Adam Bender was published in the Lexington Herald-Leader, and on www.kentucky.com, on June 1, 2008, the one-legged catcher has been invited to throw out first pitches at a Chicago White Sox game, a Cincinnati Reds game, a Houston Astros game, and has been invited to a Garth Brooks benefit in Las Vegas. He is also being profiled for a story that will air on ESPN. On Sunday June 6, 2008, Adam threw out the ceremonial first pitch to Adam Dunn of the Reds.

http://www.heraldleaderphoto.com/2008/05/31/adam-bender/

click the link below to watch a video from the Star Tribune. 

Minnesota Townball
Brian Peterson, Star Tribune

Come with us as we visit a few of the unique townball parks in Minnesota and celebrate baseball the way it was meant to be played -- for the fun of it.

http://www.startribune.com/video/52427457.html 

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