2020 Game schedules can found under OUR TEAMS

Friday, June 12, 2020
See master home game schedule for home game dates, times, and field location
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2020 Parents Welcome Letter to Post 8 Baseball

Friday, March 6, 2020

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Welcome to Post 8 Baseball!  Your child is joining an outstanding program that has seen state championship teams at both the Legion and Teener level in just the past few years.  We have been blessed with dedicated coaches and a community of supportive parents!  The purpose of this letter is to welcome you and your family to our program as well as provide some important information as you prepare for your first year with Post 8.  There is a lot of information, so I apologize in advance for the length but want to make sure that we are successfully communicating with all of you.

A.  Social Media/Electronic Communication – Below are great places to stay apprised of everything Post 8!

1 -  Post 8 Website – http://www.post8baseball.com/

2 - Post 8 Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/Pierre-Post-8-Baseball-1440387532677785/

3 -   Emails – Be sure that Coach White has your email address and let him know if you are not receiving emails.

B.  Fund Raising Events – The Post 8 Board takes pride in the efforts we have made to keep the costs of playing baseball reasonable.  We will employ between 10-12 coaches as well as provide transportation to all out of town games during the week.  These costs are significant, so we work hard to find larger fundraising activities to support our athletes.  These are only successful with the help from our parents and players.  Below are a couple upcoming events for which we will need assistance.

1 -   Pancake Feeds – Beginning in November we serve five pancake breakfasts per year at the Legion Cabin.  Our last one for this year is scheduled for Saturday, March 21st.  There will be a Sign-Up Genius sent out for volunteers.

2 -   Roast Beef Feed – Monday, May 11th at the Legion Cabin.  Each player will be asked to bring a different type of dish for this event.

C.  Raffle Tickets

1 -   This is the biggest requirement we make of our athletes! Again, to limit the financial burden to our families we have given the players raffle tickets to sell instead of tying the entire cost into a registration fee. 

2 -   Raffle ticket turn in will be Tuesday, May 19th at Hyde Stadium from 5:30 to 7:30. Players are not allowed to compete in games until all tickets are sold and the money turned in. 

D.   Season Passes – Family season passes can be purchased for $50 which gives you entry to all home Post 8 baseball games except for tournaments.

E.   Hitting League – Will begin on March 30th/31st and run Mondays and Tuesdays for four weeks (through April 21st) Coaches will work with the athletes in the basement of the Reinke-Gray Wealth Management Building which is located at 1714 Lincoln Avenue.  Times and groups will be forthcoming, and we strongly encourage our players to sign up for this to get a head start on the skills necessary to be an effective hitter!

F.    Parent Meeting – This meeting will be Tuesday, April 14th at the Chamber of Commerce.  Parents of 13/14’s will meet at 7:00 and 15/16, Jr. Legion, and Legion parents will meet at 7:45.

G.    Bussing – Post 8 will provide transportation to all out of town games during the week.  Transportation for all weekend games and tournaments must be provided by the parents.

H.    Parent Involvement – Parent volunteers are ESSENTIAL to our program.  Each team will be looking for a team parent as well as volunteers to assist with games to work the Kelley Field concession stand, run Game Changer, work the gate, prepping the field, selling 50-50 tickets, and announcing.

I.    Player Expectations – All players, coaches, and fans are expected to conduct themselves with dignity and respect!

J.    Practices will begin on May 4th for all teams from U13 thru Junior Legion!!!

We look forward to having you and your child be a part of Post 8 Baseball!  Thank you for parenting and for your support of our program.


Post 8 Board of Directors


Contact Information:

Brian White – Head Legion Coach

(605) 216-3653


John Krogstrand – Head of Baseball Operations

(605) 222-8688


Post 8 Board Members:

Rob Coverdale – Executive Board

Tyson Lindekugel – Executive Board

Ryan Krueger – Executive Board

Seth Doyle

Terry Erickson

Gaylon Gerber

Bob Gray

Tanya Houska

Sam Koenecke

Mike Larson

Lorraine Polak

Jim Protexter

Bill Sarringer

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Post 8 Baseball Scholarship application

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Pierre Post 8 Baseball Scholarship 

Post 8 Baseball in cooperation with the South Dakota Community Foundation is pleased to announce this scholarship opportunity for Pierre Post 8 Baseball Alumni.

The following information is a partial transcript from Kelly Nelson, Program Accountant for the South Dakota Community Foundation. "One of the most rewarding aspect of my job with the South Dakota Community Foundation is the opportunity to work with generous individuals and families who want to impact the lives of South Dakotans. The Post 8 Baseball Scholarship Fund has been established to provide scholarships for players from the American Legion Post 8 baseball team, Pierre, SD. This scholarship is a permanently endowed fund within our organization. The scholarship is available annually for players beginning in the 2020 school year and the total amount available for distribution is $450."

This scholarship is typically awarded to an outgoing high school senior, but is open to anyone having participated in the Post 8 baseball program that is currently continuing their education.

The deadline for the application is April 15th, 2020.

Click on the following link to begin the application process - 

2020 Post 8 Baseball Scholarship Application 

If you have any questions regarding the application or eligibility requirements please contact Bob Gray at 224-5959.

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Pierre U14 team wins 2019 State Championship title

Monday, August 5, 2019

Pierre U14 Teeners win 2019 State U14 Baseball Tournament

The Pierre Post 8 U14 Teeners won the State A Baseball Tournament by beating Yankton in the final game of the Gold Bracket Division by score of 10 - 0. As the visiting team, Pierre scored early in the game and with solid pitching and stellar defense shut down the Yankton scoring machine. The winning pitcher for Pierre was Brady Getz, completing 3 innings, while allowing  just two hits and striking out two. Jackson Edman came in in the bottom of the 4th and sealed the deal for the Teeners.

The U14 Teeners team is coached by Connor Gerber and Landon Badger. 

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Pierre to host U14 State Tournament - August 2 - 4, 2019

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Pierre will host the 2019 U14 State Tournament this weekend at Hyde Stadium and Dan Kelley Field. The 12 team tournament will pit teams from across the state and should be a lot of fun for young an old baseball fans alike.

The link below shows the pairings for the opening round and day by day schedule of the tournament including the designated field of play. Stop down and watch the future of American Legion State A Baseball this Friday, Saturday and championships on Sunday.

2019 U14 State Baseball Tournament Bracket

2019 Jr Legion Region 3A Tournament Bracket - July 19-21 - Sturgis, South Dakota

Wednesday, July 10, 2019



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Joe Kirley Memorial Tournament

Monday, June 17, 2019
Joe Kirley Schedule

2019 Post 8 Raffle Drawing winners

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Congratulations to all of the 2019 Post 8 Raffle Prize winners and thank you for your support of the Post 8 baseball program in Pierre

The prizes/certificates can be picked up at the Bank West Main Branch at 420 S Pierre St. in downtown Pierre.  Please ask to speak with Sam Koenecke. 



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2019 Combined Post 8 Baseball Home Schedule

Monday, May 27, 2019
Combined Home Schedule

Post 8 Border Battle Schedule

Thursday, May 23, 2019
Border Battle Schedule
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