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RE. EST. 1982
6 STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS
1982 1984 1989 2000 2001 2013
3 STATE CHAMPION RUNNER-UPS
1988 2004 2011
22 REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
'82, '83, '84, '85, '87, '88, '89, '90, '92, '93, '96, '98, '99, '00, '01, '04, '07, '08, '10, '11, '12, '13
Wednesday, August 7th
BD Legion Outlasts River Falls in 10 innings for 6th State Title!
Beaver Dam Post #146 Senior American Legion/White Construction baseball club defeated River Falls 8-6 in 10 innings to claim the program's 6th title, first since back-to-back titles in 2000 and 2001.
More information is soon to come!
Monday, August 5th
BD Legion Holds on Against Menasha, Will Play for State Championship Tuesday at 1:00 PM
Beaver Dam Post #146 Senior American Legion/White Construction baseball club held on to a 3-2 victory Monday afternoon at the 2013 Wisconsin AA American Legion State Tournament in Luxemburg hosted by Kewaunee County. The victory moves Beaver Dam into the championship game against River Falls Tuesday at 1:00 PM.
Sam White threw 6 strong innings to keep a strong Menasha lineup off balanced. The crafty lefty struck out 2 and gave up 2 runs in his performance.
Head Coach Joe Loizzo remarked, "Sam had a coming-of-age game. In the biggest game of his life, he pitched a gem against one of the best team's in Wisconsin baseball (Menasha)."
With the score tied at 2 in the bottom of the 6th and 2 outs, Jackson Bailey singled through the left side to score Nick Schmitt and give BD a 3-2 lead going into the 7th.
Bryce Schmitt came into the 7th to attempt to close the game. Schmitt struck out the first batter, and got the next batter to fly out deep to left. Things got tense in with two outs.
Schmitt hit the next batter on a curve ball and the next hitter singled to centerfield. The runner on first advanced to third on the play and the batter moved to 2nd as a result of the throw to third. BD elected to intentionally walk white-hot hitting Tyler Thompson to load the bases with 2 outs. The move paid off for BD as Schmitt got Nathan Jack to ground out back to the mound and the put out ended the thriller of a game.
One win separates Beaver Dam with the 2013 state title. River Falls, a well coached and talented team, stands in their way. River Falls must beat Beaver Dam twice Tuesday to claim the title. BD needs 1 more win as the tournament's only undefeated team in the double elimination tournament.
A state championship would be Beaver Dam's 6th title and first since back-to-back titles in 2000 & 2001. BD also won in 1982, 1984, and 1989.
Tuesday promises to be an exciting day. For those that are coming up to hopefully watch history, drive safe and bring friends. For those listening in radioland, tune into WBEV 1430 AM for full game coverage. We are blessed to have so many involved in making this happen throughout the years, it would not be possible without the efforts of former players & coaches, and a devotion towards helping Beaver Dam youth succeed.
Best of luck tomorrow Beaver Dam American Legion Post #146/White Construction!
Sunday, August 4th
BD Tops Sturgeon Bay 10-9 in Rollercoaster Affair
Beaver Dam Post #146 Senior American Legion/White Construction baseball club scored twice in the bottom of the 6th to tie and take the lead over Sturgeon Bay Sunday night in Luxemburg at the Wisconsin AA American Legion State Tournament and Bryce Schmitt came on to close out the game as Beaver Dam defeated Sturgeon Bay 10-9 in a wild affair.
Beaver Dam recorded 7 runs in the bottom of the 1st inning, sprinting out to a 7-0 lead. Sturgeon Bay continued to chip away at the lead until overtaking Beaver Dam in the 3rd inning with 6 run inning and a 9-8 lead. BD would get the tying and go-ahead runs in the 6th when Tyler Budde walked with the bases load and Sam White's infield single scored Parker Sadowski. Bryce Schmitt came on in the top of the 7th to record the save in a 1-2-3 manner. Alec Priewe threw 3+ strong innings in relief to record the win.
Beaver Dam will now play Menasha Monday afternoon at 4:00 PM. Should BD win, the winner of River Fals/Sturgeon Bay would have to defeat BD twice to win the state championship. Should BD fall tomorrow, Menasha would play the winner of River Falls/Sturgeon Bay with #Post 146 playing that winner for the state championship. Regardless, Beaver Dam will play for a state title on Tuesday!
Saturday, August 3rd
Post #146 Stays Hot, Beats River Falls 13-3 in 5 innings
Beaver Dam Post #146 Senior American Legion/White Construction baseball bashed its way into what Head Coach Joe Loizzo calls the "driver's seat" game by blasting River Falls 13-3 in 5 innings Saturday night.
BD (25-6) trailed 2-0 when River Falls scored 2 runs with 2 out in the 1st inning. Post #146 answered back by getting a run in bottom of the 2nd to trail 2-1. The key turning point in the inning and game was the combination of Quinn McCallum and Bryce Schmitt's at-bats. Quinn McCallum worked a full count, 9 pitch walk to load the bases for lead off hitter Schmitt. The patience by McCallum was quickly rewarded. Bryce Schmitt fell behind in the count 1-2 but took an outside fastball to the right field gap, plating all 3 runners. When running to third to stretch his hit into a triple, River Falls overthrew 3rd base allowing Schmitt to scamper home and turn the tide in the game.
"Quinn's at-bat gave Bryce a chance and he took advantage of his opportunites by staying back and driving that ball," said Coach Loizzo.
From the 2nd inning, BD would continue to scorch opposition pitching. BD tacked on 3 in the 3rd inning and 5 runs in the 5th to win via the 10-run rule. BD finished with 15 hits.
"We got contributions up and down our lineup and hit the ball hard. We have a very senior dominated crew that has been here before, they are very focused and playing well. River Falls is a good team, they have beaten a lot of good teams this year. Fortunately, we are hot right now."
Beaver Dam American Legion Post #146/White Construction will play Sturgeon Bay at 8:00 PM Sunday night in Luxemburg. Coach Loizzo labels this the "driver's seat" game because the winner of this game will play for a state title. Sturgeon Bay defeated Holmen 2-1 in a tense pitching duel Saturday night.
Thanks to all fans that follow our Beaver Dam baseball players. We hope to see you Sunday night at 8:00 PM to cheer on your Post #146! Go Beaver Dam!
Friday, August 2nd
BD, Schmitt Blank Waupaca 10-0 to Open Tournament Play
Beaver Dam Post #146 Senior American Legion/White Construction baseball (24-6) team did its best Florida-Georgia Line impersonation Friday night to open play against Waupaca, "cruise." BD ace Bryce Schmitt gave up 1 hit in the game and stymied Waupaca's hitters as BD's offense rolled to a 10-0 victory.
Beaver Dam will play Saturday at 5:00 PM against River Falls, 5-3 winners over Menasha. Recent history suggests the BD/RF games will be a good contest. Beaver Dam defeated River Falls in the 2nd round of the 2011 State Tournament but lost to River Falls in the state championship game 3 days later.
Look for a full write up in Saturday's Daily Citizen and make sure to follow Beaver Dam Legion Baseball on twitter @BDLegion. Check back often for more updates.
Friday, August 2nd
AA State Tournament Information
Friday, August 2nd
Game 1 11:00 PM River Falls 5 Menasha 3
Game 2 2:00 PM Holmen 10 Merrill 1
Game 3 5:00 PM BEAVER DAM 10 Waupaca 0 (6 innings)
Game 4 8:00 PM Sturgeon Bay 11 vs. Kewaunee County 1
Saturday, August 3rd
Game 5 11:00 PM Menasha 10 vs.
Game 6 2:00 PM Merrill 8 vs.
Kewaunee County 4
Game 7 5:00 PM BEAVER DAM 13 vs. River Falls 3 (5 innings)
Game 8 8:00 PM Sturgeon Bay 2 vs. Holmen 1
Sunday, August 4th
Game 9 2:00 PM River Falls 4 vs.
Game 10 5:00 PM Menasha 7 vs.
Game 11 8:00 PM BEAVER DAM 10 vs. Sturgeon Bay 9
Monday, August 5th
Game 12 1:00 PM River Falls 10 vs.
Sturgeon Bay 6
Game 13 4:00 PM BEAVER DAM 3 vs.
Tuesday, August 6th
Game 14 1:00 PM BEAVER DAM 8 vs.
River Falls 6 (10 innings)
BEAVER DAM (28-6) 2013 WISCONSIN AA AMERICAN LEGION STATE CHAMPIONS!
MVP - Bryce Schmitt - Beaver Dam
Top Hitter - Bryce Schmitt - Beaver Dam
Sportsmanship Award - Menasha
2013 Kewuanee County AA All Tournament Team:
Jake Reedy - Waupaca
Ben Anderson - Merrill
Sam Kohnle - Kewaunee County
Taylor Kohlwey - Holmen
Matt Cejka - Holmen
Riley Schartner - Sturgeon Bay
Jason Lindemann - Sturgeon Bay
John Quigley - Menasha
Tyler Thompson - Menasha
Aaron Langdon - Menasha
Sam Barr - River Falls
James Witt - River Falls
Kyle Duex - River Falls
Michael Wesner - River Falls
Quinn McCallum - Beaver Dam
Parker Sadowski - Beaver Dam
Tony Schmitt - Beaver Dam
Bryce Schmitt - Beaver Dam
Thursday, August 1st
AA State Tournament Information
Beaver Dam Post #146 Senior American Legion/White Construction baseball team will be traveling to Luxemburg, Wisconsin to participate in this weekend's 2013 Wisconsin AA State Tournament.
Travel: The drive time to Luxemburg from Beaver Dam is approximately 2 hours. Click here for directions. GPS users can use the address of Luxemburg-Casco High School: 512 Center Dr., Luxemburg, WI 54217
Admission to Park: 1 Day - $5.00 3 Days (Fri., Sat., & Sun.) - $12.00 5 Days - $18.00
Weather: Weather in Northeast Wisconsin looks pleasant with highs in the upper 60s/low-to-mid. 70s. Click here for more information.
Media: The BD vs. Waupaca will be broadcast live on Beaver Dam's WBEV AM 1430 Radio with pre-game starting at 4:45 PM Friday afternoon. The Beaver Dam Daily Citizen will also provide a game recap for Saturday's paper (found online at www.wiscnews.com/bdc) Numerous individuals will micro-blog the game on twitter and facebook including Beaver Dam Legion's twitter feed (@BDLegion) and facebook page (Beaver Dam Baseball).
For those traveling to Wisconsin's northeast or those listening on the radio thanks for your support. Beaver Dam Post #146 American Legion/White Construction will be gunning for their 6th state championship, 1st since back-to-back titles in 2000 and 2001 and 2nd place finishes in 2004 and 2011. Make sure to wear your blue state bound shirts, the response from the community was incredible! Thanks for your support!
Sunday, July 28th
BD Legion Back (to Back to Back to Back) at State!
Beaver Dam Post #146 Senior American Legion/White Construction baseball team (23-6) held on to defeat Union Grove 6-3 to capture the Wisconsin AA Region 6 Championship Sunday afternoon. Beaver Dam will open their state play against Regional 2 Champion Waupaca at 5:00 PM in game 3 of the tournament in Luxemburg, WI hosted by Kewaunee County.
Recap of Sunday regional championship, team information, directions to the field, team photographs, and other important information will be posted in the coming days.
Congratulations to all players, past and present, parents, coaches, fans, and the Beaver Dam community for this accomplishment. This is Beaver Dam Post #146/White Construction's 4 straight trip to state, 6th in 7 years, and 22nd in the last 32 years.
Stay tuned as the BD Legion attempts to reach their 6th state title this weekend. Go Post #146!
Saturday, July 27th
BD Sr. Legion 1 win Away from State
Beaver Dam Post #146 Senior American Legion/White Construction baseball club got what Head Coach Joe Loizzo calls a recipe for success in both games at the Union Grove AA Regional: good pitching, solid defense, and timely hitting. The results were a 12-1 win over host Union Grove in 6 innings and a 10-3 victory over Portage in the 7:30 PM undefeated game.
With the two wins, BD (22-6) stands 1 win away from a return trip to the AA Wisconsin state tournament.
"We have a very senior led group and they know how to compete. We got the key hits when needed and our pitchers (Bryce & Tony Schmitt) gave us chances to win. As a coach, that's all you can ask of your players. We saw good pitching today and stuck with our approach at the plate and it paid off. Union Grove and Portage are good teams," said Loizzo.
Sunday's action sees Portage and Union Grove playing at noon with the winner playing BD at 2:30 PM in Union Grove. The loser of the Portage/Union Grove game is eliminated from the tournament with their 2nd loss. Deforest was eliminated earlier in the day.
With the win over Portage, Beaver Dam will play for the regional championship at 2:30 PM. A win would send them to state. Should BD fall, both teams would play again Monday for the regional championship and a state berth.
As always, come back to bdlegion.com for all tournament updates and information as BD Legion strives for their 22nd Regional Championship in 32 years, and their 6th state title.
Go Beaver Dam American Legion Post #146/White Construction!
Tuesday, July 23rd
BD Fans: Travel Plans & Information for the Weekend
The Beaver Dam Post #146 American Legion/White Construction baseball teams are in action this weekend as the Junior Legion (25-0) will complete in the state championship touranment in Beloit and the Varsity Legion (20-6) will play in the AA Region 6 Tournament in Union Grove.
For those hitting the road to watch the JUNIOR LEGION in the State Tournament:
Beaver Dam Jr. Legion will play La Crosse Raiders at 4:00 PM Friday, July 26.
Directions to the Stateline Youth Sports complex in Beloit can be found by clicking here.
GPS Users: 3301 Prairie Ave, Beloit, WI (complex on left coming from Hwy. 11)
For more Jr. Legion information & tournament bracket, click on the "JV Legion" button on the navigational menu.
For those hitting the road to watch the VARSITY LEGION in the Regional Tournament:
Beaver Dam Varsity Legion will play Union Grove at 8:00 PM Friday, July 26th.
Directions to Union Grove High School in Union Grove can be found by clicking here.
GPS Users: 3433 South Colony Ave, Union Grove, WI (High School will be on your left)
For more Sr.. Legion information & tournament bracket, click on the "Regional" button on the navigational menu.
Monday, July 22nd
Beaver Dam Captures ECAL Title!
The Beaver Dam Post #146 American Legion/White Construction baseball team clinched at least a share of their 13th East Central American Legion Conference title in the past 15 years by defeating Watertown 14-3 Monday evening at Washington Park in Watertown. Oconomowoc is tied in the loss column with BD but has 2 games remaining to be played.
Nate Nelson, returning from a knee injury, pitched well for the visitors and Post #146 was aided offensively by numerous players. Full game details will be provided Tuesday.
Beaver Dam (20-6, 11-2 ECAL South) starts post-season play Friday as it travels to play hosts Union Grove in an 8:00 PM contest in the Region 6 Wisconsin AA Legion Baseball Tournament.
Check back often as BD Legion attempts to reach the state tournament for its 22nd time in 32 years. Go BD Post #146!