Category: Legion

Major League Baseball Scout Coming to Pierre - Nov 20th

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

MLB Scout to Visit Pierre Nov. 20

When - Tuesday, Nov. 20th, 2018 (6:30 - 9:00 PM)

Where - Pierre Area Chamber of Commerce

               800 West Dakota Ave.


Post 8 Baseball is proud to announce that Arizona Diamondbacks scout Bill Gayton Jr. will host an evening conversation about all things baseball later this month.


Gayton’s visit comes at a time when baseball in Pierre is bigger and better than ever. Post 8 won the state title last year and hosted the state tournament this summer. Meanwhile the Pierre Trappers filled newly-renovated Hyde Stadium for their inaugural season and a Post 8 player was drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers.


To keep the momentum going, Post 8 invites all area players – current and past – and fans to spend the evening with Gayton. He will share his insights and experiences over a 37-year career in baseball from 6:30-9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20, at the Pierre Chamber of Commerce.


Bill Gayton’s bio:


Ø  Played at Indian Hills Community College and was inducted into their Hall of Fame in 2015…1981 First-Team All-American, JUCO World Series All-Tournament Team and Rawlings Big Stick Award recipient…signed to play at University of New Orleans but did not play there.


Ø  White Sox’s 37th-round pick in 1981 draft…played 2 seasons in their system in 1981-82.


Ø  White Sox area scout from 1984- 85…midwest crosschecker for A’s, Yankees and Rockies.


Ø  A’s area scout from 1986-93 and drafted 13 eventual Major Leaguers…


Ø  Rockies regional crosschecker from 1995-97


Ø  Rockies National crosschecker from 1998-2000.


Ø  Padres Director of Scouting from 2001-09…drafted over 70 eventual Major League players, including David Freese, Corey Kluber, Chase Headley, Mat Latos, Jason Bartlett and Khalil Greene.


Ø  Major League Scout – Arizona Diamondbacks


Ø  Seventh season with Arizona, first in this newly-created role…spent 6 seasons as a Professional Scout.

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to get an insider’s perspective and experience in the big leagues.


Door prizes will be drawn for kids in attendance.  The door prizes include caps signed by Post 8 alums currently playing college baseball.

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2018 - 2019 Pancake Breakfast Schedule

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

The Post 8 Baseball Board is pleased to announce the following dates for the 2018 - 2019 Pancake Feeds. 

Saturday, November 17th, 2018

Saturday, January 26th, 2019

Saturday February 16th, 2019

Saturday, March 16th, 2019

Saturday, April 13th, 2019

We would like to acknowledge and thank the American Legion Post 8 for allowing us to continue to host these fundraisers for Pierre Post 8 American Legion Baseball.

We would also like to extend our gratitude to all of our supporters of legion baseball in Pierre - your continued support allows us to have a successful program.

Finally, the Post 8 Baseball Board would like to thank Krueger Contracting of Pierre for sponsoring this first pancake feed of the season. 

First pancake feed of the season -

Where: American Legion Cabin (end of Mainstreet downtown Pierre)

When: Saturday, November 17th, 2018

7:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Free Will Donation (NEW)


All you can eat pancake, sausage, juice, and coffee breakfast. Thanks from the Post 8 Baseball Board and we hope to see you there!


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Pierre to host U14 State A Baseball Tournament in 2019.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Pierre has been selected to host the 2019 U14 State Baseball Tournament beginning August 1st - 4th. The tournament is expected to bring around a dozen (12) teams to the Pierre - Fort Pierre area.

The State A Baseball Tournament locations were announced on Sunday, October 7th, and are as follows -

Legion - Mitchell

Jr. Legion - Rapid 320

U16 - Renner

U14 - Pierre (we Host)

U13 - Brookings

U13/14 - Yankton

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Next Post 8 Baseball Board Meeting - Wednesday, August 15th, 2018

Monday, August 6, 2018

will be held at Hyde Stadium beginning at 7:00 PM.

A message from  our Tournament Director -

I would like to thank everyone for their hard work this past weekend.  I felt we hosted the best possible state tournament we were capable of hosting.  I can’t count the number of times we were complimented on how fine of a job we did.  That speaks volumes on how hard you all worked.  I know of a few minor complaints, but you will always get that.  I would ask that you forward this e-mail to the people who working in your specific areas of the tournament.  I would most certainly forget someone.  Again, thank you all.  You went above and beyond to make my job as tournament director very very easy.  I can’t thank you enough for your efforts.    

Bill Sarringar


2018 Post 8 Raffle Ticket Winners Announced

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Green Ticket winners -

      Slumberland Rocker Recliner (please contact Slumberland Furniture to collect your prize) - Peter Kienholz

      $100 Gas Card - Don's Sinclair - Jack Magee

      $100 Gas Card - Shel's Gas Stop - William Gordon

      $200 Cash - Reinke Gray Wealth Management - Ross Keegan

      $50 Cash - Boyd Conzemius (American Family Insurance) - Preston Tillman

      $75 Gift Card (Capitol City Florist) - Jan Wintrode

      $75 Beef Certificate (American Bank & Trust) - Olinger Law / Bill Van Camp

      $75 Gift Card (Runnings Farm & Fleet) - Molly Gross

      $35 Gift Card (Red Rossa) - Brian Tracy

      $25 Gift Card (Cattleman's Club) - Jeff Kirschenmann

      One Half Hour Massage (Massage by Kelly) - Cindy Walsh

      $100 Gift Card (Menards) - Daly Beck

      $50 Gift Card - Ashley / Unclaimed Freight - John Zimmerman

White Ticket Winners -

      Hillsview Golf Membership - Tate Kirschenmann

      Two Minnesota Twins Tickets plus $100 cash - game dates TBD (Dakota Radio Group) - Spencer Easland

      Four Tickets to Sioux Falls Canaries Baseball - Vickie Uhrig

      Two Night Stay at the Deadwood Lodge - Rick Renlo


The Post 8 Baseball Board would like to thank everyone involved in making this raffle a success. Special thanks go out to the businesses that generously contributed the prizes and to each and everyone one that purchased a ticket. 


The American Legion Post 8 Baseball Board.



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2018 Hometown Hero Announced

Friday, April 20, 2018


Post 8 Baseball To Recognize Iverson At Free Roast Beef Feed

Pierre, SD – April 20, 2018 – Post 8 Baseball will be honoring Jim Iverson as its 2018 Hometown Hero during the annual Roast Beef Feed from 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, May 2, at the Pierre American Legion Cabin.

The public is invited to attend. Freewill donations will also be appreciated.

Iverson has been instrumental in the success of the Post 8 baseball program.  After coaching the A Teener team for a year, Iverson became the head coach of the Legion team. In his five years as head coach,  Iverson lead the Legion team to three third-place finishes  in the state tournament. Iverson’s Legion teams also won the Terry Jablonski Wood Bat Classic three times and the Doug Koester Memorial tournament three times. 

Iverson holds a coaching record of 227-128.  Iverson came out of retirement in 2014 and coached the 14-year-old Teeners to a third-place finish in the state tournament.

According to former Post 8 Legion player Sam Koenecke, Iverson was known for his hard-working mentality and player “chalk talks.”  His motto was “Baseball is a representation of life.  If we play well, winning takes care of itself.”

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2018 Registration Forms

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Registration forms are now available online - if you have any question regarding the form please contact Bill Sarringar  -

2018 Legion Player Agreement Form.pdf

2018 Post 8 Registration Form Local.pdf

2018 SD A Baseball Player Registration Form 2B.pdf

2018 Post 8 Hitting League.docx

2017 Player Agreement Form 2A.pdf

Don't be alarmed by the 2017 reference on any of the forms, they will be good for this year.

Please remember that ALL New players to the Post 8 system must provide a COPY of their birth certificate. Registration is $50 per player and checks should be made payable to Post 8 Baseball.



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2018 Post 8 Baseball Registration

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Registration for the 2018 American Legion Baseball season will be held -

Where: American Legion Cabin

When: Wednesday, March 7th, 2018

             5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

All first year players to the program are required to bring a COPY of their birth certificate for registration.

Cost per player is $50.00 and checks can be made payable to Post 8 Baseball.


Post 8 Baseball Board

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Pierre Fans welcome home 2017 State Champs

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Pierre fans officially welcomed home the reigning state American Legion champions on Wednesday evening at Hyde stadium. The festivities began with master of ceremonies Jim Protexter introducing the members and coaches for Post 8.

Former Pierre Mayor Laurie Gill was presented with a baseball signed by the members of the 2017 state champs by coach White.  While in office, Gill was instrumental in the Hyde Stadium restoration project.

Pierre Post 8 Baseball Board President Bill Sarringar spoke to the Pierre fans about the accomplishments of the boys during play at the Region, State, and Central Plains Regional tournament.

Pierre Coach Brian White addresses the team and fans.

Also present and honored at the ceremonies were members of the 1968 State American Legion champions.




Pierre Post 8 American Legion Baseball seeking applicants for coaching positions for 2017

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

The Pierre Post 8 American Legion Baseball program is seeking applicants for coaching positions for the 2017 season.

Coaching applications are for the junior legion team, 15-16 teener team, and the 13-14 teeners team.

All job applications must be postmarked or e-mailed no later than December 16, 2016. Applicants should send a one-page resume and a one-page letter summarizing your approach and philosophy for coaching teenaged baseball players and summarizing your attributes that would make you a successful coach.

The address for applications is:

Pierre Post 8 Baseball Board of Directors, c/o Bill Sarringar, 1800 Sunrise Drive, Pierre, SD 57501.

The e-mail address is .  

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