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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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Post 8 Pancake Breakfast

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

The Pierre Post 8 Baseball Board cordially invites you to our next pancake breakfast. Please feel free to invite your friends, family and co-workers to this event.

Where: American Legion Cabin

When: Saturday, February 17th, 2018

Time: 7:00 AM - 11:00 AM

$3.00 - All you can eat!!

If you are interested in helping at one of these events please contact Terry Erickson (605-280-6511) or email

If you would like to sponsor a Post 8 Pancake Breakfast (sponsor fee $200) please contact Bill Sarringar or Terry Erickson.

Thanks - hope to see you all there.



Kirley Tournament Bracket and State A Baseball Rules - Kirley Tournament

Tuesday, June 20, 2017


June 23-25th, 2017 in Pierre, South Dakota 

Green Pool

White Pool

Black Pool

SF Purple

Pierre U13


Pierre U13-14





SF Red


10:00- Onida vs. Pierre U13

12:00 – Pierre U13-14 vs. Aberdeen

2:00 – Brookings vs. SF Red


9:00 – Onida vs. SF Purple

11:00 – Harrisburg vs. Brookings

1:00 – Pierre vs. SF Purple

3:00 – Pierre 2 vs. Watertown

5:00 – Watertown vs. Aberdeen

7:00 – Harrisburg vs. SF Red


1st Place Pool – Hyde Stadium

2nd Place Pool – Pony Field

3rd Place Pool – Kelly Field

9:00 – Black Pool 1st vs. Green Pool 1st

11:00- Black Pool 1st vs. White Pool 1st

1:00 – Green Pool 1st vs. White Pool 1st

9:00 – Black Pool 2nd vs. Green Pool 2nd

11:00- Black Pool 2nd vs. White Pool 2nd

1:00 – Green Pool 2nd vs. White Pool 2nd

9:00 – Black Pool 3rd vs. Green Pool 3rd

11:00- Black Pool 3rd vs. White Pool 3rd

1:00 – Green Pool 3rd vs. White Pool 3rd


Class A Baseball Rules apply

5 inning games no inning will start after 1 hour and 35 minutes.

Extra innings - Start with bases loaded (last 3 kids that hit) and each team will start with 1 out.

Class A Baseball Rules

Tie Breakers

1) Head to Head

2) Run differential in 1st inning

3) Run differential in 2nd inning

4) Run differential in 3rd inning

Joseph Kirley
(June 15, 1924 - May 26, 2006) 

Joseph Kirley

Joseph Kirley was born on June 15, 1924 at Ft. Pierre, SD to Frank and Muriel (Sonnenschein) Kirley. He attended school at Orton Flat and graduated from PHS in 1942. Joe was a 60 year member of the American Legion and he was also a lifetime member. He was Post 8’s commander in 1970 and served as Legion athletic officer for 15 years. He was also a lifetime member of the VFW and the DAV, serving as the latter’s commander in 1986-87. He belonged to the Pierre Senior Center where he was a former member of the board, and he was also a member of the Pierre Athletic Booster Club and a past president. He also was a former member of the Pierre Jaycees, serving as its president in 1957-58, and the 40 and 8, serving as its Chef du Gare in 1974. Joe served the young people in Pierre in many different ways he helped establish the Boys and Girls Club and was on the executive board for 40 years until retiring in 1996. He served two terms on the city’s recreation board. He was active in Legion ball ever since the 1960’s, he enjoyed taking the boys to their out of town games, he also served on the Post 8 baseball board from its inception until retiring in 1997. He was chosen as Legion Baseball Booster of the Year. Before his total involvement in Legion ball, Joe was charter member of the Basin League board of directors when the Pierre Cowboys played here in the semi-pro league in the ‘50s and ‘60s. His biggest thrill was the chance to be base umpire at three games-twice with Lucky Kortan and once with Bob Sage. Joe also served on the selection committee for the Pierre High School Athletic Hall of Fame. Above all Joe was a fan of all sports, especially the Twins and Vikings.

In Memory of Joe Post 8 Baseball has established the 13/14 Joe Kirley Memorial Tournament.

State A Baseball Rules - Kirley Tournament.pdf



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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Winter hitting League Information is avalable.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016


to get to the Winter Hitting league page Click here.

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Post 8 to Bid for 2017 State American Legion Baseball Tournament

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Pierre to Bid for 2017 State American Legion Baseball Tournament


January 6, 2016

By: DRG Sports Director Rod Fisher


PIERRE, S.D. – Pierre Post 8 baseball will be putting in a bid to host the 2017 State American Legion Baseball tournament at the newly refurbished Hyde Stadium.  2007 was the last year that Pierre hosted a State American Legion tournament.  Hyde Stadium is currently undergoing a 1.6 million dollar makeover and is expected to be ready for the 2016 season.  The 2016 State American Legion Baseball tournament will be played in Sioux Falls at Harmoden Park.  Post 8 Baseball Officials let their plans be known Tuesday night at the Pierre City Commission Meeting.

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The New Hyde Stadium Sound System

Wednesday, January 6, 2016


Hyde Stadium Sound System

 On Tuesday night, the Pierre City Commission approved & awarded a bid to CommTech to install a new sound system for the Hyde Stadium Renovation Project. The initial cost of the sound system is 17,810 dollars but the Post 8 Baseball program will only pay 7,810 dollars due to CommTech owner Chris Anderson donating 10,000 dollars of the cost.  Construction continues on the Hyde Stadium Renovation Project. The project is expected to be complete for the beginning of the Post 8 Baseball season.

From KCCR Sports Director Dan Hoblick


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Hyde Stadium renovations continue on track.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

The demolition portion of the Hyde renovation project is all but over and the rebuilding has begun. The new state of the art lights are in place and concrete pours for the dugouts have been done. Also the ‘concession/press box/ bathrooms building’ is up and enclosed.  There are even blocks in place around the area behind home plate. Also the distances for the new outfield fences have been shot. Progress on the Hyde project continues pushing forward to next seasons grand re-opening.

Not actually part of the Hyde project but an important project next to Hyde is the City renovating the walking path along Capital Creek which is not only coming along well but is definitely making the creek area more scenic and accessible.

The entire area is going to be much more practical and up to date while keeping the classy ambience that Hyde has always been known for.

A donor recognition event called Take The Field is scheduled for Wednesday night, June 22.

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Hyde Stadium Renovations begin

Tuesday, August 11, 2015
click here to go to the Hyde renovations page.

2015 Post 8 Baseball Raffle Prize Winners

Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Flat Screen TV - Ashley/Unclaimed Freight Furniture – Dick Tiezen
$100 cash and 2 Tickets to the Minnesota Twins (Date TBD) - Courtesy of Dakota Radio Group – Tom Morth
$50 cash and 4 Tickets to Sioux Falls Canaries – Courtesy Sioux Falls Canaries – Wendy Guindon
Rocker Recliner – Slumberland Furniture – Rob Coverdale
$200 Cash – Reinke Gray Wealth Management – Steve Bumann
$100 Gas Card – Don’s Sinclair – Marcie Long
$100 Gas Card – Shel’s Local Zip – Ray McDorman
$75 Gift Card – Runnings – Landon Badger
$75 Beef Certificates - American Bank & Trust – Debi Englehart
$25 Gift Card A- Silver Spur – Dawn Magee
$25 Gift Card B– Silver Spur – Mike Walton
$25 Gift Card – Red Rossa – Rob Kittay
$25 Gift Card – Cattleman’s Club – Brad Reinke
$20 Gift Certificate -- Pierre Flower Shop – Paul Marriman
Pro V1 Golf Balls/Golf Umbrella – American Family Boyd Conzemius Agency – Andrea Clark 
½ Hour Massage – The Massage Shack – Monica Parker

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