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 2017 Class A American Legion State Champions

Monday, July 31, 2017

Pierre Post 8 defeated Mitchell 12-10 in 11 innings to bring the first American Legion state championship home in 49 years. 

Pierre went undefeated in the state tournament beating perennial powerhouse Rapid City Post 22 10-3 on Friday.

The team will now travel to Dickinson, ND to compete in the Central Plains Regional Tournament which will be held starting this Wednesday. Teams from North Dakota, Minnesota, Nebraska, and Iowa will also be competing in the Central Plains Regional.

Paraphrasing one enthusiastic and loyal past Post 8 baseball alumnus who so eloquently stated "It only took 49 years and 11 innings to bring this championship home to Pierre" - Rich Shangreaux

Pierre Post 8 Legion 2017 Region Champions

Saturday, July 22, 2017

2017 Region Champs.jpg

Jr Legion Regional Tournament - July 18-20, 2017

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Preliminary program and tournament rules as of 7/15/2017


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


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