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