The Twins are done playing baseball for the year. So is every team in the Minnesota Amateur Baseball program. But one team, Minnesota Maxbat is going to Phoenix to participate in the National Adult Baseball Association World Series. The team will participate in the 18 and over division in the tournament that runs from October 6th to the 9th.
They will be playing five games in a little over 60 hours—two Thursday, two Friday and at least one on Saturday, maybe two.
This is the fourth year that Minnesota Maxbat will be playing in the tournament. They have made the final eight in pool play each year, however, have lost in the first round each time. In 2008 they lost to Oklahoma, in 2009 to the eventual Champion L. A. Bruins, and in 2010 to the Arizona Diamond Jax.
Aaron Olson, a shortstop with the Shakopee Indians, organizes the southern portion of the team each year and his brother Ryan handles it from the Moorhead side. Ryan started the team but won’t be going along this year as a little one is on the way.
Here is the roster for the 2011 team:
Brook Lyter, Mike Peschel, Todd Fuller, Kirk Dehler----Moorhead Brewers
Aaron Olson, Mike Anderson, Chris Baso----Shakopee Indians
Jeremy Hinderks----Sacred Heart
Cody Hallahan----Green Isle
Sam Rothstein, Matt Mann, Justin Schemmel----Victoria
Ryan Green----Mankato Twins
Chris Volkman----St. Michael
Olson says that it is a little different team this year and "it will be interesting to see how they do."