Posted on June 30, 2012 by CJ Siewert
Sorry for the delay... 6th Annual Nimrod Invite and 5th Annual Bandits Bash underway. Story courtesy of:
June 29, 2012 – In the 6th Annual Nimrod Invite, eight very good baseball teams are going to meet for a great weekend and baseball and fun. Friday night, 4:00 p.m., the host Nimrod Gnats will square off with the BillyGoats from Buckman. Following that game, the Snurdbirds of Midway and Cubs from Greenwald will battle. Friday night, please join us at J & J's for Karoke and Laughs. Saturday we start out bright an early as the Richmond Royals defend their 2011 title taking on the Young America Cardinals. The longest visiting tenure Roseau Royals with face off with the new kids on the block Jordan Brewers at 10:00am. As the day moves on, there will be lots of baseball, food and fun. A live band will play Saturday night. There will also be a Swimsuit Contest with cash pay out (please no baseball players enter). There will be 12 games played on Stigman Field over the weekend.
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The 5th Annual Bandits Bash will take place at Larson Field in Cambridge on Friday, June 29 through Sunday, July 1st, 2012. We welcome Killebrew Root Beer as the primary sponsor this year! The field is set: Bloomington Bandits, Blue Package Delivery (DEFENDING CHAMPS), Nowthen Knights, Quamba Cubs, Champlin LoGators, Princeton Panthers, St. Francis Saints and the host Rum River Bandits. The tournament will open with two games on Friday night. Rum River vs. Quamba at 6:30 and Blue Package vs. Nowthen at 8:30. The opening round will be completed on Saturday at 10:30 am with Champlin vs. Princeton and at 12:30 with Bloomington vs. St. Francis. Saturday at 3:00 p.m. will start the consolation bracket, with Friday night's losers facing off. At 5:30 Saturday, Friday night's winners will play, followed by the second semi-final, pitting Saturday morning's winners at 7:45 p.m.. Sunday morning at 10:30 the Saturday morning losers will face off, with the winner of that game playing for 5th place at 12:45 p.m. The third place game will follow and the Championship game is slated to start at 5:45 p.m. on Sunday evening. All games will be seven innings (there will not be a 7th place game), 10-run rule after five innings. Presentation of the championship awards and Tournament MVP Bat will follow the title game.
NOTES: Blue Package Delivery will be back to defend their title, along with runner-up Bloomington Bandits who won the 1st Annual Bandits Bash, finished 2nd in 2009, losing a heartbreaker to the Exeland, WI Braves. Bloomington beat Princeton in the Championship game in 2010. Concessions (Killebrew Root Beer and KillebrewCreme Soda!), souvenirs (personalized baseballs, and mini-bats) and t-shirts will be for sale. No charge for admission!