THANK YOU HASTINGS!!
Hastings Baseball Committee would like to thank all those who helped make the 2019 American Legion Mid South Regional Tournament a success.
The Mid South Regional Committee which was made up of members from the Hastings Baseball Committee and Friends of the Program. They put in a lot of hours since August of 2017 to make this thing happen.
Hastings Baseball Committee Members who helped out leading up to the tournament and in concessions, taking tickets, souvenir table and other tasks.
City of Hastings Parks and Recreation Department for letting us use Duncan Field and having it look spectacular.
Tom Dinsdale Automotive for being corporate sponsor of the Tournament
Five Points Bank of Hastings, Pinnacle Bank, Graham Tire, Shelter Insurance – Jeb Brant, Real Estate Group of Hastings for being game/foul ball sponsors.
Mikki Shafer and the Hastings Area Chamber of Commerce for helping organize volunteers for taking tickets, the souvenirs table and concessions.
Anjanette Bonham and the Adams County Convention & Visitors Bureau for organizing host organizations for each of the visiting teams and making them feel at home in Hastings.
Host Organizations – 2020 Brickyard Bombers 14U, Downtown Center Association, Eagles Club Ladies Auxiliary, Hastings College. Kiwanis, United Way of South Central Nebraska, YWCA and of course our Hastings Five Points Bank parents!
The 100+ Volunteers who took a shift working at the ticket booth, pass gate, souvenir table or in concessions.
Hastings Public Schools and Hastings Catholic Schools and their bus drivers for providing transportation around Hastings to the visiting teams.
Liz Gartner and C3 Hotel & Convention Center
National American Legion Tournament Staff – Russ Kroshus (Tournament Director), Jeff Nakaishi (Assistant Tournament Director and Stanley Bell (Official Scorer).
Gary Wooten Nebraska American Legion Department Commander
National Anthem Performers – Jon Marquez and members of the Hastings High School Chamber Choir, Josh Brooks, Anna Cafferty, Alice Franssen. Nathan Jensen, 4 on the Floor, Brittany Parr, Alexa Clark and Shayna Carson
First Pitch – Gail Jones, Ashton Hawes, Nick Kvetensky, Kool-Aid Man, Tom Dinsdale, Terry Anstine, Russ Bramble, Harold Dwyer, Bob Stickles, Aaron Bieck, Taylor Smith, Channing Eurek, Adam Story, Tom Osborne, Johnny Dorn and John Stella.
Color Guard – Hastings American Legion Post 11, Legion Riders Post 33 & 87, DAV and VFW.
Ball Boys – Cooper Kindig, Isaiah Shaw, Braeden Oschner, Kooper Kohl, Eli Schneider, Axel Anderson, Brody Eckhardt, Adam Rutt, Zane Thomsen, Blake Kuhlmann, Jack Reents, Bladen Blecha, Isaac Sidlo
Dykeman’s Camper Place for providing a camper for the tournament umpires.
Mary Lanning Healthcare for providing Athletic Trainers for the whole tournament.
Hastings Tribune, KHAS Radio, Doug and Daddy Show, Local 4 and NTV for providing excellent coverage.
Bullseye, Hastings Keno, Valentino’s, Allen’s, Eileen’s Cookies, Jody Moeller, Bob Moderow, Chuck Shoemaker, Mike Karloff, Tom Cafferty, Kelly Sheets, Molly Johnson, Paul Julian, Randy Coble, BJ Pumroy, Gracyn Ossowski and many many more!
The Hastings Community for making these teams feel welcome, and for showing up big time for the Hastings Five Points Bank games and cheering the boys on all week long. Looking around at the other seven Regionals none matched the crowds that showed up to Duncan.
The Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday crowds will not be forgotten. You gave those boys a once in a lifetime moment three different times, and is something they will never forget.
And last but not least the Hastings Five Points Bank team for letting us be part of the ride! You made Hastings proud with your fight, determination and never die attitude. It was a lot of fun watching you guys compete!
We will see you all next May, June and July at an American Legion Baseball Game at Duncan Field, and then in August for round two, the 2020 Mid South American Legion Baseball Tournament!
Hastings Baseball Committee