Excelsior Legion Tournaments
The Excelsior Legion program hosts two major summer tournaments.
- The Melde Meltdown is a premier Junior level pool-play baseball tournament hosted by Excelsior Legion Baseball for over 15 years. This multi-state tournament has had teams from Canada, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota compete for the championship. The tournament is held annually in early June at Veterans Field and Lower at Minnetonka High School as well as Lions Field in Waconia.
- The Gopher Classic started in 1977 as an Excelsior tournament and has developed into the largest American Legion baseball tournament in the country with 96 teams competing at 16 sites. We host the Excelsior site at MHS Veterans Field over the second weekend in July. Teams plus college coaches come from all over the country for this stellar event.
WANT TO GET INVOLVED?
Team parents and community members help knock these tournaments out of the park! Volunteers are welcome and appreciated. If you are interested in helping with scoring, tickets, concessions, greeting, or field management or if kids are interested in helping with ball retrieval (paid position) please contact Rob Hager below.