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2023 Season


2024 Excelsior Legion Teams

Link to the 2024 Excelsior Legion Rosters

Senior 1       Senior 2    
Colton Benedict     Mateo Aldecocea  
Gus Berger     Brecken Bateson  
Ethan Binder     Nathan Bongard  
Max Borchert     Evan Cummings W/SR1
Sean Bowyer     Leo Feist  
Nolan Brown     Owen French  
Evan Cummings W/SR2   Caleb Hager W/SR1
Kieran Haaland     Josh Hoch  
Caleb Hager W/SR2   Sam Kochevar  
Lincoln Heitkamp     Peter Lumbar  
Will Koeppen     Jackson McGannon  
Tyson Mahady     Henry Soper  
Matthew Marceau     Will Steingas  
Wyatt Maurer     AJ Wakefield  
Max Nelson          
AJ Newell          
Andrew Simmons          
Zach Steingas          
Braden Storts          
Nathan Wheeler          


Junior 1     Junior 2  
Julio Arteaga   Chris Boe
Nolan Carr   Alex Fernandez
Peyton Corkery   Nathan Fine
Brady Coyle   Jacob Hasz
Tyler Dodge   Caleb Johnson
Joe Donnolly   James LaFontaine
Isaac Godfrey   Miles Laskin
Ethan Krueger   Quinn Nelson
Josh Luing   Landon Noon
Chase Meedan   Peter Rickman
Jayden Radel   Wyatt Stueve
Tyler Richins   Max Taran
Owen Singh   Joe VItale
Jonah St. Martin   Graeme Woodard
Fin Stenberg   Nathaniel Yohe
Dominic Tannuzzo      



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. 


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.  


Rob Hager

Excelsior Legion Baseball Post 259