MBA Board meeting minutes – July 12

Posted on July 17, 2014 by CJ Siewert

Saturday July 12, 2014

Belle Plaine, MN 56011

Meeting call to order by President Richter at 1:15 PM

There were three dedicated people in attendance

Roll call showed all Board Members present with the exception of Bob Zellmann

Motion Brennan, second Barry, carried to approve and amend the minutes of the previous meeting to reflect that the vote on the Hamel suspension was 5-3 with Kreger, Barry and Hartmann voting no.  Also to amend the minutes to reflect that the Hamel Hawks came to the MBA Board with question on eligibility on said player.

Greg DeVos and Joe O’Brien representing the Hamel Hawks had questions regarding the MBA Board’s decision on their suspension and wished to discuss radius possibilities for the future. 

Motion Barry, second Forsman, carried to allow the Crookston Reds to play the local Legion Team Post 20 on 7/3

Motion Rademacher, second Hartmann, carried to allow Morris to play their local Legion Team.

It is duly noted that the following players wish to play in collegiate leagues this summer and return to each of their respective teams for post season play provided that they play in 4 league games in the regular season:

Joe Hallock to play with Hays Larks of the Jayhawk Collegiate League

Roman Collins to play in the Northwoods League

Karl Sorensen, to play for the Rochester Honkers of the Northwoods League

Herman Solomon, to play in the Alaskan Adult Baseball League

Dylan Deavy, to play for the Weyburn Beavers of the Western Major College Baseball League in Canada

Mitch Bauer to play with Duluth in the Northwoods League

Motion Richter, second Rademacher to allow Eldon Evans and Colton Vien, Montevideo Spartans, to play with team USA Athletics International in a tournament in Australia from 7/21 to 8/2

It is duly noted that the following players wish to play with out of state teams, as well as, their Minnesota team:

Alex Lotthammer, Sartell Stone Poney’s to play with the Mayville Red Caps, an amateur in North Dakota and Sartell

Matt Achter and Spencer Flaten, Moorhead Brewers, to play with the Jamestown Elks, and Moorhead

It is duly noted that TJ Larson, Prior Lake Jays is returning to play with Prior Lake after being released by Windy City of the Frontier League

Motion Kreger, second Barry, carried to allow Rum River to add 2 players to their post season roster due to the fact that they requested releases from St. Francis Manager Chris Carpenter who chose not to grant the releases after Rum River was advised to go to him from board members Roufs and Kreger. 

Motion Hartmann, second Richter, carried to reduce the penalty for failure to adhere to dress code policy for state tournament to either $100 or one game share whichever is less per occurrence.

Class C and B State Tournament Schedules were reviewed and will be posted the week of July 14th 

With no further business motion by Kreger, second Richter, carried to adjourn the meeting at 2:50 pm

Next scheduled MBA Board meeting will be Thursday, August 15th at 7 pm at the HomeTown Inn & Suites in Belle Plaine at which time the Board will also meeting with Belle Plaine, Jordan and Le Sueur chairperson and key committed contacts to go over tournament details.

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