06/10/2017 Board Minutes

Saturday, June 10, 2017 

Lions Building, Norwood, MN 

Meeting call to order by President Richter at 11:00 AM 

There were 25 dedicated people in attendance 

Roll call showed all board members present with the exception of Mark Forsman 

Motion Nagel, second Brennan, carried to approve the minutes of the previous meeting 

The Board met with the officials and key chair persons from Green Isle/Hamburg/Norwood to go over details of various components of the 2017 State Tournament. 

Motion Kreger, second Nagel carried to approve the following teams to play Non MBA teams:

Worthington Cubs to play Sioux Falls, SD 5/17/2017

Marshall A’s to play Brookings Cubs

Metro Knights to play Spring Valley, River Falls, Osceola, Twin Ports and St. Paul J.T’s (35+, Federal League) 

It is duly noted that the following players notified the MBA of their desire to play in a collegiate wood bat league or out of state and return to play with their respective teams;

Cody Pamperin, Shakopee Coyotes to play for the Weburn Beavers, Saskatchewan, Canada

Josh Rehwaldt, Victoria to play in the Northwoods League

Corey, Binger, Victoria to play in the Northwoods League

Sam Baier, Springfield to play with the Duluth Huskies of the Northwoods League

Stuart Maes, Carver Black Sox to play in the Rocky Mountain Collegiate League

Scott Litchy, Sobieski to play in the Golden State Collegiate League

Kyle Boser, Sauk Rapids Cyclones, to play with St. Cloud Rox of the Northwoods League

Jake Kari, Forest Lake, to play with Thunder Bay of the Northwoods League

Brandon Williamson, Blue Earth, to play with Thunder Bay of the Northwoods League

Alex Fink, Springfield, to play with Schaumburg Boomers

Colin Selin, Coon Rapids to play for the Bismark Larks

Josh Gaworski, Metro Knights to play for the Eau Claire Express

Justus Nelson, Metro Knights to play for the Mankato Moon Dogs

Ezequias Encarnacion, Metro Knights to play for the Storm Lake Whitecaps

Wyatt Meyer, Metro Knights to play for a team in Texas 

Motion Barry, second Brennan carried to approve Nimrod’s tournament 6/23-6/25 

Motion Roufs, second Nagel carried to approve Michael Humphrey to play for thd Mora Blue Devils utilizing the Hometown rule 

Motion Barry, second Nagel carried to approve Kyle Jensen to play for the Forest Lake Brewers, utilizing the Hometown Rule 

Motion Roufs, second Kreger carried to approve the Player Questionnaire for Hunter Lake, Pine City and his request to play for Hinckley 

Motion Brennan, second Barry carried to approve the Pro Player Questionnaire and contract for Jason Hoppe to return to play with the Sauk Rapids Cyclones 

OLD BUSINESS

The MBA Board continued its discussions regarding criteria establishment.  It was noted that there are approximately 40 teams that have not filled out their website roster information.  Any team that fails to complete the proper forms by JUNE 30th with respect to their rosters for the purpose of assisting the MBA Board of Directors in the development of Criteria for B/C teams will be deemed not in good standing with the MBA and will not be eligible to participate in post season play. 

NEW BUSINESS

Motion Nagel, second Lemke to approve the MBA paying for an ad in the tournament program for Wornson, Goggins, Neisen, Morris, Brewer P.C. acknowledging and thanking them for their legal work for the MBA 

With no further business, motion Lemke, seconded Nagel, carried to adjourn at 12:20 pm 

Next meeting of the MBA will be Saturday, July 15, 2017 at the Eastside VFW at 11:00 AM