Lancaster Post 11 is hosting its 26th annual Post 11 Baseball Classic at Beavers Field, starting this Thursday, June 28th, with championship games played this Sunday, July 1st.
26 years is a long time to host a baseball tournament. The tournament draws teams from all across the Mid-West to Lancaster and has become a staple in American Legion Baseball.
When asked about the tournament and its longevity, Coach Beavers said, “We really enjoy hosting the tournament. For 26 years now, its brought teams and people into Lancaster from all over the country. The tournament itself has actually been running for nearly 40 years. It originated in Morehead, KY, at Morehead State University, and ran there for 12 years. When leadership changed at the university, we moved it to Beavers Field to keep it going.”
The tournament has been such a success at the Senior Legion level that a Lancaster Post 11 Junior Baseball Classic was added in 2016.
Similar to its big brother, the Junior Classic brings teams and people from across the Mid-West to Lancaster. Over the four day period starting June 7th, nearly 500 people visited Beavers Field. This year’s champ was Troy Post 43, who beat Circleville Post 134 in the final game.
You can see the teams and tournament schedule for the upcoming Post 11 Baseball Classic at Beavers Field, starting this Thursday, by following the link below.