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2013 American Legion World Series

World Series Logo Keeter Stadium


Cobras in the World Series

Team Photo
Aaron Rozek Camden Traetow Logan Vermeer Tyler Hanson
Ben Sherman Cooper Maas Luke Hansen Tyler Hill
Bo Hellquist Eric Watters Peter Nordgren Zach Smith
Brandon Dorshak Jake Ruffing Scott Richardson  
Brennan Pruszinske Joe Keller Ty Alyea  
Greg Nesbitt Carter Sacket John Loeffler Steve Searl


The Magical Run

The 36-12 Cobras are Burnsville’s most successful Legion baseball team and the first to qualify for a spot in the American Legion World Series, in Shelby, North Carolina.  While in Shelby the Cobras competed against some of the best teams in the country and enjoyed some memorable moments.

It began at the Central Plains Regional in Fargo, ND, the Cobras went 5-0 and outscored opponents 38-18.  Tyler Hanson was named the regional MVP.

In the World Series, the Cobras went 1-2, winning the first game but losing the next two.  Despite not doing as well as they would have liked the Cobras still left their mark in a number of ways; Their game 1 4-0 win over Napolean, OH was the first time since 2004 that the American Legion World Series (ALWS) had started with a shutout.  In addition, their defense in that game played errorless ball – 1972 was the last time that the ALWS opened with an error-free game.  Game 2 an 8-1 loss to Brooklawn, NJ was highlighted by 4 double plays, tying an ALWS record for the most double plays in one game.  Game 3, a 3-1 loss to Petaluma, CA was a game of stranger things.  Not only was it a close game but it had a number of crazy similarities.  Each team had 8 hits, both leadoff hitters were the only players with two hits, each team’s No. 8 hitter had RBI singles and the two starting pitchers went six innings, allowing five hits, three walks and striking out 4.


World Series Photos


Game 1 - Napolean, OH

Batter Third Base Outfielder



Game 2 - Brooklawn, NJ

Shortstop Second Base Pitcher



Game 3 - Petaluma, CA

Outfielder Batter Pregame Ceremony Catcher


Photos by Eldon Lindsay/The American Legion.   Click to see all photos.