Class C State Tourney
vs. Luverne (L, 3-2)
State Tournament Appearances
1930, 1932, 1935 A 3rd, 1940, 1941 A 2nd, 1942 A 2nd, 1945, 1946, 1961, 1966, 1967, 1971 B 2nd, 1975, 1976, 1988 Class C Champ, 1992, 1996, 2001, 2004, 2014
Season Comes to End with State Tournament Loss to Luverne
Posted: August 18, 2014 at 9:10 AM
On Sunday afternoon the Athletics postseason run came to an end with a 3-2 loss to the Luverne Redbirds in the first round of the Class C Minnesota State Amateur Baseball Tournament at the "Mini-Met" in Jordan.
The Athletics trailed most of the game 2-0, but in the eighth inning tied the game on a 2-RBI double by Kevin Jaunich.
With the game tied 2-2 heading to the bottom of the ninth, Luverne led off with a double and advanced the runner to third and with 2-outs, scored the winning run on a RBI single to walk off with a win and dramatically ending the season for the Athletics.
The Athletics finished the season with an overall record of 17 wins and 12 losses.
2014 Class C State Tournament Brackets Set
Posted: August 11, 2014 at 9:08 PM
Complete schedule and Class C state tournament pairings are now available. Three other North Star League teams will be participating in the tournament; including Maple Lake, Loretto and Howard Lake.
A PDF of the Class C bracket can be found here
Athletics to Play the Luverne Red Birds at State Tournament
Posted: August 9, 2014 at 9:00 PM
The Athletics lost to Howard Lake on Sunday, August 9th and will be the #4 seed out of Region 12C and will play the #2 seed Luverne Red Birds out of Region 13 in the first round of the Class C State Tournament in Jordan on Sunday, August 17th at 12:00 PM.
Scouting the Luverne Red Birds
In 2014, the Red Birds will be making their third straight state tournament appearance and tenth overall. In the third round Last year (2013) the Red Birds defeated the defending Class C state champions Maple Lake Lakers, 3-2, before falling to the Jordan Brewers in the fourth round of the state tournament, 10-3.
The Red Birds finished the regular season second in the Gopher League behind Wilmont with a 14-5 league record. The Reb Birds are led by veteran right handed pitcher Brian Beuning. Beuning, a native of Sauk Centre, Minnesota is a former independent league pitcher and will likely be the starter on the hill versus the Athletics.
The Red Birds soldified their spot in the state tournament with a 2-0 best of 3 series victory over the Wilmont Cardinals.
Official Delano Athletics State Tournament T-Shirts "NOW AVAILABLE"
The Delano Athletics clinched their first state tournament berth in 10 years and will be participating in the 2014 Class C State Tournament in Jordan and Belle Plaine. As part of a fundraising effort, official State Tournament t-shirts are now available, for only $10.00, place your order today!
Click here to order a State Tournament T-Shirt
Welcome to the website home of the Delano Athletics!
We are a Class C amateur baseball team located in south-central Minnesota and are members of the North Star League. Established over 100 years ago we've embraced baseball players from our tradition rich baseball community. Players on our current roster range in age from 17-35 of locally home grown talent. The Athletics have appeared in 18 state tournaments, including a 1988 Class C state championship. Delano hosted the 2013 Class B & C Minnesota State Amateur Baseball Tournament at there home park 'Delano Municipal Baseball Park'.
In 2014, Delano is looking to make their first state tournament appearance in 10 years, last appearing in 2004.