By Nick Gerhardt
FOX 9 is heading back on tour this summer with a slate of seven townball stops.
The Town Ball Tour will hit the road June 2 to Waconia, one of the three 2021 state tournament sites. The Lakers will face St. Boni that evening at Lions Field.
The following week, the crew will drop in at Buffalo, which will face Howard Lake June 9. FOX 9 will feature 2019 state tournament host and 2023 state tournament host Delano June 16 when the Athletics face the Loretto Larks.
The tour heads south on June 23 to drop in on St. Patrick, the 2020 Class C state runner-up, as the Irish face the New Market Muskies. St. Patrick is in the midst of a capital campaign to fund LED lights, ADA upgrades and improve existing structures.
FOX9 will swing into Sartell June 30 to showcase a matchup between the Sartell Muskies and Sartell Stone Poneys at the recently renovated St. Cloud Orthopedics Field.
The Town Ball Tour returns to Minneapolis July 14 to feature the Park National League and Parade Stadium. The Minneapolis Blue Sox will face the Minneapolis North Stars in the evening’s first game and that will be followed by a matchup between the Minneapolis Cobras and Minneapolis MudCats.
The tour wraps up with a trip down to Faribault, co-host for the 2022 state tournament. The Lakers face the Rochester Royals at historic Bell Field, which has undergone significant changes in the past few years.
Stay tuned for more exciting updates about these dates as they approach. Catch a glimpse of previous stops at the FOX 9 town ball site.
FOX 9 Town Ball Tour schedule
June 2: Waconia
June 9: Buffalo
June 16: Delano
June 23: St. Patrick
June 30: Sartell
July 14: Parade Stadium, Minneapolis
July 21: Faribault