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Gopher State Baseball Blog

By MYAS Staff, 05/16/24, 11:45AM CDT


April showers are supposed to bring May flowers, but to me those April showers mean the calendar is turning to baseball.  The snow has melted and both the weather and pitchers’ arms are heating up.  The Gopher State Baseball League officially celebrated its 25th anniversary with four games being played on Opening Day, April 15th.   Between the GSBL and GSRBL, Gopher State Baseball will see 520+ teams out on the diamond this summer.

Gopher State Baseball Tournaments

On the tournament side, the season started May 3rd with a trip up to Sartell at beautiful Pinecone Park for the Spring Invitationals.  Sartell has been a wonderful host for our baseball events over the past couple of years.  Their set-up of six baseball fields is tough to beat and provide a great facility to spend a Spring or Summer Weekend!

Gopher State Baseball tournaments are sure to provide a lot of excitement throughout the season.  The Spring Invitationals, the Mid-Summer Classic, and the Duluth Invites all provide the 300+ teams already entered with more opportunities to qualify for the crown jewel of the summer, the Gopher State Tournament of Champions!  

Register for one of our upcoming events today!

Mid-Summer Classic
Duluth Invite

Check out all the GSTC Qualifying teams every Wednesday on the Gopher State Baseball - MYAS Facebook page!

Gopher State Baseball League

Gopher State Baseball will be celebrating another milestone anniversary this year, as it is the 20th year of the Gopher State Tournament of Champions. This annual event brings together more than 600 teams that qualify throughout the summer. Teams qualify by finishing in 1st or 2nd place (in some case 3rd and 4th place), creating a state level tournament full of the top performing teams through the summer.

Association Spotlight
Gopher State Baseball wouldn’t be what it is without our amazing community partners.  Over the course of the year we want to shine a light on those partners with our Association Spotlight! 

Check out our first two spotlighted associations:

Rising Stars Academy

On the player development side, the Rising Stars Baseball Academy will be hosting a summer camp at the University of Northwestern.  This will be an affordable option to hone your skills with some top notch baseball instructors.

Rising Stars Baseball Academy Summer Camp

Rising Stars Sports Academy Upcoming Offerings

Rising Stars Softball Academy - Spring Training Series

This offering is part of a series, with the goal to prepare youth softball players for the upcoming season. This offering takes place at the National Sports Center in Blaine on Sunday, May 12th and this will be the first outdoor clinic of the season! 

Introducing the first ever QBFT/Rising Stars Summer Sport Camp! This offering will encompass all sports.

We are excited to announce the first ever Summer Sports Camp within the Rising Stars Academy! These classes will offer a variety of outdoor activities designed for elementary and middle school–aged youth. Activities include softball/baseball, flag-football, track & field, basketball, and more! The goal is to have fun while introducing kids to new sports!