Year-End Family Picnic
Post 400 will be hosting our Year-End Family Picnic on Wednesday, August 17th at 5:30 PM at Lindenwood Park Shelter 4 for the Trappers and Expos and their families. We'll be providing the main dish, condiments, plates, and utensils. Families are encouraged to bring a side dish, chips, or a dessert to share.
Please RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can plan accordingly.
Post 400 Season Comes to an End
July 27, 2016
As the Post 400 season has ended, a big thank you goes out to all of those individuals who helped to make this season a success for the Trappers. Specifically, thank you to the players for their hard work and dedication, and parents, sponsors, board members, and other volunteers for their time committed/support to continue to keep the Fargo Post 400 Trappers improving as a North Dakota Legion program.
Trappers Eliminated with Loss to Mandan
July 27, 2016
The Post 400 Trappers season has ended with a 5-4 loss to Mandan in a play-in game to get into the 2016 North Dakota State Legion Tournament. Post 400 scored all 4 of their runs before the 5th inning Tuesday night at Jack Williams Stadium when the game was delayed by rain until Wednesday morning at 10 am at Young Field in West Fargo. Mandan began Wednesday down 4-3 but quickly scored 2 runs in the bottom of the 5th and held on to their 5-4 lead until the end of the game. Colton Frey allowed just 2 hits over 7 1/3 innings, but hit 5 batters and allowed 5 earned runs which ultimately led to his second loss of the year which brought his record to 2-2. Karson Spiess paced the Trappers offensively, going 2-4 with a run scored in the 9 inning game. Also, Davis Lawley went 1-3 with 2 RBIs and a run scored.
Post 400 Gets Swept on Senior Night
July 23, 2016
The Trappers took on West Fargo in their last conference games of the year, and ended up losing both by the scores of 6-2 and 3-2 on Saturday afternoon. Errors hurt Post 400 in game 1, as they had 3 fielding errors at crucial times which ultimately helped West Fargo pull away. Erik Engel did his best to keep the game close on the mound, as he allowed 4 earned runs in 6 innings pitched. Braden Skrove provided most of the offense for the Trappers, as he had 3 of the team's 5 hits, and drove in both runs in the first game. Before the second game, the senior players for the Post 400 Trappers were honored for their time in the program. The 4 players that were honored were: P/IF Connor Ryan, P/IF/OF Erik Engel, OF Austin Engel, and IF/OF Andrew Myer. After the ceremony, the Trappers came out swinging in the second game, scoring two runs in the 1st inning. However the bats went cold and they failed to score for the rest of the game. After pushing the game to the 9th inning, the Trappers allowed a run in the top of the inning, and failed to score in the bottom, resulting in a 3-2 extra inning loss. Pitching in the game was strong from the Trappers, led by Davis Lawley, who started the game and scattered just 3 hits and 2 runs over 5 innings pitched. Andrew Myer also went 2-4 with a run scored offensively for Post 400.
State AA Tournament Information Released
July 22, 2016
The Trappers will play Mandan on Tuesday, July 26, in the second game of the state play-in doubleheader (approx. 7pm). The tournament is being hosted at Jack Williams Stadium. The winner of the Trappers/Mandan game will advance to the 8-team tournament and face Fargo Post 2 on Wednesday. More information can be found at this link.
Trappers Top Grand Forks
July 21, 2016
The Post 400 Trappers found their groove early and kept the pressure on in their 9-5 non-conference win against Grand Forks Thursday night. Andrew Myer provided 5 quality plate appearances for the Trappers, going 2-2 in the game with 3 walks and 4 runs scored. One of his hits included a solo home run in the bottom of the 5th which put the Trappers up 9-2. Clutch hitting was also provided by Erik Engel, who went 2-5 with 3 RBIs and a run scored. Zach Staller pitched well for the Trappers, going 7 strong innings while giving up 4 runs to bump his record on the year to 2-0. Post 400 finishes out their conference schedule with a doubleheader against West Fargo at Bennett Field on Saturday night at 5:00 and 7:00.
Minot Sweeps Post 400
July 20, 2016
The Minot Vistas swept the Trappers by the scores of 10-1 and 2-0 on Wednesday night at Bennett Field. In the first game, the Vistas scored 5 runs in the 3rd inning, 3 in the 5th, and 2 in the 7th to power them to a 10-1 win. Post 400's Zach Staller went 2-3 with a run scored in the first game. Game 2 was closer for the Trappers, but they were unable to put a run across in the close 2-0 loss. Colton Frey threw a solid 6 2/3 innings for Post 400, allowing just 1 earned run while striking out 6. Grand Forks is the next opponent for the Post 400 Trappers, as the Royals come to Bennett Field on Thursday night for a non-conference 9 inning game.
West Fargo Tops Post 400 in Non-Conference Bout
July 19, 2016
Steady scoring from West Fargo proved to be too much for the Trappers in a 10-3 loss at Young Field in West Fargo on Tuesday night. The Patriots scored in every inning except the 3rd and 8th in the 9 inning game. Connor Ryan allowed 1 earned run in 3 innings pitched along with 3 strikeouts for Post 400 in the loss. The Trappers were led offensively by Erik Engel and Davis Lawley, who both had two hits in the game. The next fixtures for the Post 400 Trappers are two conference games against Minot on Wednesday night at Bennett Field.
3rd Place Finish for Trappers at Phil Brown Classic
July 17, 2016
By defeating Jamestown 6-5 in 8 innings on Sunday, the Trappers finished the Phil Brown Classic at Jack Brown Stadium by taking 3rd place. In pool play, Post 400 started by beating Jamestown by a score of 6-0 on Friday night. On Saturday, the Trappers lost to Gillette 11-1 in 5 innings. Also on Saturday, the tournament hosted a skills competition which included throwing for accuracy from the outfield, timed running from home to home, and a home run derby. Andrew Myer took home the home run derby championship by hitting 2 home runs in regulation, then hitting 1 to win it in overtime. On Sunday morning, Post 400 was defeated by Carrington 9-8, which put them into the 3rd place game on Sunday afternoon against Jamestown. Colton Frey led the Trappers offensively by spreading 5 hits and 3 runs over the weekend. Also, Austin Engel provided 4 hits, 4 RBIs, and 3 runs over the 4 games. Next up for the Trappers is a nonconference matchup with West Fargo at Young Field on Tuesday night at 5pm.
Raffle Winners Announced!
July 1, 2016
Thank you to everyone that participated in or sponsored the 2016 Fargo Metro Baseball Raffle. Your support of our program is very much appreciated and all of the proceeds go directly back into providing a quality baseball experience for the Trapper and Expos players. Congratulations to our top 3 winners:
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Post 400 Hosts 1st Annual Youth Camp
On June 8th and 9th, Post 400 Baseball hosted their 1st annual youth camp for kids ages 7-12. The players were instructed by both Trappers coaches and players, and were given instruction in the areas of hitting, pitching, infield, outfield, and baserunning. In addition, each participant received a Post 400 Baseball T-shirt, and a post-camp meal including hot dogs, chips, and Gatorade. Nearly 50 kids participated in the camp, and Post 400 looks forward to hosting similar camps in the future.