South River Gnats

About Us

Town Ball Background

Dakota County has a few Town Ball teams in the area.  Today, there are a few not far from Farmington/Lakeville/Apple Valley and Rosemount.  They are (not counting St. Paul): 

  • Burnsville Bobcats
  • Eagan Bandits
  • Miesville Mudcats
  • Randolph Railcats
  • Hampton Cardinals

There used to be teams in Lakeville, Apple Valley and Rosemount:

  • Lakeville A's
  • Apple Valley Millers
  • Rosemount Black Sox 

With Lakeville, Apple Valley and Rosemount all folding within the last 10 years there is a need for a Town Ball team that can represent all three cities, plus Farmington.  That is the goal of our club.

Farmington Town Ball Information

Our target is to officially begin playing Town Ball in 2018.  There is a lot to be done for this to happen.  We are currently searching for players and will be setting up meetings with Farmington High School and Legion baseball coaches, Lakeville North/South High School and Lakeville Legion coaches, Apple Valley and Eastview High School and Legion coaches as well as Rosemount High School and Legion coaches to discuss opportunities for players.  We have also begun reaching out to a few players to try to build a roster for 2018.  

Other items to focus on this year include finding a league to play in, securing a team name, team colors, logo and uniforms.  

We are actively seeking out sponsors to help offset the costs that we have for the 2018 season. The decision to create this team was finalized the first week of September and as of 9/9/2017 we have our first official sponsor.  Outside of sponsorships our costs will be covered through player fees, which will be determined and set closer to March of 2018.  Our season is expected to begin May of 2018.

More information to follow.