The American Legion put out a statement regarding the recent charges on 6 Mitchell, SD players. 

In their statement they said “We are aware of the indictment and of the continuing investigation surrounding the Mitchell Baseball Association and we are awaiting the results. The allegations are very disturbing and are not in keeping with the traditions and the core purposes of American Legion Baseball To instill in the nation’s youth a sincere desire to develop within themselves a feeling of citizenship, sportsmanship, loyalty and team spirit.” 

They also stated that the team’s season has been canceled and they will review the American Legion’s continued affiliation and sponsorship of the Mitchell Baseball Association upon the legal determination of the courts.