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Alex baseball still perfect in CLC after Apollo win

A strong start in the Central Lakes Conference continued for the Alexandria baseball team on Tuesday night with a 13-6 victory on the road over St. Cloud Apollo.

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The Cardinals offense jumped out, scoring 13 runs on a total of 15 hits. Grant Toivonen led the Cardinals by picking up three hits, three runs and three RBIs. Toby Helgeson also had two hits to drive in four RBIs.

Head coach Russ Hinrichs said the Cardinals picked a good night to heat up at the plate. St. Cloud Apollo has scored 6.2 runs per game so far this season, the second most in the CLC.

“The Cardinals defeated a good team on Tuesday night as Apollo is the best hitting team we have faced this year, and we needed our bats to pick up the pace set by the pitching staff so far this year,” head coach Russ Hinrichs said.

Blake Stockert started the game for the Cardinals and picked up his fourth win of the season by going five innings, allowing four runs with five strikeouts.

Alexandria is 7-0 against CLC opponents this season and 9-2 overall.

GAME RESULTS

ALEXANDRIA 220 234 0 – 13 15 3

APOLLO 000 132 0 – 6 10 5

ALEXANDRIA PITCHING – Blake Stockert – W, 5IP, 7H, 4R, 4ER, 3BB, 5SO; Chris Leary – 2IP, 3H, 2R, 0ER, 3BB, 2SO

ALEXANDRIA OFFENSE – Grant Toivonen – 3-5, 3 runs, 3 RBIs, 1BB, 2B; Travis Krueger – 2-4, 3 runs, 1BB, 2B; Toby Helgeson – 2-3, 4 RBIs, 2 BB, 2B; Parker Bowden – 2-4, 2 runs, BB; Mitch Thompson – 1-5, run, RBI, 3B; Parker Revering – 2-4, run; Cody McLaughlin – 1-4; Spencer Lucas – 1-3, 2 runs, BB; Zach Peterson – 1-3, RBI; Casey Hammerback – 0-0, BB, run; Ben Kluver – 0-1

Blaze Fugina

Blaze Fugina is the sports editor of the Woodbury and South Washington County Bulletin newspapers. Previously, Blaze worked as a sports editor for the Pierce County Herald and a sports reporter for the Alexandria Echo Press. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls in May of 2011. You can follow Blaze on Twitter at @BlazeFugina.

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