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Alex to host VFW tourney

The Alexandria VFW baseball tournament is set to start today, Friday, with a total of 10 teams playing for a tournament championship on Sunday.

The tournament will be played between fields at Knute Nelson Ballpark and Carlos. The Alexandria 16s will play in Carlos at noon on Friday against Elk River and again against Shakopee immediately after that around 2:30. The Alexandria 15s first games are Friday at Knute Nelson against Champlin Park at 5 p.m. and immediately after that against Grand Forks.

The 16s will be at Knute Nelson on Saturday with a noon game against Becker and a 7:30 p.m. game against Worthington. The 15s play in Carlos at noon on the West field and again at 5 p.m. against Cold Spring.

The top two seeds from each pool will advance to Sunday’s semifinals. The championship will start at approximately 2:30 p.m. at Knute Nelson.

The Alexandria VFW Post 936 will also have a breakfast buffet on Saturday during the VFW baseball tournament.

The breakfast will be held at the VFW at 1102 3rd Ave. East in Alexandria from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The menu may include eggs, hashbrowns, ham, sausage links and patties, pancakes, waffles and biscuits and gravy. Cost is $5.


BLACK POOL – Alexandria 16s, Becker, Shakopee, Worthington, Elk River

RED POOL – Alexandria 15s, Grand Forks, Cold Spring, Champlin Park, Marshall

SCHEDULE – FRIDAY at Knute Nelson – 9:30 a.m. – Cold Spring vs. Champlin Park; Noon – Marshall vs. Cold Spring; 2:30 p.m. – Marshall vs. Grand Forks; 5:00 – Alexandria 15s vs. Champlin Park; 7:30 – Alexandria 15s vs. Grand Forks

FRIDAY at Carlos – 9:30 a.m. – Becker vs. Elk River; Noon – Elk River vs. Alexandria 16s; 2:30 p.m. – Alexandria 16s vs. Shakopee; 5:00 – Shakopee vs. Worthington; 7:30 – Worthington vs. Becker

SATURDAY at Knute Nelson – 9:30 a.m. – Shakopee vs. Becker; Noon – Becker vs. Alexandria 16s; 2:30 p.m. – Elk River vs. Shakopee; 5:00 – Worthington vs. Elk River; 7:30 – Worthington vs. Alexandria 16s

SATURDAY at Carlos – 9:30 a.m. – Grand Forks vs. Champlin; Noon – Grand Forks vs. Cold Spring; 2:30 p.m. – Alexandria 16s vs. Marshall (West Field); 5:00 – Marshall vs. Champlin; 7:30 – Cold Spring vs. Alexandria 15S

SUNDAY at Knute Nelson – 9:30 a.m. – Black two seed vs. Red one seed; Noon – Red two seed vs. black one seed; 2:30 p.m. – Winners play for championship