Alexandria Legion goes 3-2 in Grand Rapids
The Alexandria Legion baseball team traveled to Grand Rapids for a tournament over the weekend and won three of the five games it played.
Through five games on Friday through Sunday, Alexandria defeated St. Michael-Albertville, Richfield and Grand Rapids and lost to Totino-Grace and Edina.
Blake Stockert led Alexandria to a 3-1 victory in its first game of the tournament on Friday against St. Michael-Albertville. Stockert went seven innings and allowed only one earned run on one hit with 13 strikeouts and one walk.
“Blake Stockert pitched a phenomenal game that first game,” head coach Jake Munsch said. “All of our starters pitched well.”
Alexandria actually trailed 1-0 heading into the bottom of the seventh inning before Mitch Thompson, Toby Helgeson and Cody McLaughlin each scored a run for a 3-1 final.
Totino-Grace defeated Alexandria 6-2 in the other game played on Friday. Thompson picked up three hits at the plate in the loss.
Alexandria defeated Richfield 8-7 to start its day on Saturday. Thompson was the starting pitcher and picked up a win after going six innings and allowing only one earned run with six strikeouts.
Chris Leary closed out the game after relief pitcher Micah Hedstrom came into the game in the seventh inning and allowed five runs over two-thirds of an inning.
Grant Toivonen and Parker Revering each scored two runs to lead Alexandria’s offense.
Alexandria defeated Grand Rapids 4-2 in its other game Saturday and fell to Edina 10-4 on Sunday. Statistics from the final two games were not available on Monday morning.
With many teams from the Twin Cities area competing in the Grand Rapids tournament, Munsch felt Alexandria showed it can be competitive with other tough Legion teams.
“We competed with all those teams,” Munsch said. “They may have more pitching than us, but I think overall as a squad we can compete with those teams.”
The three wins and two losses improved Alexandria’s record to 6-4 this season. Munsch said he hopes the team can improve that mark as the season progresses.
“I think we have the team to win a lot of ballgames. We just have got to put it together,” he said.
ALEXANDRIA 3, ST. MICHAEL-ALBERTVILLE 1
ALEXANDRIA PITCHING – Blake Stockert – 7IP, 1H, 1R, 1ER, 1BB, 13SO
ALEXANDRIA HITTING – Mitch Thompson – 0-3, run; Grant Toivonen – 1-3; Toby Helgeson – 0-1, run, BB; Kris Setterstrom – 0-1; Parker Revering – 0-3; Parker Bowden – 1-1; Casey Hammerback – 0-1, BB; Brody Erdman – 0-2; Cody Weisel – 0-1; Travis Krueger – 0-3; Cody McLaughlin – 0-3, run
ALEXANDRIA HITTING – Mitch Thompson – 3-3; Grant Toivonen – 0-4; Spencer Lucas – 0-1; Kris Setterstrom – 1-2; Parker Revering – 0-4; Casey Hammerback – 2-4; Cody Weisel – 0-3; Blake Stockert – 0-3
ALEXANDRIA PITCHING – Mitch Thompson – 6IP, 4H, 2R, 1ER, 2BB, 6SO; Micah Hedstrom – 2/3IP, 0H, 5R, 5ER, 3BB, 1SO; Chris Leary – 1/3IP, 1H, 0R, 0ER, 1BB, 0SO
ALEXANDRIA OFFENSE – Mitch Thompson – 0-3, BB; Grant Toivonen – 3-2, 2 runs, BB; Kris Setterstrom – 1-3, BB; Parker Revering – 1-3, 2 runs, BB; Parker Bowden – 2-4, run; Danny Kuhn – 1-1; Casey Hammerback – 1-3, run; Brody Erdman – 0-3; Cody Weisel – 1-4, run; Travis Krueger – 2-4