Backhaus named to baseball All-Star game
Alexandria senior Beau Backhaus has been selected to play in the 39th annual Play Ball! Minnesota High School Baseball All-Star Series.
Backhaus, who anchored the pitching staff for this year's Cardinal baseball team, had an ERA of 2.32 over seven games, pitching 42.1 innings, striking out 18.
Twenty members on each of the four teams were selected by a committee of coaches from each area. Some of the best graduating seniors in the state from all three divisions of high school play are represented.
He will be a member of the North team that will be coached by Matt Middendorf of Browerville, Jayson Pautzke of Mora and Bill Kinnunen of Grand Rapids.
The event will be held at Chaska Athletic Park June 21-22.
FRIDAY, JUNE 21
3 p.m. - Metro East vs. North
5:30 p.m. - Opening ceremonies
7 p.m. - West Metro vs. South
10 a.m. - Metro East vs. North
12:30 p.m. - Metro West vs. South
3 p.m. - North vs. South
5 p.m. - Awards ceremony
6 p.m. - Metro West vs. Metro East