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Baseball team goes 1-2 in invitational

The Cardinal baseball team finished 1-2 at its home invite at Knute Nelson Stadium over the weekend.

Alexandria picked up a win in its last game of the tournament with an 11-0 win over Marshall. The Cardinals had a chance to win both earlier games, as well, but fell 6-4 to Duluth East on Saturday and 7-4 to Irondale last Friday.

Alexandria 11, Marshall 0

The Cardinals scored 10 runs in the first inning against the Tigers. Marshall helped them out with six errors in the half inning.

Nate Nelson took that offense and ran with it from the mound. He allowed just two hits and struck out eight in his first varsity start, pitching all five innings of shutout ball.

Colin Erickson had two hits and drove in three runs, while Shawn Krueger added two hits. Zac Beireis drove in two runs, as well.

Duluth East 6,

Alexandria 4

Duluth East scored five runs on two hits in the bottom of the first inning to gain a lead it would not relinquish.

The Cardinals outhit the Greyhounds 9-8 but left nine runners on base. Tyler Iverson, Dalton Leuschke and Erickson each had two hits.

Kyle Bany got the loss on the mound but settled down after the first inning and gave his team a chance to get back in the game. Ben Vogeler threw two scoreless innings of relief.

Irondale 7, Alexandria 4

The two teams combined for seven runs in the first inning as the Cardinals overcame a 3-0 deficit after a half inning of play.

Alexandria responded with four runs of its own in the bottom of the first. Karl Brezina had a two-RBI double, and Dylan Carlson picked up an RBI single in the inning.

The score was tied 4-4 going into the seventh inning when Irondale scored three runs to secure the win.

Alexandria had three hits in the game. Eric Lehn provided two scoreless innings in relief.

GAME SUMMARY

MARSHALL 000 00 - 0 2 7

ALEXANDRIA 1000 1 X - 11 10 0

ALEXANDRIA PITCHING - Nate Nelson - (W) 5IP, 2H, 0R, 0ER, 2BB, 8SO

ALEXANDRIA HITTING - Zac Beireis - 1-3, 1 run, 2 RBI; Parker Giroux - 1-3, 2 runs; Dalton Leuschke - 1-3, 3 runs, SB; Colin Erickson - 2-3, 3 RBI; Ross Thompson - 1-3, 1 run, RBI, SB; Karl Brezina - 1 run; Shawn Krueger - 2-3, 1 run, RBI; Dylan Carlson - 1-3, 1 run; Mark Whiting - 1-3, 1 run

DULUTH EAST 500 010 0 - 6 8 2

ALEXANDRIA 001 020 1 - 4 9 0

ALEXANDRIA PITCHING - Kyle Bany - (L) 5IP, 6H, 6R, 6ER, 4BB, 0SO; Ben Vogeler - 2IP, 2H, 0R, 0ER, 1BB, 1SO

ALEXANDRIA HITTING - Beiries - BB, 1 run, SB; Tyler Iverson - 2-4, 2 runs, 2B; Leuschke - 2-4, 1 run; Erickson - 2-3, BB, 2 RBI, 2B; Thompson - 1-4, RBI; Brezina - 1-3; Walker Giroux - BB; Lucas Betterman - BB; Carlson - 1-1

IRONDALE 300 100 3 - 7 7 0

ALEXANDRIA 400 000 0 - 4 3 3

ALEXANDRIA PITCHING - John Mohror - 4IP, 5H, 4R, 3ER, 2BB, 2SO; Eric Lehn - 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0ER, 4BB, 0SO; Shawn Krueger - (L) 1IP, 2H, 3R, 2ER, 1BB, 2SO

ALEXANDRIA HITTING - P. Giroux - 1-3, 1 run, BB; Leuschke - 2 BB, 1 run, SB; Erickson - 2 BB, 1 run; Thompson - BB; Brezina - 1-3, 1 run, 2 RBI, 2B; Carlson - 1-3, RBI; Iverson - BB

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