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Beetles shortstop Tanner Vavra threw to first base as Waterloo's Connor McClain tried to break up a double play during the early innings of Alexandria's 9-6 win over the Bucks at Knute Nelson Field on Sunday afternoon. (Echo Press photo by Eric Morken)

Beetles baseball: Time away brings Alexandria back together

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The idea of playing games with playoff implications in August seemed like a long shot for the Alexandria Beetles through much of this summer.


A team ERA that sat around 6.50 and a 13-22 first-half record didn't leave a lot of reason for optimism. Thirty-eight runs allowed through a four-game losing streak only added to the frustration heading into the all-star break last week.

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Eric Morken
Eric Morken is the sports and outdoor editor at the Echo Press and Osakis Review newspapers in Douglas County, MN. Follow him on Twitter at echo_sports.
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