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Echo Press photo by Eric Morken The Beetles' Mikel Alvarez slid under the tag of Mankato pitcher Zach Whitman after Whitman sent a wild pitch to the backstop during the early stages of an 8-3 win for Alexandria last Thursday night. Alvarez finished the night 3-for-4 from the plate with two runs scored and an RBI.

Beetles win pair

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Mitch Handley highlighted a five-game stretch that saw the Alexandria Beetles win two games through Sunday's action.

Included in that was a gem by Handley in a 1-0 victory on Saturday night.

Battle Creek 7,

Alexandria 5

Fans at Knute Nelson Park saw a lot of pitches on Sunday - 364 to be exact. In the end, it was a 3-2 fastball that was called strike three, halting the Beetles' comeback two runs short.

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