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The Blue Anchors' Georgie Salem (right) congratulated teammate Tim Cusick after Cusick's home run in the third inning on Monday. Both players have had productive summers for Alexandria this year. (Echo Press photo by Blaze Fugina)

Blue Anchors baseball: Alex players gain exposure

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The Alexandria Blue Anchors are not gearing up for postseason play this season, but experiences in the Northwoods League have given many of the players a major advantage.


Manager Al Newman's focus is for players to show improvement in their games when they return to college this fall. As a manager in one of the top developmental leagues in the country, part of Newman's job is to help prepare players for a career in baseball.

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Blaze Fugina
Blaze Fugina is a sports reporter at the Echo Press. Before working in Alexandria, he graduated from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls in May of 2011. He previously worked as the community editor of the Mound Laker for more than a year. You can follow Blaze on Twitter at @BlazeFugina.
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