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Junior Beau Backhaus delivered a pitch during the first inning of Alexandria's win over Sartell on Tuesday. Backhaus mixed in three pitches to keep the Sabres off balance all night. (Echo Press photo by Eric Morken)

Card baseball: Backhaus' gem keys Alexandria

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Alexandria played to a popular blueprint in baseball on Tuesday night - pitch well, play defense and execute on offense and you'll win a lot of games.


That was exactly the case for a Cardinals team that has struggled at times this season to put all three facets together. Alexandria committed just one error, got 6 2/3 innings from its starting pitcher and used some good base running to secure a 4-2 win over Sartell in a game played under the lights at Knute Nelson Field.

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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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