Legion baseball: Alex takes top seed into district tourney
The Alexandria Post 87 Legion baseball team will take a 22-7 record and the top seed into the district tournament this week as they open up play against Fergus Falls on Thursday.
Post 87 is playing in an eight-team field this summer. That adds to the competition of the this year's bracket, but Alexandria will head in as the favorite with East Grand Forks being the second seed and Moorhead earning the third seed.
Moorhead is the host site for all of the tournament action this week. Post 87 will play at 1 p.m. Thursday against eighth-seeded Fergus Falls. A win would match them up against the winner of Detroit Lakes and Thief River Falls on Friday at 4 p.m.
The championship game of the tournament will be held on Sunday at 4 p.m. A game two, if necessary, would be played on Monday at 6 p.m.
1. Alexandria; 2. East Grand Forks; 3. Moorhead; 4. Detroit Lakes; 5. Thief River Falls; 6. Perham; 7. Bemidji; 8. Fergus Falls/LPA
WINNER'S BRACKET - July 25 - Game one - Detroit Lakes vs. Thief River Falls, 10 a.m.; Game two - Alexandria vs. Fergus Falls/ LPA, 1 p.m.; Game three - East Grand Forks vs. Bemidji, 4 p.m.; Game four - Moorhead vs. Perham, 7 p.m.
FRIDAY, JULY 26 - Game seven - Winner of game one vs. winner of game two, 4 p.m.; Game eight - Winner of game three vs. winner of game four, 7 p.m.
SATURDAY, JULY 27 - Winner of game seven vs. winner of game eight, 7 p.m.
SUNDAY, JULY 28 - Championship, winner's bracket vs. team out of loser's bracket, 4 p.m.
MONDAY, JULY 29 - Game two of championship, if necessary
LOSER'S BRACKET - FRIDAY, JULY 26 - Game five - Loser of game one vs. loser of game two, 10 a.m.; Game six - Loser of game three vs. loser of game four, 1 p.m.
SATURDAY, JULY 27 - Game nine - Winner of game five vs. loser of game eight, 10 a.m.; Game 10 - Winner of game six vs. loser of game seven, 1 p.m.; Winner of game nine vs. winner of game 10, 4 p.m.