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Pictured for the Post 87 Legion baseball team are (front, left to right) Christian Anderson, Chris Leary, Parker Bowden, Jeff Swedberg, Nick Knoblach, Zach Peterson and Mitch Thompson. Back, left to right, are coach Chris Koep, Beau Backhaus, Cody McLaughlin, Patrick Leary, Grant Becker, Toby Helgeson, Blake Stockert, Ben Allen, Ben Kluver and head coach Jake Munsch. (Contributed photo)

Legion baseball: One last rally earns bid to state

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The Alexandria Legion baseball team has shown an ability to battle back all summer, so it was only fitting that Post 87 did it one more time on their way to a Division I Legion state tournament berth.


Alexandria got a two-run home run from Cody McLaughlin in the first inning of Monday night's title game against Bemidji but still trailed 4-2 after one. Blake Stockert settled in on the mound after that and the Post 87 bats came to life in a big way on their way to an 18-5 win.

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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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