Local youth baseball teams qualify for state
Three Alexandria youth baseball teams recently qualified for the Gopher State Tournament of Champions that will take place in July.
The Alexandria Red 11AA team also qualified at a tournament in Big Lake by going 4-1 by piling up a total of 45 runs during those games. They recorded close wins over Blaine (4-3) and Westonka (9-6) to end the tournament.
The Thunder 10AA team qualified for state after taking four wins in the Elk River Tournament. The Thunder got wins of 7-6 over Zimmermann, 7-3 over Osseo-Maple Grove, 5-3 over Norwood-Young American and 9-5 over Annandale. They tied Brooklyn Park 5-5.