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Slow start for Blue Anchors continues

A losing streak for the Blue Anchors continued early this week with a close 9-8 loss to Thunder Bay on the road Tuesday and a 9-1 defeat to St. Cloud in Alexandria Monday.

The four-game losing streak was the latest in a slow start for the Blue Anchors through the season’s first 15 games.

The offense showed signs of life Monday in Alexandria, delivering 10 hits, but only scoring once on a RBI off the bat of Roman Collins. Five errors for the Blue Anchors’ defense did not help keep the game close. Starting pitcher Jason Zgardowski was given the loss after giving up six earned runs in four innings.

On Tuesday the Blue Anchors managed to score eight runs, but the pitching staff was unable to keep the Border Cats off the board.

Relief pitcher Sean Stutzman was given the loss after he allowed the Border Cats’ game-winning run to score in the bottom of the ninth inning.

Kris Goodman led the Blue Anchors’ offense by going 2-for-4 with a run scored and two RBIs.

The losses dropped Alexandria to a 3-12 record this season.

Blaze Fugina

Blaze Fugina is the sports editor of the Woodbury and South Washington County Bulletin newspapers. Previously, Blaze worked as a sports editor for the Pierce County Herald and a sports reporter for the Alexandria Echo Press. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls in May of 2011. You can follow Blaze on Twitter at @BlazeFugina.

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