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Sports roundup from Thursday, May 1

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sports Alexandria, 56308
Alexandria Minnesota 225 7th Ave E
P.O. Box 549
56308

BASEBALL

The Alexandria baseball team improved to 4-0 in the Central Lakes Conference with a 2-0 victory over Sauk Rapids-Rice on Thursday.

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Blake Stockert had another strong start on the mound as he pitched a complete game shutout, allowing only four hits along with seven strikeouts.

Mitch Thompson picked up two hits in the game including a double that drove in a RBI.

SOFTBALL

The Alexandria softball team picked up a doubleheader sweep of Sauk Rapids-Rice on the road.

The Cardinals won the first game 14-4 and followed that with a 5-2 victory.

Starting pitcher Taylor Ellingson picked up the win in the first game, going seven innings and allowing only two earned runs with eight strikeouts. Kaila Dewanz started the second game, picking up a win in seven innings pitched with zero earned runs and two strikeouts.

Anna Lee was an offensive leader for the Cardinals in the first game, knocking in six RBIs with two singles and a double.

Jana Roste drove in two RBIs in the second game with a double.

A sweep of a doubleheader for the Osakis softball team helped it improve to 5-0 in conference play this season.

The Silverstreaks won the first game 13-0 and the second 6-3. Amber Giese started the first game for the Silverstreaks, allowing only one hit and zero runs over four innings. In the second game Rylee Mickle allowed three earned runs in five innings to pick up the win.

Alecia Kaelke led the Silverstreaks’ offense in the first game, going 2-for-4 in with a double and four RBIs.

Mackenzie Staloch led the Silverstreaks by driving in two RBIs in the second game.

The Brandon-Evansville softball team could not hold off the Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale bats in a 14-4 loss on the road.

Mistakes defensively were also not helpful as the Chargers committed five errors. Nine runs crossed the plate in four innings for starting pitcher Lizzy Friedrich, though only four were earned.

Emma Friedrich went 2-for-3 in the game with a run scored and three RBIs.

BOYS TENNIS

Nick Partington and Payton Grandgenett at second doubles picked up the only win for the Alexandria boys tennis team in a 6-1 loss to Fergus Falls.

Partington and Grandgenett won a three set match 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 to help get the Cardinals on the board. Valentino Grasiosa pushed his match to three sets as well but lost 3-6, 6-3, 2-6.

The Cardinals fell to 1-5 in the conference this season.

BOYS GOLF

In the first Central Lakes Conference meet of the season, the Alexandria boys’ golf team finished in fourth place out of nine teams with a score of 324 in Fergus Falls.

Cole Haugen led the Cardinals by shooting a 77, followed by Dan Hennessy with a 79. Lukas Bigger and Grant Zwilling both shot 84 to round out the top four for Alexandria.

Fergus Falls won the meet with a team score of 299. 

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Blaze Fugina is the sports editor at the Pierce County Herald. Before working at the Herald, Blaze was a sports reporter at the Alexandria Echo Press for one year and 10 months. 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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