Sports roundup from Tuesday, July 23
NORTHWOODS LEAGUE ALL-STAR GAME
North 7, South 5
Three Alexandria Blue Anchors were on the winning side of the Northwoods League All-Star game on Tuesday night as the North beat the South 7-5 in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.
Georgie Salem was 1-for-2 at the plate after entering the game in left field. Albert Baur started for the North squad and hit seventh in the lineup. He went 1-for-5. Blue Anchors' right-hander Chase Rihtarchik threw a clean inning of relief in the fourth. He allowed a hit but picked up a strikeout and faced just four batters.
BOLD 8, Osakis 2
The BOLD Legion baseball team won a rematch of the Class A state title game from this past spring by opening up a close game late in an 8-2 win.
Osakis helped them out with five errors on the night. Jordan Frederick got the start and pitched good enough to win. He went all seven innings, allowing seven hits and three walks, while striking out 13.
Drew Fearing had a double and a triple for the Osakis offense. Brandon Giesler also added an RBI.
BOLD is the host site for this year's state tournament, which means the BOLD team automatically gets a bid to the tournament. That means Osakis still has a chance to battle their way to state. They play Madison at 5:15 in Montevideo on Thursday, with a potential game against the loser of BOLD versus Morris on Friday if they can beat Madison.
VFW BASEBALL DISTRICT 5 TOURNAMENT
Alexandria 16s 4, Madison 2
The Alexandria 16s opened up the District 5 tournament with a 4-2 win over seventh-seeded Madison on Tuesday afternoon.
Danny Kuhn got the win after allowing two runs on just four hits through seven innings. Kuhn fanned nine.
Brayden Amundson had a big day at the plate with a double, a run scored and three RBIs. Parker Revering added a double as well, to go along with an RBI and a run scored.
Willmar I 11, Alexandria 15s 5
The Willmar I Legion team collected 14 hits on the way to an 11-5 win over the Alexandria 15s on Tuesday night.
Jared Gesell took the loss for Alexandria. He went three innings, allowing six runs on five hits and three walks. The 15s took an early 3-0 lead in the first, but Willmar responded with three runs each in the second and third innings. They added one in the fifth and four more in the sixth to open things up.