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Alexandria second baseman Sam Helgeson tries to turn a double play in the fifth inning against Shakopee on Friday afternoon in Carlos. (Blaze Fugina/Echo Press)

VFW 16s start tournament with a loss

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The Alexandria VFW 16s baseball team took an early 2-0 lead against Shakopee but were unable to maintain it in a 4-3 loss for its first game of its home weekend tournament on Friday afternoon in Carlos.


Michael Helgeson doubled in the first two runs of the game in the third inning for a 2-0 Alexandria lead. This score held until the fifth inning when Shakopee took a 3-2 lead.

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Blaze Fugina
Blaze Fugina is a sports reporter at the Echo Press. Before working in Alexandria, he graduated from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls in May of 2011. He previously worked as the community editor of the Mound Laker for more than a year. You can follow Blaze on Twitter at @BlazeFugina.
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