The Alexandria VFW 16s tuned up for the state tournament by hosting an exhibition game against a team comprised of two players from each district team at Knute Nelson ballpark this past Friday.
Alexandria won the game 11-4 behind five pitchers who didn't allow an earned run. Danny Kuhn, Cole McLaughlin, Kris Setterstrom, Micah Hedstrom and Grant Hockert all threw in the game as they combined to strike out 12 and allow just six hits.
Setterstrom and Hockert also had back-to-back doubles in a six-run seventh inning. Tyler Kay added a two-RBI single, as well.
The game served as an opportunity for Alexandria to prepare for the state tournament, which starts Thursday in Ely. The 16s will take on Ely at noon to open things up.