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VFW baseball: Willmar I downs Alex 15s in playoffs

The Alexandria VFW 15s baseball team lost 11-5 to Willmar 1 in the first round of the District 5 tournament on Tuesday in Willmar.

Alexandria scored three runs in the first inning, but could not hold the lead as Willmar scored three runs in both the second and third innings.

Jared Gesell was charged with the loss in the game, giving up six earned runs and five hits in three innings. Hank Wirtjes also pitched three innings and allowed five earned runs.

At the plate, Wirtjes was 1-4 in the game.

The loss will send Alexandria to a second round matchup against Madison at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday in Spicer.

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