Card baseball: Alexandria fall to St. Cloud ApolloThe Eagles jumped to a 4-0 lead in its win over the Cardinals
The Alexandria baseball team couldn’t overcome a fast start by St. Cloud Apollo in a 7-2 loss to the Eagles last Thursday night.
Apollo took a 4-0 lead after two innings off of starter AJ Anderson. Gideon Burnham got his team within 4-2 on a two-RBI single in the bottom of the third. That was all the offense the Cardinals could put together as the Eagles blew things open with three more runs in the fifth.
Anderson took the loss in six innings of work. He allowed three earned runs, while striking out seven. Ben Allen pitched a scoreless seventh to finish off the game. The Cardinals also committed four errors behind their pitchers for the second straight game.
Allen, Jordan Domine and Grant Becker added two hits apiece to lead the offense.
“The Cardinals were not as sharp in the field defensively as you need to be when you are playing a good team and facing a good pitcher,” head coach Russ Hinrichs said. “AJ pitched well in defeat as he challenged the Eagles hitters throughout the game. AJ was much sharper with his control, and he improved off his first outing in Sauk Rapids and probably deserved a better result.”
The loss dropped the Cardinals to 1-2 overall and in Central Lakes Conference play.
ST. CLOUD APOLLO 130 030 0 – 7 8 4
ALEXANDRIA 002 000 0 – 2 8 4
ALEXANDRIA PITCHING – Anderson – L, 6IP, 3ER, 7SO; Allen – 1IP
ALEXANDRIA HITS – Allen – 2; Domine – 2; Becker – 2; Burnham – 1, 2 RBI; Nick Knoblach – 1