Sports roundup from Thursday, July 25
NORTHWOODS LEAGUE BASEBALL
Alexandria 5, St. Cloud 2
The Alexandria Blue Anchors bunched together five runs in the fourth through sixth innings to secure a 5-2 win in their first game back from the all-star break on Thursday night.
Tyler Beck gave Alexandria six strong innings to earn the win. He scattered five hits and two walks, while allowing just two runs and striking out three. Brandon Johnson struck out four over the next two innings before Jose Cardona got the save after retiring all three batters he faced in the ninth.
Andrew Sohn had a 3-for-4 night at the plate. He scored twice, while Albert Baur had two hits, including a double, and Tim Cusick and Michael Barash each homered.
Alexandria Post 87 made easy work of Fergus Falls in the opening round of the Sub-State 14 tournament on Thursday afternoon.
Post 87 scored once in the opening frame and kept adding on from there. They scored two in the third, fifth, sixth and eighth innings to run away for the 9-2 win.
Ben Allen continued his hot summer at the plate with three hits and three RBIs. Zach Peterson walked three times, scored twice and drove in one, while Toby Helgeson went 2-for-4 at the plate.
Blake Stockert gave Alexandria six strong innings, allowing just one hit and one walk along the way. He struck out nine.
The win set Post 87 up with a match-up against Thief River Falls today at 4 p.m. in Moorhead.
Madison 7, Osakis 5
The Osakis Legion team saw its season come to end on Thursday night as Madison shocked them in a 7-5 game.
It was a 2-1 Madison lead after four innings before they scored five runs to open things up in the fifth inning. Osakis tried to rally in the seventh. Brandon Giesler had a two-RBI hit and the tying run was on first before Madison induced a fly ball to center and a ground out back to the pitcher to end the game.
Doug Zimmel took the loss for Osakis. He worked six innings, allowing all seven runs on six hits and seven walks. He struck out three. Osakis also committed three errors on the night.
Drew Fearing made the all-tournament team after another big game. He had three hits, including a double, to go along with two RBIs.