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Lee, Thome selected to all-star team

Andrew Thome and Jordan Lee will represent the Blue Anchors on the North Division All-Star team in the annual game on July 22 at 6:45 p.m. at Kapco Park in Mequon, Wisconsin.

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 Lee, an outfielder for Alexandria, is hitting .354 in 99 at-bats with 17 runs scored and 15 RBIs. Thome is 2-0 on the mound with a 2.32 ERA in 38 2/3 innings pitched this season. He has 32 strikeouts and 22 walks during that span.

Mankato and Waterloo had the most all-star selections from the North with five each. The Madison Mallards had six players named to the all-star team from the South side.

On the field, the Blue Anchors were struggling at the plate in a six-game losing streak until they finally broke out for a 7-4 victory on Saturday night in Thunder Bay.

Spencer Koopmans picked up the victory for the Blue Anchors on the mound, going 5 2/3 innings and allowing only one earned run. Ricky Sanchez led the Alexandria offense in the game by going 1-for-3 with three RBIs and one run scored.

The Blue Anchors dropped the second game of the series 13-11 against Thunder Bay on Sunday. Relief pitcher Kevin Walsh was handed the loss Sunday after he allowed five earned runs in two innings pitched. The Blue Anchors led 11-9 heading into the bottom of the ninth inning when Thunder Bay’s Robb Paller hit a walk-off grand slam.

Cam Duzenack led the Blue Anchors’ offense by going 2-for-4 with two RBIs in the game, and Jake Bergren also drove in two RBIs and scored two runs in a 2-for-4 day at the plate.

The Blue Anchors currently hold a 3-9 record in the second half of the Northwoods League season. They return home for a two game series against La Crosse on Tuesday and Wednesday evening at Knute Nelson Ballpark.

Blaze Fugina

Blaze Fugina is the sports editor of the Woodbury and South Washington County Bulletin newspapers. Previously, Blaze worked as a sports editor for the Pierce County Herald and a sports reporter for the Alexandria Echo Press. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls in May of 2011. You can follow Blaze on Twitter at @BlazeFugina.

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