Legion Baseball: Alexandria takes a pair at TRF
The Alexandria Legion baseball team extended its winning streak to six games on Thursday, sweeping Thief River Falls by scores of 7-4 and 20-0.
In the doubleheader's opener, Brock Anderson was hit by a pitch to lead off the second inning. He then advanced on Braiden Reisdorf groundout, stole third and scored on a Michael Kuhn single.
Alex scored again in each of the third and fourth innings to extend the lead to 3-0 before TRF was able to get on the board.
Alexandria had a 3-1 lead late in the game, but the offense wasn't done. A Conner Hammerback single scored Reisdorf and Kuhn in the sixth, and the team tacked on two more in the seventh. Mitch Toivonen reached on a fielder's choice, advanced to third on a Reed Larson single and scored on a Tryg Burgau ground out. Larson moved up to third on the ground out, as well, and scored on a Reisdorf sacrifice fly.
TRF rallied for three in the bottom of the seventh, but the damage was done and Alexandria took the 7-4 victory.
Carter Stockert earned the win on the mound, allowing one earned run on four hits and four walks while striking out 10 over 5 2/3 innings. Reisdorf closed out the last four outs, allowing three runs (one earned) on three hits while posting two punchouts.
In the second game, Alexandria put up runs in all seven innings — one in each of the first four innings, three in the fifth and two in the sixth before turning it on for 11 in the top of the seventh.
The team racked up 19 hits and TRF had six errors in the game. Tyson Hoelscher cleared the wall for a three-run home run in the seventh, helping him to a 2-for-3 game with five RBIs and two runs scored.
Hammerback, the leadoff hitter, went 3-for-6 with five runs scored and two RBIs, while Brock Anderson was 3-for-4 with a double, three RBIs and a run.
Blake Anderson took care of business on the hill for Alexandria. In the complete-game shutout, he allowed just three hits and a walk while striking out seven.
ALEX 011 102 2 — 7 8 1
TRF 000 100 3 — 4 7 1
ALEX PITCHING — Carter Stockert - 5.2 IP, 1 R, 1 ER, 4H, 4 BB, 10 K; Braiden Reisdorf - 1.1 IP, 3R, 1 ER, 3 H, 2 K
OFFENSE — Conner Hammerback - 1-3, BB, R, 2 RBI; Brady Burgau - 0-2, 2 BB; Blake Anderson - 1-3, BB; Tyson Hoelscher - 0-3; Reed Larson - 1-2, R; Mitch Toivonen - 0-1, R; Brock Anderson - 0-1, HP, SB, R; Tryg Burgau - 0-3, BB, RBI; Austin Johnson - SB, R; Braiden Reisdorf - 2-3, BB, R, RBI; Michael Kuhn - 3-4, R, 2 RBI; Jack Hilbrands - 0-2, BB
ALEX 111 132 (11) — 20 19 4
TRF 000 000 0 — 0 3 6
ALEX PITCHING — Blake Anderson - 7 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 1 BB, 7 K
OFFENSE — Hammerback - 3-6, SB, 5 R, 2 RBI; B. Burgau - 2-3, BB, HP, 2SB, 2 R, RBI; Hilbrands - BB; Larson - 1-4, R; Stockert - 1-2, R, RBI; Hoelscher - 2-3, HR, 2 BB, 2 R, 5 RBI; Br. Anderson - 3-4, 2B, BB, R, 3 RBI; T. Burgau - 1-1, R, RBI; Kuhn - 1-4, 2B, BB, 2 R, RBI; Reisdorf - 2-5, R, RBI; Toivonen - 2-5, 2B, 2 R, RBI; Austin Johnson - 1-3, 3B, 2 BB, 2 R, 3 RBI