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Junior Legion: Alex Black takes weekend tournament crown

The Alexandria Black junior legion baseball team defeated Shakopee 12-4 to win its home tournament on Sunday. Team members are (from left) first row: Wyatt Snitker, Mark Urman, Dominic Schmidt, Riley Simonson, Matthew Zick, Andrew Revering, Kade Hughes and Cody Richardson. Second row: Coach Lee Backhaus, Bernice Wagner, Isaac McCoy, Josh Ballou, Kade Loge, Wyatt Blahosky, Kade Blankenship, Tate Breitkreutz and Coach Kelley. (Submitted photo)

The Alexandria Black junior legion baseball team took first place in a home, eight-team tournament held at Knute Nelson Ballpark June 8-10.

Alex Black took down Shakopee 12-4 on Sunday to earn first-place honors. Alexandria Red, meanwhile, fell 4-2 to Fergus Falls in the consolation championship.

In other action, Champlin defeated the Fargo Jets 6-2 in the second place game, and Watertown topped Totino Grace 13-9 in the third place game.

Micah Friez

Micah Friez is a sports reporter for the Echo Press in Alexandria. A native of East Grand Forks, Minn., he is a 2018 graduate of Bemidji State University with a degree in Creative and Professional Writing. Follow him on Twitter at @micahfriez for Alexandria area sports updates and jokes he thinks are funny.

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