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VFW baseball tournament: Championship postponed

Echo Press photo by Lori Mork Eric Nelson (17) was tagged out on a play at home during the Alexandria Green's tournament opener against Cold Spring. The Red team won 15-5 and the Green team fell 6-2.1 / 2
Echo Press photo by Lori Mork Cody Larson pitched for a win against Fergus Falls in the Alexandria Red's opening game of the tourney. The Red team won 15-5 and the Green team fell 6-2.2 / 2

Rain postponed the championship game between the Alexandria Red VFW team and Maple Grove on Sunday after the Red squad won a pair of pool games in VFW tournament held at Knute Nelson Memorial Stadium Saturday and Sunday.

The game has not be rescheduled yet, and will be played if a time is found that works for both teams.

The Alexandria Green squad earned a fifth place finish in the tournament, falling to Cold Spring and Maple Grove, but winning by forfeit over Fergus Falls.

The Red squad, playing in Pool A, topped Fergus Falls 15-5 in their opener Saturday morning as Cody Larson went six innings on the mound to earn the win, scattering nine hits and giving up just one earned run while striking out seven.

Jordan Smith paced the offense as he went four for five with two runs batted in and two runs scored.

Chris Vogeler, Ethan Favor Jackson and Lucas Dolan had two hits apiece.

Alexandria also defeated Delano 16-4 as Logan Serum pitched the first four innings to earn the win as he allowed seven hits and three earned runs, striking out two.

Smith, Vogeler and Dolan had three hits each, with Smith and Dolan both knocking in three runs.

Green results

The Alexandria Green squad dropped their tournament opener to Cold Spring Saturday 6-2 as the Springers scored three runs in the third, on in the fourth and two in the fifth.

Green got a run in the fifth when Andy Werk scored on a single by Brock Wood.

They scored their only other run in the seventh as Erich Murphy scored on a single, a stolen base and a single by Andy Werk.

Dan Anderson was tagged with the pitching loss as he went four and a third innings, allowing six runs, three earned on seven hits. He struck out two.

Against Maple Grove, the Green team saw their game cut short as Maple Grove scored five in the second and seven in the fourth, sandwiched between single runs in the first and the fifth to cut the game to five innings.

Alexandria's sole run came in the second as Werk scored after reaching first on a walk, then advancing on a walk to Tanner Ramsdell and a fielder's choice.

Darian Bowman suffered the loss, giving up six runs on seven hits and two walks.


ALEX RED 102 231 6 15-5

FERGUS FALLS 100 011 2 5-10

PITCHING - Cody Larson, WP, 6IP-9H-3R-1ER-7SO; Logan Serum 1IP-1H-2R-1SO.

HITTING - Chris Vogeler 2-5, 1 rbi, 2 runs; Tanner Rice 1-3, 1 run; Jordan Smith 4-5, 2 rbi, 2 runs; A.J. Anderson 1-1, 1 hit, 2 rbi, 1 run; Ethan Favor Jackson 2-4, 1 rbi, 3 runs; Cody Larson 1-4, 1 rbi, 1 run; Logan Serum 1-1, 2 rbi, 1 run; Lucas Dolan 2-4, 2 rbi, 2 runs; Chris Curry 1-2, 1 run.

ALEX RED 002 620 6 16-17

DELANO 110 200 0 4-7

PITCHING - Logan Serum, WP, 4IP-7H-4R-3ER-2SO; Chris Curry 3IP-0H-0R-OER-2SO.

HITTING - Tanner Rice 2-4, 2 rbi, 2 runs; Chris Vogeler 3-3, 2 rbi, 2 runs; Chris Curry 1-5, 1 rbi, 1 run; Jordan Smith 3-5, 3 rbi, 1 run; A.J. Anderson 2-5, 1 run; Buck Smith 2-4, 2 runs, Chris Fields 2 runs; Logan Serum 1-4, 1 rbi, 2 runs; Lucas Dolan 3-4, 3 rbi, 3 runs.

ALEX GREEN 000 010 1 2-6

COLD SPRING 003 120 X 6-8

PITCHING - Dan Anderson, LP, 4.1IP-7H-6R-3ER-OBB-2SO; Darian Bowman 1.2IP-1H-0R-0ER-1HBP-1SO.

HITTING - Brock Wood 1-4, 1 rbi; Gideon Burnham 1-3; Erich Murphy 2-3, 1 run, 1 sb; Andy Werk 1-1, 1 run, 1 rbi; Eric Nelson 1-2.

MAPLE GROVE 150 71 14-12

ALEXANDRIA 010 00 1-0

PITCHING - Darian Bowman, LP, 1.2IP-7H-6R-3ER-2BB-1SO; Aaron Billberg 1.1IP-0H-0R-0ER-0BB-0SO; Eric Nelson 0.1IP-5H-5R-5ER-3BB-0SO.

HITTING - Aaron Billberg 1 sb; Andy Werk 1 run; Jake DelaRosby 1sb.



Alexandria Red 15, Fergus Falls 5

Delano def. Fergus Falls

Alexandria Red 16, Delano 4


Cold Spring 6, Alexandria Green 2

Maple Grove def. Cold Spring

Maple Grove 14, Alexandria Green 1


FIFTH PLACE - Alexandria Green 7, Fergus Falls 0 (forfeit)

Cold Spring def. Delano 5 innings

Championship - Alexandria Red vs. Maple Grove, ppd due to rain