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Legion baseball: Alex 3-2 at Gopher Classic


The Fat Daddy's Alexandria American Legion baseball team picked up one of its best wins in recent history to cap off its five-game showing at the Gopher Classic Baseball Tournament in Eden Prairie this past weekend.

Alexandria went 3-2 but it was a 1-0 shutout in the tournament finale that had the team buzzing afterward. Eden Prairie came into that game as the defending Class AAA state champions and the No. 1 ranked legion team in the state. Colin Erickson responded by taking his teammates on his back as the lefty threw a one-hitter and struck out nine in the complete-game victory.

That capped off a strong showing for Alexandria at the always tough Gopher Classic. The local nine started the tournament with a 6-2 win over Lakeville South. Sioux Falls East then proved to be too much in a 12-9 game before Alexandria overcame a five-run deficit against Osseo to win 13-8 in game three. Their opponent from Boulder, Colorado then won an offensive battle 13-5 in Alexandria's fourth game of the tournament.

Look for complete details on all of Alexandria's games from the Gopher Classic in Friday's issue of the Echo Press.