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Peterson, Fearing, Frederick make all-star baseball series

Alexandria’s senior shortstop Zach Peterson will join Osakis’ Drew Fearing and Jordan Frederick as players who were selected to play in the 40th annual Play Ball Minnesota High School Baseball All-Star Series.

The tournament will take place June 20-21 at the Chaska Athletic Park. Four 20-player teams from the North, South, Metro East and Metro West will play a round-robin tournament that features some of the best graduating seniors in the state from all three levels of high school.

Peterson, Frederick and Fearing are members of the North team. They will open up the tournament schedule with a nine-inning game against the Metro West team at 6 p.m. on Friday. They will then play seven-inning games against Metro East at 10 a.m. on Saturday and against the South team at 3 p.m.

Frederick and Fearing were a big part of another successful season for an Osakis baseball team that went 19-4 this spring. Frederick threw a team-leading 65 innings and posted a 1.29 ERA. He struck out 81 batters and allowed just 44 hits and eight walks. He also hit .343 with 26 RBIs, four home runs and 14 stolen bases.

Fearing finished second on the team in batting behind Lane Berberich (.493) with an average of .458. He led the team with 38 RBIs. Fearing anchored short for the Silverstreaks, while stealing 17 bases and collecting 33 hits in 72 at-bats.

Peterson helped Alexandria finish 19-7 this year and with a run to the Section 8AAA championship game. He anchored short for the Cardinals’ infield and hit .261 with 13 RBIs, 13 walks and seven doubles. He finished off his season with two hits and two RBIs in the loss to Brainerd in the section championship.

The players in the all-star series will practice on Thursday and attend a banquet that evening at the Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska. Former Minnesota Twins manager Tom Kelly will be the guest speaker.

The all-stars will then provide two free baseball clinics on Friday morning. One will be for local youth at the Chaska Athletic Field and the second will serve youth with physical and mental disabilities at the Miracle League Complex in Minnetonka.

More information on the all-star series can be found at by clicking on “MN All-Star Series.”

Eric Morken

Eric Morken is the sports and outdoor editor at the Echo Press and Osakis Review newspapers in Douglas County, MN. Follow him on Twitter at echo_sports.

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