Alexandria's Junior Legion Black goes 2-2 in Sioux Falls

Alexandria's Integrity Title Junior Legion Black baseball team sits at 9-10 after a weekend split as the team starts eyeing the playoffs in a few weeks.

Alexandria Junior Legion Black second baseman Wyatt Mohr throws the ball back to teammate Nick Levasseur during a game against Perham on June 21, 2021. (Eric Morken / Echo Press)

The Alexandria Integrity Title Junior Legion Black baseball team came back from the Sioux Falls Invite in South Dakota this past weekend after going 2-2 in the tournament.

Alexandria beat Sioux Falls East and West Central of South Dakota to win its pool. In the championship round, Alexandria ran into a team from Lincoln, Neb. Lincoln took the lead late and won 3-1 before Alexandria fell in a 6-0 final to Eden Prairie to wrap up the weekend.

The split puts Alexandria’s record at 9-10 so far this summer.

“Cole Vatnsdal continued his hot hitting, and Max Hess and Jaxon Schoenrock gave us two super (pitching) outings,” Junior Legion Black coach Lee Backhaus said. “Tyler Kludt has continued his web-gem fielding. We are getting contributions from every teammate when called on to execute.”

Alexandria has more than a week off now before hosting Moorhead on July 6 and Detroit Lakes on July 7. Both those are doubleheaders. The postseason will take place in Marshall starting on July 19.


“As a team we are starting to gel and are heading to a “peak-in-the-playoffs” mentality,” Backhaus said.

Eric Morken is a sports and outdoor editor at the Echo Press Newspaper in Alexandria, Minnesota, a property of the Forum News Service. Morken covers a variety of stories throughout the Douglas County area, as well as statewide outdoor issues.
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