Alexandria's Junior Legion teams run through Detroit Lakes ahead of hosting weekend tournament July 9-11
Junior Legion baseball tournament runs Friday through Sunday of this week at Knute Nelson Memorial Ballpark in Alexandria.
The Alexandria Integrity Title Junior Legion Black baseball team made easy work of Detroit Lakes in a doubleheader sweep on July 7.
The Black won game one 19-2 and followed it up with another dominant win in a 17-6 final. Maththew Hornstein led the charge in the nightcap with three hits, three runs scored and three RBIs. Piper Hanish added two hits, two runs scored and three RBIs.
Six different players in Tyler Kludt, Hornstein, Cole Vatnsdal, Auggie Gulbranson, Ashton Sayre and Jake Westphall had at least two RBIs in an 18-hit outburst during game one. That made life easy for Nick Levasseur on the mound as he went all four innings and struck out five.
The Alexandria Soderholm Insurance and Oral Surgery Junior Legion Red team also made easy work of Detroit Lakes this week with 16-1 and 15-1 wins on July 6.
Gavin Klimek had three RBIs and three runs scored, while Cameron Simon added three hits, two runs scored and three RBIs in the 16-1 win. Klimek doubled and tripled in the game.
Caleb Gimbel and Jordan Kuhnau led the way in the 15-1 win with three RBIs apiece. Kuhnau homered as part of three hits and three runs scored. Simon and Gage Castle each had two RBIs as well.
Grayson Grove threw an efficient seven-inning complete game in the 15-1 final where he needed just 78 pitches. He allowed one unearned run on one hit and one walk, while striking out seven.
Alexandria hosts Junior Legion Tournament this weekend
Alexandria Black and Alexandria Red now host a home tournament from July 9-11.
Alexandria Black will play games at 9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on Friday and at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday. Alexandria Black is part of Pool B that includes Elk River, Aitkin and Marshall.
Alexandria Red is part of Pool A at the tournament with Worthington, New Ulm and Blaine. Alexandria Red plays its games at 8:30 p.m. on Friday before 1:30 and 6 p.m. games on Saturday.
Sunday’s games will match up the first through fourth-place finishers from each pool with the fourth-place game starting at 9 a.m. and the championship wrapping things up at 3:30 p.m.
ALEXANDRIA JUNIOR LEGION TOURNAMENT JULY 9-11
KNUTE NELSON BALLPARK
FRIDAY, JULY 9 SCHEDULE -- 9 a.m. -- Alexandria Black vs. Aitkin; 11 - Aitkin vs. Elk River; 1:30 p.m. - Alexandria Black vs. Marshall; 3:30 - New Ulm vs. Blaine; 6 - Blaine vs. Worthington; 8:30 - Worthington vs. Alexandria Red
SATURDAY, JULY 10 - 9 a.m. - Marshall vs. Elk River; 11 - Aitkin vs. Marshall; 1:30 p.m. - Alexandria Red vs. New Ulm; 3:30 - New Ulm vs. Worthington; 6 - Alexandria Red vs. Blaine; 8:30 - Alexandria Black vs. Elk River
SUNDAY, JULY 11 - 9 a.m. - Pool A 4th place vs. Pool B 4th place; 11 - Third place game; 1:30 p.m. - Second place game; 3:30 - Championship
DETROIT LAKES 002 220 X - 6 5 1
ALEXANDRIA BLACK 003 338 X - 17 10 6
ALEXANDRIA PITCHING - Max Hess - 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1SO; Hunter Athey - 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2SO; Ashton Sayre - 0IP, 2H, 2R, 2ER, 2BB, 0SO; Spencer Schmidt - 2IP, 1H, 2R, 0ER, 0BB, 2SO; Cole Vatnsdal - 1IP, 1H, 2R, 1ER, 1BB, 2SO; Wyatt Mohr - 1IP, 1H, 0R, 2BB, 2SO
ALEXANDRIA OFFENSE - Jaxon Schoenrock - 2-3, 2 BB, 4 runs; Maththew Hornstein - 3-4, 2B, 3 runs, 3 RBI; Cole Vatnsdal - 0-1, 2 BB, 1 run; Max Hess - 0-1, BB, 1 run, RBI; Piper Hanish - 2-3, BB, 2 runs, 3 RBI; Jake Westphall - 1-4, BB, 1 run, RBI; Spencer Schmidt - 0-2, 3 BB, RBI; Jake Vonbank - 0-2, 2 BB, 1 run; Nick Levasseur - 0-1, 2 BB, 3 runs
DETROIT LAKES 000 2 - 2 6 5
ALEXANDRIA BLACK 4(10)5 - 19 18 1
ALEXANDRIA PITCHING - Nick Levasseur - W, 4IP, 6H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, 5SO
ALEXANDRIA OFFENSE - Tyler Kludt - 1-3, BB, 2B, 3 runs, 2 RBI; Hornstein - 2-4, 2B, 3 runs, 2 RBI; Vatnsdal - 2-4, 1 run, 3 RBI; Auggie Gulbranson - 1-3, BB, 2 runs, 2 RBI; Ashton Sayre - 4-4, 2B, 2 runs, 2 RBI; Schoenrock - 1-3, BB, 1 run, RBI; Jake Westphall - 2-2, 2 runs, 2 RBI; Scout Schoenrock - 1-1, RBI; Mohr - 2-3, 2B, 2 runs, RBI; Hunter Athey - 2-3, 1 run, 2 RBI; Hanish - 2 runs
ALEXANDRIA RED 122 103 6 - 15 14 2
DETROIT LAKES 010 000 0 - 1 1 3
ALEXANDRIA PITCHING - Grayson Grove - W, 7IP, 1H, 1R, 0ER, 1BB, 7SO
ALEXANDRIA OFFENSE - Ben Scott - 2-5, 2B, 3 runs; Grove - 2-5, 1 run; Carter Simonson - 1-2, BB, 3 runs, RBI; Gavin Klimek - 0-4, BB, RBI; Walker Hennen - 1-3, BB, 3 runs, RBI; Caleb Gimbel - 1-4, BB, 1 run, 3 RBI; Jordan Kuhnau - 3-4, BB, HR, 3 runs, 3 RBI; Cameron Simon - 1-3, 2B, BB, 1 run, 2 RBI; Gage Castle - 3-5, 2 RBI
ALEXANDRIA RED (14)02 - 16 10 0
DETROIT LAKES 100 - 1 5 2
ALEXANDRIA PITCHING - Carter Simonson - 2IP, 3H, 1R, 1ER, 2BB, 3SO; Cameron Mercado - 1IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 1SO
ALEXANDRIA OFFENSE - Brady Swensrud - 1-3; Grove - 1-2, BB, 2 runs; Simonson - 1-1, 2B, BB, 1 run; Kuhnau - 0-0, 2 BB, 1 run; Mercado - 0-1, 2 BB, 3 runs, RBI; Klimek - 2-2, 2B, 3B, BB, 3 runs, 3 RBI; Simon - 3-3, 2 runs, 3 RBI; Corbin Farrow - 2-3, 1 run, RBI; Colton Converse - 0-1, 2 BB, 1 run; Hennen - 1 run; Castle - 1 run