The Alexandria Reds Junior Legion baseball team is off to a 10-5 start to its summer with a lot of games in a short amount of time already.
The Junior Reds’ latest action came in a doubleheader against Bemidji on Monday that saw the two teams split. Alexandria won the nightcap 4-1 after falling 8-0 in the opener.
The Junior Reds got a strong start from Reid Reisdorf in the win. He went six innings and struck out six. The lone run he gave up was unearned as Bemidji got to Reisdorf for just two hits and two walks. Nate Hammerback worked a scoreless final inning with a walk and a hit allowed, while striking out two.
Devin Cimbura had two hits and two RBIs to lead the offense. JD Hennen tripled, walked, scored twice and drove in a run.
The Junior Reds had five hits in the opener but could not bunch any together to push a run across. Will Heydt was 2-for-2 at the plate for Alexandria, while Caleb Runge went 2-for-3 and Hennen added Alexandria’s final single.
The Junior Reds will head to Marshall for a three-day tournament that runs this Friday through Sunday. They host their own junior legion tournament July 5-7.
BEMIDJI 000 001 0 - 1 3 2
ALEXANDRIA 220 000 X - 4 8 2
ALEXANDRIA PITCHING - Reid Reisdorf - 6IP, 2H, 1R, 0ER, 2BB, 6SO; Nate Hammerback - 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0ER, 1BB, 2SO
ALEXANDRIA OFFENSE - Will Suchy - 2-4; Adian Staples - 1-4, 1 run; JD Hennen - 1-2, 3B, BB, 2 runs, RBI; Nick Yanda - 0-2, BB, 1 run; Dayton Downing - 1-3; Devin Cimbura - 2-3, 2 RBI; Lake Hagen - 1-1, 2 BB; Reid Reisdorf - 0-3; Colton Laurent - 0-3
BEMIDJI 510 020 0 - 8 9 1
ALEXANDRIA 000 000 0 - 0 5 1
ALEXANDRIA PITCHING - Parker Jendro - 0.1IP, 1H, 5R, 3ER, 4BB, 0SO; Nick Yanda - 4.2IP, 8H, 3R, 3ER, 1BB, 3SO; Cimbura - 2IP, 0H, 0R, 3BB, 1SO
ALEXANDRIA OFFENSE - Nathan Knoll - 0-3; Will Heydt - 2-2; Caden Kavenaugh - 0-1; Hennen - 1-3; Caleb Runge - 2-3; Brock Lerfeld - 0-3; Hammerback - 0-3; Keaton Snitker - 0-2; Yanda - 0-1; Cimbura - 0-1; Grady Anderson - 0-2