Chase Heying, Sartell bats down Alexandria in season opener

Sartell's Chase Heying struck out eight and held the Alexandria baseball team to two hits, one being a two-run home run by Brock Lerfald.

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The Alexandria baseball team dropped its season opener on the road on Thursday as Sartell won a 12-2 Central Lakes Conference matchup.

This is a new-look Cardinals team with players getting their first taste of varsity baseball. Brock Lerfald had a two-run home run in the third inning, but it was one of just two hits for Alexandria against Sartell’s Chase Heying. Heying struck out eight and walked three. Dayton Downing had the Cardinals’ other hit as he doubled and scored.

Alexandria will turn the page quickly to host its home opener on Friday night at 5 when St. Cloud Tech comes to Knute Nelson Memorial Ballpark.

ALEXANDRIA 002 00 - 2 2 2

SARTELL 126 03 - 12 8 1


ALEXANDRIA OFFENSE - Elijah Holthaus - 0-3; Brock Lerfald - 1-3, HR, 1 run, 2 RBI; Shay Endres - 0-3; Caleb Runge - 2 BB; Devan Swerman - 0-1, BB; Nate Hammerback - 0-2; JD Hennen - 0-2; Devin Cimbura - 0-2; Dayton Downing - 1-2, 1 run

ALEXANDRIA PITCHING - Holthaus - L, 2IP, 5H, 6R, 6ER, 2BB, 1SO; Parker Jendro - 1IP, 2H, 3R, 3ER, 2BB, 1SO; Lerfald - 1.2IP, 1H, 3R, 0ER, 1BB, 2SO

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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