Endres, offense dominant in Fergus Falls as Alexandria blows by Otters

Senior Shay Endres had 13 strikeouts and was also part of an offensive outburst for the Alexandria baseball team that included 15 total hits at Fergus Falls on April 22.

Alexandria's Dayton Downing cracks a smile before an at-bat against St. Cloud Tech on April 16, 2021. Downing had a hit, a run scored and an RBI in Fergus Falls on April 22, where the Cardinals had plenty to smile about in a 16-2 win that saw the offense collect 15 total hits. (Eric Morken / Echo Press)

The Alexandria baseball team had no problems in Fergus Falls on Thursday night as the Cardinals won 16-2 to improve to 3-2 overall and in the Central Lakes Conference.

Alexandria had 15 total hits. Elijah Holthaus was 2-for-3 with two runs scored, and Devan Swerman had three hits, two runs and two RBIs.

Shay Endres and Devin Cimbura added two hits apiece, as well. Nate Hammerback, Swerman, Cimbura, Clayton Birdsall and JD Hennen all doubled.

That offense made life easier for Endres on the mound. He followed up a gem in his first outing this year by dominating the Otters with 13 strikeouts through six innings. Endres allowed no earned runs around four hits and two walks allowed.

Parker Jendro tossed a scoreless final frame to close out the game.


ALEXANDRIA 411 011 8 - 16 15 2

FERGUS FALLS 100 010 0 - 2 6 4

ALEXANDRIA PITCHING - Shay Endres - W, 6IP, 4H, 2R, 0ER, 2BB, 13SO; Parker Jendro - 1IP, 2H, 0R, 0ER, 1BB, 1SO

ALEXANDRIA OFFENSE - Brock Lerfald - 1-4, 2 runs; Connor Lerfald - 0-1, BB, 1 run; Elijah Holthaus - 2-3, BB, 2 runs, RBI; Connor Cavers - BB, 1 run; Devan Swerman - 3-5, 2B, 2 runs, 2 RBI; Nate Hammerback - 1-3, 2B, 2 RBI; Clayton Birdsall - 1-1, 2B, 1 run, RBI; Endres - 2-3, BB, 1 run; Jendro - 0-1, 1 run, RBI; Dayton Downing - 1-2, 1 run, RBI; Brady McCoy - 0-2, BB, 2 runs; Caleb Runge - 0-2; Lake Hagen - 1-2, 1 run, RBI; JD Hennen - 1-4, 2B, 1 run; Grady Anderson - RBI; Reid Reisdorf - 0-2, RBI; Devin Cimbura - 2-3, 2B, 3 RBI

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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