Hennen throws a complete game shutout as Alexandria rolls over Becker

JD Hennen allowed just two hits and struck out six batters in five innings on Friday night in Alexandria's 12-0 win over Becker.

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Alexandria's J.D. Hennen throws during Wednesday's intersquad scrimmage at Knute Nelson Memorial Ballpark. Hennen allowed just two hits and struck out six in four shutout innings. (Eric Morken / Echo Press)

Alexandria’s JD Hennen didn’t need all 12 runs to support his two-hit shutout pitching performance on Friday night against Becker.

The Cardinals beat the Bulldogs 12-0 in five innings behind Hennen’s six strikeouts and two big innings from the Alexandria offense. Devin Swerman, Shay Endres and Hennen each had a two-hit night at the plate. Caleb Runge and Endres tallied doubles in the win.

The Cardinals got things started by scoring two runs on an error in the bottom of the second inning. Runge drove in a run on the next plate appearance with a sacrifice fly before Dayton Downing scored on a wild pitch. Swerman and Endres singled in runs to cap off the seven-run burst.

Hennen’s second hit of the game came in the bottom of the fourth inning when he drove in two runs with a single. Runge drove in two more runs with his double as part of a five-run fifth inning. After giving up a leadoff walk in the top of the fifth, Hennen retired the next three batters for the mercy-rule win.

BECKER 000 00X X - 0


ALEXANDRIA- 070 5XX X - 12

ALEXANDRIA HITTING- Brock Larfald 0-2; Reid Reisdorf 0-1; Elijah Holthaus 0-2, R, BB; Devan Swerman 2-3, 2R, 2RBI; Shay Endres 2-3, 2R, RBI, 2B; Nate Hammerback 0-1, R, BB; Clayton Birdsall R; JD Hennen 2-3, R, 2RBI; Caleb Runge 1-2, 2RBI; Dayton Downing 0-1, R, BB; Grady Anderson 0-1; Nate Knoll 0-2, R, BB; Will Suchy R; Brady McCoy R;

PITCHING- Hennen 5IP, 2H, 0R, 6K, 3BB

Jared Rubado is the sports editor for the Detroit Lakes Tribune and the Perham Focus. He moved to the area in September of 2021 after covering sports for the Alexandria Echo Press for nearly three years. Jared graduated from the University of Augustana in 2018 with degrees in journalism and sports managment.
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