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Baseball: Alexandria American Legion teams set for playoffs

The Alexandria Zimny Insurance Post 87 Team will compete in Moorhead beginning on Wednesday, while the Alexandria Intergrity Title Jr. Black and Alexandria Soderholm Family Insurance and Oral Surgery team will play at Knute beginning on Tuesday

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Alexandria Zimny Insurance Post 87's Brock Lerfald throws the ball to first base for an out in the first game of a doubleheader against Fergus Falls on July 13, 2022. Alexandria won game one 15-0 in five innings and game two 10-0 in six innings. Alexandria will begin the Divison One Senior Sub-state 14 playoffs in Moorhead with a game against Fergus Falls at 11 a.m. on July 20.
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The Alexandria American Legion Baseball teams have completed their regular seasons and are set to begin postseason play.

All the brackets are in a double-elimination format.

The Alexandria Zimny Insurance Post 87 Team (13-8) is in sub-state bracket 14 (division one senior) in Moorhead and is set to face Fergus Falls at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, while both the Alexandria junior teams will be playing at Knute Nelson Memorial Park.

The tournament in Moorhead will conclude with the championship game at 2:30 on July 23 or at Noon on July 24 if necessary.

After playing Fergus Falls on Wednesday, Alexandria will face either East Grand Forks or Bemidji on Thursday at 11 a.m. or 4 p.m. Perham, Detroit Lakes, Brainerd and Moorhead are also in this sub-state bracket.

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The Alexandria junior teams will host the sub-state G (division one senior) bracket that includes Mankato East, Mankato West, Hutchinson and Marshall Black.

The Alexandria Soderholm Family Insurance and Oral Surgery Junior Red team (2-21) begins the tournament with an 11:30 a.m. game on Tuesday against Marshall Black. The winner will face Mankato West later that day at 4:30 p.m. for a chance to go to the semifinals, while the loser will play in an elimination game at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

The Alexandria Integrity Title Junior Black team (15-4-1) begins the tournament with a game on Tuesday at 2 p.m. against the winner of the Hutchinson/Mankato East game. If Alexandria Black wins it'll advance to the semifinals on Wednesday at 5 p.m. or if it loses, it'll play a consolation game at 12:30 p.m.

The championship game at Knute Nelson Memorial Park will be on Thursday at 1:30 p.m. or on Friday at 11 a.m. if necessary.

Sam Stuve covers a variety of sports in the Douglas County area. He also is assigned to do some news stories as well.
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