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Baseball: Alexandria Post 87 goes 2-3 in competitive Gopher Classic

JD Hennen and Jaxon Schoenrock shine on the mound in the two wins.

JD Hennen
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PRIOR LAKE — The Alexandria Zimny Insurance Post 87 baseball team went to the Gopher Classic in the Twin Cities area this past weekend to face a big field of teams that offers the program some of the top competition it may see in the summer season.

Post 87 finished the weekend with a 2-3 record. Alexandria beat Chaska 4-1 and Middleton, Wisconsin 9-2 around a 6-0 loss to Hutchinson, 3-2 loss to Rapid City and 4-2 loss to Prior Lake.

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JD Hennen and Jaxon Schoenrock were dominant on the mound in the two wins. Hennen struck out 14 in six innings during the win over Chaska. Schoenrock struck out 9 and walked nobody in beating Middleton, Wisconsin.

Hennen homered at the plate as part of a two-hit game for him against Middleton. Wyatt Mohr drove in two runs to lead the offense against Chaska.

Next up for Post 87 is a doubleheader at Detroit Lakes starting at 5 p.m. on July 12. They wrap up the regular season with a doubleheader against Fergus Falls on July 13 at 5 p.m. at Knute Nelson Memorial Ballpark. The district tournament starts on July 20 in Moorhead.

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ALEXANDRIA     000 000 2 - 2 8 2

PRIOR LAKE      000 040 X - 4 7 2

ALEXANDRIA PITCHING - Matthew Hornstein - 4.2IP, 6H, 4R, 4ER, 0BB, 2SO; Devin Cimbura - 1.1IP, 1H, 0R, 1BB, 0SO

ALEXANDRIA OFFENSE - Brock Lerfald - 0-2; Wyatt Mohr - 1-2, RBI; Grady Anderson - 2-4; JD Hennen - 0-3; Nate Hammerback - 0-3; Lake Hagen - 2-3; Caleb Runge - 0-2; Cimbura - 0-1; Augie Gulbranson - 0-2; Jaxon Schoenrock - 1-1, 1 run; Nick Levasseur - 1-3, 2B, 1 run, RBI; Spencer Schmidt - 0-2; Will Suchy - 1-1

RAPID CITY 3, ALEXANDRIA 2 -- No stats available

ALEXANDRIA     301 032 0 - 9 10 4

MIDDLETON, WI     100 001 0 - 2 4 2

ALEXANDRIA PITCHING - Jaxon Schoenrock - 6IP, 4H, 2R, 0ER, 0BB, 9SO; Cimbura - 1IP, 0H, 0R, 2BB, 2SO

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ALEXANDRIA OFFENSE - Lerfald - 1-3, BB, RBI; Reed Reisdorf - 1-1; Anderson - 1-4, BB, 2 runs, RBI; Runge - 0-2, BB, 1 run; Schmidt - 0-1, 1 run; Hennen - 2-3, HR, 1 run, 3 RBI; Hammerback - 0-1, 2 BB, 2 runs, RBI; Mohr - 1-3, 2B, 1 run; Cole Vatnsdal - 1-4, 2 RBI; Hagen - 2-4, RBI; Hornstein - 1-4, 1 run

ALEXANDRIA     000 000 0 - 0 5 3

HUTCHINSON     100 122 X - 6 12 0

ALEXANDRIA PITCHING - Will Suchy - 4.1IP, 7H, 4R, 3ER, 3BB, 5SO; Schmidt - 1.2IP, 5H, 2R, 2ER, 1BB, 1SO

ALEXANDRIA OFFENSE - Lerfald - 0-3; Anderson - 2-3, 3B; Runge - 1-3, 2B; Hennen - 0-3; Hammerback - 1-3; Hagen - 0-2, BB; Augie Gulbranson - 1-2; Reisdorf - 0-1; Schoenrock - 0-2; Vatnsdal - 0-1; Cimbura - 0-2; Mohr - 0-1

CHASKA     001 000 0 - 1 1 3

ALEXANDRIA     011 002 X - 4 7 0

ALEXANDRIA PITCHING - JD Hennen - 6IP, 1H, 1R, 1ER, 3BB, 14SO; Levasseur - 1IP, 0H, 0R, 1BB, 2SO

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ALEXANDRIA OFFENSE - Reisdorf - 1-4, RBI; Lerfald - 1-4; Runge - 1-2, 3B, BB, 1 run; Hennen - 0-3; Hammerback - 1-2, BB; Hagen - 1-3, 2B; Schoenrock - 0-2, BB, 1 run; Gulbranson - 1-3, 1 run; Suchy - 0-2; Mohr - 1-1, 2 RBI; Schmidt - 1 run

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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