Baseball roundup: Alexandria Post 87 splits with Perham

Will Suchy shined with 12 strikeouts in a 3-0 win, but Perham left with a split; Glenwood-Lowry also swept a doubleheader with Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa on Friday.

Will Suchy
Will Suchy

ALEXANDRIA — The Alexandria Zimney Insurance Post 87 baseball team split a doubleheader with Perham on Friday afternoon.

Perham put up four runs in the seventh inning to win 4-1. All four runs were unearned as two errors and three walks were a part of that rally.

Alexandria’s pitching combined for 24 strikeouts between the two games.

Will Suchy was a big part of that in a dominant start in a 3-0 win. Suchy, a graduated senior from this past spring, allowed two hits and two walks, while striking out 12 in 6.2 shutout innings. Nick Levasseur struck out the only batter he faced in four pitches to end the game.

On June 5, 1972, the Alexandria baseball program qualified for its first-ever state tournament. Rick Banke threw a shutout in both the semifinals and finals on that day. Now five decades later, Banke and Bob Close, who knocked in the game-winning run in the Region 6 finals, look back on the team's trip to the 1972 state tournament.

Grady Anderson provided the offense. He went 3-for-3 with a double and all three RBI’s.


Post 87’s next game is scheduled for July 6 in a doubleheader at Knute Nelson Ballpark against East Grand Forks that starts at 4 p.m.

PERHAM     000 000 4 - 4 1 1

ALEXANDRIA     000 010 0 - 1 10 2

ALEXANDRIA PITCHING - Jaxon Schoenrock - 6.1IP, 1H, 4R, 0ER, 5BB, 11SO; Brock Lerfald - 0.2, 0H, 0R, 1BB, 0SO

ALEXANDRIA OFFENSE - Wyatt Mohr - 2-4; Grady Anderson - 3-4, 2B, 1 run; JD Hennen - 3-4, 2B, RBI; Caleb Runge - 0-4; Augie Gulbranson - 0-4; Devin Cimbura - 0-4; Nate Hammerback - 1-3; Nick Levasseur - 1-2; Spencer Schmidt - 0-3

PERHAM     000 000 0 - 0 2 0

ALEXANDRIA    010 101 X - 3 6 1

ALEXANDRIA PITCHING - Will Suchy - W, 6.2IP, 2H, 0R, 0ER, 12SO; Nick Levasseur - 0.1IP, 0H, 0R, 1SO


ALEXANDRIA OFFENSE - Reed Reisdorf - 0-2; Jaxon Schoenrock - BB; Brock Lerfald - 0-3; JD Hennen - 1-3, 1 run; Nate Hammerback - 0-2, BB; Lake Hagen - 1-2, 2B, BB, 1 run; Cole Vatnsdal - 1-3, 1 run; Grady Anderson - 3-3, 2B, 3 RBI; Matthew Hornstein - 0-2; Spencer Schmidt - 0-2

Glenwood-Lowry sweeps BBE

(By Tom Elliott, Joe Brown / Forum News Service)

Jacob Blair tossed a five-inning no-hitter in the first game of a doubleheader, leading Glenwood-Lowry past Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa at Marthaler Park in Glenwood.

Blair struck out five and did not walk a batter. Glenwood-Lowry made one error.

Blair also was 1-for-3 with a stolen base. Nathan Dell was 1-for-1 with a walk and a stolen base for Glenwood-Lowry.

In game two, Glenwood-Lowry scored two runs in the top of the sixth inning to sweep Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa.

Dylan Alexander went 1-for-2 with a home run, two runs, a walk and an RBI for Glenwood-Lowry. PJ Johnson got the pitching win, going all six innings. He struck out four, walked three and allowed three hits and one earned run.

Hunter Sobiech, Tanner Shleton and Luke Dingmann all had hits for BBE, which is sponsored by Brooten Post 288. Shelton doubled and walked twice. Dingmann got an RBI.


Glenwood-Lowry    100   102-4   4   1

BBE                          101   000-2   3   2

Hitting - Glenwood-Lowry: Jacob Blair 0-2 bb sb, Torii Johnson 1-3 r sb, Dylan Alexander 1-2 r-2 hr rbi bb, Jack Larson 1-3 r rbi sb, Jack Majerus 0-1 rbi bb sac sb, Hunter Johnson 1-3 … BBE: Hunter Sobiech 1-2 r bb, Tanner Shelton 1-1 r bb-2 2b, Luke Dingmann 1-3 rbi

Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Glenwood-Lowry: PJ Johnson (W) 6-3-2-1-3-4 … BBE: Talen Kampsen (W) 6-4-4-2-3-3

BBE                           000   00-0   0   1

Glenwood-Lowry      000   1x-1   2   1

Hitting - BBE: No hits … Glenwood-Lowry: Jacob Blair 1-3 sb, Jack Larson 0-2 r sb, PJ Johnson 0-1 bb, Jack Majerus 0-2 rbi, Nathan Dell 1-1 bb sb

Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - BBE: Tanner Shelton (L) 4-2-1-1-2-3 … Glenwood-Lowry: Blair (W) 5-0-0-0-0-5

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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