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Softball: Alexandria back to .500 with sweep over Fergus

Sydney Christenson

The Alexandria softball team had no problem scoring runs in its trip to Fergus Falls Tuesday afternoon.

The Cardinals had 23 runners cross home plate and had 24 hits between the two games. The Cardinals took the first game 12-9 — scoring a run in every inning. Sydney Christenson went 4-for-5 with three RBIs. Sydney Drew had three hits and an RBI. Autumn Botz was 3-for-4 and drove in two runs.

The score was tied 8-8 heading into the fifth inning before the Cardinals retook the lead after an infield error. Alexandria added another run in the top of the sixth. Drew scored the game-winning run on a wild pitch.

The Cardinals made quick work of the Otters in game two with an 11-1 win.

Alexandria's offense was powered by another strong game from Christenson. She went 3-for-4 with two RBIs. Carly Burns also had a pair of RBIs with a third-inning double.

The Cardinals are now 8-8 heading into the last leg of their season. They will host a doubleheader with St. Cloud Tech Thursday night.

GAME ONE

ALEXANDRIA 241 111 2 - 12 15 4

FERGUS FALLS 025 100 0 - 9 12 6

ALEXANDRIA PITCHING- Ally Albers 4.2IP, 10H, 8R, 2ER, 6K; Emily Harris W, 2.1IP, 2H, 1R, 0ER, 1K, 1BB

ALEXANDRIA OFFENSE- Taylor Sayre 2-3, RBI, BB, HR, 3R; Ally Albers 1-4, RBI, 2B; Joria Downing 1-2, R; Sydney Christienson 4-5, 3RBI; Kendra Hardy 1-5, 2R, 2RBI; Sydney Drew 3-4, 2R, RBI, 2B; Autumn Botz 3-4, 2RBI, Kaci Trosvig 0-4; Maci Tilleskjor 1-3, R; Carly Burns 0-1; Brooklyn Stender 0-2, R; Alicia Halbe R, Danika Botzet R;

GAME TWO

FERGUS FALLS 001 00 - 1 2 8

ALEXANDRIA 225 02 - 11 9 4

ALEXANDRIA PITCHING- Kendra Hardy W, 5IP, 2H, 1R, 0ER, 2K, 1BB;

ALEXANDRIA OFFENSE- Taylore Sayre 1-2, 3R, RBI, BB, 2B; Danika Botzet 1-1, R; Ally Albers 1-3, RBI, R; Calista Bergquist R, Sydney Christensn 3-4. 2RBI, 3B; Autumn Botz 1-2, BB, RBI; Kendra Hardy 0-2, R, BB; Sydney Drew 0-3; Kaci Trosvig 0-2; Brooklyn Stender 0-1; Carly Burns 1-3, 2RBI, 2B, R; Joria Downing 1-3, R; Maci Tilleskjor R