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Swerman dominates on the mound as Alexandria takes care of business against Fergus Falls

Devan Swerman threw all seven innings for Alexandria in its 5-1 win over Fergus Falls on Thursday night.

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Devan Swerman

Devan Swerman had everything working for him on the mound against Fergus Falls on Thursday night for the Alexandria baseball team.

The Cardinals beat Fergus Falls 5-1 behind Swerman’s complete-game three-hitter. Swerman struck out five batters and allowed just one run.

The Alexandria offense produced a first-inning run when Nate Hammerback grounded into a fielder’s choice, scoring Brock Lerfald. The Cardinals made it 2-0 on a double from JD Hennen in the bottom of the third.

The Otters cut the lead in half with a home run in the top of the third inning, but a three-run fourth inning was all the insurance Swerman needed. Lake Hagen singled in a run before Reid Reisdorf’s bunt caused a throwing error, scoring Brady McCoy. Shay Endres drove in Aiden Staples on a sacrifice fly to make it 5-1.

Swerman got a pair of groundouts and a strikeout in the top of the seventh to clinch the win.

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ALEXANDRIA HITTING- Reid Reisdorf 0-4; Devan Swerman 0-3, BB; Shay Endres 2-3, R; Nate Hammerback 0-3, RBI; JD Hennen 1-3, 2B, RBI; Elijah Holthaus 0-3; Grady Anderson2-3, 2 2B, R; Brady McCoy 1-3, R; Lake Hagen 1-32, BB, RBi, R; Brock Lerfald R; Aiden Staples R

PITCHING- Swerman- W, 7IP, 3H, 1R, 1ER, 5K, BB, 1HR

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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