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Baseball: Alexandria Post 87 sweeps Detroit Lakes Post 15 – Alexandria Echo Press

By meerna Jul11,2024
Baseball: Alexandria Post 87 sweeps Detroit Lakes Post 15 – Alexandria Echo Press

The Alexandria Zimny ​​Insurance Post 87 American Legion baseball team picked up two wins in two different ways in Detroit Lakes on Tuesday.

In a game against Detroit Lakes Post 15, Alexandria won the first game of a doubleheader 12-0 in five innings, scoring 12 hits and limiting Detroit Lakes to one run.

Game two was a different story as Alexandria’s bats cooled off. However, Alexandria had enough offense in game two to win 3-2, improve to 13-4 on the season, and drop Detroit Lakes to 3-18-1.

Alexandria found itself down 1-0 in the second game of a doubleheader as Detroit Lakes scored in the bottom of the first inning.

Alexandria tied the game at 1-1 on a groundout by Jordan Kuhnau in the top of the fourth inning, but Detroit Lakes answered with a run in the bottom half of the inning.

Post 87 took the lead in the sixth inning thanks to an RBI double by Kuhnau and an RBI single by Gage Castle.

Gavin Klimek had a pair of hits in the second for Alexandria, while Kuhnau had two RBIs.

Kyle Blankenship earned the win on the mound for Alexandria in Game 2 on July 9. He pitched in place of starter Jaxson Bakeberg. Blankenship struck out three batters in two innings and allowed just one hit and one run. Spencer Schmidt earned the save. He struck out three batters in two innings and allowed no hits and no runs.

In the first game of a doubleheader, Carter Simonson struck out six batters over four innings and allowed only one player to get on base (via a walk).

Kuhnau was 3-of-3 at the plate in Game 1. One of those hits was a home run. He led the team in RBI in the game with three. Cameron Simon had three hits in the game and scored three runs. Bakeberg had two hits and scored three runs.

Alexandria Post 87 – 3 0 2 3 4 – 12 12 0

Detroit Lakes Post 15 – 0 0 0 0 0 – 0 1 1

ALEXANDRIA ATTACK – Gavin Klimek – 1/3, R, BB, 2B; Jaxson Bakeberg – 2/3, 3 R, RBI, BB, 2B; Cameron Simon – 3/4, 3 R, 2 RBI; Jordan Kuhnau – 3/3, 2 R, 4 RBI, 2B, HR, HBP; Sam Anderson – 0/3, R, RBI, SB; John Botzet – 0/0, HBP; Gage Castle-1/2, BB, 2B; Spencer Schmidt-0/1; Griffin Wimmer – 1/3, 2 RBI, BB; Caden Zelasko – 0/2, R, 2 BB; Carson Holte – 1/3, R, 2B

ALEXANDRIA PITCHING – Carter Simonson – W – 4 IP, 0 HR, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 6 SO; Lawton Ketelsen – 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 SO

Alexandria Post 87 – 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 – 3 6 2

Detroit Lakes Post 15 – 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 – 2 3 2

ALEXANDRIA ATTACK – Gavin Klimek – 2/4, SB; Sam Anderson – 1/4, R; Cameron Simon – 1/3, R; Jordan Kuhnau – 1/3, R, 2 RBI, 2B, SB; Griffin Wimmer – 0/3; Gage Castle – 1/3, RBI; John Botzet – 0/2; Carter Simonson – 0/1; Lawton Ketelsen – 0/3; Carson Holte – 0/2; Caden Zelasko – 0/1

ALEXANDRIA PITCHING – Jaxson Bakeberg – 3 IP, 2 HR, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 4 SO; Kyle Blankenship – W – 2 IP, 1 HR, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 SO; Spencer Schmidt – 2 IP, 0 HR, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 SO

Sam Stuve

Sam Stuve covers a variety of sports in Douglas County. He is also assigned to write news articles.

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