Alexandria heats up late to earn Sunshine League win over Mount Vernon

The Alexandria Angels scored 12 runs in the final three innings in a come from behind victory against Mount Vernon on Tuesday evening.

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MOUNT VERNON – After surrendering a late lead against Mount Vernon in a 4-3 loss on June 2, Alexandria redeemed themselves against the Mustangs on Tuesday evening.

Trailing 7-3 headed into the top of the seventh inning, the Angels scored 12 runs in the final three innings to win 15-8 and steal a much needed Sunshine League victory.

Alexandria’s run began in the seventh inning when Jerrod Zens crushed a homer to right field that turned out to be just the start of a 10 score inning in the seventh for the Angels. Both Zens and Adam Durfee had a homerun in the contest, but it was Tyson Gau who led the team at the plate going 4-for-6 with three RBIs. Durfee went 3-for-5 with three runs scored and three RBIs while Zens went 2-for-4 with two runs scored.

Peyton Smith had two hits and drove in two runs while Jed Schmidt had two hits and Jordan Gau had two RBIs. Schmidt picked up the win for the Angels, as he pitched six innings, allowing eight hits and four earned runs, while striking out nine batters. Tyson Gau pitched two innings and struck out three.

Mount Vernon, who did score six of its eight runs in a matter of two innings, was led by Briggs Havlik, going 2-for-4 at the plate with two runs scored and three RBIs. Chase Hetland drove in two runs while Cameron Deinert recorded two hits and Spencer Neugebauer scored two runs.


Havlik took the loss for the Mustangs, surrendering four hits and six earned runs in less than one inning pitched. Kade Bialas pitched six innings and allowed six hits and three earned runs.

Mount Vernon will head to Winner/Colome on Thursday, June 30, while Alexandria travels to Parkston.

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