Alexandria slips past Plankinton, 5-3

Alexandria's Tyson Gau slides safely into home beating the tag attempt by Plankinton's Ryland DeVries during a game on Wednesday night at Cadwell Park. Alexandria defeated the Bankers 5-3.

Tyson Gau’s two-run homer in the ninth-inning lifted Alexandria to a 5-3 comeback victory over Plankinton on Wednesday at Cadwell Park.

With the game tied at 3-3, Gau smacked a two-run shot over the left field fence, capping off a three-run rally by the Angels.

In the seventh inning, John Greicar drove in a pair of runs to even up the score at 3-apiece.

In the first inning, Josh Geppert hit a two-run double to give the Bankers an early lead. Alex Loes belted a solo homer in the third inning to stake a 3-0 advantage.

Matt Wilber got Alexandria on the board in the fourth inning, reaching first base on an error by Plankinton and Jordan Gau scored from third base with two outs.


Greicar finished with three hits, while Tyson Gau added two hits. Peyton Smith, Cole Wenande, Jordan Gau and Chris Marek each had hits. Jordan Gau pitched six innings of relief to earn the win. He struck out five batters, gave up three hits and zero runs. Craig Lasley started the first three innings, scattering seven hits, striking out three batters and allowing three earned runs.

For Plankinton, Loes had three of the 10 hits. Chris Hill, Cole Knippling, Travis Gant, Trevor Boyd, Josh Enquist and Jesse Grosdidier each had hits. Grosdidier took the loss. He allowed three hits and two earned runs in two innings.

Alexandria (7-2) plays Winner/Colome on Friday in Winner. Plankinton (4-3) plays at Miller on Saturday.

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