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Area Legion roundup: Alexandria rallies past Winner/Colome after slow start

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Winner/Colome baserunner Carter Brickman gets caught in a rundown along the third base line with Alexandria's Blake Klinkhammer (3) and Craig Lasley (7) during an American Legion baseball game on Friday in Alexandria.

ALEXANDRIA -- Winner/Colome Post 169 raced out to a 2-0 lead, but Alexandria Post 41 rallied to score five consecutive runs for a 6-4 win on Friday in American Legion baseball action.

After Winner/Colome scored on a hit batter and a sacrifice fly by Calvin Ringing Shield, Alexandria capitalized on two errors on the same play to tie the game in the fourth inning.

The Angels carried the momentum into the following frame, notching three consecutive hits to start the inning, before Joey Feiner cleared the bases on double to center field with two outs to take the lead.

Oscar Pravecek belted a solo home run to lead off the sixth inning, but a two-out error in the sixth allowed Alexandria to push the lead back to three.

Craig Lasley earned the win on the mound for the Angels, allowing two earned runs on three hits across five innings and struck out seven.

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Carter Brickman took the loss for Winner/Colome, allowing three earned runs on six hits and fanned five batters, while also driving a run.

Tabor 7, Vermillion 3

TABOR -- Christian Uecker drove in three runs as Tabor Post 183 raced out to a 5-0 lead to beat Vermillion Post 1 on Friday.

Uecker connected on a two-run single in the fourth and an RBI ground ball in the bottom of the first, finishing the game 2-for-4.

Uecker also earned the win on the mound after tossing three shutout innings, giving up one run and striking out four. Joey Slama also tossed three innings of relief, giving up one earned run on two hits.

Tanner Van Driel also went 2-for-4 with an RBI, while Beau Rothschadl drove in a run and John Kubal went 2-for-2.

Gregory County 17, Stanley County 7 (Thursday)

GREGORY -- Gregory County Post 6 pounded 14 hits in a blowout win over Stanley County Post 20 on Thursday.

The offensive onslaught was sparked by an eight-run second inning, highlighted by an RBI single from Rhoss Oliver and an RBI double from Tyson Mayer.

Jordan Vosika went 2-for-2 with three RBIs, while Tommy Determan was 3-for-4 and drove in a pair of runs. Aaron Sundquist also collected a pair of hits.

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Grant Thomas got the win on the mound tossing two shutout innings as part of a four-man effort that gave up seven earned runs on three hits and seven walks.

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