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Willmar second baseman Cole Christensen, right, fields a ground ball, steps on second but can’t get off a throw to first because of interference by Alexandria base runner Parker Bowden during a Central Lakes Conference game Thursday at Bill Taunton Stadium in Willmar. Willmar was awarded a double play because of the interference. Tribune photo by Tom Larson

Prep baseball: Alexandria shuts down Willmar in opener

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WILLMAR — A sunny opening day at Baker Diamond turned out to be a breeze for Alexandria pitcher Blake Stockert.

The senior lefthander fanned 15 Willmar batters in six innings as the visitors thumped Willmar 4-0 in the lidlifter to the Central Lakes Conference baseball campaign.


“He’s been our nemesis for a while,” said Willmar coach Mark Stier. “We needed better at bats.”

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