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Prep Baseball: Willmar tops Alexandria for third straight win, 5-2

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WILLMAR -- Willmar scored five runs in the fourth inning to beat Alexandria 5-2 in a Central Lakes Conference baseball game Thursday.

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The game was scoreless through the first three innings. Willmar then had two outs with runners at first and second base in the fourth. Austin Adamson hit a two-run double to left field, Jake Rambow hit a run-scoring single to left and Dean Stier followed with a triple to center that gave the Cardinals a 5-0 lead.

Willmar (4-9, 6-12) starting pitcher Andrew Bangen threw four scoreless innings to start the game, then Alex's Parker Giroux hit a two-run home run to left field to narrow the gap to 5-2. Bangen pitched the sixth without allowing a run, then Stier pitched the seventh for the save, getting a strikeout, a groundout and a fly out.

Bangen allowed seven hits, struck out four and didn't walk a batter.

Rambow and Stier had two hits each for Willmar.

Tyler Iverson had two hits for Alexandria (5-6, 8-9).

Willmar 5, Alexandria 2

Alex (5-6, 8-9) 000 020 0 -- 2 7 2

Willmar (4-9, 6-12) 000 500 x -- 5 7 0

HITTING - Alexandria: Eric Carlsen 1-for-4; Parker Giroux 1-for-3, 2-run HR, 2 rbi; Colin Erickson 1-for-3; Tyler Iverson 2-for-3; Lucas Betterman 1-for-3; Mark Whiting 1-for-3, 2b ... Willmar: Austin Adamson 1-for-3, 2b, 2 rbi; Jake Rambow 2-for-4, rbi; Dean Stier 2-for-3, 3b, rbi; Jake Damhof 1-for-3; Adam Fagerstrom 1-for-1

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Alexandria: Cody Larson (L) 3Xc-6-5-0-2-3; A.J. Anderson 2Zc-0-0-0-0-1 ... Willmar: Andrew Bangen (W) 6-7-2-2-0-4; Dean Stier (S) 1-0-0-0-0-1

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