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VFW Baseball: Willmar ousted from District 5 tournament

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MONTEVIDEO -- Morris and Alexandria will play today for the VFW baseball championship of District 5.

Alexandria will need to win twice to advance to state. New London-Spicer was ousted by Alexandria 2-1 in eight innings in the elimination bracket on Sunday.

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Willmar bowed on Saturday, ending its season 10-8.

Willmar 18, Dawson 2

Leadoff Tony McCleary went 4-for-5 and scored five times and Brandon Christenson's three hits included a double and a triple for three RBI for Willmar.

Willmar 3(12)2 01--18 17 1

Dawson 000 20-- 2 2 2

HITTING - Willmar: Tony McCleary 4-for-4, 5 runs, 2b, rbi; Buzzy Tollefson 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 bb's; Patrick Courtney 3-for-4, 3 runs, 4 rbi; Brandon Christenson 3-for-4, 3 runs, 2b, 3b, 3 rbi; Cole Hagen 2-for-4, 4 rbi; Alex Nibaur 2-for-2, rbi; Tyler Stegeman 1-for-3, 3 runs ... Dawson: Jordan Staab 1-for-2, Noah Grove 1-for-1, 2b

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Willmar: Alex Nibaur 2-1-0-0-0-3, Logan Wigton (W) 2-1-2-1-1-4, Tyler Stegeman1-0-0-0-0-3 ... Dawson: Zak Adelman (L)

Alexandria 9, Willmar 8

Willmar piled up six hits while jumping to a 7-1 lead after two innings. But the offense dried up after that getting just two more hits over the last five innings.

Alexandria 103 122 0 -- 9 11 0

Willmar 430 001 0 -- 8 8 1

HITTING - Alexandria: Jeff Swedberg 3-for-5, 2 runs, rbi; Patrick Leary 3-for-4, 3 rbi, 2-run HR ... Willmar: Tony McCleary 1-for-2, 2 runs, 2 sb's; Buzzy Tollefson 1-for-3, Patrick Courtney 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2b, rbi; Brandon Christenson 1-for-2, 2b, 2 rbi; Josh Warne 1-for-2, Alex Nibaur 1-for-2, Tyler Stegeman 2-for-4, 3 rbi

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Alexandria: Jake Booth 0-0-4-4-3-0, Patrick Leary 52/3-6-4-4-3-4, name not available 11/3-2-0-0-1-1 ... Willmar: Patrick Courtney 4-7-5-5-1-1, Josh Warne (L) 2-4-4-4-2-1, Brandon Christenson 1-0-0-0-1-0

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