ALEXANDRIA -- The Willmar I VFW baseball team played errorless ball this weekend to win the Alexandria Invite Sunday. Willmar (16-0) beat Andover 10-1 in the championship game Sunday. In the semifinals Saturday, Willmar pounded Moorhead 11-1. It is the third tournament win of the season for Willmar. Semifinal Saturday Willmar 11, Moorhead 1 Willmar scored a run in every inning, including three in the second and four in the fourth. David Anderson threw a four-hitter for Willmar.
WILLMAR -- Willmar's 16-and-under fastpitch team won its own six-team tournament Sunday, going 3-0. Willmar (15-0) defeated St. Cloud Silver Stars 6-4, Alexandria 10-4 and Minnewaska 2-1. Allie Sweep had three hits and four RBI and Britta Pederson nd Emily Klein had three hits and two RBI each. Sara Freed, Hannah Pederson and Heather Thoma each earned wins. Pederson also had a save. Team scores Willmar 6, St. Cloud Silver Stars 4 Alexandria 5, Hutchinson 2 Minnewaska 5, MACCRAY 1 Willmar 10, Alexandria 4 Minnewaska 9, Hutchinson 1 St.
Legion Baseball Willmar at Bird Island, 7 p.m. Atwater at Howard Lake, 8 p.m. Glenwood at West Central, 6:30 p.m. MACCRAY at Milroy, 7 p.m. Fairfax at Litchfield, 7 p.m. Montevideo at Granite Falls, 7 p.m. Minneota at Sacred Heart, 7 p.m. Long Prairie at Paynesville, 6:30 p.m. Wheaton at Morris, 6:30 p.m. Marshall at Madison, 7 p.m.
Amateur Baseball NL-Spicer 5, Willmar 2 Raymond 10, Regal 2 Bird Island 9, Sacred Heart 3 Starbuck 9, NL-Sunburg 8 Atwater 11, Granite Falls 1 Appleton 4, Benson 3 Paynesville 2, Norway Lake-Sunburg 1 St.
WILLMAR -- Regal scored all six of its runs in the third inning on three hits and three walks en route to a 6-3 Cornbelt League victory over Willmar on Friday. A.J. Hadley plated two runs with a bases-loaded double and Mike Mueller singled home two runs. Shane Radermacher worked the first six innings for the win. He gave up four hits and three runs, while weathering seven walks. He struck out three before Chris Beier relieved and hurled three scoreless innings for the save.
Willmar Community Education and Recreation will be offering a Cardinal Tennis Camp on Monday through Thursdays from July 17-27 at the Willmar Senior High School tennis courts. Willmar varsity tennis coach Erika Kath and her staff will be presenting the camp for youth who have completed grades 6-11. Participation fee is $80. For more information or to enroll, call WCER at 320-231-8490.
The New London Water Days Tennis Tournament will be held July 21-23 this year at the New London-Spicer High School tennis courts. There will be men's and women's open singles and doubles, boys and girls singles and doubles and mixed doubles events. Entry fee is $12 per event. For more information or to register, call Chad Schmiesing at 320-796-0263.
There will be an open gym for Willmar girls in grades 9-12 from 6:30-8 p.m. Monday and Wednesday at Roosevelt Elementary.
Minnesota Twins relief pitcher Willie Eyre will throw out the first pitch Monday at the Alexandria Beetles' game against the Brainerd Blue Thunder in a Northwoods League game in Alexandria. The game is part of the Twins night festivities at Knute Nelson Memorial Park. Game time is 7:05 p.m. For tickets, call 320-763-8151. Tickets will also be available at the gate, which opens at 6:05 p.m.
DULUTH -- Willmar was nipped by Rosetown 2-1 in its opening pool-play game at the Duluth Invitational Friday, then came back to whip Andover 10-2. Willmar (10-5) will take on Duluth Lakeview in the final pool game at 8:30 a.m. today. Rosetown 2, Willmar 1 Rosetown loaded the bases with one out in the bottom of the seventh inning, then plated the winning run on a throwing error. Willmar scored its lone run in the sixth inning when Kyle Birkland singled, advanced on Josh Dahlke's grounder and scored on Tyler Horning's single. Ross VanHauen took the loss.