Knights take 2nd place at Richfield tournament
Published 4:06 pm Saturday, May 30, 2015
The Albert Lea Knights 11AA baseball team took second place out of 12 teams at the Richfield Baseball Inc. Tournament from May 15 to 17, according to a press release.
The Knights’ runner-up finish qualified the team for the state Minnesota Baseball Tournament.
Albert Lea went 3-2 at the tournament. The Knights beat Richfield 7-4, lost 7-4 against Red Wing, beat St. Louis Park 9-3 and Eastview 13-6 before a 5-1 loss against Bloomington in the title game.
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Will Steene led Albert Lea with nine hits, two doubles and a .643 batting average. He also struck out 12 batters from the mound.
Braden Fjelsta posted six RBIs, and Dylan Carlson scored seven runs and took a base on balls five times.
The team is coached by Carlson, Karl Eggum, Brad Fjelsta and Chad Steene.