The Morris VFW Post 5039 baseball team was derailed on their State Tournament run by Alexandria II Monday. After winning six of their last seven games, Morris was defeated in the championship game of District 5 6-4.
Post 5039 jumped out to a quick 3-0 lead in the first inning with four hits and a sacrifice. That is the way it stood until the fourth inning when both teams scored one run.
Alexandria scored two runs in the fifth and three runs in the sixth inning. Morris could not get the hit they needed as the game ended on a hard line drive as the base runner doubled off second base.
Morris out hit Alex by a margin of eight to three, but Morris uncharacteristically committed four errors.
Collecting hits for Morris were Mac Beyer, Tyler Henrichs, Brody Bahr, Jake Torgerson, Lincoln Berget, and Clay Staples. Tom Holland led the attack with a 2-for-4 night.