Marek Mashes Alexandria Past Winner/Colome & Into State B Amateur Title Game
Angels' Co-Manager Belts Two Homeruns To Lead Alexandria To 7-3 Win
MITCHELL, S.D. — Alexandria Angels’ co-manager Chris Marek made a wise choice in batting his catcher sixth for the Amateur State B Semifinal with Winner/Colome.
That catcher’s name?
The Angels’ skipper had a three hit day highlighted by a pair of homeruns, including the go-ahead grand slam that led Alexandria to a 7-3 victory over Winner/Colome and into their sixth state championship game appearance in the last seven years.
Marek gave Alexandria a 1-0 lead in the second inning with a solo shot to left field. Winner/Colome countered with a Dillon Lambley solo homerun of their own during a three-run fourth inning that saw them take a 3-1 lead.
Alexandria came off the deck in the seventh inning. Peyton Smith hit an RBI triple and was later driven in by Jordan Gau to tie the game at 3-3. With the bases loaded Marek hit a no-doubter over the left center field wall to put the Angels ahead for good.
Alexandria will face the winner of tonight’s Canova/Garretson semifinal for the state championship tomorrow at 3 PM in Mitchell.
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