It was a good day to play one.
Temperatures hovered in the 30s, but the Brainerd Warriors were undaunted at sunny Adamson Field as they scored a 5-inning, 13-2 Central Lakes Conference win Tuesday over the Willmar Cardinals.
One of the most encouraging signs for the Brainerd Warriors in their first two games this spring has been their ability to swing the bats.
In its first two games, Brainerd has lit up the scoreboard for 34 runs and has swatted 31 hits.
Several words spring to mind in describing my former Brainerd Dispatch colleague Jon Echternacht: Colorful, character, story teller, accomplished newsman, great guy.
I was stunned to learn that Jon died last Saturday of lung cancer.
With construction on the Brainerd High School football field, track and tennis courts tentatively scheduled to begin May 1, Warrior track and field teams will move their home meets to Forestview Middle School in Baxter this spring.