MANKATO — A three-run seventh inning helped the Brainerd Lakes Area Lunkers to a 6-4 victory over Mankato and handed them first place in the North Division of the Northwoods League Saturday.
Casey Roche singled in Steven Brault to start the rally. Brainerd’s next two runs came via walks and a passed ball.
Tyler Wampler’s single scored two runs in the second inning.
Tyler Sparger pitched three innings of relief to get the win and Roche recorded his second save of the year.
Brainerd 020 010 300 — 6 7 1
Mankato 000 012 001 — 4 11 1
Mankato: Kyle Richter, Jeff Rohrbach (5), Stephen Rice (7), Josh Dahl (9) and Rudy Weiser
Brainerd: Joe Willman, Tyler Sparger (6), Casey Roche (9) and Jon Crist
W: Tyler Sparger. L: Jeff Rohrbach. Sv: Casey Roche.
2B: Dan Olinger (B), Cody Ferrell (M), Rudy Weiser (M)
3B: Shaun Cooper (M)
SB: Roche (B)
RBIs: Tyler Wampler (B) 2, Roche (B), Ryan Abrahamson (B), Jon Crist (B), Cooper (M), Ferrell (M), Weiser (M)
LOB: Mkt 11, Brd 12