LITTLE FALLS — Luke Thoma pitched a three-hit shutout in Game One of Friday’s doubleheader to give Little Falls a 2-0 win over Brainerd.
Thoma struck out five and Joey Hanowski went 2-3 at the plate and scored a run. Tony Arnold accounted for the other run.
Mitch McLain belted a solo home run for Brainerd in Game Two, but it wasn’t enough as Little Falls improved to 8-1 for the summer with a 10-6 win. McLain’s blast was the only extra-base hit for either team in both games.
Spencer Fenske was credited with the victory, striking out two and giving up just two hits in four innings.
Robert Munnell scored twice going 3-4 and Mitch Gregory finished 2-4 with a pair of runs.
Brainerd 0 3 1
Little Falls 2 7 0
WP: Luke Thoma. LP: Blake Peterson.
Brainerd 6 8 3
Little Falls 10 8 1
WP: Spencer Fenske. LP: Luke Patron. HR: Brd-Mitch McLain. Overall: Brainerd 6-6, Little Falls 8-1. Next: Brainerd at Bemidji Monday 5 p.m. (2), Aitkin at Little Falls Thursday 6 p.m. (9 innings).