CLEAR LAKE — TJ Graumann went the distance in Game One striking out seven and giving up just two hits with one earned run in the Brainerd sophomore’s 9-1 win over St. Cloud West Monday night.
St. Cloud West rebounded in Game Two, rallying for five runs in the bottom of the sixth to win 11-7 after Brainerd had led for most of the game.
Logan Jones belted a three-run double in the seventh inning of Game One. Nate DeChaine drove in two runs with a double and Logan McElfresh added another double. Beau Janousek finished 2-5 with an RBI.
In Game Two, Zach Houle went 2-2 with a triple, double and four RBIs. Dylan Solid was also 2-2 with a double and an RBI and Troy Lenz added a double while going 2-4.
Brainerd 9 8 1
St. Cloud West 1 2 3
WP: TJ Graumann. LP: Matchinsky. 2B: Brd-Nate DeChaine, Logan Jones, Logan McElfresh.
Brainerd 7 7 3
St. Cloud West 11 9 2
WP: Mueller. LP: Derek Knoll. 2B: Brd-Zach Houle, Dylan Solid, Troy Lenz. 3B: Brd-Houle. Overall: Brd 13-10-1. Next: Brainerd at Cold Spring (2) 11 a.m. Tuesday.