Jake Zontelli struck out seven, walked three and allowed no runs over six innings to pitch the Brainerd freshmen VFW team to a 10-1 victory over Sartell Tuesday at Mills Field.
Paul Augustinak went 2-2 with two RBIs and two runs scored. Evan Brecht was 1-2 with a run and an RBI and Josh Kreutzfeldt hit a triple and drove in two runs.
Brainerd will be completing in the Cal Ripkin 15U state tournament Friday-Sunday in Brainerd. Brainerd will open the tournament 3:15 p.m. Friday against Minnetonka at Adamson Field at Brainerd High School. They will play Wayzata 8 a.m. Saturday at Central Lakes College and at 12:30 p.m. against Burnsville at Adamson Field.
Sartell 1 9 3
Brainerd 10 14 1
WP: Jake Zontelli. LP: Ben Bienscheid. 3B: Brd-Josh Kreutzfeldt. Overall: Brd 20-4. Next: Brainerd hosts Sauk Rapids (2) at Mills Field 10 a.m. Thursday.