Brainerd’s sophomore VFW team swept St. Cloud Gold 9-5 and 6-3 to win a subsection playoff series Monday at Adamson Field.
The wins qualified Brainerd for the District 6 tournament July 30- Aug. 2 at Cold Spring.
In Game One, Alex DeRosier’s 3-run double in the bottom of the sixth enabled fourth-seeded Brainerd to pull away. DeRosier finished with five RBIs.
Conor Gessell was 2-3 with three runs scored. Drew Sannes was 3-3 with three runs and two RBIs.
Beau Janousek got the win in relief of T.J. Graumann. In two innings Janousek allowed one earned run and two hits. He walked one with one strikeout.
In five innings, Graumann allowed four earned runs and five hits. He walked three and struck out seven.
Sannes pitched a complete Game Two as Brainerd eliminated 13th-seeded St. Cloud. He allowed three earned runs and six hits, with two walks, a hit batter and nine strikeouts.
Janousek finished 2-3 with two RBIs. Logan McElfresh was 3-4 with a double and RBI. Graumann added an RBI triple.
St. Cloud Gold 5 6 1
Brainerd 9 6 0
WP: Beau Janousek.
St. Cloud Gold 3 6 2
Brainerd 6 9 0
WP: Drew Sannes. Record: Brd 20-13-1. Next: Brainerd in District 6 Tournament at Cold Spring July 30-Aug. 2.