STAPLES - Jalen Busker tossed a complete-game shutout, striking out seven in as many innings while only walking three to lead Staples-Motley past Pequot Lakes 2-0 in the first game of Friday's Mid-State Conference doubleheader.
The No. 2 doubles team of Ryan Anderson-Josh Martz improved to 10-2 with a 6-1, 6-3 helping the Aitkin Gobblers to a 5-2 victory over Duluth Marshall Friday.
Ryan Rosemore-Adam Burke won their No. 1 doubles match to move to 8-4 and Joe Johnson's No.
With eight games scheduled in six days next week, the Brainerd Warriors needed their starting pitchers to eat up innings in Friday's split doubleheader against the Moorhead Spuds and St. Cloud Tech Tigers.