SARTELL -- The Brainerd Warriors cracked out three extra-base hits and went on to defeat the Sartell Sabres 3-1 in a Central Lakes Conference baseball opener Tuesday.
Blake Eller was 2-for-3 for the Warriors, who finished with six hits.
Brainerd scored twice in the third with two out. Tony Parrish singled and Chad Weiss tripled him home. Drew Boland doubled in Chad Weiss for a 2-0 edge.
Fred Weiss led off the fourth with a double, Eller singled and Weiss scored on a sacrifice fly by Kevin Mertens.
Chad Weiss started for the Warriors and got the win. He struck out four and walked two and didn't give up a hit or run in four innings.
Aaron Jenkins pitched two-plus innings, giving up two hits, no earned runs, walked one and struck out one.
Mertens finished, striking out one and not allowing a hit or run in the last inning.
Trent Phelps went 3-for-3 for Sartell, which scored its only run in the sixth.
Brainerd 002 100 0 -- 3 6 2
Sartell 000 001 0 -- 1 5 1
Brainerd -- Chad Weiss, Aaron Jenkins (5), Kevin Mertens (7) and Chris Klabo. Sartell -- Eric Oscarson, Chad Schnettler (6) and Trent Phelps. W -- Chad Weiss. L -- Oscarson. Conference -- B 1-0. Overall -- B 1-0. Next game -- Rocori at Brainerd 5 p.m. Thursday.
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