COLD SPRING -- Four Brainerd players each had two hits and the Warriors rode a five-run fourth inning to a 9-5 victory over the Rocori Spartans in Central Lakes Conference baseball Thursday.
Anthony Hennen and Justin Huether were both 2-for-4 and Morgan Shepherd and Nate Maaske were each 2-for-3 for Brainerd.
In the five-run fourth, Blake Eller had an RBI fielder's choice, Huether and Brady Prince delivered RBI singles and Maaske contributed a two-run single.
Eller started on the mound and got the win.
"Blake pitched very well for the first time," Warriors coach Lowell Scearcy said. "He went two innings in one of our scrimmages and that's been about it. When he's been out there a couple more times his control will be better and he will be tough.
"Jake Chisholm did a nice job. He came in with the bases loaded in the fifth, got a strikeout and two fly balls."
Brainerd 211 500 0 -- 9 11 3
Rocori 001 021 1 -- 5 4 4
Brainerd -- Blake Eller, Carl Sneep (5), Jake Chisholm (5), Nate Maaske (7) and Kyle Holbrook. Rocori -- Butala, Nick Hervin (4) and Chris Willenbring. W-Eller. L-Butala.
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