No baseball coach has ever complained of too much pitching, and a 12-run offensive outburst in front of the home crowd doesn't hurt either.
Brainerd coach Lowell Scearcy was rewarded with both as the Warriors defeated the Moorhead Spuds 12-3 Saturday.
The Warriors jumped on Moorhead early with three runs in the first and third innings and put together a five-run dagger in the fifth inning. Brainerd presented a balanced attack with five batters getting two hits or more.
"Right now we are playing very well, getting hits at the right time and playing very good defense, said Scearcy, "Playing several games a week doesn't hurt us as we have nine pitchers who can do a good job. I am very pleased to be 7-1 at this point in the season.
"I don't like the word 'chemistry' but I believe we have it on this team. We have a group of guys who really support each other."
Trevor Thompson had two RBIs
Aric Hurd improved his record to 2-1. Hurd pitched four innings and gave up three earned runs on four hits. He struck out three and walked three.
Nick Rardin threw three shutout innings in relief with one strikeout and one walk.
Trevor Thompson went 3-for-4 with two runs and two RBIs to lead the offense and improve his batting average to .500. Tyler Jensen also went 3-4 with two runs and a RBI. Bo Jedinak scored two runs and batted in two more as part of a 2-2 performance.
Rhett Williamson and Nate Smolke each finished 2-3. Williamson scored two runs and Smolke knocked in a run.
Brainerd 12 16 2
Moorhead 3 4 6
WP-Aric Hurd. LP-Kyle Vandyke. Conference-B 5-1. Overall-B 7-1. Next-Brainerd at Fergus Falls 5 p.m. Tuesday.
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