COLD SPRING - Luke Vossen gave up just four hits as the Rocori Spartans upended the Brainerd Warriors 4-1 in Central Lakes Conference baseball Thursday.
In a complete game, Vossen gave up one earned run, walked three and struck out eight.
"He really pitched well," Warriors coach Lowell Scearcy said of Vossen. "He kept throwing his curveball for strikes."
Brainerd, which lost for only the third time this season, scored its only run in the first inning. Leadoff hitter Bo Jedinak singled, stole second and went to third on Trevor Thompson's single. Jedinak scored when Chris Smolke grounded into a double play.
Losing pitcher Ethan Branum went five innings and left trailing just 2-1. He gave up three hits and one earned run, struck out three and didn't walk a batter.
Ethan Branum didn't walk a batter in the BHS loss.
Brett Kramer pitched two-thirds of an inning and gave up two earned runs and two hits. He walked three batters in a row before Chris Smolke came in to retire the side on a pop-up.
Brainerd 1 4 2
Rocori 4 5 2
WP-Luke Vossen. LP-Ethan Branum. 2B-Roc, Brian Hanson, Alex Jungels. Conference-Brd 11-2, Roc 7-6. Overall-Brd 16-3, Roc 10-7. Next-Sartell at Brainerd 4 p.m. Monday.
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