Brainerd's Tony Whitlock struck out 15 but the Harding Dinosaurs dealt the Braves their first loss of the Victory League amateur baseball season by a 4-3 score in 11 innings Saturday night at Adamson Field.
Curtis Caughey, who was 2-for-5, scored the winning run on an error. Dave Rocheleau drove in one run and scored two for Harding.
Brainerd's Nick Engebretson was 2-for-4 with a solo home run, double and two RBI. Matt Aberle was 2-4 with a double for the Braves, who slipped to 5-1 in league play.
Whitlock pitched all 11 innings. He gave up one earned run and five hits and walked two.
Winning pitcher Dan Rocheleau also went the distance. He gave up nine hits, struck out six and walked one.
Harding 4 5 1
Braves 3 9 5
WP-Dan Rocheleau. LP-Tony Whitlock. HR-Braves, Nick Engebretson. Next game-Opole at Braves 7:30 p.m. May 30 Adamson Field.
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