FERGUS FALLS -- Erin Donnelly pitched a 4-hitter and five players had two hits apiece as the Brainerd Warriors softball team cruised into the championship round of the North Subsection 8, Class 3A tournament with a 5-0 victory over top-seeded Fergus Falls Saturday.
The third-seeded Warriors are unbeaten in the tournament and need to win one more game to advance to the section. Fergus Falls and No. 2 Bemidji each have one loss.
"It was just a big win for us," Warriors coach Mike Zauhar said. "We're looking to get more of them. We're looking to go all the way."
Donnelly walked just one batter as she pitched Brainerd to its fifth consecutive victory, its 16th in 22 games.
Donnelly was also 2-for-3 with an RBI and Jvonne Larson was 2-for-4 with an RBI.
Sacha Holbrook, Sarah Johnson and Katie Boran also had two hits apiece for Brainerd.
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Fergus Falls 000 000 0 -- 0 4 2
Brainerd -- Erin Donnelly and Sacha Holbrook. FF -- Evavold and Johnson. WP -- Donnelly. LP -- Johnson. Overall -- B 16-6. Next game -- Brainerd vs. Fergus Falls/Bemidji winner 3:30 p.m. today at Fergus Falls.
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