Tim Martin pitched no-hit baseball for five innings to spark the Brainerd Bees to a 5-4 Sauk Valley League win over H.R. Pesty's Sunday at Mills Field.
Pesty's ended Martin's no-hit bit with an infield hit in the sixth.
Martin went six innings, gave up the one hit, struck out four, walked three and didn't permit an earned run. Bruce Ericson went the last three innings to get the win, allowing four hits and one earned run.
In the second, Martin singled, advanced to second on an error and scored on Al Balsley's single.
Two infield errors scored Dave Stengrim in the fourth for a 2-0 Bees lead.
In the seventh, Balsley and Mike Zauhar bunted for singles and scored on Kevin Ericson's double for a 4-3 Bees lead.
Rob Lien doubled in the eighth and scored on Nate Thomas' single as the Bees went ahead by the final margin.
Pesty's 000 001 210 -- 4 5 3
Bees 010 100 21x -- 5 10 3
Pesty's -- Kirk Hogandorn, Ryan Nothnagle (8) and Nothnagle, Chris Dvorak. Bees -- Tim Martin, Bruce Ericson (7) and Dave Stengrim. W-Ericson (2-1). LP-Nothnagle (0-1). Overall -- Bees 2-1. Next game -- Bees 6 p.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph.
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