Holdingford scored four runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to defeat the Brainerd Bees in the first game of the St. Cloud Class B amateur baseball tournament Thursday.
Josh Smith was 3-for-4 with a three-run home run for Brainerd and Chris Macy and Keith Peterson were 2-3.
Tim Martin picked up the loss on the mound pitching 6 and 2/3 innings giving up six runs, four earned. He struck out four while giving up two walks and eight hits.
Brainerd is now 5-6 and will play the loser of Watkins and Luxemberg at Putz Field in St. Cloud 2:30 p.m. Saturday.
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