The Brainerd Legion team out hit and out scored Bemidji to win the opening game of a doubleheader 14-9 before being edged in the second game 4-3 Wednesday.
Nate Smolke and Nick Jelacie both went 3-for-4 and Brett Kramer was 3-5 to lead Brainerd in the first game. Chris Smolke added a pair of hits and Ethan Branum picked up the win for Brainerd on the mound.
In the second game Bo Jedinak and Rhett Williamson both went 2-3 and Austin Schmolke added a double in the loss. Brainerd turned a combined six double plays in both games.
Bemidji 9 13 1
Brainerd 14 14 3
WP-Ethan Branum. LP-Sam Saccoum.
Bemidji 4 5 1
Brainerd 3 8 1
WP-J.R. Parker. LP-Bill Sather. 2B-. 3B-. HR-. Overall-Brd 1-1. Next-Brd at Nisswa 5 p.m. Friday (2).
S-M's Motl no-hits
STAPELS - Shawn Motl tossed a no-hitter to help the Staples-Motley Legion baseball team upend Bertha-Hewitt 3-1 Wednesday but lost the second game 5-2.
Motl struck out four and walked four in seven innings of work to record the no-hitter. Colton Thompson went 2-for-3 with an RBI and Trevor Ness scored two runs in the S-M victory.
Bertha-Hewitt 1 0 3
Staples-Motley 3 3 2
WP-Shawn Motl. LP-Denny.
Bertha-Hewitt 5 3 1
Staples-Motley 2 4 4
WP-Ashbaugh. LP-Justin Ringler. Overall-S-M 2-1. Next-S-M hosts Verndale 5:30 p.m. Friday (2).
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