The Brainerd American Legion baseball team picked up where the high school team left off as it won twice Tuesday, beating Moorhead 8-4 and Alexandria 7-5 at Adamson Field.
Chris Klabo led the onslaught against Moorhead, hitting a three-run homer and scoring two runs. Kevin O'Grady added a two-run homer while Fred Weiss went 2-for-3 with three RBI. Aaron Jenkins also added two hits.
Brainerd's Justin Huether picked up the win on the mound, throwing a complete game.
Against Alexandria, Brainerd used a five-run fifth inning, highlighted by a Blake Eller two-run triple, to earn the win.
John Vanlandschoot picked up two hits, a run and RBI. He also teamed with Kevin Mertens, who picked up the win, to hold Alexandria to five runs on seven hits.
Moorhead 020 000 2 -- 4 8 2
Brainerd 221 300 x -- 8 7 1
Brd -- Justin Huether and Morgan Shepherd. Moor -- C. Nelson, MaLau and A. Fjeld. W -- Justin Huether. L -- C. Nelson. HR -- B-Chris Klabo, Kevin O'Grady.
Alexandria 201 200 -- 5 7 5
Brainerd 020 05x -- 7 6 3
Brd -- John Vanlandschoot, Kevin Mertens (5th) and Nate Maaske. Alex -- Kevin Engebretson, Jake Munsch and Scott Schmidt. W -- Mertens. L -- Munsch. Overall -- B 2-0. Next game -- Brainerd at Little Falls 4 p.m. today (2).
Brainerd VFW team wins two games
The sophomore Brainerd VFW baseball squad swept a doubleheader Monday at the Central Lakes College field by scores of 7-6 and 5-0 over St. Cloud Red (Apollo).
The first game went extra innings. Adian Kummet squeezed in the winning run in the bottom of the ninth. Devin Roberts scored the winning run, was the winning pitcher with one inning of relief and had a double for Brainerd.
Scott Williams hit a two-run homer and finished 3-for-4 while Brady Prince and Kyle Holbrook were 2-for-4. Mike Germain pitched five innings, striking out six, and Tom Andrews pitched three innings.
In the second game, Williams pitched all five innings and was the winner. Brainerd scored all five runs in the first inning, with Andrews contributing a two-run single.
Apollo 6 9 2
Brainerd 7 10 3
Apollo 0 1 1
Brainerd 5 6 1
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