AITKIN -- Brainerd's Derek Owen went 2-for-5 with a two-run home run and Ryan Windschitl knocked in the game-winning run as the Braves squeaked past the Aitkin Barnstormers 7-6 Sunday.
Chase Nelson picked up the win, pitching seven innings while striking out eight. Nelson got help from a Jon Reis two-run homer.
Aitkin's Matt Finlayson and Jimmy Leiviska each had two hits.
Brainerd 7 10 5
Aitkin 6 8 4
WP -- Chase Nelson. LP -- Jimmy Leiviska.
Fort Ripley 11, St. Mathias 0
FORT RIPLEY -- Matt Means pitched seven innings, surrendering only four hits while striking out four to lead Fort Ripley Rebels to an 11-0 win over the St. Mathias Saints Sunday.
Tim Siekas was 2-for-5 with two runs while Ray Austin went 2-for-4 for the Rebels.
St. Mathias 0 4 4
Ft. Ripley 11 7 0
WP -- Matt Means. LP -- Joe Kunkel.
Randall 5, Sobieski 3
RANDALL -- Randall's Jason King went the distance on the mound, giving up seven hits and striking out six as the Cubs downed Sobieski 5-3 Sunday.
King got all the help he needed from Jason Peterschick as he went 4-for-5 with a run. Matt Martin added two hits and an RBI for the Cubs.
Sobieski's Jeff Thoma was 2-for-4 and Joe Thoma added a solo home run.
Randall 5 10 2
Sobieski 3 7 4
WP -- Jason King. LP -- Simon Waltman.
Buckman 8, Brewers 1
BUCKMAN -- Buckman's Jim Solum was 2-for-5 with a home run and two RBI as the Billygoats upended the Pierz Brewers 8-1 Sunday.
Billygoats pitcher Scott Geiger went the distance, giving up only two hits while striking out 10 to get the win. Geiger helped his cause at the plate with three hits.
Dave Woitalla and Wade Bauer added two hits each to Buckman's hit parade.
Buckman 8 12 2
Brewers 1 2 4
WP -- Scott Geiger. LP -- Nick Weiland.
Brainerd 6, Cuyuna 2
Brainerd's Chase Nelson gave up six hits in nine innings of work with 10 strikeouts and one walk as the Braves beat the Cuyuna Range Miners 6-2 Thursday.
Derek Owen powered the Braves' offense, going 3-for-4 with a double, a home run and five RBI. Matt Aberle added two hits for Brainerd.
Cuyuna 2 6 3
Brainerd 6 9 3
WP -- Chase Nelson.
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