After losing the opening game 4-0, Joe Martin and Brainerd led the way in an 8-0 victory in the second game of Monday's American Legion baseball doubleheader against Little Falls at Adamson Field.
Martin finished 2-for-2 with a double and a sacrifice and drove in two runs during the second game and Ethan Branum pitched seven innings and struck out nine to earn the win.
Martin was 2-for-3 in the opener. Brett Jenkins went 2-for-4 and Tom Fairbanks had two walks and a double.
Little Falls' Logan Kalis held Brainerd scoreless in the opening game and Eddie Wenzel collected a double and went 2-for-3. Eli Ploof drove in two and Riley Hirsch one in the opener. Kalis finished 2-for-3 in the second game and Hirsch was 1-for-2.
Brainerd and Nisswa will complete a game that was suspended by rain earlier this month before playing a regularly scheduled doubleheader starting at 5 p.m. Tuesday.
Little Falls 4 6 2
Brainerd 0 5 2
WP: Logan Kalis. LP: Trevor Hauer. 2B: Eddie Wenzel (LF), Tom Fairbanks (Brd).
Little Falls 0 5 4
Brainerd 8 9 1
WP: Ethan Branum. LP: Joe Rydeen. 2B: Brd-Joe Martin, Steh Hellend, Tom Fairbanks. Overall: Brd 5-6, LF 10-2. Next: Brainerd at Nisswa 5 p.m. Tuesday, Little Falls hosts Pierz 6 p.m. Wednesday.
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