Blake Eller was 3-for-4 with a triple and two runs scored, but still took the loss on the mound as Sauk Rapids defeated the Brainerd Bees 7-5 Sunday in Lakewood League amateur baseball at Mills Field in Brainerd.
Eller threw 5 2/3 innings allowing five hits, four runs, two earned runs and four walks. He struck out five.
Kyle Holbrook was 2-4 with an RBI and Kyle Crocker was 2-4 with a double and an RBI.
On Saturday at Adamson Field in Brainerd, Ultimate Sports nipped the Bees 7-6 despite Brady Prince's 5-5 performance. Prince collected a double, four runs and three stolen bases. Chris Smolke, who picked up the pitching loss, was 3-5 with an RBI and Darren Goltz was 3-4 with an RBI.
Ethan Branum started the game and went four innings allowing six runs, four of them earned. He walked three and struck out one.
Smoke pitched the final 4 1/3 innings. He allowed three hits and one run. He struck out three.
Sauk Rapids 7 7 1
Bees 5 9 2
Bees 6 12 4
Ultimate Sports 7 10 3
Lakewood League: Brd 6-6. Overall: Brd. 6-10. Next game: Brainerd at St. Cloud 7:30 p.m. July 10.
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