The Brainerd 14-year-old traveling baseball team won the championship at the Plymouth/Wayzata Classic tournament June 14-16.
By winning the tournament, Brainerd qualified for USSSA, MBT and MSF state tournaments.
In pool play, Brainerd defeated New Ulm 12-2 and North St. Paul 11-1 but lost to Shakopee 4-2.
Brainerd (7-2) went on to defeat Waite Park 13-12 and defeated Chaska 7-2 for the title.
Hitting highlights in the tournament:
Travis Dixon, home run, four doubles, two singles.
Pete Goeman, two triples, one double, six singles.
Cory Neugebauer, three doubles, four singles
Dan Lepel, three doubles, four singles.
Carl Sneep, one double, four singles.
Jake Johnson, four singles.
Morgan Impola, Jared Shaw, Joe Schley and Casey Geraets also had multiple hits in the tournament.
Brainerd pitchers were Travis Dixon, Carl Sneep, Jake Johnson, Cory Neugebauer, Dan Lepel, Matt Siegel and Zach Heidmann.
In addition to qualifying for the Minnesota state tournaments, Brainerd will play in the 14 and under Hap Dumont World Series July 26-Aug. 1 in Brainerd.
Tennis program to begin at BHS
The Baxter Parks and Recreation Department will offer a tennis program beginning this week.
The first meeting is 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Brainerd High School courts. The program is designed for players entering sixth, seventh and eighth grades next fall. The instructor is Lisa Salo.
Register by calling 855-5086.
Swim lesson registration open
The Brainerd Family YMCA has its next swim lesson schedule ready.
YMCA and community members may now register for classes. The session begins the week of July 8 and meets twice a week for four weeks.
These pre-school, school-age and beginner adult lessons are taught by trained instructors.
For a schedule of classes and fees contact the YMCA at 829-4767 or stop at the YMCA at 602 Oak St. to register.
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