MANKATO - The Brainerd Lakes Area Lunkers rallied from a 2-0 deficit with four runs in the top of the seventh to defeat the Mankato MoonDogs 4-2, improving their North Division-leading record to 4-1 Tueaday at Franklin Rogers Park.
Mankato took a 2-0 lead in the sixth on a two-run homer by second baseman Sam Lind.
Brainerd countered in the top of seventh with one-out walk to Russ Hopkins and singles by Ryan Abrahamson and Vince Bruno to load the bases Another single by Stephen Wickens scored two and TJ Berge drew a walk to load the bases once again. Tommy Reyes drove in Bruno with a sacrifice and Wickens scored three pitches later on a passed ball.
Brainerd 000 000 400 - 4 6 1
Mankato 000 002 000 - 2 4 0
Brd: Ian Horkley, Nick Anderson (7)
M: Logan Odom, Joby Lapkowicz (7), Z. Calhoom (7)
WP: Horkley 2-1. LP: Lapkowicz 1-2. Sv: Anderson 1.
HR: M-Sam Lind
SB: Brd-TJ Berge
RBIs: Brd-Stephen Wickens 2, TJ Berge, Chadd Krist; M-Lind 2
LOB: Brd 9, M 4
Record: Brd 4-1, Man 1-4. Next: Brainerd at Mankato 1:05 p.m. Wednesday.
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