The Yankees scored twice in the bottom of the seventh inning to edge the Tigers 6-5 to win the Brainerd Parks and Recreation Department's Bronco League playoff title Wednesday at Bane Park
The Yankees entered the game undefeated in league and playoff play this summer. The Tigers scored three runs in the top of the seventh in their upset bid.
For the Yankees, Nate Smolke hit a solo home run and two doubles. Tate Heidman doubled, Travis Whirley had two singles and Andy Mans and Taylor Main each singled. Smolke struck out six batters and Whirley fanned seven.
For the Tigers, Colin Leonard had two singles while Tyler Kline, Karl Fruedenberg and Nick Oakley each singled. Deven Janousek and Fruedenberg each struck out six batters.
Braves win Pony title
The Braves won the Brainerd Parks and Recreation Department's Pony League playoff championship with a 5-0 victory over the Mets Wednesday at Bane Park.
The Braves also won the regular-season title.
Cellular 2000 splits
The Cellular 2000 Chargers 35-older baseball team lost to Sebeka 3-0 Saturday then beat Urbank 8-4 Sunday.
Against Sebeka, Jerry Oakley, Jeff Howard, Ron Gilbert and Dennis Howard had hits for Brainerd.
Jerry Lutz took the loss on the mound. Zeke Zilka picked up the win against Urbank.
Ron Gilbert led the offense by going 4-for-5. Tom Martin was 3-4. Oakley, Joel Newton and Joe Rubado had two hits.
Baxter Eagles end season
The Baxter Eagles 15-under traveling baseball team summed up their season July 20 at the Bemidji tournament.
Baxter beat the Bemidji Wolves 10-4 and lost to the Bemidji Voyagers 13-7, leaving them 5-8 on the season.
Shane Bertram led the Eagles offense with three hits and six RBI's in the tournament, while Bryce Szymanski was the winning pitcher against the Wolves, pitching six innings, giving up five hits and striking out six batters.
Seven Brainerd Storm players honored
Brainerd Storm 16 and under softball team members Liz Ellens, Sierra Sibbert, Liz Tadych, Trista Kassulker, Kaitlyn Manlick, Samantha Dockter and Stacy Lingwall were named to the USSSA 2003 state all-tournament team. Dockter was named the tournament MVP.
The Storm won the USSSA state 16-under title for the first time.
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