ROCHESTER -- The Brainerd Mighty Gulls are in a slump of sorts as they've lost six of their last 10 games including Wednesday's 10-6 loss to the Rochester Honkers.
Brainerd couldn't stop the bats of the Honkers, especially designated hitter Eric Fruechtemeyer. The big hitter knocked out a home run and finished 2-for-5 with three RBI and two runs scored.
The Honkers racked up 12 hits in only 34 at bats while Brainerd managed eight. Brainerd's problem was stranded base runners. With the eight hits, nine walks and one hits batter Brainerd could score only six runs.
Gulls' right fielder Keith Laski was 2-3 with four RBI, and a home run.
The same two teams face off again today in Rochester. The Mighty Gulls will be back in Brainerd Friday for a doubleheader with Wisconsin.
Brainerd 000 002 004 -- 6 8 2
Rochester 010 121 32x -- 10 12 1
Brainerd -- Albu and Rick Helland; Rochester -- Chad Blackwell, Don Schmidt (8), Prentice Lofstedt (9), Aaron Wilson (9) and Cory Von Tungeln. WP -- Blackwell. LP -- Albu. HR -- B-Keith Laski, R-Eric Fruechtemeyer. Attendance -- 1031. Overall -- 26-30. Next game -- Mighty Gulls at Rochester 7 p.m. today.
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