Four errors in the first game and three more in game two destroyed any chances the Brainerd Blue Thunder had against the Mankato Moondogs Thursday.
Mankato swept the two-game Northwoods League baseball series 6-4, 7-5 at Mills Field in Brainerd.
In Thursday's originally scheduled game, Mankato broke open a 1-1 tie with four runs in the fourth inning. An arrant throw assisted in the rally.
Mankato 7-6, Brainerd 5-4
Key: Brainerd committed seven errors in the two losses to Mankato
Records: Brd 11-13, Man 13-10
Next game: Brainerd at Thunder Bay, 7:05 p.m. Friday.
Brainerd rallied to tie the game 5-5 in the fifth when Tim Henry opened with a walk, Jerad Head singled, Markus Freiske singled and Chad Weiss reached on an error scoring Henry. Freiske scored when Chris Klabo reached base on an error and Weiss scored on a sacrifice fly by Lars Davis.
Davis was 1-for-2 with a solo home run and two RBI. Head finished 2-4 with a double and a run.
Wednesday's makeup game
The Blue Thunder let a 3-1 lead slip away as the Mankato Moondogs scored three runs in the seven and two in the eighth to steal a 6-4 lightning interrupted victory.
Four Blue Thunder errors helped in the demise as Brainerd starting pitcher Luke Baughman gave up four runs, with only one being earned. He gave up six hits and three walks in six plus innings.
Joe Tautges was 1-3 with two runs for Brainerd. Markus Freiske was 1-1 with an RBI and Tim Henry finished 2-4 with an RBI.
Mankato 100 000 320 -- 6 10 0
Brainerd 201 000 001 -- 4 8 4
Mankato -- Tyson Brummett, Pat Cassa (2), Neil Wagner (9) and Travis. Howell. Brainerd -- Luke Baughman, Kai Tuomi (7), Gerard Breslin (7) and Dan Quinn. W -- Cassa. L -- Tuomi. Sv -- Wagner.
2B -- M-Reid Fronk, Brandon Crawford, Robert Rodebaugh, Ryan Addison; Brd-Rodney McMahon. SB -- M-Crawford. Sac -- M-Crawford, Addison, Jon Rupno, Shane Buschini; Brd-Chris Klabo. RBI -- M-Crawford 2, Buschini 1, Howell 1; Brd-Tim Henry, McMahon, Markus Freiske, Klabo. LOB -- M 11; Brd 6.
Time -- 3:00.
Mankato 100 402 0 -- 7 11 2
Brainerd 010 130 0 -- 5 6 3
Mankato -- Bradley Depoy and Drew Davis. Brainerd -- Brandon Magee and Lars Davis. W -- Depoy. L --Magee. S -- Regan. Kevin.
2B -- M-R. Fronk, S. Buschini, R. Rodebaugh, A. Cook; Brd-Jerad Head. HR -- Brd-Davis. SB -- M-K. Mura. Sac -- M-Cook; Brd-Davis. RBI -- M-Fronk, Rodebaugh, Cook, Rupno ; Brd-Davis 2, McMahon. LOB -- M 7; Brd 4.
Time -- 2:09. Attendance -- 552.
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