Cardinals shot down
WILLMAR -- The Willmar Cardinals first full week of baseball got off to a rough start, losing 8-0 to Central Lakes Conference rival Brainerd at Bill Taunton Stadium on Tuesday.
Senior pitcher Dan Bendzick held the Cardinals hitless for five innings before retiring.
Brainerd, which is off to a 2-0 start in pursuit of a third straight CLC championship, jumped on starter Jordan Smith for five runs over the first three innings.
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