Prep Baseball: Brainerd too much for Willmar
BRAINERD -- A 4-2 Willmar lead didn't last long. Brainerd scored 15 runs in the second inning and handed the Cardinals a 22-5, five-inning Cen-tral Lakes Conference baseball loss Thursday. The Cardinals (1-7, 2-10) made the most of two walks, fou...
BRAINERD -- A 4-2 Willmar lead didn't last long.
Brainerd scored 15 runs in the second inning and handed the Cardinals a 22-5, five-inning Cen-tral Lakes Conference baseball loss Thursday.
The Cardinals (1-7, 2-10) made the most of two walks, four wild pitches and an error to score four runs in the first inning. One wild pitch plated the Cardinals' first run, then Andrew Bangen's ground ball and a Brainerd throwing error scored two more. Daniel Statem singled in the fourth run.
The Cardinals sent nine batters to the plate in the inning.
The Warriors (6-2, 8-2) answered with two runs in the bottom of the inning, then exploded for 15 in the next inning. Alex Rohde, ninth in Brainerd's batting order, hit a two-run home run to highlight the rally.
The Cardinals didn't help themselves, committing six errors and walking 10 batters.
Three pitchers combined to hold Willmar to four hits. Mitch Bzdok got the win, pitching two innings and giving up two hits.
Jake Rambow, Dean Stier and Bangen had the other hits for the Cardinals.
Brainerd 22, Willmar 5
Willmar (1-7, 2-10) 4 0 1 00 -- 5 4 6
Brnd (6-2, 7-2) 2(15)5 0x -- 22 9 1
HITTING - Willmar: Jake Rambow 1-for-2; Dean Stier 1-for-2, 2b; Andrew Bangen 1-for-3, rbi; Daniel Statem 1-for-2, rbi ... Brainerd: Tate Rusk 2-for-3, 3 runs, 3 rbi; Brett Jenkins 2-for-3, 2b, 3 rbi; Alex Rohde 1-for-1, 2 runs, 2-run HR, 3 rbi
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Willmar: Jacob Damhof (L) 1Zc-2-9-3-4-0; Gabe Amon 0-2-6-0-4-0; Austin Adamson 1Xc-5-7-0-2-1; Jake Rambow 1-0-0-0-0-0 ... Brainerd: Kevin Peterson 1-2-4-1-3-1; Mitch Bzdok (W) 2-0-1-1-2-1; Jack Hegarty 2-2-0-0-2-4