Russell leads freshmen to victory
Michael Russell's bat and Bryce Flanagan's arm helped Brainerd's freshmen team defeat Aitkin 5-1 Wednesday at Mills Field.
Russell drove in two runs on two hits. Flanagan pitched six strong innings, allowing one earned run, striking out four and stranding 10 baserunners.
In one inning on the mound, Russell gave up just one hit, allowed no earned runs, walked none and struck out one.
Aitkin won Game Two 14-3.
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