VFW Baseball: Brainerd sweeps subdistrict series
Chris Pederson picked up the win in Game One and went 3-for-4 with three runs scored in Game Two as the Brainerd sophomore VFW team swept Litchfield to win its Subdistrict 6 playoff series Monday at Adamson Field.
Brainerd improved to 32-3 and advances to the District 6 tournament at 2:30 p.m. Friday at Cold Spring.
Pederson pitched 5.1 innings, with two walks and three strikeouts, in an 8-6 victory in Game One. He allowed three hits and no earned runs.
Jack Geraets, Jaden Miller and Allen Jevning each had two hits for Brainerd. Tristan Brecht drove in two runs with a double. Hanson Devine and Jake Meyer hit sacrifice flies. Geraets collected a two-run single and Luke West an RBI single.
Pederson, Brecht, Miller and Jake Meyer doubled.
C.J. Wohl pitched 1.2 innings. He gave up two hits and four runs (one earned) with one walk and one strikeout.
In Game Two, Pederson cracked two triples and a single in an 8-4 victory.
Brecht ripped an RBI double and Miller an RBI single.
Meyer, Brecht and Devine each finished with two hits. Brecht and Miller each drove in two runs.
Meyer pitched six innings to get the win. He allowed three hits and four runs (one earned) with a walk and two strikeouts.
Dylan Harbo pitched one inning, allowing no hits or runs with one walk.
Litchfield 6 5 1
Brainerd 8 11 5
WP: Chris Pederson. LP: Jake Jones. 2B: B-Tristan Brecht, Jaden Miller, Jake Meyer, Pederson.
Litchfield 4 3 3
Brainerd 8 11 3
WP: Jake Meyer. LP: Luke Schultz. 2B: B-Brecht. 3B: B-Pederson 2. Overall: B 32-3. Next: Brainerd in District 6 tournament vs. TBA at Cold Spring 2:30 p.m. Friday.