HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL: Warriors finish perfect season
MOORHEAD — For the first in program history, the Brainerd Warriors finished the regular season 17-0 as they swept Friday’s non-conference doubleheader with the Moorhead Spuds 10-4 and 12-0.
The sweep assured Class 3A’s eighth-ranked Warriors of home-field advantage throughout the Section 8-3A playoffs.
Nikki Anderson struck out four and walked one in three no-hit innings of Game One. Karlie Manton relieved her and struck out five over four innings. She did allow four runs on five hits.
Offensively, Ali Beadle ripped a home run, her third of the season, and a double to finish 3-5. Ashley Tibbetts was 3-5 and Carlie Sweet finished 3-4 with a triple and a double.
Anderson pitched all five innings of Game Two. She struck out 10 and walked none.
Jenni Smolke finished 305 with a home run and a double. Sweet was 3-3 with a home run and Tibbetts added another homer.
The Brainerd JV squad also finished strong defeating the Spuds 11-1 and 10-0 to end their season 15-2.
Brainerd 10 13 4
Moorhead 4 5 4
WP: Nikki Anderson. LP: Emily Kari. 2B: Brd-Ali Beadle, Carlie Sweet. 3B: Brd-Sweet. HR: Brd-Ali Beadle.
Brainerd 12 13 0 5 innings
Moorhead 0 1 5
WP: Anderson. LP: Steph Ussatis. 2B: Brd-Jenny Smolke. HR: Brd-Smolke, Sweet, Tibbetts. Overall: Brd 17-0. Next: Brainerd in Section 8-3A tournament 6 p.m. Wednesday.