Weather Forecast


NORTHWOODS LEAGUE:Lunkers’ late surge shoots down Honkers


ROCHESTER — The Brainerd Lunkers broke open a 3-3 tie in the ninth to charge to a 8-3 victory over the Rochester Honkers Thursday night.

  The Lunkers scored five runs in the ninth on a combination of singles, poor pitching and errors by Rochester.

Brainerd broke open the game when Dan Olinger was hit by a pitch, then stole second. Kye Winter and Tommy Reyes both walked. Jon Crist was hit by a pitch, with Olinger scoring from third.

Are you a newspaper subscriber but you don't have a Digital Access account yet?

You will need your subscription account number and phone number. Not sure if you have an account? Email us at and we can help you.

Sarah Nelson
Sarah Nelson joined the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2010 and works as a online reporter, content editor and staff writer. She is a world traveler, accused idealist and California native now braving the winters of Central Minnesota. She believes in the power of human resolve and hopes to be part of something that makes history by bringing an end to injustice in the world. Sarah has worked as a criminal background researcher, high school civics teacher, grant writer, and contributing writer with — tackling every issue from global poverty to bio-degradable bicycles. Her favorite thing about living in Minnesota is July. Sarah left the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2014.
(218) 855-5879