VFW Baseball: Warriors sweep Princeton
The Brainerd sophomore VFW team put on a hit parade to sweep Princeton 17-0 and 13-3 Thursday.
Drew Sannes went 2-3 with a double and three RBIs in Game One. Tory Miller, who pitched the one-hit, complete game shutout was 2-4 with a double and three RBIs, Alex DeRosier was 2-4 with a home run and two RBIs, Logan Jones was 2-2 with a double and two RBIs. Nate DeChaine finished with a double and three RBIs and T.J. Gruamann hit a double
Miller struck out seven, walked none and hit one batter. His one hit allowed was an infield single in the first.
Logan McElfresh pitched the Game Two win. He struck out five and walked two in five innings.
Austin Mau was 2-4, Clark Hickman 2-2, Conor Gessell 2-2 with a double and Jamie Stall hit a double.
Zack Houle almost hit for the cycle. He was 3-3 with a single, double and triple.
Princeton 0 1 4
Brainerd 17 9 0
WP: Tory Miller. LP: Archer. 2B: Brd-Drew Sannes, Miller, Logan Jones, Nate DeChaine, T.J. Gruamann. HR: Brd-Alex DeRosier.
Princeton 3 6 5
Brainerd 13 11 2
WP: Logan McElfresh. LP: Kinney. 2B: Brd-Conor Gessell, Jamie Stall, Zack Houle. 3B: Brd-Houle. Overall: Brd 10-7-1. Next: Brainerd hosts Cold Spring (2) at Adamson Field in Brainerd 11 a.m. Monday.
Brainerd takes two
ST. CLOUD — The Brainerd freshmen VFW team combined for 18 hits and 16 runs during a 5-3 and 11-3 doubleheader sweep of the St. Cloud Gold Thursday.
Paul Augustinak and Taylor Streiff pitched the victories.
Augustinak went six innings allowing three hits, one earned run and two walks in the Game One win. Quinn McElfresh pitched the final inning for the save.
Hayden Bukowski went 4-4 with two triples and two RBIs. Streiff hit a run-scoring triple and Jacob Russell was 1-2 with a triple and two RBIs.
Streiff went four innings allowing three hits, four walks and two hit batters. Dan Schoonover pitched the final inning and allowed one hit.
Michael Jensen was 3-3 with a double and three RBIs. Zack Winger went 2-2 with four RBIs and a stolen base. Tom Eischenbacher finished 1-3 with two RBIs and a double and Matt Casperson was 2-3 with an RBI.
Brainerd 5 9 2
St. Cloud 3 5 0
WP: Paul Augustinak. S: Quinn McElfresh. 3B: Brd-Hayden Bukowski 2, Taylor Streiff, Jacob Russell.
Brainerd 11 9 2
St. Cloud 3 4 3
WP: Taylor Streiff. 2B: Brd-Michael Jensen, Tom Eischenbacher. Overall: Brd 11-3. Next: Brainerd at Aitkin 6 p.m. Friday.