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Lunkers make it 4 in a row

The Brainerd Lakes Area Lunkers have combined to score 37 runs during their four-game winning streak and not just one player is hitting – the entire lineup is contributing.

Tyler Wampler led off the game with a single, his first of three on the day, and the Lunkers went on to tally six unearned runs in the first inning, cruising to an 8-4 win over the Duluth Huskies Sunday afternoon at Mills Field. 

Wampler, the Lunkers’ leadoff hitter, failed to get a hit in his first three games, but got his first hit Saturday night and added three Sunday, picking up an RBI in the process.

Ryan Abrahamson and Steven Brault each went 2-4 with RBIs and a run scored for Brainerd.

Joe Willman got the start for the Lunkers and pitched efficiently. He went six innings, giving up four hits and an unearned run while recording six strikeouts.

With the win, the Lunkers moved to 4-1 on the season. The four-game homestand continues Monday as the Lunkers take on the St. Cloud River Bats at 7:05 p.m. at Mills Field.

Duluth   000 010  02 — 4 9 2

Brainerd 611  000 00x — 8 8 3

Duluth: Tyler Blomberg, Dylan Vogt (2), Jason Whalen (6), JD Dorgan (9) and Chris Manship.

Brainerd: Joe Willman, Shea Lukes (7) and Jon Crist.

W: Willman (1-0). L: Blomberg (0-1). 

2B: Brd-Ryan Abrahamson

3B: Dul-Mike Bisenius

SF: Dul-Christopher Manship; Brd-Dan Olinger

RBIs: Dul-Manship, Marcus Riewer; Brd-Tyler Wampler, Olinger, Derek Hansen, Abrahamson, Steven Brault, Phil Imholte 2

LOB: Dul 10, Brd 8

Time: 2:33

Attendance: 593

Record: Brainerd 4-1

Next: St. Cloud vs. Brainerd, Mills Field, Brainerd, 7:05 p.m. Monday.

Saturday’s Game

Lunkers 10, Duluth 4

Brainerd scored all 10 runs in the bottom of the third in a 10-4 win Saturday night at Mills Field.

All nine batters in the Lunkers order scored in that inning on seven singles and a double.

Nine of those runs came against Huskies starter Will Dismukes, who suffered his first loss of the season. 

Big hit in the inning was by Hunter Adrian. With the Lunkers up 4-1, Adrian delivered a two-out double to make the score 6-1.

Tyler Wampler, Kyle Crocker, Dan Olinger and Phil Imholte had two hits apiece for the Lunkers.

Kye Winter had a strong outing on the mound for the Lunkers. He went seven innings, giving up seven hits and one run and struck out 10 on the way to his first win.

Saturday’s Game

Duluth    010     000 003 — 4 10 1

Brainerd 00(10) 000 00x — 10-12 3

Duluth: Will Dismukes, Joey Novak (3), Anders Dzurak (8) and JD Dorgan.

Brainerd: Kye Winter, Tyler Sparger (8) and Wade Wass. 

W: Winter (1-0). L: Dismukes (0-1). 

2B: Brd-Hunter Adrian, Phil Imholte

SB: Brd-Derek Hansen

SF: Brd-Ryan Abrahamson

RBIs: Brd-Tyler Wampler, Kyle Crocker 2, Dan Olinger, Adrian 2, Abrahamson 

DP: Dul 1, Brd 1

LOB: Dul 9, Brd 5

Time: 2:36.

Attendance: 347.

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
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