ST. CLOUD-The Brainerd Warriors plated five first-inning runs and never looked back as they cruised to an 11-3 Central Lakes Conference win over the St. Cloud Tech Tigers Tuesday, April 9.

Colby Watland doubled and singled for the Warriors who outhit the Tigers 11-3. Sam Miller and Ben Jones also finished with multiple hits.

Brainerd scored four runs in the seventh and added single runs in the fifth and sixth.

Eric Martin pitched three innings and earned the win.

"I was very impressed with how we came out of the gate, especially with the weather," said first year Brainerd head coach Trent Grams. "Playing with a lead in this kind of weather made it a little easier."

Brainerd 11 11 3

St. Cloud Tech 3 3 4

WP: Eric Martin. LP: Jacob Carper. 2B: Brd-Colby Watland. Conference: Brd 1-0. Overall: Brd 1-0. Next: Brainerd at St. Cloud Apollo 5 p.m. Thursday, April 11.