Nate Herkenhoff ripped a double for Brainerd VFW 15U in its 13-0 loss to St. Cloud Red in five innings Wednesday, July 7, at Central Lakes College.

Herkenhoff recorded the only hit for Brainerd and reached base twice with a walk.

Keaton Lingenfelter pitched two innings, struck out two and allowed no earned runs.

Brannon Amundson pitched three innings and struck out one.

St. Cloud scored two in the first and six in the second to take a commanding lead. They added two in the third, two in the fourth and one in the fifth inning as well.

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Logan Goetz and Bryan Schatiberger reached base with a walk for Brainerd in the loss.

Brainerd’s 15U VFW will host a tournament from July 16-18 next. Their record in division stands at 1-8.

“Being the younger team that’s coming through and playing the kids who are going to be juniors, as the year has gone on we have played better,” Brainerd head coach Brian Voigt said. “Our at-bats are getting better, we are throwing more strikes, our fielding has gotten better. They are getting more confident playing with each other which should bring some really good things come springtime.”

Brainerd 0 1 7
St. Cloud 13 7 0
LP: Keaton Lingenfelter. 2B: Brd-Nate Herkenhoff.

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