Grand Rapids 7, Brainerd 6

GRAND RAPIDS — A run in the bottom of the seventh inning kept Grand Rapids in the winner’s bracket while dropping the Brainerd Legion to the loser’s bracket of the Division I Senior Sub-State 10 playoffs Wednesday, July 21.

Grand Rapids topped Brainerd 7-6 after Brainerd built leads of 5-0 and 6-5. Jon Benson went 2-3 with two RBIs and Matt Karlson hit a two-run double..

Eli Roberts finished with two hits and scored a run.

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Brainerd 6 9 2
Grand Rapids 7 4 4
WP: Gunderson. LP: Zuck. 2B: Brd-Karlson.

Brainerd 5, Duluth Lakeview 1

GRAND RAPIDS — Adam Jensen drove in two runs and Jake Miller finished 3-2 with a double, run and an RBI as Brainerd opened the Division 1 Senior Sub-State 10 playoffs with a 5-1 victory over Lakeview Wednesday, July 21.

Jack Schafer, Jensen and Nash Slettom combined for a four-hitter. Schafer started and earned the win. He struck out three in three innings of work. He allowed two hits and no walks. Jensen pitched 3.2 innings. He allowed the one unearned run on two hits. He struck out one. Slettom got the final out.

Cayden Kleffman and Alex Helmin also drove in runs for Brainerd.

Game One
Lakeview 1 4 2
Brainerd 5 7 2
WP: J Schafer. LP: Johnson. 2B: Carlson, Miller.