Bluedogs baseball: Brandon-Evansville splits home pair
The Brandon-Evansville Bluedogs couldn't overcome a slow start against Bertha this past Sunday as they fell 7-4 to the Blazers after beating Osakis 12-3 on Friday.
Bertha jumped out to a 6-0 lead after four innings and never trailed in this one. The Bluedogs committed four errors in the game, which led to three unearned runs during the fast start for the Blazers.
Aaron Lund took the loss after allowing six runs, three earned, in five innings of work. He walked two and struck out two. Adam Johnson threw well over the final two innings, walking three but striking out six without allowing a hit.
The Bluedogs trailed 2-1 after three innings against Osakis before breaking the game open with six runs in the fourth.
Johnson led a 15-hit attack for Brandon-Evansville with three extra-base hits. He had two triples and a double on his way to four RBIs. Nate Meissner added three hits, including a triple and a home run to go with three RBIs.
That was plenty of run support for Collin Modahl. He went seven innings, allowing seven hits and three runs, two earned. Modahl walked two and struck out three. Matt Bruns finished off the game by striking out four in two scoreless innings of relief.
The Bluedogs were 6-2 overall and 5-1 in Resorter's League play after the weekend. They will try to pick up their seventh win when they play their only game of the weekend on Sunday against the Kensington Norsemen. First pitch is set for 2 p.m. in Evansville.
BERTHA 212 101 000 - 7 8 3
B-E 000 022 000 - 4 10 0
B-E PITCHING - Lund - L, 5IP, 6H, 6R, 3ER, 2BB, 2SO; Michael Bruns - 2IP, 2H, 1R, 1ER, 1BB, 2SO; Johnson - 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0ER, 3BB, 6SO
B-E HITTING - Johnson - 1-4, BB, 1 run; Modahl - 1-5, 1 run; Chris Shea - 2-5; Nate Meissner - 0-4, RBI, BB; Lee Nelson - 1-5, RBI; Brent Meissner - 1-1; Matt Kruize - 0-4; Michael Bruns - 1-4; Lund - 1-3; Matt Bruns - 0-1; Josh Meissner - 2-3, BB, 2 runs
OSAKIS 011 000 100 - 3 8 1
B-E 001 611 120 - 12 15 0
B-E PITCHING - Modahl - W, 7IP, 7H, 3R, 2ER, 2BB, 3SO; Matt Bruns - 2IP, 1H, 0R, 0ER, 1BB, 4SO
B-E HITTING - Johnson - 3-5, 2 3B, 1 2B, 1 run, 4 RBI; Modahl - 2-4, 2B, 1 run, RBI; Kyle Bruns - 0-1; Shea - 1-4, BB, 2 runs; N. Meissner - 3-5, 3B, HR, 2 runs, 3 RBI; B. Meissner - 1-5; Monte Hinzmann - 2-3, 2 run, 2 RBI; Matt Bruns - 0-2; Michael Bruns - 1-2, 1 run, BB; Kruize - 0-1; Lund - 1-3, BB, 1 run; Josh Meissner - 1-2, BB, 1 run; Billie Juul - BB, 1 run