...start against the Chicago Cubs last weekend. "It took us 19 seasons to put 100 alumni in the major leagues," Northwoods League President Dick Radatz said in a news release. "I would wager that it will take less than half that time to put...
...06-07) is an outfielder for the Detroit Tigers, Dillon Gee (05) is a pitcher for the New York Mets and Sam LeCure (05) is a pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds.Thirty former Northwoods League players are currently in the major leagues.
...game into two, seven-inning games.And, the Lunkers went on to sweep the Border Cats 8-2 and 3-2 Sunday in Northwoods League North Division action at Mills Field. Charlie Henderson took the win for the Lunkers in Game One, pitching six...
There is a saying in baseball that "walks will come back to haunt you." More often times then not batters who are walked end up crossing home plate for runs.On Monday, the Brainerd Lakes Area Lunkers had six batters get on base via the walk, but got nothing to show for it in a 3-0 shutout loss at the hands of the Mankato MoonDogs.The MoonDogs scored two runs in the first inning, and one run in the second inning. Pitcher Jordan Remer pitched six innings for Mankato, and was picked up by Mike Rivera in the sixth inning, and by Mason Randolph in the nint.
Matt Reida, batting in the ninth spot, hit his first home run of the season to lift the Mankato MoonDogs past the Brainerd Lakes Area Lunkers 10-6 in a comeback win on Tuesday night at Mills Field. Losing Lunkers pitcher Tyler Harris and the rest of the Brainerd pitching staff were stung by the bottom two spots in the MoonDogs' order, which were responsible for five runs in the game.
Ray Black signed with the San Francisco Giants Tuesday night after a month with the Brainerd Lakes Area Lunkers this summer.Black, a sophomore from the University of Pittsburgh, was the seventh-round pick of the Giants in this year's MLB Draft. Initially, Black decided not to sign with San Francisco, opting to come back with the Lunkers this summer. He made seven appearances for Brainerd this summer, recording two saves. Black played with the Lunkers in 2010 as well, leading the team with eight saves in eight appearances.
For the second night in a row the Brainerd Lunkers watched as the Mankato MoonDogs came from behind to win 6-3 victory in 11 innings, sweeping the Lunkers 3-0 in a Northwoods North Division series at Mills Field.The MoonDogs tied it 3-3 in the eighth, and sunk the Lunkers in the 11th when relief pitcher Chris Webb gave up three runs.
The Brainerd Lakes Area Lunkers survived a rough early start and Garrett Anderson came out of the bullpen to pitch four shutout innings as the Lunkers defeated Rochester 10-5 Tuesday Night before 693 fans at Mills Field.The Lunkers took two out three from the Honkers and improved their season record to 33-31.Anderson came on in relief of starter John McLeod to get the win for the Lunkers while Jeff McKenzie took the loss.
ROCHESTER - The Brainerd Lunkers broke open a 3-3 tie in the ninth to charge to a 8-3 victory over the Rochester Honkers Thursday night. The Lunkers scored five runs in the ninth on a combination of singles, poor pitching and errors by Rochester.Brainerd broke open the game when Dan Olinger was hit by a pitch, then stole second. Kye Winter and Tommy Reyes both walked. Jon Crist was hit by a pitch, with Olinger scoring from third.
...pitching in the ninth. Olinger was also named to the Northwoods League Postseason All-Star team. It adds to his list of awards as he also started and was named MVP in the Northwoods League All-Star game in July."It was obviously a great...
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