Post 18 falls to Brandon 5-4
BRANDON -- Landon Neugebauer went 2-for-4 with two RBIs and a solo home run but it wasn't enough as the Mitchell Legion baseball team lost to Brandon Valley 5-4 Wednesday night in Brandon.
Taking the loss for Mitchell was Jacob Cersosimo, who pitched 5 2/3 innings in relief for starting pitcher Kanin Nelson. Cersosimo had three strikeouts and allowed three earned runs. Post 18 coach Luke Norden said Cersosimo helped the team with his relief appearance, despite earning the loss.
"Jacob threw really well," Norden said. "We needed someone to come in and Jacob did a good job."
Mitchell took a 4-2 lead after the fourth inning and gave up one run to Brandon in the fifth to cut the deficit to one. Brandon was able to score two runs in the bottom of the eighth to take the lead for good.
Derek Miller went 2-for-4 and Spencer Neugebauer went 2-for-4 with two RBIs.
Next, Post 18 (21-12) plays Prior Lake, Minn., at 7 p.m. Friday in the Gopher Classic tournament.