The Braves were held to just four hits at Searles, while the Bullheads pounded out eight hits, taking a 6-3 win.
Mike Feeney hurled four innings for the locals, allowing two runs, on four hits, a walk with two strikeouts. Ryan Wolf provided two innings of relief yielding four runs, on four hits, three walks, hit a batter and fanned two.
All the Braves runs came in the top of the seventh, as Marcus Collins singled, Chris Kleinschmidt walked and Scott Schaffler singled home Collins. Kleinschmidt scored, as Neil Radicle reached on a fielder’s choice. After a Radicle stolen base, he scored on an infield error on a grounder by Tom Heilman.
The Braves came up just a little short against Prior Lake, as both teams produced nine hits. The Mariners, however, managed to produce one more run.
Lynn Schwarz started on the hill for the Braves, going four innings, allowing 3 runs and yielding 7 hits. Southpaw Jay Link made his first appearance in relief, hurling two innings, allowing three runs on two hits, with five free passes and four strikeouts. Marcus Collins tossed one scoreless inning.
The Braves took the early lead, scoring twice in the bottom of the third. Justin Luttermann singled and scored, as Neil Radical singled, and eventually scored on a sac fly by Brad O’Keefe.
Trailing 6-2 in the bottom of the fifth, Luttermann singled again, stole second and scored, as Radicle reached on another infield error and scored on an infield out.
Down 6-4 in the sixth, Jay Link singled, stole second, went to third on a passed ball and scored on a Chris Kleinschmidt single.
The Braves host the Jordan Alers at Ray Plut Field in a 7:30 p.m. contest on Friday night. On Sunday, they travel to St. James to take on the Southwest Outlaws at 4 p.m.