LITTLE FALLS -Bemidji and Little Falls earned berths in next week's Legion district baseball tournament in St. Cloud by defeating Brainerd Thursday in the sub-district meet.
In Thursday's opener Little Falls downed Brainerd 3-0. Bemidji followed with a 12-9 win over Brainerd which bounced the losers from the double-elimination event.
Bemidji faced Little Falls Thursday night and the winner will earn the sub-district's top seed for next week's tournament.
Mitchell Hendricks pitched five innings of relief to help Bemidji outlast Brainerd.
Dom Hayle finished with a triple and two singles. Sam Dwyer added a triple and a single and Collin Leif finished with a double among his two hits.