BROOKINGS – The Bandits were 10-run ruled in six innings in Game 1 against Huron. They were able to bounce back and win a tight Game 2.
• Huron 13, Brookings 1 (6 inn.)
The game was within reach for Brookings until an eight-run sixth inning allowed Huron to 10-run rule the Bandits.
Huron opened up the scoring with two runs in the first inning. Jake Wehde led off the game with a double. With one out, Bryce Steffan hit an RBI double that scored Wehde. Steffan would later score on a wild pitch.
Brookings (9-8) would get one back in the bottom of the inning. Ty Kruetner was hit by a pitch and Justin Devine walked. Kruetner tagged up on a fly ball and advanced to third. Parker Rykhus then hit Kruetner home with a sacrifice fly.
Huron would add three more runs in the third inning. Drew Arteman reached on an error and Max Kranzler was walked. Angel Vasquez then hit an two RBI single that scored both Arteman and Kranzler. Steffan then hit Vasquez home with a single to make it 5-1 after two innings.
Neither team scored the next inning and Huron broke the game open with eight runs in the sixth inning. The inning included RBI singles by Blake Larsen, Daynon Huber, Arteman and Wehde. Emerson Dervis and Vasquez each had a two RBI double as well.
Brookings was able to get two runners on in the bottom of the inning, but were unable to score any runs and the 10-run rule ended the game.
Jacob Schoon started the game for the Bandits. He pitched five innings giving up five runs, four earned, on seven hits with two strike outs and three walks. Rykhus pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up eight runs on eight hits with no strikeouts and one walk.
Jackson Krogman went 2-for-3. Schoon went 1-for-3. Tanner Shepardson and Cole Mahlum both went 1-for-2.
HURON 13, BROOKINGS 1
Brookings 100 000 – 1 5 2
Huron. 230 008 – 13 16 1
Jacob Schoon, Parker Rykus (6) and Caden Wright; Emerson Dervis. W – Davis. L – Schoon. 2B: Jake Wehde, Angel Vasquez, Emerson Davis, Bryce Steffan (2).
• Brookings 7, Huron 3
In a back and forth game, Brookings was able to break through in the sixth inning to get a bounce back victory.
Both teams were held scoreless in the first inning and Brookings was able to score the first runs of the game in the second inning. Trevor Berreth reached base on a walk and Krogman hit a single after him. The next batter was Christian Mediger and he hit a double that scored Berreth and Krogman to make it 2-0.
Huron responded with a run of their own in the third inning. Steffan walked then Larsen and Huber each hit a single to load the bases up. Dervis was then walked and Steffan scored. The bases remained loaded with one out, but Aiden DeJean hit into a double play to end the inning.
Brookings went scoreless in the bottom of the third and Huron took the lead in the top of the fourth. Kranzler was put aboard with a walk and Wehde singled after him. Vasquez hit a sacrifice fly that scored Kranzler and Steffan hit an RBI single to score Wehde to make it 3-2.
Brookings tied the game at 3-3 in the fifth inning. With one out, Schoon got on base on an error. Rhett Zelinsky then hit a single followed by another single by Berreth that scored Zelinsky.
Brookings held Huron scoreless in the top of the sixth inning and Brookings took the lead in the bottom of the inning.
Mediger led off the inning and reached on an error. Cayden Jacobsma and Caden Wright were then both walked to load up the bases with no outs. Kruetner hit a ground ball to the third baseman, Huber, who threw home to get the force out so the game remained tied with one out.
Devine was the next batter and hit a two RBI single. Kruetner then scored on an error and Devine scored on a wild pitch to make it 7-3 heading into the seventh inning.
With two outs, Huron had the bases loaded, but Colton Sides grounded out to Mediger at first base to end the game.
Berreth pitched a complete game and picked up the win for the Bandits. He gave up three runs on eight hits with one strikeout and five walks.
Mediger and Devine each went 1-for-3 with two RBIs. Berreth went 1-for-3 with one RBI and Zelinsky went 2-for-3.
BROOKINGS 7, HURON 3
Brookings 020 014 x – 7 7 2
Huron 001 200 0 – 2 8 4
Trevor Berreth; Max Kranzler, Angel Vasquez (6). W – Berreth. L – Kranzler. ). 2B: Christian Mediger and Rhett Zelinsky.