Bandits drop final two pool play games


YANKTON – The Bandits dropped a pair of games Saturday to finish with a 2-2 pool-play record in the Lewis & Clark Wooden Bat Classic at Riverside Stadium.

Brookings fell 11-2 in four innings to Springfield-Platteview, Nebraska, and 6-2 in five innings to host Post 12.

Springfield-Platteview won the Yankton Pool with a 4-0 record.

Post 74 (4-3) is host to Sioux Falls West for a doubleheader Tuesday at 5 p.m.

 Springfield-Platteview 11, Brookings 2 (4 inn.)

Springfield-Platteview exploded for seven runs in the top of the fourth inning to break open a 4-2 game.

Grant Thomas went 3-for-3 with a double, a walk, two RBIs and three runs scored. Colin Lynam doubled and singled. Ryan Roesler added two RBIs.

Caden Johnson earned the win on the mound after allowing two runs on seven hits with a pair of strikeouts and a walk.

The Bandits’ Trevor Berreth and Rhett Zelinsky both totaled two hits.

Thomas singled to lead off the game, stole second, took third on a groundout and scored on a wild pitch with two away.

Brookings answered in the second as Zelinsky singled, moved to second on a groundout and sprinted home on Berreth’s hit.

S-P scored three times in the top of the third.

Thomas drew a base on balls, stole second, got to third on a balk and scampered home on Lynam’s hit.

Jordan Mathewson and Caden Mathewson walked to load the bases. Sam Kennedy drove in Lynam with a sacrifice fly. Hunter Babe was hit by a pitch to reload the bases and Ryan Roesler was hit by a pitch to force in Jordan Mathewson and make it 4-1.

In the bottom of the third, Justin Devine stroked a single with one away and stole second. Parker Rykhus’ two-out RBI single cut the deficit to 4-2.

S-P took control with the seven-run fourth frame.

Thomas and Lynam doubled to get things going. Thomas scored on a wild pitch and Lynam scored on Jordan Mathewson’s hit.

Caden Mathewson followed with a walk and Babe walked with one out to load the bases.

Roesler picked up his second RBI with a single. DeMonte was hit by a pitch, forcing in Caden Mathewson, before Babe scored on a wild pitch. Thomas capped the big inning and his standout game at the plate with a two-run single with two outs – making it 11-2.

Jackson Krogman took the loss after giving up four runs on two hits and five walks with a strikeout in 2 1/3 innings. Christian Mediger surrendered seven runs on six hits with two walks and a strikeout in 1 1/3 innings. Cole Mahlum struck out the only batter he faced. 

SPRINGFIELD-PLATTEVIEW 11,

BROOKINGS 2 (4 inn.)

S-P            103 7    11  8  0

Brookings 011 0      2  7  1

Caden Johnson and Garrett Harrah, Nick DeMonte (4); Jackson Krogman, Christian Mediger (3), Cole Mahlum (4) and Justin Devine. W – Johnson. L – Krogman. 2B: SP, Colin Lynam, Grant Thomas.

• Yankton 6, Brookings 2 (5 inn.)

Post 12 scored four runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to pull away from a 2-2 tie.

Levi Wiersma drew a one-out walk in the key inning. Battery mates Michael Drotzman and Ethan Wishon recorded back-to-back RBI doubles to make it 4-2 in favor of the hosts.

Sam Mooney and Rex Ryken capped 2-for-3 performances with consecutive RBI singles to push the margin to 6-2.

Drotzman allowed two runs on four hits and four walks with four strikeouts in five innings.

The Bandits opened the scoring in the second.

Zelinsky drew a one-out walk. Tanner Shepardson followed with a single, and Zelinsky scored on an error on the play.

Wishon walked with one away in the fourth. Bailey Sage belted a two-run homer to left.

Brookings pulled even at 2-2 in the top of the fifth as Cayden Jacobsma singled with one away, moved to third on Mahlum’s hit and scored on a wild pitch.

Jacob Schoon had Post 74’s other hit.

Tyler Kreutner took the loss after surrendering six runs – five earned – on eight hits and three walks with four strikeouts in five innings.

YANKTON 6, BROOKINGS 2 (5 inn.)

Brookings 010 01    2  4  2

Yankton    000 24    6  8  3

Tyler Kreutner and Cole Mahlum; Michael Drotzman and Ethan Wison. W – Drotzman. L – Kreutner. 2B: Y, Drotzman, Wishon. HR: Y, Bailey Sage.

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