BROOKINGS – The Bandits fell 11-7 in the first game of a doubleheader, but bounced back with a win in the second game.
• Sioux Falls West 11, Brookings 7 (F/10)
Sioux Falls West scored four runs in the top of the 10th inning and held Brookings scoreless to come away with the win.
SFW scored three runs in the ninth to break a 4-4 tie. Brookings would respond with three runs of its own.
Lincoln Hardin led off the inning with a walk and Henry Hammrich then doubled. Cole Mahlum grounded into a fielder’s choice.
Hammrich and Mahlum scored on a Jackson Krogman double. Krogman then scored on a passed ball to tie the game.
Each team scored a run in the first inning. Sioux Falls West took a 2-1 lead in the fourth. The Bandits then took their first lead of the game in the fifth when Mahlum hit an RBI double and Krogman hit an RBI single.
SFW responded with two runs of its own in the sixth. Brookings then tied the game on a Krogman RBI double in the seventh.
Mason Bebensee started the game and pitched 5 2/3 giving up four earned runs on six hits with three strikeouts and four walks. Josh Devine pitched 2 1/3 and gave up three runs, two earned, on four hits with three strikeouts and one walk. Trey Svennes pitched two innings and gave up four earned runs on three hits.
Krogman was 4-for-4 with four RBIs. Mahlum was 2-for-6 and Ashton Witte was 2-for-3. Hammrich was 2-for-5.
• Brookings 12, Sioux Falls West 7 (F/7)
Brookings scored 11 runs in the first inning and then hung onto the lead in the second game. The game was only seven innings long due to it being late.
The first inning was highlighted by a two-run single from Hammrich and a solo home run from Mahlum. The Bandits were walked eight times in the inning.
Sioux Falls West cut the lead to 11-6 in the third, but Brookings tacked on a run in the bottom of the inning. Jamison Honkomp hit Krogman home with a double.
Mahlum went 1-for-3 with three RBIs. Hammrich went 2-for-2 with two RBIs and Honkomp was 1-for-1 with an RBI.
Kyle Bauer got the start for the Bandits and pitched the first four innings. He gave up seven runs, five earned, on 10 hits with four strikeouts and one walk. Ashton witte then came in and pitched three scoreless innings, giving up no hits.
The Bandits play a doubleheader at home against Rapid City Post 22 on Friday with the first game beginning at 1 p.m.