Bandits split two high-scoring games at home

Andrew Holtan/Register: Tyler Kruetner hits the baseball during the bottom of the fourth inning of the first game of two Wednesday against Aberdeen. Brookings won the game 17-6 and had 16 hits. The Bandits fell 22-12 against Sioux Falls East in the second game of the night.

Game 1

• Brookings 17, Aberdeen 6 (5 inn.)

The Bandits used 16 hits and a 14-run third inning to topple Aberdeen 17-6.

The game was tied 2-2 after the first inning, but Brookings blew the game wide open in the third inning. The Bandits scored 14 runs on 10 hits in the inning highlighted by a two RBI double and a three RBI triple by Justin Devine. Rhett Zelinsky had an RBI double. Trevor Berreth had two RBI singles. Cole Mahlum and Tyler Kreutner had RBI singles as well.

Zelinsky started the game for the Bandits and picked up the win. He pitched four innings giving up six runs, five earned, on five hits with five strikeouts and six walks. Christian Mediger pitched one inning and gave no runs and one hit with no strikeouts or walks.

Devine went 4-for-4 with six RBIs. Kruetner went 3-for-4 with two RBIs and Mahlum went 1-for-3 with two RBIs. Zelinsky and Berreth both went 2-for-4 with two RBIs.


BROOKINGS 17, ABERDEEN 6

Brookings 2114  0x – 17 16 0

Aberdeen  200    40 –  6   6  4

Game 2

 Sioux Falls East 22, Brookings 12

Sioux Falls East scored 22 runs on 20 hits and handed Brookings its fourth loss of the season.

Heading into the top of the sixth inning the Sioux Falls East led 13-11 and then they took command. They scored seven runs on six hits to make it 20-11. Hammer and Ford had RBI doubles. Wingblade also had a two RBI triple. 

Parker Rykhus picked up the loss for Brookings. He pitched three innings and gave up nine runs, four earned, on seven hits with no strikeouts and one walk. Jackson Krogman pitched two innings and gave up eight runs, five earned, on seven hits with one strikeout and one walk.

Schoon went 2-for-4 with three RBIs and Zelinsky had no hits but picked up three RBIs. Trevor Berreth went 2-for-4 with two RBIs and Tanner Shepardson went 1-for-3 with two RBIs.

SIOUX FALLS EAST 22, BROOKINGS 12

Brookings           340  131  0 – 12   9 7

Sioux Falls East 504  227  2 – 22 20 3

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