Bobcat baseball sweeps doubleheader with Huron


HURON – The Brookings baseball team swept Huron in a doubleheader Wednesday night. The Bobcats are now 15-5 on the season.

Game 1

 Brookings 5, Huron 2

The Bobcats fell behind 2-0, but scored five unanswered to get the win in game one.

Huron opened the scoring in the second inning when Peyton Grace hit an RBI single. Colby Hott flew into a double play, but Mason Davis scored on the play to make it 2-0 after two innings.

In the top of the fourth, Kyle Bauer hit a two-run single with one out to tie the game. Jake Ammann then scored on an error to give Brookings the lead 3-2.

That score would remain the same until the sixth inning. Amman led off the inning with a single and later scored on a Jamison Honkomp double to make it 4-2. Brookings held Huron scoreless in the bottom of the inning and added an insurance run in the seventh. Amman hit an RBI single to make it 5-2.

Dawsyn Rodgers walked for Huron with two outs in the bottom of the seventh, but Huron was unable to do anything with it as Grace popped out the next at bat to end the game.

Amman went 2-for-2 with an RBI. Honkomp and Henry Hammrich each went 2-for-4 and Honkomp had an RBI. Bauer went 1-for-3 with two RBI’s.

Mason Bebensee pitched a complete game and gave up two runs, none earned on five hits. He had five strike outs and a walk.

Game 2

 Brookings 13, Huron 0 (F/5)

The Bobcats ended the game early in the second game as they shutout Huron en route to a 13-0 win in five innings.

Neither team scored in the first inning. Brookings then scored five runs in the second. The inning was highlighted by a two-run single for Lincoln Hardin and an RBI single from Hammrich. 

The Bobcats followed that up with four runs in the third. Hardin, Max Kjelden and Cole Mahlum each had an RBI single and it was 9-0 after three innings. 

Brookings then scored three runs in the fourth. All of them were on walks or hit by pitch. The Bobcats added one more run in the fifth with an RBI single from Joey McMacken.

Hardin went 2-for-2 with two RBI’s. Mahlum went 2-for-3 with two RBI’s. Hammrich went 2-for-2 and Kjelden went 1-for-2. Each had two RBI’s.

Bauer pitched five innings. He gave up one hit and struck out six guys.

Brookings plays a doubleheader at home on Sunday against Mitchell. The games are set for 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

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