Bobcat softball places third in ESD tourney

James D. Cimburek/Yankton Press & Dakotan: Brookings’ Hinricher takes a cut during the Eastern South Dakota Conference Softball Tournament on Saturday in Yankton. The Bobcats placed third in the event.

YANKTON – The Bobcats went 2-1 and placed third in the Eastern South Dakota Conference Softball Tournament.

 Harrisburg 3, Brookings 1

Jessa Rindels tossed a complete game for the Bobcats, allowing three runs on three hits and seven walks with one strikeout.

Morgan Linstad went 2-for-3 with an RBI.

HARRISBURG 3, BROOKINGS 1

Harrisburg 001 010 1    3  3  0

Brookings  000 000 1    1  7  2

 Brookings 4, Mitchell 2

Gracie Adamson gave up two runs – none earned – on three hits and a pair of walks with a strikeout in a complete-game effort.

Brookings racked up 11 hits.

Skyler Hinricher was 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI.

Sydney Grendler (RBI), Sierra Stevens and Sydney Schneider added two hits apiece.

Linstad added an RBI.

BROOKINGS 4, MITCHELL 2

Brookings 201 001 0    4  11  2

Mitchell     000 101 0    2    3  1

 Brookings 12, Brandon Valley 7 (3 inn.)

The Bobcats piled up 15 hits in the third-place game.

Hinricher was 2-for-3 with a homer and a trio of RBIs.

Linstad singled twice and drove in four runs.

Rindels (RBI), Schneider and Janine Warne each had two hits and an RBI. Grendler singled and drove in a pair. Stevens added a pair of hits. Jaelyn Gasper doubled.

Brookings overcame an early 6-0 deficit. It trailed 7-2 after 1 1/2 innings.

Adamson picked up the pitching victory in relief, surrendering one run on two hits and a walk over the final 2 2/3.

BROOKINGS 12, BRANDON VALLEY 7 (3 inn.)

Brandon Valley 610      7    5  0

Brookings         246    12  15  0

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