Bobcats post 1-3 mark over weekend with win over Cobblers

Bobcats play a home on Tuesday

YANKTON – The homestanding Bucks swept a high school baseball doubleheader from the Bobcats on Sunday afternoon at Riverside Field, winning by the score of 4-0 and 16-8.

Brookings (2-5) plays host to Sioux Falls Lincoln on Tuesday at 5 p.m. at Bob Shelden Field.

Game 1

• Yankton 4, Brookings 0

Michael Drotzman and Trey Bakke combined for a two-hit shutout as the Bucks took the opener.

Drotzman gave up two hits with three strikeouts and a walk in six innings of action.

Bakke walked a batter and struck one out in the seventh.

Ethan Wishon had an RBI double and Rex Ryken added an RBI single for the Bucks, who scored three times in the opening inning.

Ryan McMacken and Brady Ammann both singled for the Bobcats.

Cole McElhany gave up four runs – two earned – on four hits and four walks with three strikeouts in six innings of work.


Brookings 000 000 0  –  0  2  1

Yankton 300 100 x  –  4  4  1

Cole McElhany and Justin Devine; Michael Drotzman, Trey Bakke (7) and Caid Koletzky. W – Drotzman. L – McElhany. 2B: B, Ethan Wishon.

Game 2

• Yankton 16, Brookings 8

The Bucks scored two runs in the bottom of the second and four in the third to move ahead 11-5 en route to the victory.

Michael Drotzman tripled, double and singled in four at-bats while driving in three runs.

Trey Bakke also collected three hits, including a double, with one RBI. Ethan Wishon, who singled twice, and Ben Wold added two RBIs apiece. Rex Ryken doubled and drove in a run.

Owen Feser pitched two innings to earn the win. Cayden Peterson tossed the final three to notch the save.

Yankton scored five runs in the first frame and Brookings answered with a five-spot in the top of the second, before the Bucks took control.

Justin Devine went 2-for-3 for the Bobcats. Tyler Kreutner had a two-run double.


Brookings 050 201 0  –    8    6  3

Yankton 524 230 x  –  16  12  2

Kohji Numata, Tanner Shepardson (2), Parker Rykhus (3) and Justin Devine; Owen Feser, Rex Ryken (3), Cayden Peterson (5) and Rex Ryken, C Peterson (5). W – Feser. L – Numata. Sv – Peterson. 2B: B, Tyler Kreutner; Y, Michael Drotzman, Ryken, Trey Bakke. 3B: Y, Michael Drotzman.


SIOUX FALLS – Brookings dropped a 20-5 game to Sioux Falls O’Gorman before beating Rapid City Central 11-6 on Saturday at Harmodon.

• SF O’Gorman 20,

Brookings 5

The Knights took control with 12 runs in the second inning.

John Rogers went 2-for-4 with a double, five RBIs and three runs scored. Joe Lund was 2-for-3 with four RBIs.

The Bobcats held a 12-10 advantage in hits, led by Danie Messerli’s 3-for-3 performance. He drove in one run.

Ryan McMacken and Tanner Shepardson both went 2-for-3 with an RBI. Rhett Zelinsky had two hits, including a double, in three at-bats and scored twice. Justin Devine added an RBI.

Devine took the loss on the mound, giving up 13 runs on 10 hits and six walks in 1 2/3 innings

OG’s Matt Fiegen gave up five runs on 12 hits with five strikeouts in five innings to earn the win.


Brookings 010 31  –    5  12  3

S.F. O’Gorman 1(12)2 5x  –  20  10  1

• Brookings 11, RC Central 6

Tyler Kreutner had a big game to lead the Bobcats past the Cobblers.

The junior went 5-for-5 with a double out of the leadoff spot, driving in five runs and scoring four times.

Trailing 4-3, the Bobcats took control with seven consecutive runs.

Kreutner and Justin Devine both roped an RBI single in the top of the fourth to make it 5-4 in favor of Brookings.

In the sixth Kreutner drove in another run with a hit and later scored on a wild pitch. Brady Ammann had a run-scoring single and Ryan McMacken, who reached on an error, scored on Parker Rykhus’ fielder’s choice to push the margin to 9-4.

Kreutner tacked on an RBI two-bagger and scored on Tanner Shepardson’s single in the seventh to make it 11-4.

Caden Wright earned the win on the mound, allowing four runs – two earned – on seven hits with three strikeouts and two walks. McMacken tossed the final three frames to pick up the save, surrendering two runs on three hits with a pair of strikeouts and a walk.


Brookings 120 204 2  –  11  11  2

R.C. Central 202 000 2  –    6  10  1

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