YANKTON – The Bobcat baseball team opened the season with a sweep of the Bucks on Thursday afternoon at Riverside Park, winning the opener 7-6 in nine innings and then posting a 10-1 victory.
Brookings plays Roosevelt in a doubleheader Tuesday at 5 p.m. in Sioux Falls.
• Brookings 7, Yankton 6
Cole Mahlum scored on an error in the top of the ninth for the go-ahead run.
Jackson Krogman, who got the start on the mound, went 3-for-5 with three runs scored at the plate.
Jamison Honkomp doubled, singled and drove in a run. Jake Ammann totaled two RBIs and Mahlum and Kyle Bauer both added one.
• Brookings 10, Yankton 1
Max Kjelden doubled and drove in a pair.
Krogman (two hits), Henry Hammrich, Ammann, Mahlum and Ashton Witte added RBIs.
Brookings pulled away from a 2-1 advantage with five runs in the fifth.
Bauer gave up one run – unearned – on three hits with nine strikeouts in a complete-game performance.