Bobcats take two from Kernels, 5-4, 7-6

Sean Welsh/Register: Brookings second baseman Max Kjelden fires to first for an out during the Bobcats’ 5-4 defeat of Mitchell in Game 1 of a doubleheader Sunday at Bob Shelden Field. He had a walkoff double in the opener.

BROOKINGS – The Bobcats logged a pair of walkoff wins, beating Mitchell 5-4 and 7-6 in a doubleheader Sunday afternoon at Bob Shelden Field.

Brookings (17-5) plays a twinbill at O’Gorman on Tuesday at 5 p.m.

The Kernels dropped to 10-6.

Game 1

 Brookings 5, Mitchell 4

Max Kjelden’s walkoff double in the seventh lifted the Bobcats.

The Kernels scored single runs in each of the first three innings, before Brookings countered with a four-spot in the bottom of the third. Mitchell pulled even in the top of the seventh.

Jake Ammann started the Bobcats’ final rally with a one-out single and Kyle Bauer followed with a hit of his own – setting the stage for Kjelden, who notched a two-bagger to center field.

Charlie Holm got Brookings on the board with an RBI single. Jamison Honkomp followed with a two-run triple and Ammann, who ended up 2-for-3, added a run-scoring hit to make it 4-3.

Jackson Krogman tossed a complete game, allowing four runs on 10 hits with seven strikeouts and a pair of walks.

Game 2

• Brookings 7, Mitchell 6

Lincoln Hardin roped a three-run walkoff double in the seventh to complete the sweep.

Jamison Honkomp tripled to open the big inning. He scored on Jake Ammann’s hit, cutting the deficit to 6-4.

With one out, Payton Theodosopoulos was hit by a pitch and Sam Hardin drew a walk to load the bases for Lincoln Hardin’s big two-bagger to center field.

Brookings grabbed a 3-0 lead in the second inning. Mitchell scored three runs in the fifth and sixth frames to grab a 6-3 advantage.

Honkomp and Jackson Krogman added RBIs.

Josh Devine worked six innings, surrendering six runs on six hits with six strikeouts and a walk.

Ashton Witte tossed the seventh – striking out one and issuing a walk – to earn the victory.

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