Bombers Black sweep Aberdeen, 11-10, 6-4

Andrew Holtan/Register: Brookings’ Justin Cofell lifts a fly ball during the Bombers Black’s 11-10, seven-inning defeat of Aberdeen in Game 1 of a doubleheader Tuesday evening at Mickelson Field. The home team won Game 2 by a 6-4 margin in five innings to complete the sweep.

BROOKINGS – The Bombers Black beat Aberdeen 11-10 in seven innings and 6-4 in five innings during youth baseball action Tuesday at Mickelson Field.

Brookings (16-9) is host to Watertown in a doubleheader Thursday at 2 p.m.

Game 1

 Brookings 11, Aberdeen 10 (7 inn.)

The Bombers Black scored six runs in the bottom of the seventh to pull out the victory.

Justin Cofell’s RBI double in the sixth tied the score at 5-all and forced extra innings.

Aberdeen put up a five-spot in the top of the seventh, before Brookings had the final answer.

Matt Nordmeyer was hit by a pitch and Rocklyn Dauphinais walked. Tyson Brandt came through with an RBI single with one away.

Cofell reached on an error, which allowed courtesy runner Andrew Bishop to sprint home.

Parker Winghart’s two-out RBI single cut the deficit to 10-8.

Zach Struck walked. Carter Wright and Nordmeyer also drew walks to force in Nathan Lease, who reached on a fielder’s choice, and Winghart to knot things up at 10-all.

Bishop, who pinch hit, drew another base on balls to plate Struck with the winning run.

Winghart finished 3-for-4 with three RBIs. Cofell doubled twice and had a pair of RBIs. Wright also drove in two runs.

Dauphinais retired the only batter he faced to notch the win on the mound.

Struck, the starter, allowed five runs on nine hits with two strikeouts and a walk in six innings.

The Smittys’ Brenden Livermont went 3-for-3 with three runs. Andrew Woehl, who doubled and singled, and Ethan Kjenstad both tallied three RBIs.


Aberdeen  030 200 5    10  11  3

Brookings 101 201 6    11    8  1

Game 2

 Brookings 6, Aberdeen 4 (5 inn.)

The Bombers Black scored four runs in the third inning to grab a 5-4 lead.

Lease tripled, doubled and walked in three plate appearances. He drove in a run.

Brandt was 2-for-3 with a triple and an RBI. He earned the pitching win after allowing four runs – three earned – on six hits with four strikeouts and two walks in a complete-game effort.

Struck was 1-for-1 with a walk and an RBI. He was also hit by a pitch.

Dauphinais and Jaxton Eck added RBIs. Winghart singled.


Aberdeen  022 00    4  6  1

Brookings 104 1x    6  6  2


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