BROOKINGS – The Bombers Black took two from Yankton by scoring early and often in Game 1 and then, rallying to pull out the win in Game 2 on Monday at Mickelson Field.
Black put up 13 runs in the first inning before tacking on 11 in the second for a 24-9 win in the opener, but then the Bombers had to overcome a five-run deficit with their a seven-run frame of their own before scoring in the bottom of the seventh for a 9-8 victory in the nightcap.
Brookings, 26-6 on the season, plays host to Sioux Falls West in a 4 p.m. doubleheader on Tuesday at The Mick.
• Brookings 24, Yankton 9
After giving up a run in the top of the first, the Bombers answered with 13 of their own in the bottom of the frame to take control.
But the visitors responded with eight in the top of the second before Black put the game away with an 11-run second and then held Yankton scoreless in the third to end the game early via the run rule.
Caden Krogman earned the win on the mound after giving up nine runs – three earned – on six hits and three walks with one strikeout.
Offensively, Krogman helped his cause with four hits and three RBIs while Talon Richter drove in six runs with three hits, which included a double. Jake Ammann had two hits, including a double, with three RBIs, as Sam Hardin doubled twice and drove in two runs.
Ashton Witte also had two hits and two RBIs; Payton Theodosopoulos finished with three RBIs on a hit and a walk; and Lincoln Hardin added an RBI double.
BROOKINGS 24, YANKTON 9
Yankton 180 – 9 6 2
Brookings (13)(11)x – 24 16 2
Yankton battery unavailable; Caden Krogman and Sam Hardin. W – Krogman. 2B: B, Jake Ammann, Sam Hardin (2), Lincoln Hardin, Talon Richter.
• Brookings 9, Yankton 8
The visitors got on the scoreboard first with five runs in the fourth, but Black answered with seven runs in the bottom of the as Jake Ammann drove in two with a double and Josh Devine added an RBI double.
Isac Norgaard, Trey Svennes and Witte started the rally with singles before Ammann’s double plated Norgaard and Svennes. Witte scored on Lincoln Hardin’s single; Krogman added a base hit and then, Devine drove in Hardin with a double. Kaden Jewett lifted a sacrifice fly to center to plate Krogman and move Devine to third before Ethan Molengraaf drove in Devine with a single.
Yankton scored a run in the top of the fifth, but the Bombers matched it in the bottom when Svennes led off with a double; stole third; and scored on Witte’s single.
The visitors added two runs in the sixth to tie the game at 8-8.
In the bottom of the seventh, Svennes walked to open the frame; moved to second on Richter’s ground out to second base; and then moved to third on Ammann’s double to center.
Lincoln Hardin drew an intentional walk to load the bases before Svennes scored the winning run on a passed ball.
Theodosopoulos earned the win in relief after giving up three runs – two earned – on six hits and a walk with one strikeout over the final three frames. Witte tossed a shutout over the first three innings – walking one and striking out two before Jewett threw the fourth and gave up five runs – four earned – on two hits and five walks with one strikeout.
BROOKINGS 9, YANKTON 8
Yankton 000 512 0 – 8 8 1
Brookings 000 710 1 – 9 16 3
Yankton battery unavailable; Ashton Witte, Kaden Jewett (4), Payton Theodosopoulos (5) and Caden Krogman. W – Theodosopoulos. 2B: B, Jake Ammann (2), Josh Devine, Trey Svennes.
Register photo: Talon Richter lifts a double over the right fielder’s head to drive in a run during the second inning of the Bombers Black’s 24-9 win over Yankton during Game 1 of Monday’s doubleheader sweep at Mickelson Field.