Bombers Maroon go 1-1 to close Cubby’s Classic

Andrew Holtan/Register: Brookings’ Austin Clark takes a cut during the Bombers Maroon’s 6-4 loss to Harrisburg Maroon in the Cubby’s Sports Bar & Grill Classic on Saturday at Erv Huether Field. Brookings beat Canton 12-0 in five innings later in the day.

BROOKINGS – The Bombers Maroon split a pair of games Saturday, beating Canton 12-0 in five innings before falling 6-4 to Harrisburg Maroon, to conclude the Cubby’s Sports Bar & Grill Classic.

Brookings went 2-2 in the 13U division in the event.

The Bombers Maroon (13-3) play a twinbill at Sioux Falls East on Wednesday at 5 p.m.

 Brookings 12, Canton 0 (5 inn.)

Addison Ronning tossed four innings of one-hit ball and issued just one walk.

David Brink threw a 1-2-3 fifth to seal the deal.

The Bombers Maroon broke open a 2-0 game with 10 runs in the fourth.

Breck Hirrschoff had two hits and a pair of RBIs.

Austin Clark singled and drove in two runs. Owen Schneider (one RBI) and Griffen Bartels added two hits apiece. Ronning and Will Bauer both added a hit and an RBI.

Hirrschoff threw a no-hitter during Brookings’ 10-0, four-inning defeat of Canton on Friday.

BROOKINGS 12, CANTON 0 (5 inn.)

Brookings 011 0(10)    12  9  1

Canton.      000 00          0  1  4

• Harrisburg Maroon 6, Brookings 4

The Tigers scored six runs in the fourth inning and then held off the Bombers Maroon.

Ronning (one RBI) and Nolan Miles both tallied a pair of hits.

Bauer doubled and Bartels singled, as both players drove in a run.

Jack Merritt, Hirrschoff and Schneider had the team’s other hits.

Merritt took the loss after giving up six runs on three hits and seven walks with one strikeout in 3 2/3 innings. Schneider retired all four batters he faced. in relief.

HARRISBURG MAROON 6, BROOKINGS 4

Brookings  000 202    4  9  1

Harrisburg 000 60x    6  3  2

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