BROOKINGS – The Bombers Maroon mauled Renner, 12-2, in Game 1 on Wednesday at Mickelson Field, but four errors in Game 2 proved to be their downfall as they dropped the nightcap, 8-5.
Brookings takes on Sioux Falls East Purple at 2 p.m. on Friday at Harmodon in the Sioux Falls Tournament.
• Brookings 12, Renner 2
Maroon banged out 18 hits as Cole McKeown allowed just four in picking up the five-inning win on the mound.
McKeown, Jake Ammann, Lincoln Hardin and Talon Richter each hit a double as McKeown helped himself out with two hits and two RBIs. Hardin drove in three runs on three hits while Richter earned an RBI with three hits, as well. Ammann finished with two hits, along with Trey Svennes and Zach Moe, who also had an RBI.
Sam Hardin added a single with two runs batted in, as did Jack Even. Josh Devine singled and drove in one, while Caden Krogman added a base hit to the hit parade.
McKeown gave up two runs on four hits and a walk with three strikeouts in the win.
BROOKINGS 12, RENNER 2
Renner 000 20 – 2 4 1
Brookings 043 14 – 12 18 1
Renner battery unavailable; Cole McKeown and Caden Krogman. W – McKeown. 2B: B, Jake Ammann, Lincoln Hardin, Cole McKeown, Talon Richter.
• Renner 8, Brookings 5
Maroon led 4-1 before Renner plated six runs in the fourth frame to take control.
Krogman suffered the loss on the mound after surrendering seven runs – one earned – on seven hits and two walks with strikeouts. Ammann tossed two innings and allowed an unearned run on one hit and two walks with a strikeout as Lincoln Hardin threw the seventh and set Renner down in order as he struck out the final batter.
Hardin had two hits and two RBIs, while Brock Longville plated one with a pair of singles. Devine also had two of Maroon’s 10 hits as Ashton Witte picked up an RBI with a base knock.
RENNER 8, BROOKINGS 5
Renner 100 610 0 – 8 8 2
Brookings 202 010 0 – 5 10 4
Renner battery unavailable; Caden Krogman, Jake Ammann (5), Lincoln Hardin (7) and Sam Hardin. L – Krogman.