Bombers Maroon split with Sioux Falls West Friday

Andrew Holtan/Register: Brookings’ Breck Hirrschoff squares up a pitch during the Bombers Maroon’s 11-2 defeat of Sioux Falls West in Game 1 of a doubleheader Friday evening at Mickelson Field. The visitors won the nightcap by a 9-4 margin.

BROOKINGS – The Bombers Maroon split a youth baseball doubleheader with Sioux Falls West on Friday evening at Mickelson Field, winning the opener 11-2 and dropping the nightcap 9-4.

Both games were six innings.

Brookings (24-8) is host to Sioux Falls East for a twinbill Monday at 4 p.m.

Game 1

• Brookings 11, Sioux Falls West 2

Owen Schneider and Breck Hirrschoff combined on a four-hitter and the Bombers Maroon offense totaled 10 hits.

Schneider allowed two runs – none earned – on three hits with four strikeouts and a pair of walks in four innings

Hirrschoff tossed the final two frames, surrendering just one hit with a pair of walks.

Austin Clark went 3-for-3 with three RBIs. Hirrschoff was 3-for-3 with one RBI.

Will Bauer doubled, singled and drove in three runs. Schneider also went 2-for-3 with a double and a pair of RBIs.

Nolan Miles and Addison Ronning added RBIs. Clark, Hirrschoff and Schneider each scored twice.

BROOKINGS 11, SIOUX FALLS WEST 2

S.F. West  101 000      2    4  3

Brookings 302 15x    11  10  4

Game 2

 Sioux Falls West 9, Brookings 4

The guests took control in the middle innings, putting up two runs in the third and four in the fourth to grab a 6-1 advantage.

Hirrschoff went 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI. Jack Merritt also went 2-for-3 and scored twice.

Schneider tallied a run-scoring double. Clark and David Brink added RBIs. Cameron Girard doubled and Ronning and Bauer singled.

Ronning allowed two runs on one hit with seven walks and four strikeouts in three innings.

Sioux Falls West’s Jaxton Deltaan doubled, singled and drove in four runs.

Noah Verdoorn tossed a complete game, surrendering four runs – three earned – on eight hits with five strikeouts and four walks.

SIOUX FALLS WEST 9, BROOKINGS 4

S.F. West  002 412    9  8  2

Brookings 010 210    4  8  4

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