SIOUX FALLS – The Bobcats split a baseball doubleheader with Roosevelt on Tuesday, dropping the opener 7-3 and then winning the nightcap 6-5 in eight innings.
Brookings (3-1) heads to Rapid City for four games this weekend.
• Sioux Falls Roosevelt 7, Brookings 3
The Rough Riders moved ahead 5-1 with three runs in the bottom of the fourth and pushed the margin to 7-1 in the sixth.
The Bobcats’ Cole Mahlum had a two-RBI double in the seventh.
Charlie Holm finished 2-for-4.
• Brookings 6, Sioux Falls Roosevelt 5
Kyle Bauer plated Payton Theodosopoulos with a single in the top of the eighth for the go-ahead run.
Theodosopoulos drew a two-out walk and stole second. Bauer’s big hit came on a 3-2 pitch.
Brookings scored three times in the fifth to move ahead 5-1. Roosevelt rallied in the bottom of the seventh to knot things up.
Jackson Krogman ended up 2-for-2 with a pair of runs scored.
Jake Ammann drove in a pair of runs and Jamison Honkomp chipped in with an RBI.
Bauer earned the pitching win in relief, surrendering one run on two hits with a pair of strikeouts and a walk over the final two frames.
Starter Henry Hammrich allowed four runs on eight hits with six strikeouts and a walk in six-plus innings.