MADISON – Austin Koenig, Seth Fraser and Kenneth Negron hit solo home runs as the Brookings Cubs overcame an early three-run deficit to beat the Broncos 7-3 in an amateur baseball game Thursday night.
Jeff Fish and Todd Standish both went 3-for-5 with a double as the Cubs totaled 12 hits. Negron nished 2-for-4 and Jared Tschetter was 2-for-5.
Trailing 3-0 entering the fifth, Koenig and Kyle Krogman drew walks and Tschetter singled to load the bases.
Fish got Brookings on the board with an RBI single. Fraser hit into a fielder’s choice, which allowed Krogman to score, and Standish added a run-scoring hit to knot things up at 3-all.
Koenig homered to left with one out in the sixth.
Fraser led off the seventh with a blast to right.
Negron’s round-tripper to left to begin the ninth made it 6-3.
Tanner Swets started a two-out rally with a single and Tschetter added a hit of his own. A pair of wild pitches allowed Swets to scamper home to provide for the final margin.
Swets (two innings), Fish (one), Negron (two) and JaColby Anderson (one) combined for six innings of scoreless relief. They allowed just two hits with 13 strikeouts.
Swets pitched the fourth and fifth frames to earn the win. Swets struck out four batters, Fish two, Negron six and Anderson one.
Krogman, the starter, surrendered three runs on ve hits and four walks with three strikeouts over three innings.
The Broncos’ Matt Burpee went 3-for-3 with a pair of RBIs.
He opened the scoring with an RBI single in the bottom of the first. Hunter Jamison hit into a fielder’s choice, driving in Brian Miller to make it 2-0.
In the third, Heith Williams, who finished 2-for-5, doubled and scored on Burpee’s one-out hit to push the margin to 3-0.
Greg Biagi also doubled.
Nick Koep, the second of three Madison pitchers, took the loss after giving up five runs on seven hits and six walks in three-plus innings. Starter Brock Selgestad threw three scoreless innings, allowing three hits and striking out three batters.
Brookings (3-0) returns to action with a game at Volga on Sunday at 6 p.m.