Bullets drop opener at state tournament


MIITCHELL – Mitchell beat the Bullets 10-7 in the first game of pool play in the South Dakota Class A 16U State Baseball Tournament on Thursday at Pete Lien Field.

Brookings scored two runs in the first, second and fourth frames to move ahead 6-5.

Mitchell put up a five-spot in the bottom of the fourth to grab a 10-6 advantage.

Sam Johnson doubled, singled, drove in two runs and scored three times.

David Brink finished 2-for-4 with a pair of RBIs.

Addison Ronning went 2-for-3 with a walk.

Jack Merritt tripled and scored twice. Izaya Bangs Dandurand had the team’s other hit.

Griffen Bartels allowed 10 runs – nine earned – on nine hits and six walks with a strikeout over 3 1/3 innings. Dandurand tossed the final 2 2/3, surrendering just one hit with two Ks.

Mitchell’s Hudson Haley (double) and Gavin Soukup both had two RBIs.

Haley worked the final 3 2/3 innings to pick up the victory.

Brookings faces Sioux Falls East today at 2:30 p.m. and Harrisburg Maroon on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. to conclude pool play. Bracket play is Sunday.

MITCHELL 10, BROOKINGS 7

Brookings 220 200 1      7    8  3

Mitchell     311 500 x    10  10  3

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