HARRISBURG – The Bullets were able to split a two-game doubleheader against Harrisburg on Wednesday night. They lost a heartbreaker in the first game, but bounced back with a win where they led from start to finish in the second game.
• Harrisburg 4, Brookings 3
The Bullets lost a heartbreaker in the first game against Harrisburg as they gave up two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to give Harrisburg the walk off win.
The Bullets struck first with one run in the top of the first inning. Aidan Stewart hit a one out double. Then with two outs Stewart was hit home on a Nathan Lease double. Magnus Nelson struck out to end the top of the first and Brookings held Harrisburg scoreless in the bottom of the inning.
The Bullets and Harrisburg each went scoreless in the second inning. Brookings added to their lead with two runs in the top of third. Jaxton Eck walked to start off the inning and later scored on a Trent Pederson single. The Bullets then had the bases loaded with two outs and Pederson scored on a walk to make it 3-0. They held Harrisburg scoreless in the bottom of the inning.
Harrisburg held the Bullets scoreless in the top of the fourth and cut the lead to 3-2 in the bottom of the inning. Neither team scored in the fifth or the sixth inning and Harrisburg held Brookings scoreless in the top of the seventh. Harrisburg led off the bottom of the seventh with a single and then scored a run on another single to make it 3-3. They had a runner on second with two outs and hit an RBI single to walk off the game 4-3.
Pederson went 1-for-2 with an RBI. Lease went 1-for-3 with an RBI and Nelson went 0-for-2 with an RBI. Rocklyn Dauphinais picked up the loss for the Bullets. He pitched the final inning and two thirds and gave up two earned runs. He gave up three hits and struck out one batter.
HARRISBURG 4, BROOKINGS 3
Brookings 102 000 0 – 3 4 2
Harrisburg 000 200 2 – 4 5 2
• Brookings 11, Harrisburg 7
The Bullets were able to jump out to a 4-0 lead in the top of the first and didn’t look back as they led the entire game.
Brookings’ first three batters all reached in the top of the first inning. Lease and Nelson were then both hit by pitches to make it 2-0. Carter Wright and Lease then scored on a passed balls to make it 4-0. They held Harrisburg scoreless in the bottom of the inning.
Harrisburg held the Bullets scoreless and scored two runs of their own in the second inning. Brookings struck back with two runs of their own in the top of the third. Wright and Lease both scored on an error. Harrisburg scored a run i nthe bottom of the third to make it 6-3.
Brookings broke the game open with four runs in the top of the fourth. The Bullets had the bases loaded with nobody out. Stewart walked and Wright was hit by a pitch to make it 8-3. Lease then hit a two-run single to make it 10-3 and they held Harrisburg scoreless in the bottom of the inning.
Harrisburg was able to hold the Bullets scoreless in the top of the fifth and scored three runs in the bottom of the inning. Brookings picked up an insurance run in the top of the sixth when Stewart scored on a dropped third strike.
Harrisburg scored one run in the bottom of the seventh, but that would not be enough. Lease went 1-for-3 with three RBI’s. Struck picked up the win after pitching four inning and giving up three runs on six hits. The Bullets will play a doubleheader in Aberdeen Friday.
BROOKINGS 11, HARRISBURG 7
Brookings 402 401 0 – 11 4 2
Harrisburg 021 030 1 – 7 12 5