BROOKINGS – It was a tough night at the plate for the Brookings Bullets as they were swept in a doubleheader against the Renner Dukes in 16U action Monday night.
Brookings was outscored 14-1 in the two games and were outhit 15-6.
• Renner 8, Brookings 0
The Dukes scored five runs in the first three innings and didn’t look back.
Jake Wheeler was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded to make it 1-0. Lawrence Hillman then walked with the bases loaded to make it 2-0 after one.
The Dukes would then score a run on a passed ball in the second inning. Wheeler then hit a an RBI double and scored on a Billy Laible ground out to make it 5-0.
The bases were loaded with one out in the top of the fifth when Henry Theobald hit a two-run single to make it 7-0. Peyton Tschetter then hit an RBI double to make it 8-0.
Addison Ronning started the game for the Bullets and pitched four innings. He gave up seven runs, four earned, on four hits with two strike outs and five walks.
Izaya Bangs Dandurand came in to pitch the final three innings. He gave up one earned run on four hits with two strikeouts and no walks.
Jack Merritt and Jacob Kahle each went 1-for-3 for Brookings.
• Renner 6, Brookings 1
The Bullets bats were quiet once again in game two as they scored just one run on four hits.
The Dukes scored one run in the first inning. They then extended the lead with three runs in the third.
Tschetter hit a two-run triple to make it 3-0 and Theobald was walked with the bases loaded to make it 4-0.
Renner then scored two more runs in the fourth. Jack Henry hit a two-run triple to make it 6-0.
Brookings finally got on the board in the sixth.
Merritt was hit by a pitch and later scored on a passed ball. Unfortunately that was all the Bullets were able to do.
Tate Helmbolt went 2-for-3 for the Bullets. Ronning went 1-for-2 and Bangs Dandurand went 1-for-3.
The Bullets play in the Dakota Classic this weekend in Sioux Falls.