'Chutes go 2-3 at Melde Meltdown Tournament


MINNETONKA, Minn. – The ‘Chutes went 2-3 in the Melde Meltdown Tournament over the weekend.

Brookings (5-6) hosts Pierre at noon and Harrisburg at 4 p.m. on Tuesday at Bob Shelden Field.

Sunday

 Brookings 11, Mound 2 (6 inn.)

Breck Hirrschoff went 3-for-4 with two RBIs and three runs scored as the ‘Chutes closed with a victory.

Zach Struck singled twice in a trio of at-bats, driving in a pair.

Nathan Lease (single) and Nolan Miles added RBIs.

Hirrschoff picked up the win after giving up two runs on five hits and five walks with four strikeouts in five innings. Struck tossed a hitless sixth.

BROOKINGS 11, MOUND 2

Mound      011 000      2  5  4

Brookings 430 121    11  9  0

Saturday

 Mound 12, Brookings 11

The Minnesota club scored the winning run in the bottom of the seventh after the ‘Chutes put up a pair in the top to pull even.

Breck Hirrschoff doubled twice and drove in a pair.

Zach Struck was 1-for-1 with two walks, two RBIs and three runs scored. Justin Cofell added a hit and two RBIs.

Nolan Miles (two hits) and Nathan Lease (one hit) drove in runs.

MOUND 12, BROOKINGS 11

Brookings 030 420 2    11  10  2

Mound      040 403 1    12    8  3

 Brookings 11, Sioux Falls West 10

The ‘Chutes pushed across the winning run in the top of the seventh.

Justin Cofell went 2-for-4 with a pair of RBIs.

Breck Hirrschoff doubled and drove in a pair. Andrew Bishop also had two RBIs.

Zach Struck was 2-for-4 with an RBI. Parker Winghart, Nathan Lease and Rocklyn Dauphinais added a hit and an RBI apiece.

Winghart tossed the final 1 2/3 innings, surrendering a hit with three strikeouts, to pick up the victory on the mound.

BROOKINGS 11, SIOUX FALLS WEST 10

Brookings 041 500 1    11    9  5

S.F. West  401 212 0    10  12  4

Friday

 Chanhassen 7, Brookings 4

Chanhassen scored five times in the sixth to move ahead 7-1.

Austin Clark had a pair of RBIs, with Trenton Pederson (hit) and Parker Winghart each adding one.

Clark surrendered five runs on six hits with three strikeouts and a walk in 5 1/3 innings. Hirrschoff went the final 1 2/3.

CHANHASSEN 7, BROOKINGS 4

Chanhassen 002 005 0    7  7  0

Brookings    000 100 3    4  4  3

 Eden Prairie 6, Brookings 4 (9 inn.)

Eden Prairie scored twice in the sixth to tie things up and then took the lead with a two-spot in the ninth.

Breck Hirrschoff (two hits), Zach Struck (hit) and Nathan Lease each drove in a run. Hirrschoff scored twice. Justin Coffell and Austin Clark both singled twice and scored.

Lease gave up four runs – one earned – on six hits with four strikeouts and a walk over 7 1/3. Zach Struck took the loss, allowing two runs on two hits and a pair of walks.

EDEN PRAIRIE 6, BROOKINGS 4

Eden Prairie 200 002 002    6  8  3

Brookings    201 100 000    4  7  4

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