BROOKINGS – The ’Chutes pushed their season mark to 9-19 with a sweep over Harrisburg in Junior American Legion action on Thursday at Bob Shelden Field.
The ’Chutes posted a five-inning 11-1 win in the opener, before downing Harrisburg, 9-4, in the nightcap.
Brookings plays host to Sioux Falls East next Friday in a 5 p.m. doubleheader.
• Brookings 11, Harrisburg 1
The ’Chutes combined a four-hit complete-game pitching effort from Trevor Berreth tp go along with a 12-hit offensive effort to cruise past the visitors in five innings.
Berreth gave up a leadoff double and a single in the fifth as he finished with three base on balls and a strikeout for the win.
Theo Burns came up with two RBIs on three hits – one of which was a double – while Parker Beers drove in three runs on two hits – one of which was a triple. Brock Luze added an RBI-triple to go along with another single for the ’Chutes.
BROOKINGS 11, HARRISBURG 1
Harrisburg 000 01 – 1 4 2
Brookings 211 34 – 11 12 1
Carter Johnson and S Fisher; Trevor Berreth and Christian Mediger. W – Berreth. L – Johnson. 2B: H, Brendan Blakney; B, Theo Burns. 3B: B, Parker Beers, Brock Luze.
• Brookings 9, Harrisburg 4
Parker Rykhus led the ’Chutes with four RBIs in the nightcap, to go along with a five-hit, three-walk and one-strikeout performance to earn the win.
Rykhus ended up giving up four runs – one earned – in a game that ended with six Harrisburg hits on the night.
Christian Mediger came on in relief and allowed just one hit with one walk.
BROOKINGS 9, HARRISBURG 4
Harrisburg 100 030 0 – 4 6 0
Brookings 103 500 x – 9 7 3
Matthew Swanson, Payton Metzger and Mason Schoenhard; Parker Rykhus, Christian Mediger (5) and Rhett Zelinsky. W – Rykhus.