Cubs beat Aces 11-0 in seven innings

Andrew Holtan/Register: Brookings’ Sam McMacken admires a home run in the first inning of a game against Aurora on Saturday night at Bob Shelden Field. McMacken homered twice and drove in four as the Cubs beat the Aces 11-0 in seven innings.

BROOKINGS – Sam McMacken hit two of the Cubs’ three homers as Brookings racked up 16 hits in an 11-0, seven inning defeat of Aurora on Saturday night at Bob Shelden Field.

McMacken was 2-for-3 with a walk and four RBIs.

He opened the scoring with a three-run bomb in the first and added a solo shot to make it 10-0 in the fifth.

Chase McDaniel logged a two-run homer in the second, which left the score at 6-0.

Tyler Kreutner (RBI) and Justin Devine both finished 3-for-4.

Catcher Austin Koenig was 2-for-3 with a double, a walk and a pair of RBIs.

McDaniel totaled three RBIs.

Leadoff Jared Tschetter ended up 2-for-3 with a walk. Jake Anderson and Jake Devine both doubled.

Rhett Zelinsky and McDaniel combined on a two-hit shutout.

Zelinsky went five innings, surrendering two hits while walking six and striking out four. McDaniel tossed two hitless frames with four Ks and one BB.

The Aces’ John Koenig was 2-for-3. Eli Mork took the loss after giving up 11 runs – 10 earned – on 15 hits with four strikeouts and three walks in five innings.

Sunday’s scheduled game at Harrisburg was cancelled.

BROOKINGS 11, AURORA 0 (7 inn.)

Aurora.     000 000 0      0    2  2

Brookings 421 220 x    11  16  1

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