SIOUX FALLS – TJ Miller homered and the Brewers scored five unanswered runs late to defeat the Cubs 6-4 in a Sioux Empire League amateur baseball game Monday night.
The home team scored four times in the seventh.
Mitch Steffen started it off with a single and Ian Strum walked with one away.
Miller came up next and belted a 1-1 pitch over the fence in left field. The three-run shot knotted the score at 4-all.
Jesse Munsterman followed with a double and Josh Kunzmann came through with an RBI single to make it 5-4.
In the eighth, Steffen and James Borges singled and Strum walked to load the bases. Munsterman’s sacrifice fly plated Steffen, pushing the margin to 6-4.
Jeremiah Mauch tossed a complete game to pick up the win. He allowed four runs – two earned – on six hits with 10 strikeouts and five walks.
Brookings opened the scoring with two runs in the second.
Jeff Fish singled and Sam McMacken reached on an error. Kyle Krogman hit into a fielder’s choice to drive in Fish. Jacolby Anderson walked.
A double steal put runners at second and third, before Krogman scampered home on a wild pitch.
The Brewers cut the deficit in half in the sixth.
Kunzmann singled with one away and stole second. Chris Kessinger came through with an RBI double with two outs.
McMacken hit the first pitch of the seventh inning out to right field.
Krogman singled and stole second. After Jared Tschetter walked with two outs, Carter Roach stroked an RBI double to make it 4-1 in favor of the visitors.
Kunzmann, Borges and Steffen each had a pair of hits for the Brewers. Strum singled and drew four walks in five plate appearances.
McMacken finished 2-for-3, adding a double and a walk, for the Cubs.
Jameson Meyer took the loss in relief, surrendering four runs on four hits with a walk and a strikeout in one-third of an inning.
Krogman, the starter, gave up one run on four hits and four walks with four strikeouts in six innings.
Brookings (9-9, 0-4) is host to Valley Springs on Thursday at 7:30 p.m.
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Kyle Krogman, Jameson Meyer (7), Jake Devine (7), Caleb Stratmoen (8) and Jacolby Anderson; Jeremiah Mauch and Mitch Steffen. W – Mauch. L – Meyer. 2B: B, Sam McMacken, Carter Roach; SFB, Chris Kessinger, Jesse Munsterman. HR: B, McMacken; SFB, TJ Miller.