Quiet Bandit offense results in doubleheader sweep

Andrew Holtan/Register: Brookings’ Kyle Bauer pitches during the second inning of the second game of a doubleheader against Renner Wednesday night at Bob Shelden Field in Brookings. The Bandits fell in both games. 6-1 in the first game and 13-3 in five innings in the second game.

BROOKINGS – The Brookings Bandits were outscored 19-4 in two games against Renner Wednesday night in legion baseball. It was a tough night for the Brookings offense as the Bandits had a combined seven hits in the two games.

Game 1

 Renner 6, Brookings 1

The Bandits had just two hits and five errors as they let a 1-0 lead slip away and end in a loss.

Neither team scored in the first two innings. Brookings broke the tie in the bottom of the third. Henry Hammrich reached on a walk and later scored on a Jackson Krogman ground out.

Renner would jump ahead in the top of the fourth with two runs and would add two more runs in the top of the fifth.

Neither team scored in the sixth and Renner put the game out of reach in the top of the seventh with two more runs.

Mason Bebensee got the start for the Bandits and pitched the first six innings. He gave up four runs, two earned, on four hits with six strikeouts and three walks. Lincoln Hardin pitched the final inning and gave up two unearned runs on one hit with one walk.

Krogman went 1-for-2 and Daniel Messerli went 1-for-3.

Game 2

 Renner 13, Brookings 3 (F/5)

Renner scored seven runs in the final two innings to win via the 10-run rule.

Brookings jumped out to a 3-1 lead in the first inning. Krogman hit an RBI single. Jamison Honkomp followed with an RBI single of his own and Krogman then scored on a Jake Ammann sacrifice fly.

Renner then scored three in the top of the second to regain the lead. Renner then added two runs in the third to strech the lead to three.

Kyle Bauer got the start for Brookings. He pitched 3 1/3 and gave up 10 runs, four earned, on 10 hits with one strikeout and two walks. Messerli pitched 1 2/3 and gave up three earned runs on three hits with three strikeouts and two walks. The Bandits had five errors.

Krogman was 2-for-2 and Lincoln Hardin was 1-for-1. Sam Hardin was 1-for-3.

The Bandits are now 5-8 and play in the Sioux Falls Dakota Classic this weekend.

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