BROOKINGS – Watertown jumped out to a 6-0 after two innings and then scored 13 runs over the final three innings to defeat the Post 74 Bandits, 20-6, in eight innings on Wednesday evening at Bob Shelden Field.
Brookings came back with four runs in the third to pull within two, and added two runs in the seventh, but it wasn’t enough as Post 17 pulled away for a 20-6 eight-inning win over the home team.
The Bandits play host to Yankton in a 3 p.m. game on Saturday at Bob Shelden.
• Watertown 20, Brookings 6
Post 17 jumped out of the gates to score three runs in the first frame and then tacked on three more in the second to make it 6-0 through two.
Brookings came back with four in the third and later, a pair of runs in the seventh for the final margin.
Trailing 6-0 after 1 1/2 frames, the Bandits scored the first four batters sent to the plate in the bottom of the second as Jacob Devine drew a walk; and then, four Bandits in a row come through with singles.
Justin Devine walked and then, Jacob Devine, Jameson Meyer, Akren Prodoehl and Chris Lerdal followed with singles as Brookings put four runs on the scoreboard.
The Bandits added two runs in the seventh when Lerdal and Cody Niklason were issued walks and Drew Cole singled to drive in Lerdal. Brandon Nelson walked before Justin Devine singled to plate Niklason.
Meyer suffered the loss after giving up six runs – four earned – on six hits and two walks with two strikeouts in two innings of work. Jacob Devine allowed four runs on three hits and five walks with six strikeouts over 3 1/3 innings. Lerdal gave up seven runs – four earned – on five hits and three walks with three strikeouts. Ryan McMacken tossed the eighth and allowed three runs on four hits and a walk with a strikeout.
WATERTOWN 20, BROOKINGS 6
Watertown 330 103 37 – 20 18 0
Brookings 004 000 20 – 6 9 4
Cole Workus, Blake Holden (7) and Ben DeVille; Jameson Meyer, Jacob Devine (3), Chris Lerdal (6), Ryan McMacken (8) and Cody Niklason. W – Workus. L – Meyer. 2B: W, John Day, Alex Gauer.