Youth baseball: Brookings 13U, 14U teams begin season


The Brookings 13U and 14U baseball teams kicked off their seasons on Thursday night.

The 13U Bombers Red swept Yankton on the road and the 14U Bombers Black had a tie and a loss to Yankton in Brookings.

Bombers Red

Brookings came away with 10-3 and 13-9 victories on Thursday.

In the first game the Bombers scored nine runs in the first inning and that led to the seven-run victory. Ben Schulte went 1-for-3 with two RBIs and Baker Hanson went 2-for-4 with an RBI. Jude Meendering went 2-for-3 and Mason Diers went 1-for-2.

In the second game the Bombers led 12-2 heading into the bottom of the fifth and the Bucks cut the lead to 12-9. Brookings added an insurance run in the sixth and came away with the four-run victory.

Dixon Dauer went 1-for-3 with four RBIs and Meendering went 3-for-3 with an RBI. Hanson and Nolan Krogman each went 1-for-2 with an RBI and Noah Lease went 2-for-3 with an RBI.

Bombers Red hosts Watertown today in a doubleheader that begins at 1 p.m.

Bombers Black

Brookings fell behind 5-0 in the first game and three runs in the in the sixth tied the game at 6-6. Each team then scored a run in the seventh and the game was called a tie due to time.

Cooper Schneider went 3-for-3 with an RBI and Charlie Richter went 2-for-4 with an RBI. Parker Witte and Maxten Jensent each went 1-for-4.

The Bombers then loss the second game 6-2. Yankton led 2-1 heading into the fifth inning and then scored four runs to put the game on ice.

Jensen went 1-for-3 with an RBI. Parker Nielsen had the other hit for Brookings as he went 1-for-2.

Bombers Black plays at Sioux Falls Post 15 on June 7. It will be a doubleheader that begins at 5 p.m.