SDSU BASEBALL…Iowa completed a sweep of SDSU in college baseball Saturday, winning 4-3 and 12-3.
Chris Anderson took a shutout into the sixth inning of the opener, and was knocked out of the game in the seventh – striking out ten and walking one. Sam Pack and Zach Holt had RBI singles for SDSU in the first inning.
Reid Clary had three hits in game two. Chad Hodges allowed five runs on six hits and three walks over three innings, and took the loss.
Friday, the Hawkeyes defeated SDSU 2-1 in eleven innings. Matt Johnson hit a solo homer for SDSU. Adam Bray worked into the eighth inning, allowing seven hits and striking out nine. J-D Moore pitched three innings, giving up three hits, three walks and two hit batsmen.
BHS BASEBALL…Brookings plated two runs in the first, and two more in the fifth to take a 4-3 win over Sioux Falls Washington Friday in high school baseball.
Mack Burns had two of the Bobcats’ six hits. Carter Roach had a double and two RBI in the game.
Sam Schutt allowed one run on two hits over four innings before giving way to Jared Tschetter, who allowed two runs on four hits in two innings of work. Jordan Lerdal pitched the final innings for the save.
Washington won the JV game 3-1. Caleb Stratmoen had two hits and Isaac Brandt an RBI and a run scored. Jacob Puppe pitched the first four and one-third innings, allowing two unearned runs on three hits.
SDSU SOFTBALL…South Dakota capitalized on two Jackrabbit errors to claim a 2-1 Summit League softball win Saturday in Brookings.
Sammy Bingham scored the SDSU run on a Coyote throwing error. Ashlyn Bender allowed three hits and one walk for the Jackrabbits. Interim head coach Alex Hupp says Bender was more aggressive with hitters. 97621 :23 “a good job”.
Friday, SDSU managed just four hits on the day in two five-inning losses – 8-0 and 10-0. Hupp says, with a young team, each day is a process. 97622 :34 “at conference tournament”.
SDSU will travel to North Dakota Wednesday, then host Kansas City next weekend. Hupp wants her team to compete, and set the tone in games.
SDSU FB…Brady Mengarelli ran 14 times for 105 yards and three touchdowns to lead the offense to a 58-49 win over the defense Saturday in the SDSU spring football scrimmage.
Reggie Gandy ran for 74 yards, including a 34-yard scoring run. Bridgeport Tusler had a 50-yard run as part of his 81 rushing yards. Dalton Douglas threw 21 yards to Connor Landberg for a score, and Tyler Finnes threw nine yards to Jason Schneider for a touchdown. Finnes was 19-34 for 127 yards – Douglas went 8-14 for 91 yards.
Offensive coordinator Eric Eidsness says the offense did some positive things. 97623 :22 “their head down”.
Defensively, Melvin Tavares had 11 tackles. Nick Farina and T-J Lally had interceptions, and Jesse Bobbit recovered a fumble. Eidsness says the defense has had a good spring. 97624 :34 “better and improved”.
Did the Jacks find the depth they needed? 97625 :43 “improved a lot”.
SDSU opens the season August 30th at Missouri.
SDSU TRACK…South Dakota State’s relays carried the day at the Drake Relays.
The men’s 1600-sprint medley ran 3:29.74, just short of cracking the school’s top ten. The women’s distance medley ran 12:09.04, fifth best in school history.
The women’s 4x200, which included Gina Fritz and Carly Carper, set a school mark in 1:39.38. The 4x800 relay also set a new record in 9:01.40.
At the Kip Janvrin meet, Drew Kraft won the 1500 in 3:56.76. Ryan Schaefer was seventh in the pole vault at 15-5. Jeremiah Ary was third in the long and triple jumps – Jake Sanderson was fourth in the triple jump. Justin Carson was sixth in the 400 hurdles and Alex Wiemann 17th in the 400.
Evelyn Klein was seventh in the 400 hurdles in 1:06.48.
BHS TRACK…Alexis Gannon set two meet records Friday in leading the Brookings girls’ track team at the Watoma Relays. She went 18-3.5 to win the long jump and 39-10.5 in the triple jump.
The 4x200 relay team of Kaitlyn Hadley, Sydney Maher, Mariah Livingston and Bailee Tetzlaff won in 1:49.52. The 4x100 team placed second.
R-J Helsper won the 110 hurdles in 16:44 seconds and Justice Lamer claimed the 1600 in 4:29.01 to lead the Bobcat boys. Lamer also placed second in the 800.
AREA TRACK…Arlington’s Luke Weber was named Outstanding Athlete of the Watoma Relays Friday in Watertown.
Weber won the 200, and anchored two winning relays. Daylee Olson also captured Outstanding Athlete honors, winning the 400 and running on three first-place relays.
The Cardinals’ Andrew King qualified for state in the pole vault, and was second in the 100. Janae Sampson won the 1600 in 5:37.76.
SDSU TENNIS…South Dakota State’s men fell 4-1 to Fort Wayne in the Summit League tennis tournament, and ended the season with a 15-8 record.
Parker Lawley won 6-2, 6-1 at number two singles for the Jacks.
The Jackrabbit women also fell to Fort Wayne 4-1. Iasmin Rosa won her singles match 6-2, 6-1.
BHS TENNIS…Brookings picked up a 7-2 win over Rapid City Central in high school tennis.
Singles winners for the Bobcats were Baylor Dobbs, Dylan and Dalton Rittershaus, Vlad Chilom and Andrew Crawford. The Rittershaus brothers won at number two doubles.
Brookings hosts Roosevelt and Mitchell Tuesday.
BHS GOLF…Pierre edged Sioux Falls O’Gorman 330-333 to win Friday’s Mitchell Invitational girls’ golf tournament. Brookings was 12th with a 377. Seventeen teams participated.
Sydney Bormann of Parkston was medalist with a 69 – seven ahead of Lincoln’s Abbie Grevlos and Pierre’s Karissa Guthrie. For Brookings, Madison Ammann shot 90, Beth Hildebrant 91, Brooke Piearson 95, Heidi Bien 101, Shaylee Kuehl 102 and Erica Bien 107.
KROGSTRAND-EVENTS…The state high school activities association will create a board that will advise where state events should be located.
Assistant executive secretary John Krogstrand says it used to be events – especially basketball – would go to the biggest, and newest, facilities. But he says it appears the association’s coming full circle on the issue. 97626 :34 “of goes away”.
Krogstrand says member schools will have more say in what’s best for the athletes, in terms of placing events. 97627 :30 “process plays out”.
Krogstrand expects the board will start by looking at location of events in general – then get to specific events and locations. 97628 :25 “during the year”.
He says North Dakota’s used a similar system for about a decade, and officials there are thrilled with the results.