MONDAY, JUNE 3:
Baseball: Brookings Cubby's Sports Bar & Grill @ Watertown (7:30)
Volga Legion @ Castlewood, DH, 6:00pm
TUESDAY, JUNE 4:
Baseball: Brookings Bullets @ Sioux Falls Cyclones, DH, 5:00pm
Bombers Gray vs. Crooks (5:30 - note it was 6:00 but has been moved up)
Brookings Little League
Minor League Teams (5:30 games & practices)
Dodgers vs. Mets
Red Sox vs. Cardinals
Blue Jays, Twins, Cubs, Yankees practice
Major League Teams (7:00 games)
Century 21 vs. Superior Homes
CF Promo vs. BraVo's
First Bank & Trust vs. Pizza Ranch
SDSU BASEBALL…San Francisco pushed an unearned run across in the top of the 13th inning, ending the South Dakota State baseball team’s season with a 4-3 victory in an elimination game Saturday at the Eugene Regional of the NCAA Tournament.
The Jackrabbits, who played their first extra-innings game of the year, ended their season with a 35-24 record.
Bradley Zimmer started the game-winning rally for San Francisco by reaching on an error. After Zimmer stole second base, Jackrabbit reliever Shane Kraemer walked the next two batters to load the bases. Chad Hodges came into pitch for SDSU, giving up a sacrifice fly to Bob Cruikshank before inducing a double-play grounder to end the inning.
Stephen Bougher struck out two, walked one and scattered seven hits in his final start as a Jackrabbit. J-D Moore recorded his longest outing of the season at 3 2/3 innings, striking out five.
USF starter Christian Cecilio struck out three and did not issue a walk in five innings. Bob Mott earned the victory after throwing 3 2/3 innings in relief before giving way to Abe Bobb, who recorded the final two outs for his second save of the season.
The Dons held an 11-10 advantage in hits during the four-hour, 24-minute marathon – Daniel Marra had three hits for the Jacks.
Ryon Healy’s two-run double in the bottom of the eighth inning lifted No. 8 national seed Oregon to a 3-2, come-from-behind victory over South Dakota State in the first round.
The Jackrabbits broke into the scoring column first with three hits in the second inning. Daniel Telford led off with a sharp single, moved to second on a sacrifice bunt by Paul Jacobson and scored on Aaron Machbitz’s base hit through the middle.
Layne Somsen allowed only one hit in seven-plus innings, striking out six and walking three. Moore took the loss for the Jackrabbits, falling to 0-2 on the season.
Garrett Cleavinger, who worked a perfect eighth inning, earned his ninth victory of the season for Oregon.
EUGENE REGIONAL…Jeff Gold and the No. 9 Oregon Ducks’ offense stayed alive in the NCAA regional with a 11-0 win over No. 20 Rice Sunday.
Oregon (48-15) forced the “if necessary” game on Monday night against Rice (43-18) with the winner advancing to the NCAA Super Regional next weekend against North Carolina State.
Gold, making his first start since April 30, allowed just two hits in five innings while striking out four with no walks. He moved to 4-0 with the win.
Earlier, freshman Cole Irvin gave Oregon the start it needed and Tyler Baumgartner sparked the Ducks offense to a 6-1 win over San Francisco in an elimination game.
MANKATO BASEBALL…Second-ranked Minnesota State-Mankato came up short in its quest for its first-ever NCAA DII Baseball Championship - the Mavericks were doomed by a five-run second inning in their 8-2 loss to top-ranked Tampa Saturday evening. The second-place finish was the highest in the NCAA DII Baseball Championship by any team in MSU baseball history.
Harvey Martin suffered his first career loss in two seasons at MSU as he dropped to 9-1 on the year after allowing five hits and five earned runs while striking out one in one inning pitched.
Centerfielder Parker Sullivan went three-for-five, while Stetson Olson ended the night three-for-three.
Minnesota State ends the year 42-9 overall and completes the greatest season in Maverick baseball history. Former Brookings Bandits player Todd Standish was 0-4 in the game. Mankato’s coached by former SDSU standout Matt Magers.
BANDITS…Mitchell scored six second-inning runs to defeat Brookings 12-4 Sunday, knocking the Bandits out of the Lewis and Clark Wood Bat Tournament in Yankton.
Jared Schmidt had three hits and drove in four to lead the Mitchell offense. Josh Schmidt and Derek Miller each had two hits.
Konner Beste had two of the Bandits’ seven hits. Sam Schutt allowed seven runs on six hits over two innings, and took the loss.
Vermillion nipped Brookings 3-2, scoring one in the bottom of the sixth, and shutting down a Bandit rally in the seventh. Collin Olson’s two hits and two RBI led Vermillion – Thomas McMacken and Gunner Peterson had Brookings’ only hits. Jordan Lerdal allowed three runs on five hits, and took the loss.
The Bandits handled Sturgis 10-2. Skylar Cary had two hits and Peterson two RBI to back up winning pitcher Trevor Hornig, who allowed two runs on four hits with six strikeouts. Sturgis committed eight errors in the game.
Brookings got by Sioux Falls West 7-6 on Friday, as Trevor Puetz hit a walk-off single in the bottom of the seventh. The Bandits nipped South Sioux City 1-0, as McMacken drove in Mack Burns with the game’s only run. McMacken had both Bandit hits in the game. Cary threw a four-hitter, with eight strikeouts, for the win.
AURORA A’S…The Aurora A’s slipped to 0-6 on the season with a couple of losses at the Sioux Falls Border Battles amateur baseball tournament.
Sunday, Mike Graybill allowed two hits over four innings of work, but the A’s fell 8-4. Starter Adam Mills worked into the fourth, allowing eight runs on four hits and six walks.
Alexandria got by the A’s 7-1 Saturday – Mills scored the lone run in the third inning. The A’s had four hits. Mike Holen allowed seven runs on ten hits over five innings, with Ty Schneider allowing a run in two innings of work.
Vermillion defeated Aurora 9-8. Curt Anderson gave up eight runs on six hits over six-plus innings before giving way to Aaron Held, who surrendered one run on three hits with three strikeouts, and suffered the loss. Mills, and Adam Langland, each had two hits. Aurora scored twice in the first and four in the fourth inning.
LICENSE OOPSIE…Approximately 2,000 applicants for a South Dakota bighorn sheep hunting license were incorrectly notified that they had drawn a license.
An incorrect computer file was downloaded resulting in license applicants who provided an e-mail address being notified that they had been drawn for a 2013 Bighorn Sheep license. Before the error was discovered, e-mails were already in the process of being sent.
The error was detected about half-way through the notification process and within 30 minutes a corrected e-mail was sent notifying applicants that they had been unsuccessful.
There were no errors in the draw process itself and there is no need for a re-drawing. Two licenses were issued, and they will be contacted by phone confirming their success in the drawing. No unsuccessful applicant was charged the actual license fee.
License office supervisor Shon Eide says all protocols for e-mail notifications will be examined to safeguard against future errors.