THURSDAY, JULY 3:
Mitchell @ Bandits, 1:00pm, Bob Shelden
‘Chutes @ Mitchell, DH, 4:00pm
Bombers Black @ Huron, DH, 5:00pm
Bombers Maroon @ Brandon Valley, DH, 5:00pm
VFW Bullets @ Milbank, DH, 5:00pm
AURORA A’S…Aurora scored twice in the bottom of the ninth to knock off the fourth-ranked Class "A" team in amateur baseball, the Sioux Falls Saints, 5-4 Wednesday night.
Skylar Cary had two hits and two runs scored for the A’s. Doyle Price, Mike Graybill and Curt Anderson each came up with two hits in the win. Blaze Hanson, who pitched three innings in relief of Colton Wendland, got the win.
Marcus Tramp had four hits to lead the Saints. Nick Doetel had three hits, with Spencer Halgerson and Will Year each getting two hits. Andy Merry, the last of three Sioux Falls pitchers, took the loss.
BANDITS…Brookings scored eleven runs in its final four at-bats to defeat Huron 14-4 in seven innings Wednesday night in American Legion baseball.
Kyle Krogman’s three hits and three runs scored paced the Bandits offense. Corey Roach had two hits and two runs batted in. Carter Roach drove in three runs, with Cody Shepardson and Jordan Lerdal each driving in two.
Corey Roach struck out ten and walked one over six innings to earn the win.
Cole Peterson had three hits, and Collin Boehrns two for Huron. Peterson was saddled with the loss.
The teams combined to hit four triples in the first four innings.
VOLGA LEGION… Flandreau scored the game winning run on a error in the bottom of the ninth inning. Volga Post 114 (4-11) plated a run in the top of the ninth inning off an RBI groundout from Kyler Krogh to tie the game and set up the dramatics in the bottom half of the inning.
Krogh drove in three runs and had a double to lead the Post 114 offense. Layne Lucas added a pair of hits and an RBI. Hunter Tietjen pitched the first 4 1/3 innings allowing six runs, three of which were earned. Austin Chase threw the final 4 1/3 innings taking the loss allowing two runs.
Flandreau got a pair of base hits from Chandler Johnson. Tim Parsley had a double. Parsley pitched the first 5 2/3 innings allowing six runs. Alex Schwing relieved Parsley to earn the win.
BROOKINGS BASEBALL…Other Brookings baseball Wednesday:
The ‘Chutes split with Brandon Valley at Bob Shelden Field. Brookings won game one – Brandon Valley built a big lead in game two and had to hang on for an 11-10 win. Brookings had the winning run in scoring position when the final out was recorded.
The Bombers Maroon split with the Sioux Falls Cyclones. Brookings won the first game 4-2, but lost game two 11-2.
SDGA JUNIORS…Two SDGA junior golf tournaments were held this week. The results: Tuesday @ Madison
11-Under Boys: Jack Hilgenberg, Yankton, 36; Landon Moe, 53
11-Under Girls: Jordyn Driscoll, Hartford, 62; Keva Burshiem, Flandreau, 67
12-13 Boys: Gunner Stugart, Sioux Falls, 82
12-13 Girls: Taylee Indahl, Burke, 95; Nicole Steen, 113
14-15 Boys: Sam Batta, Watertown, 82
14-15 Girls: Chantel Brende, Sioux Falls, 95; Sydney Winter, 115; Cassidy Bridges, 122
16-18 Boys: Sam Olson, Sioux Falls, 80
16-18 Girls: McKayla Poppens, Lennox, 86; Kayla Ovall, White, 92 Wednesday @ Aberdeen
11-Under Boys: Drew Norberg, Watertown, 1st; Landon Moe, Brookings, 2nd
12-13 Boys: Devan Weelborg, Bryant, 1st;; Logan Steffensen, Volga, 4th
12-13 Girls: Cassidy Gough, Aberdeen, 1st; Nicole Steen, Brookings, 3rd
14-15 Boys: Justin Kolb, Sioux Falls, 1st
14-15 Girls: Brooke Piearson, Brookings, 1st
16-18 Boys: Drew Mahowald, Watertown, 1st
16-18 Girls: Kali Trautman, Clear Lake, 1st
USD HOF…Six former University of South Dakota athletes were announced on Wednesday as inductees for the USD Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony will take place Sept. 20.
Men's basketball players and teammates Ben Ries and Nate Tibbetts, women's basketball player Mandy Koupal, football player Josh Stamer, distance runner Molly (Wedel) Radigan and swimmer Justin Devlin represent the class of 2014.
SKYFORCE LOSE COACH…Sioux Falls Skyforce coach Pat Delany has accepted a job as an assistant with the Charlotte Hornets, according to Sioux Falls president Mike Heineman.
Delany led the Force to a mark of 31-19 and their first playoff berth since 2010. They were ousted in the semifinals by eventual champ Fort Wayne.
The Miami Heat assigned Delany to Sioux Falls shortly after the Heat took control of Skyforce basketball operations last summer, part of an exclusive affiliation agreement.