MONDAY, JULY 8:
Baseball: Aberdeen Smitty’s @ Brookings Bandits, DH, 5:00pm (Live on KBRK 1430 AM)
Sioux Falls West @ Bombers Maroon, DH, 4:00pm, Mickelson Field
Volga Cormorants @ Castlewood, 8:00pm
Golf: SDGA First Dakota National Bank Junior Tour-Southern Hills and Spring Creek
TUESDAY, JULY 9:
Baseball: Brookings Bandits @ Brandon, 6:30pm, 1-9inn.
Kingsbury Co. @ Volga Legion, DH, 6:00pm
Brookings Bullets @ Sioux Falls West, DH, 5:00pm
VFW Bullets @ Lake Norden, DH, 6:00pm
Sioux Falls Christian @ Bombers Gray, 4:00pm, Mickelson Field
Little League Minors Games (5:30)
-- Blue Jays vs. Twins
-- Cardinals vs. Cubs
-- Dodgers vs. Red Sox
-- Yankees vs. Mets
Little League Majors Games (7:00)
-- BraVo’s vs. Century 21
-- CF Promo vs. Pizza Ranch
-- First Bank & Trust vs. Superior Homes
Golf: SDGA First Dakota National Bank Junior Tour-Hillsview, Pierre
BANDITS…The Brookings Bandits used a four-run fifth inning to pull away for a 9-4 win in the opener and scored three runs in the fifth inning of the second game to create separation in a 6-1 win Sunday in American Legion baseball in Marshall. The Bandits improve to 23-8 on the season.
Brookings won the first game despite being outhit 10-6. The Bandits had ten hits in game two, and also took advantage of six walks and three errors – five the six players walked scored.
The Bandits game with Mitchell Saturday was canceled. The game was called off because the wood-bat tournament had more teams than expected and there wasn’t a field available for the Legion game. The game will not be made up.
JR. LEGION…Brookings placed third in its own junior American Legion baseball tournament over the weekend.
The Bullets defeated Brandon Valley 13-7 in the third place game. Carter Mahlum, Seth Fraser, Sam McMacken and Garrett Jeppesen each had two hits to lead the offense – ten different players had RBI. Jake Haan had three hits for Brandon. Caleb Stratmoen – the second of three Bullet pitchers – earned the win.
Watertown scored two runs in the fourth to defeat Brookings 3-1 in the semi-final round. McMacken and Jacob Meyer each had two of the Bullets’ seven hits. Four Watertown players had two hits apiece. Jeppesen was tagged with the loss after pitching the first five and one-third innings, allowing three runs on ten hits.
Mitchell plated five runs in the top of the third, and made them stand up for a 5-0 win. Brookings’ five hits were spread among five players. Meyer went the distance and took the loss.
Brookings got by Brandon Valley 8-4. McMacken had two hits and three RBI to lead the Bullets, with Jared Tschetter driving in two runs. The Bullets had eight hits to back up winning pitcher Trevor Wallin, who allowed four hits, walked six and struck out four in a complete-game effort.
STATE LEGION…Brookings American Legion baseball coach Rob Hirrschoff says, with about three weeks to go in the regular season, Rapid City Post 22 appears to be the team to beat.
He says the program’s always solid, with some key returnees to anchor the lineup. Past that, Hirrschoff says it’s wide open:
97621 :49 “year playing together”.
Post 22 won its Firecracker tournament with a 7-1 record, defeating top teams from around the country. But Hirrschoff says they’re not unbeatable. 97622 :23 “it’s really exciting”.
Brookings American Legion baseball coach Rob Hirrschoff.
AURORA-LAKE NORDEN…Curt Anderson tossed a gem and three different A’s drove in a run during Aurora’s 3-1 victory over Lake Norden in Eastern Dakota League amateur baseball action Sunday evening.
The right-hander threw all nine innings, allowing one run on six hits with nine strikeouts and three walks.
Aurora struck first with two runs in the third. Aaron Held and Doyle Price had back-to-back one-one singles. Held scored on Ty Schneider’s sacrifice fly and Price made it home via Nick Swisher’s single.
The A’s tacked on an insurance run in the eighth. Swisher was hit by a pitch with one out; moved to second after Mike Graybill drew a walk; took third on Adam Mills’ single; and scored on Adam Langland’s groundout to second.
Price and Swisher both finished with two hits.
Mick Tulson paced Lake Norden (9-8, 8-6 EDL) with two hits. Tim Kuphal took the pitching loss, giving up three runs on seven hits with seven strikeouts and four walks in nine innings. Aurora hosts the Sioux Falls Saints Wednesday at 7:30pm.
CLARK-SISSETON…Clark did all its scoring in the third, and fourth, innings to defeat Sisseton 5-4 Friday in Eastern Dakota League baseball.
Cody Mahrzahn started for Clark and picked up the win, with Logan Huber coming on in the seventh and Jay Huber in the ninth. Adam Rempp took the loss for Sisseton.
Jake Esser had four hits, including a three-run double, to lead Clark. James Makens had two hits and Bryce DesLauriers had a double.
Casey Grimsrud and Dan Ziemer had doubles for Sisseton.
MYLES SIGNS…Juevol Myles, a former point guard with the University of South Dakota men’s basketball team, signed with a professional team in Slovakia.
Myles, a 6-foot-1 guard from Ajax, Ontario, Canada, will play for MBK Rieker Komarno, located in Komarno, Slovakia.
A former player at Tallahassee Community College (Fla.) and Kansas State, Myles was named to the Summit League’s All-Newcomer Team for the Coyotes last season. He led USD in scoring (15.4) and also averaged 3.5 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game.
SD SOCCER ADVANCES…The South Dakota United FC Barcelona U17 Boys team won the U.S. Club Soccer National Cup XII Midwest Regional Championship in the U17 Boys Premier Group in Chicago. The team will advance to the U.S. Club Soccer National Cup XII in Aurora, Colo., July 18-21.
The South Dakota United Futbol Club is a youth club with players from around the State. The club has been a member of the South Dakota Soccer Association, an affiliate of U.S. Youth Soccer, since the club organized in 2003. In May 2013 SD United FC also joined the national soccer organization U.S. Club Soccer, and were invited to participate in the Midwest Regional competition held over the weekend in Chicago.
The accomplishment of the Barcelona team, coached by Chris Derry of Pierre, is a significant milestone for South Dakota youth soccer. It is the first time a youth team from South Dakota has competed in a U.S. Club Soccer regional event, and the first championship in such an event. It marks the first time a South Dakota team will vie for a national championship in U.S. Club Soccer and just the second team in South Dakota youth soccer history to vie for any national championship. The other team is also a South Dakota United team, the Legacy U16 girls who will be competing the week before in the U.S. Youth Soccer National President’s Cup in Auburndale, Fla., July 10-14. The Legacy team is coached by Jason Bartels of Watertown.