MONDAY, JUNE 4:
Baseball: Volga Post 114 @ Castlewood (DH), 6:00pm
Watertown @ Bullets 15’s (DH), 5:00pm
TUESDAY, JUNE 5:
Baseball: Bombers Black @ Sioux Falls East (DH), 5:00pm
Sioux Falls Christian @ Bombers Gray, Mickelson Field
BANDITS BASEBALL…Brookings defended its title in the Yankton American Legion baseball tournament with a 6-3 victory Sunday over Sioux Falls Post 15 West.
Matt Thomas’ two-run single in the top of the fourth helped Brookings rally to tie the game at three – then the Bandits went on to win.
Skyler Cary and Riley Bullington each had three hits for Brookings. Sioux Falls West’s Weston Smith had two hits. Konner
Beste picked up the win. Jack Lund took the loss.
Brookings scored seven runs in the seventh to rally to an 8-3 victory over wild card entrant Brandon Valley Sunday morning.
Beste had three hits and two RBI, and Kyle Krogman had two hits and three RBI to lead the Brookings effort. Jordan Lerdel picked up the win. Eric Roach took the loss.
Brookings’ Landon Busch struck out 12 as the Bandits blanked Yankton 7-0 Saturday morning. Austin Koenig had three hits and Riley Bullington had two hits to lead Brookings.
Kyle Krogman doubled and singled, and Jordan Lendal had two hits as Brookings bounced Spearfish 9-3, clinching the Yankton pool. Kelby Beste and Riley Bullington each doubled for Brookings. Skyler Cary earned the win.
Kyle Krogman was 3-4 and Brookings scored six runs in the first inning on the way to a 10-5 win over Dell Rapids. Krogman and Garrett Gerstner both drove in two runs, and Matt Thomas and Cody Shepardson each had two hits. Landon Busch scored three runs. Matt Pejsa pitched into the fourth inning and got the win.
Brookings defeated South Sioux City 1-0.
AURORA BASEBALL… Aurora shut down Pipestone, 6-1, on Saturday after dropping an 8-2 decision to Renner to open play in the Border Battle held at Harmodon Field in Sioux Falls. The A’s fell by an 8-4 score to Sioux City on Sunday to wrap up play.
Renner 8, Aurora 2: The A’s got on the board with a pair of runs in the bottom of the first inning, but couldn’t get another runner past second base for the rest of the game as Renner rallied to get the win.
DJ Miller singled after a leadoff out and scored on Adam Mills triple. Mike Graybill’s sacrifice fly to left field plated Mills to make it 2-0, but the A’s could only muster a pair of walks the rest of the way.
Renner scored four runs in the second inning and three in the third before tacking on an insurance run in the sixth for the final margin. Mike Holen suffered the loss as he allowed 12 hits, two walks and five earned runs while striking out four.
Aurora 6, Pipestone 1: The A’s built a 3-0 lead through 4 1/2 innings before adding three more runs in the last two frames to upend Pipestone, 6-1, in Saturday’s second game.
Curt Anderson allowed three hits and one run in five innings of work with 10 strikeouts to earn the win on the mound.
Jayme Uttecht finished up to earn the save and scored two runs offensively. Miller had a pair of hits and an RBI as Adam Langland singled twice to lead Aurora’s eight-hit attack.
Sioux City 8, Aurora 4: Sioux City batted around in the third inning to scored five runs, and then added three more runs in the seventh to hold off the A’s, who rallied within a run after six innings complete. Rob Bortnem surrendered 11 hits, one walk and eight earned runs as he struck out six in the loss. Holen had three hits and scored twice as Anderson added two hits and two RBIs and Mills drove in a run on one of his two hits.
ELITE 15… The "Elite 15" female high school athletes were awarded tonight in Mitchell at the Ramada Inn during the Girls and Women in Sport Awards Banquet. This award recognizes athletes with the highest achievements in the areas of athletic ability, leadership, scholarship and community involvement. The 2012 Elite 15:
Kelsey Kaufmann Arlington
Karley Konkol Custer
Cassidy Gebhart Elkton-Lake Benton
Mikayla Saathoff Estelline
Taylor Anshutz Gregory
Ashley Robinson Hanson
Jussy Tuscherer Northwestern
Marie Malloy Parkston
Margaret McCloud Rapid City Stevens
Carly Carper Rutland
Allie Lahren Sioux Falls Lincoln
Alex Hess Sioux Falls Roosevelt
Caitlin Duffy St. Thomas More
Mindy Kraft Wessington Springs
Chloe Cornemann Yankton
Rose DuBois or Rapid City, Pam Hoiland of Sioux Falls, Ron Nelson of Parker, Jill Christensen of Parker, Jennifer Forseth of Sioux Falls, Ginger Larsen of Yankton Ronda Rinehart of Freeman, Carmen Robinson of Yankton, and Lori Warne of Sioux Falls, were awarded the South Dakota Girls and Women in Sport Leadership Award. This award was established in 1995 to recognize individuals for their consistent and outstanding effort and leadership on behalf of women and girls participating in sports in South Dakota.
Ellen Steever of Lennox and Kim Weed of Sioux Falls were awarded the annual South Dakota Officials Leadership Award. This award was established to recognize individuals for their outstanding contributions and long-time dedication to promote the development of officials in South Dakota.
MANKATO BASEBALL… Minnesota State, Mankato's historic season came to an end Friday afternoon in the NCAA Division II College Baseball World Series in Cary, N.C.
The Mavericks lost to Delta (Miss.) State 6-5 as they surrendered a five-run lead over the final two innings. The loss puts a halt to the season for the Mavericks, who recorded a single-season record 51 wins, as the team finishes tied for its best finish in the NCAA Division II College Baseball World Series with a third-place finish.