THURSDAY, JUNE 28:
Baseball: Brookings Cubby’s @ Brandon Merchants, 7:30pm
Mitchell @ Brookings Bandits, 5:00pm (CANCELLED-Mitchell unable to field team)
Volga Post 114 @ Clear Lake (DH), 6:00pm
Bullets 16’s @ Aberdeen (DH), 5:30pm
FRIDAY, JUNE 29:
Baseball: Brookings Friends of Baseball Teener Tournament (Majors: Bob Shelden & Erv Huether:
9:00am Bombers Maroon vs. Brandon Valley Bob Shelden
11:30am Bombers Black vs. Brandon Valley Bob Shelden
11:30am Watertown vs. Mitchell Black Erv Huether
11:30am Sioux Falls Central vs. Marshall Mickelson Field
2:00pm Bombers Maroon vs. Sioux Falls Central Bob Shelden
2:00pm Marshall vs. Mitchell White Erv Huether
2:00pm Sioux Falls Cyclones vs. Brandon Valley Mickelson Field
4:30pm Bombers Black vs. Watertown Bob Shelden
4:30pm Mitchell White vs. Watertown Erv Huether
4:30pm Marshall vs. Yankton Mickelson Field
7:00pm North Heights-Stillwater vs. Yankton Bob Shelden
SATURDAY, JUNE 30:
Baseball: Brookings Friends of Baseball Teener Tournament (Majors: Bob Shelden & Erv Huether
9:00am Bombers Maroon vs. Sioux Falls Cyclones Bob Shelden
9:00am Marshall vs. North Heights-Stillwater Erv Huether
9:00am Yankton vs. Watertown Mickelson Field
11:30am S.F. Cyclones vs. S.F. Central Bob Shelden
11:30am Marshall vs. Yankton Erv Huether
11:30am Yankton vs. Mitchell White Mickelson Field
2:00pm Brandon Valley vs. Watertown Bob Shelden
2:00pm Yankton vs. Sioux Falls Central Erv Huether
2:00pm Watertown vs. Marshall Mickelson Field
4:30pm Mitchell Black vs. Brandon Valley Bob Shelden
4:30pm S.F. Central vs. North Heights-Stillwater Erv Huether
4:30pm Brandon Valley vs. S.F. Central Mickelson Field
7:00pm Bombers Black vs. Mitchell Black Bob Shelden
SUNDAY, JULY 1:
Baseball: Brookings Cubby’s @ Larchwood, 2:00pm
Aurora A’s @ Volga Cormorants, 5:00pm
Brookings Friends of Baseball Teener Tournament (Majors: Bob Shelden & Erv Huether
Minors: Mickelson & Aurora
9:00am: Pool A #1 vs. Pool B #2 Bob Shelden
9:00am Pool A #3 vs. Pool B #4 Erv Huether
9:00am Pool C #1 vs. Pool D #2 Mickelson Field
9:00am Pool C #3 vs. Pool D #4 Aurora Field
11:30am Pool B #1 vs. Pool A #2 Bob Shelden
11:30am Pool B #3 vs. Pool A #4 Erv Huether
11:30am Pool D #1 vs. Pool C #2 Mickelson Field
11:30am Pool D #3 vs. Pool C #4 Aurora Field
2:00pm Majors Third Place Bob Shelden
2:00pm Majors Seventh Place Erv Huether
2:00pm Minors Third Place Mickelson Field
2:00pm Minors Seventh Place Aurora Field
4:30pm Majors Championship Bob Shelden
4:30pm Majors Fifth Place Erv Huether
4:30pm Minors Championship Mickelson Field
4:30pm Minors Fifth Place Aurora Field
MONDAY, JULY 2:
Baseball: Brookings Cubby’s @ Colman
Volga Post 114 @ Clark (DH), 6:00pm
Mitchell @ Bullets 16’s (DH), 5:00pm
Golf: SDGA-First Dakota National Bank Junior Tour, Rapid City
Big I Qualifier and College Preview Event, Bakker Crossing, Sioux Falls
TUESDAY, JULY 3:
Baseball: Huron @ Brookings Bandits (DH), 5:00pm
Golf: Big I Qualifier and College Preview Event, Bakker Crossing, Sioux Falls
WEDNESDAY, JULY 4:
No Events Scheduled
BANDITS…Brookings sweeps an American Legion baseball doubleheader with Aberdeen, winning game one, 4-2, and completing the sweep with a 12-4 victory.
In the opener, Brookings answered a four-run Aberdeen first-inning outburst with a five-run fifth-inning rally. Matt Thomas and Austin Koenig each had three hits – six different players each drove in two runs. Corey Roach went the distance, allowing just three hits.
Brookings rallied with two runs in each of the fitth, and sixth, innings to win the nightcap. The Bandits managed just six hits – Kelby Beste’s two-run homer leading the way. Thomas threw a six-hitter, with eight strikeouts, to get the victory.
BASEBALL HELP…The Brookings Friends of Baseball is hosting its first ever U14 Wood Bat Tournament this weekend. In addition to our Bombers Black and Maroon, 14 other teams from both in and out of state are participating for a total of 40 games.
We're in need of public address announcers, scoreboard operators, and a few field maintenance workers during games that run this Friday through Sunday. On the Friends of Baseball website you will find an online signup for these various positions. Please consider pitching in this weekend to help make this tournament a resounding success.
REGION 6B LEGION…The Region 6B American Legion baseball tournament begins July 20th in Redfield, and will run through the 22nd.
Kingsbury County and Clark will open the tourney at 10:00am, followed at one by Volga against Groton. At four, the Kingsbury County-Clark winner will face Redfield. Then at seven, the Kingsbury-Clark loser will meet the Volga-Groton loser in an elimination game.
The double-elimination champion advances to the state tournament in Milbank.
MIDCO DEAL…Midco Sports Network says they’ll broadcast up to 10 live Jackrabbit events, plus up to 24 weekly special shows featuring the South Dakota State athletic program for the 2012-13 season. The agreement is with Jackrabbit Sports Properties, which is a property of Learfield Sports and the exclusive athletics multimedia-rights holder for South Dakota State University.
Midco Sports Network has secured a 6-year agreement with Jackrabbit Sports Properties. This includes the live broadcasts, as well as weekly shows featuring game analysis, interviews and reporting with several of the coaches of the Jackrabbit athletic program.
The broadcast schedule is being finalized and will be available on or around August first.
MICHIGAN BASEBALL…Erik Bakich has been hired as the new baseball coach at Michigan.
The school announced the hiring Wednesday. Bakich spent the last three seasons as the coach at Maryland. The Terrapins went 32-24 in 2012.
The 34-year-old Bakich is the youngest head baseball coach at any BCS school. Prior to becoming the coach at Maryland, he was on the staff at Vanderbilt.
Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon calls Bakich "one of the top recruiters and developers of talent in collegiate baseball."
Michigan was 22-34 in 2012. The Wolverines announced last month that coach Rich Maloney would not return.
PLAYER PAY…The new playoff system means big money to the schools in major college football, as much as a half billion dollars per year just in television rights alone.
That has Texas coach Mack Brown — among others — wondering if some of that windfall ought to be heading the players way.
Soon after the new playoff format was approved by university presidents Tuesday in Washington, Brown tweeted: "In my opinion, with the amount of money the playoff will generate, I hope we can revisit the student-athlete stipend."
Even before the playoff plan had a presidential seal of approval, a group of former and current athletes was pushing for some of the newfound wealth to be spent on player safety and health.