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…Brookings won the first game 6-1, but Aberdeen came back with a 17-6 win in the nightcap of Monday’s American
Legion baseball doubleheader at Bob Shelden Field.
The Smitty’s scored ten in the fifth inning – followed by a five-run ninth to take game two. Dalton Cox had four hits, including two fifth-inning triples, and drove in four. Carter Paulson had five hits and two RBI, Jacob Carrels two hits and three RBI, and Lucas Lorenz three hits. Zach Andera allowed six hits in the complete-game win.
Trevor Puetz had three hits, while Jordan Lerdal and Sam Schutt each had two hits and two RBI for the Bandits. Trevor Hornig pitched into the fifth, and took the loss. Bryce McMacken finished the game.
A four-run fifth inning pushed Brookings to a win in the opener. Puetz and Kyle Krogman each had two hits and two RBI. Skyler Cary and Gunner Peterson each chipped in two hits.
Cox and Andera each had two hits for Aberdeen.
Corey Roach threw a six-hitter with three strikeouts for the victory, outdueling Paulson, who gave up five earned runs on 12 hits and four walks.
VOLGA LEGION… Tyler Tofte hit a two out RBI single in the bottom of the ninth inning to give Volga Post 114 (8-7) a 3-2 victory over Castlewood Monday. Tofte’s heroics were setup by Layne Lucas’s single. Lucas would advance to second base on a fielders choice and then score on the hit by Tofte.
Layne Lucas threw all nine innings to earn the win. Lucas struck out 15 batters and allowed only seven hits. Tyler Tofte led Post 114 with four hits and the game winning RBI. Jon Wilson and Lucas each added a pair of singles. Trevor Lundin had a triple and scored a run.
Blayne Schliesman led Castlewood with three hits including a triple. Adam Ching added two singles for Post 250. Jacob Tvedt started the game and pitched the first seven allowing two runs on eight hits. Adam Ching took the loss allowing one run over the final 1.2 innings.
COACH AWARDS… Yankton’s Dan Mitchell has been named the 2013 South Dakota Football Coaches Association Class 11AA Assistant Coach of the Year.
He will be presented with the award during halftime of the South Dakota High School Coaches Association Football All-Star Game, July 17 in Aberdeen.
Honorees in other classes include Hot Springs’ Levi Klippenstein (11A), Aberdeen Roncalli’s Justin Briese (11B), Deubrook Area’s Mick Thompson (9AA), Arlington’s Derek Barrios (9A) and Harding County’s Josh Page (9B). Terry Nelson of Britton-Hecla was named the Assistant Coach of the Year for grades 8-under.
Also during the event, the SDFBCA will honor four coaches for 30 years of service: Bruce Bresee of Spearfish, Terry Jastrum of Roosevelt, Tom Lee of Waubay-Summit and Nelson.
ZENNER… South Dakota State University running back Zach Zenner is one of 20 players named to the initial 2013 Walter Payton Award Watch List for the top offensive player in the Football Championship Subdivision.
Zenner is one of 11 finalists from the 2012 season to appear on the official watch list, which was announced Monday morning. A consensus All-America selection last season, Zenner placed seventh in the balloting after joining the watch list a month into the 2012 campaign.
Zenner led the nation in rushing during the 2012 season, racking up 2,044 yards in 13 games for an average of 157.2 yards per contest. He crossed the 100-yard mark in nine games and topped 200 yards three times, including a school-record 295 yards in the opening round of the FCS playoffs Nov. 24 versus Eastern Illinois. Zenner averaged 6.8 yards per carry and scored 13 touchdowns on the ground, while adding 28 receptions for 197 yards.
Three other players from the Missouri Valley Football Conference were named to the Payton Award Watch List. They include Shakir Bell (RB, Indiana State), Brock Jensen (QB, North Dakota State) and David Johnson (RB, Northern Iowa).
The Walter Payton Award will be presented by The Sports Network on Dec. 16.
HAMMON… San Antonio Silver Stars guard Becky Hammon has torn the anterior cruciate ligament in her left knee and is likely out for the season after playing just one game.
The seven-time All-Star missed San Antonio’s first 10 games with a broken finger and played 12 minutes against Los Angeles on Saturday before getting hurt.
Hammon went down near the baseline midway through the second quarter and was carried off the court.
The team says Hammon will have surgery this week and a timetable for the 36-year-old’s return will be determined after she starts rehab.
Hammon was second in the WNBA in assists last season with 176 and 3-pointers with 80.
The Rapid City native is a two-time Olympian with Russia.
JULY FOURTH CAMPING…The Fourth of July was a busy one in South Dakota State Parks.
Park managers across the state reported full campgrounds and busy day-use areas over the weekend. Parks saw a high number of boaters, swimmers, picnickers and good attendance at park events.
Fisher Grove State Park near Redfield had its first holiday weekend since the new 22-site campground opened.
Custer State Park received over two inches of rain, but the weather didn’t interfere with camping. Officials say the campgrounds there were full throughout the weekend.