SPORTS 7-16-13

Baseball: VFW Bullets @ Pipestone (6:00, DH)
Watertown @ Brookings Cubby’s Sports Bar & Grill (7:30)
Little League Minors Games (5:30)
 Blue Jays vs. Cardinals
 Cubs vs. Yankees
 Dodgers vs. Red Sox
 Mets vs. Twins
Little League Majors Games (7:00)
 BraVo’s vs. CF Promo
 First Bank & Trust vs. Pizza Ranch
 Century 21 vs. Superior Homes

Baseball: Sioux Falls East @  Bullets (5:00, DH)
Bombers Black at Mitchell (2:00, DH)
Bombers Maroon at Aberdeen (2:00, DH)

BULLETS…The Brookings Bullets swept Renner Monday night at Bob Shelden Field.
   Brookings scored eight runs in the first two innings, then held on for a 12-11 win in the nightcap.  Jacob Meyer had three hits, Sam McMacken two hits and two RBI, and Garrett Jeppesen two RBI for Brookings.  Teddy Steffl, Will Michaels and Dominic Rausch each had two hits for Renner, which committed six errors.  Seth Fraser, the fourth Bullets pitcher, threw the final two-thirds of an inning for the win.
  The Bullets took game one 6-4.  Trevor Wallen paced the offense with two hits and three RBI.  Caleb Stratmoen threw a complete-game five-hitter for the win.  Chandler Schaefbauer had two hits for Renner.

VOLGA LEGION…Volga Post 114 ended the regular season with a 12-5 win over Aurora Monday night.  Volga was down 5-0 in the second inning, but was able to score two runs on Jon Wilson’s two RBI double. Post 114 added another run on a Tyler Tofte RBI ground out.
   Volga took the lead in the bottom of the fifth when they scored three runs highlighted by an RBI double from Wilson. Volga blew the game open in the seventh scoring six runs on another Wilson RBI double and a two run homer from Tofte.
   Volga got three doubles and four RBI from Jon Wilson. Tyler Tofte added a two run homer, two singles and four RBI. Jake Larsen added a double for Volga. Trevor Lundin earned the win on the mound for Volga. Lundin allowed five runs on six hits. Jon Wilson threw two hitless innings to finish the game.
   Volga will open up Region 2B play Thursday night when they play Flandreau at 7:30pm in Madison.

BROOKINGS 12 ALL-STARS…The Brookings 12U All-Stars became the first local team to earn a spot in the second round of the Little League playoffs – defeating Huron 3-2 Monday night to win the East River district title in Valley Springs.
   Tyler Kreutner went the distance on the mound, striking out ten in the win.  Brookings trailed 2-0 after two, but scored three runs in the top of the third and made it stand up for the victory.
   Brookings will play Rapid City “A” Saturday afternoon to open the state playoffs.  Rapid City “B” and Fargo meet in the other matchup – the tourney will be played in Rapid City.

AMATEUR RANKINGS…Alexandria and the Sioux Falls Brewers continue to lead their respective divisions this week in the South Dakota amateur baseball poll.  Alexandria is No. 1 in Class B and the Brewers No. 1 in Class A.  The final poll of the 2013 season will be released next week.
   Here is this week’s complete poll:
Class A
1. Sioux Falls Brewers
2. Renner Monarchs
3. Sioux Falls Saints
4. Yankton
5. Pierre
6. Also receiving votes — Vermillion Red Sox
Class B
1. Alexandria
2. Canova
3. Crofton, Neb.
4. (Tie) Madison and Parkston Mudcats
6.   Dell Rapids PBR
7.   Dimock-Emery
8.   Clark
9.   Wynot, Neb.
10. (Tie) Harrisburg and Garretson
Also receiving votes — Tabor, Salem, Britton and Larchwood, Iowa

SDGA MATCH PLAY…Grant Smith rallied from three holes down late in the first 18 holes to defeat Matthew Johnson 2-and-1 Monday to win the SDGA Men’s Match Play golf title at the Brookings Country Club.
   Johnson had opened up a three-hole lead after 13 holes of the opening round.  But Smith, the number five seed, was able to rally, and win the 36-hole match.
   Johnson was the number 54 seed based on qualifying round score.

SDGA WOMEN’S MATCH PLAY…Brookings’ Morgan Fitts won the final hole to defeat Parkston’s Sydney Bormann to win the SDGA Women’s Match Play golf title at the Brookings Country Club.
   Fitts- a former South Dakota State player – was the top seed in the tournament.  Bormann was seeded second – she’s one of the top high school players in the state.
   Bormann’s sister, Jordan, won the consolation match, defeating Maggie Leland in 22 holes.  Bormann was seeded seventh, and Leland fifth.

UND BB COACH…The University of North Dakota has extended the contract of men's basketball coach Brian Jones through the 2016-17 season.  Jones' base salary will go from $86,334 to $100,000.  
     UND Athletic Director Brian Faison says in a statement that Jones "has a clear blueprint for this program and the results are showing."
     Jones led UND to a 12-8 record in the Big Sky Conference last season - the most wins ever by a league newcomer.

CROOKSTON FB COACH…Minnesota-Crookston football coach Paul Miller says he will take a leave of absence from the football program, effective immediately, due to health concerns. Mike Fritze, who joined the staff in January as the team’s defensive coordinator, will take over as interim head coach.
   Miller led the team to its best record in four seasons as the Golden Eagles defeated Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference opponents Southwest Minnesota State University and University of Mary to finish 2-9 in 2012. The pair of conference victories was the most NSIC wins for the program since 2004 when the Golden Eagles defeated Minnesota State-Moorhead and Wayne State College.

CHADRON UNIFORMS…The Chadron State football team will have a new look on the field this fall.  The Eagles, who went 9-3 in 2012 and reached the NCAA Division II playoffs for the eighth time in school history, will wear Nike jerseys for the first time in 2013.
   The Eagles will wear two Nike modified beast game jerseys - a cardinal top with gray numbers outlined in white for home games and a white top with cardinal numbers outlined in gray for road contests. The sleeves are capped on both the home and away jerseys.
   The Eagles open their season Sept. 5 at Missouri S&T.

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