SPORTS 5-27-14

   Flandreau Legion @ Volga, 7:00pm
   Brookings Junior Legion @ Brandon Valley, DH, 5:00pm
   Brookings Bombers Maroon @ Clear Lake, DH, 6:00pm
   Little League Minors games (5:30)
      -- Cardinals vs. Cubs
      -- Giants vs. Royals
      -- Rockies & Twins practice
  Little League Majors games (7:00)
      -- Pizza Ranch vs. Superior Homes
      -- CF Promo vs. First Bank & Trust
      -- BraVo's vs. Century 21

Baseball: Sioux Falls Cyclones @ Brookings Jr. Legion, DH, 5:00pm, Bob Shelden

SUMMIT BASEBALL…The North Dakota State baseball team (25-24) will face top overall national seed Oregon State (42-12) Friday at 10 p.m. CT on ESPNU in the opening round of the NCAA Division I Corvallis Regional at Goss Stadium.
The other half of the bracket features the number two seed, UNLV (35-23), against the No. 3 seed, UC Irvine (35-22). That game will be played at 4 p.m. CT and will air on ESPN3. The double-elimination tournament is scheduled to run from May 30-June 1.
The Bison claimed their first-ever Summit League tournament title with a 9-0 win over Western Illinois Saturday, qualifying them for their first-ever NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament and first NCAA postseason baseball tournament since 1969.
Western Illinois eliminated South Dakota State Friday, rallying in the eighth inning for a 5-2 win. SDSU starter Chris Anderson exited after 5 2/3 innings, allowing one run on six hits. He struck out two and walked one. SDSU's seven hits were spread among seven different players. Zach Coppola recorded three of the Jackrabbits' season-high four stolen bases in the game.

BHS BASEBALL…Brookings claimed third place in the state "A" high school baseball tournament, holding off Sioux Falls O’Gorman 12-11 Saturday afternoon in Mitchell.
The Bobcats (17-10) were led by Mack Burns and Kyle Krogman with two RBIs each, while Corey Roach and Jordan Lerdal each finished with two hits in the win. Brookings totaled nine hits and committed five errors.
Sioux Falls Lincoln rallied to defeat Brookings 5-4 in the opening round. Lincoln finished with 10 hits and four errors.
Carter Roach, Cody Shepardson and Sam Schutt each picked up an RBI for the Bobcats, who totaled 10 hits and two errors.

STATE "B" BASEBALL…Defending state champion St. Thomas More scratched across two runs in the bottom of the sixth inning, which proved to be enough as the Cavaliers defeated Madison 2-0 Monday to win the state "B" high school baseball title in Sioux Falls. Jacob Giles took the loss going six innings and surrending two runs on three hits.
In the opening round, St. Thomas More defeated previously unbeaten Parkston 5-1, while the Bulldogs rode the arm of Jacob Leighton as he no-hit West Central while striking out 16 Trojans.
West Central recovered to win third place as they defeated Parkston 4-2.

AMATEUR BASEBALL…Lake Norden rallied in the final inning to earn a 7-6 Eastern Dakota League amateur baseball win over Volga on Friday.

BOMBERS MAROON TOURNEY…The Brookings Bombers Maroon will play in the Mitchell tournament this weekend. Their tournament pairings:
Friday, May 30
vs. Mitchell White (1:15)
vs. SF Central (3:30)
Saturday, May 31
vs. Mitchell Gold (3:30)
vs. Yankton 13's (6:15)
Sunday, June 1
Schedule determined by pool play results

STATE TENNIS…Sioux Falls Lincoln captured the state boys’ tennis title Saturday in Rapid City, racking up 696 points to outdistance ESD Conference champion Mitchell with 577. Brookings placed 16th with 108 points.
Leading the Bobcats were Andrew Crawford and Nick Bien, who got to the ninth place match but fell to Graff and Jager of Madison 10-2.
Baylor Dobbs at number one singles, Dalton Rittershaus at number three, and Nick Bien at number six singles won consolation round matches on Friday, but fell in the next round.

PIERRE VB…Pierre’s newest head coach is ready to hit the ground running. Chris Swiden has spend the last eight years as head middle school volleyball coach at Watertown and replaces Kacy Kienholz, who stepped down after serving as head coach eight of the last nine seasons. Swiden has already met with his new players and parents. 97621 :13 "gyms as well".
Swiden has met with his coaching staff. The Lady Govs varsity coaching job is Swiden’s first head coaching post.

DECKER NOW TO NORTHERN…Former University of South Dakota commit Justin Decker will play basketball for Northern State. The Huron standout signed a national letter of intent with the Division I Coyotes this past November, but . was released from his scholarship after a coaching change.
Decker also visited Concordia-St. Paul. The Golden Bears are now coached by former USD assistant Joey James, who was named the interim coach after former head coach Dave Boots retired before the season.
Decker visited Northern two weeks ago and committed to the Wolves Thursday. Coaches cannot comment publicly about Decker until he signs his national letter of intent, which he plans to sign this upcoming week.


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