SPORTS 6-24-14



TUESDAY, JUNE 24:
Baseball:
Yankton @ Bombers Black, DH, 2:00pm, Mickelson Field
Jr. Legion @ Renner, DH, 5:00pm @ Sioux Falls
Yankton @ VFW Bullets, DH, 5:00pm, Bob Shelden Field
Garretson @ Bombers Gray, 6:00pm, Mickelson Field
Little League Minors Games (5:30, Four Fields)
-- Cubs vs. Giants
-- Rockies vs. Royals
-- Cardinals vs. Twins
Little League Majors Games (7:00, Four Fields)
-- CF Promo vs. Pizza Ranch
-- BraVo's vs. Superior Homes
-- Century 21 vs. First Bank & Trust

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 25:
Baseball:
Lake Norden @ Volga Cormorants, 8:00pm
Aurora A’s @ Dells PBR, 7:30pm
Sioux Falls West @ Bombers Black, DH, 5:00pm, Mickelson Field
Sioux Falls West @ Brookings 'Chutes, DH, 5:00pm, Bob Shelden Field
Bandits vs. Renner @ Ronken Field, Sioux Falls, 7:00pm
Bombers Gray @ Clear Lake, DH, 6:00pm

BOMBERS MAROON…The Brookings Bombers Maroon ground out a doubleheader sweep of Watertown Monday at Mickelson Field.
Brookings held off a late Watertown rally to win game two 8-6. Tyler Kreutner started, and earned the win – Ryan Treiber pitched in relief, with Ryan Miley getting the final strikeout for the save. Jacob Schoon had two singles and a double, and Sean Sullivan a single and double for Brookings.
The Bombers won the opener 8-4. Justin Devine had two hits and two RBI for Brookings, with Trevor Berreth recording two hits and scoring three times. Drew Cole got the win with relief help from Cody Nicklason – Cole also drove in three runs.
Head coach Alex Johnson says the Bombers stuck in both games mentally. 97630 :19 "sweep at home".
The Bombers Maroon will be one of two Brookings teams in this weekend’s Friends of Baseball tournament. 97631 :22 "games to come".
The Brookings Bombers Black are also entered in the tourney.

McLAGAN…The Brookings baseball organization is raising funds, and collecting donations, to help a former player and coach whose family lost its home, and possessions, in last week’s Wessington Springs tornado.
Mitch McLagan now teaches, and coaches girls’ basketball, at the high school there.
He says his parents and family were eating supper when the first warnings sounded – he says there was ample time to get to safety. 97624 :26 "pretty much untouched".
McLagan says everyone was uninjured, but needed help to get out of the house – or what remained. 97625 :31 "a neighbor’s boat".
He says the first few hours after the storm were scary: 97626 :28 "safe, as well".
A Friends of Baseball split-pot drawing, and donations, during last weekend’s American Legion tournament in Brookings garnered just over 14-hundred dollars. The Groton baseball team donated several items, and pledges on the gofundme.com website total over four-thousand dollars.
The Brookings radio stations are a collection point for donated items, First Bank and Trust started a fund for the family, and a Brookings sports bar (Cubby’s) will host a fundraiser Monday.

BORCHERS…A former Sioux Falls Washington, and Roosevelt girls’ basketball standout is now leading the Roughriders program.
Holly (Sivesind) Borchers left a head coaching job at Division II Florida Southern to replace Chris Clark. She’s a good friend of Clark’s and says she grew more interested as conversations continued. 97627 :27 "for our family".
Borchers returns Taygn Larson to lead a group of younger players who want to work hard. 97628 :25 "to play together".
Borchers says she’s not married to a specific offense or defense. She wants players to have fun, and want to be in the gym. 97629 :33 "them get better".
Borchers played collegiately at Creighton, and assisted at a number of college programs before becoming head coach at Florida Southern.

CROUCH…Former Nebraska quarterback and 2001 Heisman Trophy winner Eric Crouch was in Pierre over the weekend for Oahe Days. He spoke to a small group Saturday before addressing a larger gathering. His message to the small was simple – don’t give up on your dreams: 97622 :19 "you want it".
Crouch says the message is the same for everyone, regardless of age level. 97623 :13 "to stay positive".
Crouch also spoke of the numerous surgeries he has had due to injuries and finally being a starting quarterback in the Canadian Football League after playng in the NFL.
 

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