Bullets 15 pitcher Seth Fraser tags a Marshall baserunner out at home during a Brookings U16 Wood Bat Tournament pool-play game Friday afternoon at Bob Shelden Field. Photo by Sean Welsh/Register
/Kyle Krogman comes up throwing to first baseman Garrett Gerstner to get the out during the sixth inning of the Bullets 16’s 8-4 win over the Watertown White Sox in Friday's tournament action at Erv Huether Field. Photos by Troy Maroney/Register
• Bullets 15 drop first pool play game
BROOKINGS – The Bullets 16 didn’t have too tough of a time in their opening game of the Friends of Baseball U16 Wood Bat Tournament, but Brookings had to rally in its second game to stay undefeated on Day 1.
Brookings shut out Cherokee (Iowa), 8-0, in the opener at Bob Shelden Field, but the Bullets had to score late to overtake the Watertown White Sox for an 8-4 win at Erv Huether Field.
• Brookings 8, Cherokee 0
Trevor Hornig shut down Cherokee from the start as he struck out nine batters and allowed only one hit over the first four innings.
Sam Schutt added three strikeouts over the next two innings and Bryce McMacken faced just four batters in the seventh to preserve the shutout.
Offensively, Carter Roach and Jon Lehman had three hits apiece to lead Brookings’ 13-hit attack. Kyle Krogman added a double and a single, while Cody Shepardson and Garrett Gerstner each had a pair of hits.
Brookings 8, Cherokee 0
Cherokee 000 000 0 – 0 1 3
Brookings 232 010 x – 8 13 0
Josh Nichols, Derrick Stowell (4) and Mason Kruger; Trevor Hornig, Sam Schutt (4), Bryce McMacken (7) and Kyle Krogman. 2B: B – Krogman.
• Brookings 8, Watertown White Sox 4
The White Sox posted three runs in the top of the first as Watertown took advantage of two walks and back-to-back doubles, but the Bullets put together a big sixth inning to pull out the win.
Brookings scored single runs in the second, third and fifth innings to pull into a 3-3 tie after five complete, but after the White Sox scored one in the top of the sixth the Bullets tallied five for the final margin.
Logan Busch allowed four runs on five hits and struck out six in six innings of work, while Jared Tschetter struck out two of the batters he faced in the seventh and skied to nab a line drive for the final out.
Shepardson had three hits and scored three times while Jordan Lerdal drove in two runs with an inside-the-park home run in the sixth.
Brookings 8, Watertown White Sox 4
Watertown 300 001 0 – 4 5 1
Brookings 011 015 x – 8 7 3
Ben Holter, Justin Larson (6) and Steven Koehn; Logan Busch, Jared Tschetter (7) and Carter Roach, Kyle Krogman (7). 2B: W – Logan Jurgens, Lane Vandeurple. HR: B – Jordan Lerdal.
• Marshall 18, Brookings 0
The Minnesota club jumped out to an early lead and never looked back. Marshall went 2-0 in pool play Friday.
The Bullets 15 recorded three of their first hits in the opening frame, loading the bases with one out.
Brookings takes on Watertown A at 11 a.m. and Yankton at 1:30 p.m. today at Erv Huether Field.
MARSHALL 18, BROOKINGS 0
Marshall 415 35 – 18 12 0
Bullets 15 000 00 – 0 4 7
Wood Bat Tournament
Bullets 16’s 8, Cherokee (Iowa) 0
Bullets 16’s 8, Watertown B 4
Pipestone (Minn.) 11, Cherokee (Iowa) 1
Marshall (Minn.) 4, Yankton 2
Marshall (Minn.) 18, Bullets 15’s 0
Watertown A 13, Yankton 0
Cherokee (Iowa) vs. Watertown B, BSF, 10 a.m.
Pipestone (Minn.) vs. Bullets 16, BSF, 12:30 p.m.
Pipestone (Minn.) vs. Watertown B, BSF, 5:30 p.m.
Watertown A vs. Marshall (Minn.), BSF, 3 p.m.
Bullets 15 vs. Watertown A, EHF, 11 a.m.
Bullets 15 vs. Yankton, EHF, 1:30 p.m.