WATERTOWN, S.D. (GoWatertown.net) – It was a weekend of learning for Watertown Post 17 baseball as they were swept Friday and Sunday against Harrisburg and Brookings.
Game one Friday night saw Harrisburg put down 11 runs in an 11-0 decision over Watertown. Watertown managed six hits in the game. The purple and gold played a much better game two, dropping an eight spot on the board in the seventh inning but leaving the bag loaded in a 9-8 loss to Harrisburg. Ryan Roby and Braedon Zaug each had two hits and two RBIs.
On Sunday, Brookings would take advantage of four Watertown errors in the first inning and have seven men cross the plate, tack on four more in the fourth inning in an 11-1 rout of Watertown in game one that was called in the fifth inning due to the run rule. Will Engstrom had two hits, Roby had one hit, and Post 17’s lone RBI.
Game two would see Brookings claw back with a four-run seventh inning in a 9-8 win. Watertown would tack on two runs in the bottom of the seventh but couldn’t complete the comeback. Jack Heesch pitched five innings allowing four runs, four hits, three earned, and walked five while fanning seven. Jerod Cyrus would lead Watertown with three hits and four RBIs while Zaug had three hits and one RBI.
Watertown Post 17 Coach Ryan Neale on the Brookings loss:
Watertown (9-18) will try to break their eight-game losing streak Tuesday night against Pierre. 5 and 7 p.m. first pitch on New Country KS93 and GoWatertown.net/Post17.