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Lynx baseball tops Sioux Falls teams, splits with Yankton
By Staff reports

May 14. 2013 2:31PM
In between rain showers and snowflakes last week, the Lynx picked up three victories and suffered a one-run loss en route to posting a 10-3 record to date.

On Thursday, Brandon Valley faces Washington on Field 4 at Harmodon Park. The Lynx hit the road for a doubleheader Friday at Pierre and Saturday, they host Watertown at noon and 2 p.m. The Lynx close out their regular season schedule with a doubleheader at Huron on Monday, and face Lincoln on Field 2 at Harmodon Park on Tuesday, May 14.

BV 2, Yankton 3
Brandon Valley lost 3-2 in 10 innings in the first of a doubleheader to Yankton on Friday at Valley Springs.

“It was a complete let down game,” said Lynx head coach Grant Hieb. “We had our chances but we just didn’t execute.”

And the Lynx had their chances. Hieb said the Lynx failed to execute when Nic Peterson hit a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the ninth, but a Brandon Valley runner on third failed to tag up, sending the game into another inning.

Mitch Gullikson got the win in relief for Yankton. Gullikson pitched four innings and allowed one run.

“It was a really good good, competitive game for both teams,” Hieb said.

BV 000 001 010 0 – 2 6 2
Yankton 100 000 010 1 – 3 6 2

BV 10, Yankton 1
Jared Mulder hopes every outing could go as well as Friday’s nightcap against the Bucks, as Mulder struck out 11 batters to carry the Lynx to a 10-1 victory over Yankton in seven innings.

Two pitchers combined to throw a no-hitter for the Lynx.

Brandon Valley blew out Yankton thanks to eight hits, including one extra base hits. The Lynx scored five runs in the fourth on a bases loaded walk by Jacob Mulder, a walk by Tommy Gardner, an error, a groundout by Cole VanderBeek, and an error.
Jacob Mulder got the win in relief. He pitched one inning and allowed no runs.

Brandon Valley didn’t relinquish the lead after scoring one run in the third inning when it scored on an error.

“We bounced back in this one,” Hieb said. “Yankton made a lot of errors and we put pressure on them on the bases.”

BV 001 540 0 – 10 8 4
Yankton 000 100 0 – 1 0 9

BV 8, SFL 2
Lynx junior Nic Peterson was strong at the plate and on the rubber in carrying Brandon Valley to an 8-2 victory over Sioux Falls Lincoln on Thursday at Legion Park in Valley Springs.

Peterson racked up three RBIs on three hits for the Lynx. He singled in the third, fifth, and sixth innings.

Sioux Falls Lincoln couldn’t get anything going as long as Peterson was on the mound. Peterson held the Patriots hitless over two innings, allowed no earned runs, walked none and struck out four.

Everything was working at the plate for Brandon Valley in the sixth, as the Lynx put up five runs.

Jacob Bruget got the win. He allowed one run over four innings. Bruget struck out five, walked two and gave up two hits.

The Lynx stayed on top until the final out after taking the lead in the second, scoring one run on an error. Brandon Valley added two more runs in the bottom of the third. Peterson singled, scoring Dylan Tibke to start the inning.

Jacob Adams added two hits and two RBI for Brandon Valley.

For Lincoln (3-3), Brady Kunzmann and Dayton Braley each had a hit and an RBI.

BV 012 005 x – 8 9 1
SFL 000 100 1 – 2 4 3

BV – Jacob Bruget, Nic Peterson (5), Jacob Adams (7) and Jacob Mulder

BV 11, SFW 1
Brandon Valley refused to relinquish the lead after grabbing it early against Sioux Falls Washington, recording an 11-1 victory on Monday at Legion Park in Valley Springs.

With seven runs in the first three innings, Brandon Valley left no doubt about the eventual outcome. A two-run error and an RBI single by Jared Mulder in the first inning supplied the early offense for the Lynx.

“We hit the ball pretty well against them,” Hieb said.

Jacob Adams reached base three times in the game. He doubled in the fourth inning.
Tommy Gardner put together a nice outing, holding Washington hitless over two innings, allowing no earned runs, walked none and struck out two.

Luke Bauske recorded the win for the Lynx. He allowed one run over three innings, striking out two, walking one and surrendering two hits.

Nic Peterson, Lucas Lunstra and Jared Mulder each had two hits and an RBI and Jacob Bruget had three RBI.

BV 304 22 – 11 9 2
SFW 010 00 – 1 2 3

BV – Luke Bauske, Tommy Gardner (4) and Jared Mulder
SFW – Justin Miller, Austin Clark (4) and Austin Kost
HRs – None

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