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Mitchell White falls in tourney opener

PIERRE -- Mitchell White fell to Brandon Valley 6-1 in its first game of the 13-14 VFW Minors state tournament Friday in Pierre.

Mitchell White's second game scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday against Sioux Falls East was postponed due to rain and lightning. Mitchell White (4-27) will play Sioux Falls East at 9 a.m. today and also plays Watertown Grey at 3 p.m. today.

Against Brandon Valley, Kaden Soukup suffered the loss after throwing six innings. He gave up six unearned runs on six hits, struck out two and didn't walk a batter.

"I thought he pitched outstanding," Mitchell White coach Brett Flemmer said of Soukup. "He gave his team a chance to win. It was exactly what we needed from a pitching standpoint."

Max Schoenfelder went 1-for-3 with a double and scored a run, while Chris Mentele went 1-for-3 with an RBI-double for Mitchell.