Mitchell Mad Dogs hold off Dimock-EmeryThe Mitchell Mad Dogs were just coming off a close loss to the Parkston Mudcats, the only team that has defeated the Mad Dogs this year. After falling behind early, the Mad Dogs battled back to 8-7 before Parkston shut the door in the ninth for a 13-10 win.
By: Justin Rust, The Daily Republic
The Mitchell Mad Dogs were just coming off a close loss to the Parkston Mudcats, the only team that has defeated the Mad Dogs this year.
After falling behind early, the Mad Dogs battled back to 8-7 before Parkston shut the door in the ninth for a 13-10 win.
Mitchell did not have much time to think about the loss, though, as the Mad Dogs hosted Dimock-Emery, the Class B defending state champions, Sunday.
But Mitchell rebounded and handed the Raptors its second loss in Sunshine League play in a 12-10 amateur baseball win at Cadwell Park.
“It was a big game,” said Mad Dogs shortstop Adam Kaus, who hit a two-run home run in the third inning. “We played tough against Parkston, and it was nice to come back and get a win against Dimock-Emery. It’s good to get a good win against another team in the Sunshine League.”
With the win, Mitchell improves to 8-2 overall and 6-2 in the Sunshine League. Dimock-Emery falls to 12-8 and 6-2 in the Sunshine League.
Dimock-Emery had the lead to begin the game with a quick run in the first inning, but Mitchell took a 2-1 lead in the second inning. The Raptors scored three runs in the third inning before Kaus’ home run, his first-ever career home run, tied the game at four.
Once again Dimock-Emery took the lead back with two runs in the fourth inning, but the Mad Dogs scored five runs in the bottom half of the inning and two more in the fifth to take the lead, 11-6, for good.
Dimock-Emery was able to score three runs in the sixth and another run in the ninth, and Mitchell scored a run in the seventh inning to round out the scoring.
Jamie Huber pitched six innings to earn the win for the Mad Dogs. Huber, who started the game, said he just tried to throw strikes.
“Pound the strike zone and try to keep them off balance,” he said. “It was about playing good defense and minimizing the damage. We have been keeping track of them in the paper, and we know what they are capable of.”
Dimock-Emery had a chance to tie the game in the ninth inning. After scoring a run, the Raptors had a runner on first with two outs when Mitchell native and Great Plains Athletic Conference player of the year Jason Schmidt came up to bat.
Schmidt hit a hard line drive, but it was right at Mitchell third baseman Alex Loes, who made the catch for the out.
Dimock-Emery coach Ron DeGeest said Schmidt’s game-ending play was a perfect example of the team’s day at the plate.
“We hit the ball hard, we just didn’t have a lot of hits to show for it,” he said. “Sometimes it’s not how hard you hit the ball, but where you hit the ball. We hit it at them.”
Thomas Pickett took the loss for Dimock-Emery. He went five innings and gave up 11 runs. Gary Earl, Jeremy Pischke, Sam Pischke and Jon Hart all had two hits for the Raptors.
For Mitchell, Kaus was 2-for-5 with three RBIs and a two runs. Beau Van Overschelde was 4-for-5 with four runs scored and Loes was three hits, two RBIs and a run scored. Billy Hamilton added two RBIs and a run.
Jason Skinner pitched the final three innings in the game.
Mitchell plays at 8 p.m. Thursday in Alexandria, and Dimock-Emery plays at 7 p.m. Thursday in Emery against the Parkston Rock Bass. Dimock-Emery also plays at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Dimock against Tabor, and 2 p.m. Saturday in Dimock against Winner.
Alexandria 15, Platte 5
ALEXANDRIA — The Mareks drove in a combined six runners as Alexandria beat Platte 15-5 in seven innings Sunday in a Sunshine League amateur baseball game.
Chris Marek was 2-for-3 with a three-run home run, a double and four RBIs. Corey Marek was 1-for-2 with a two-run home run and two RBIs. Casey Solem added three hits as Alexandria improved to 8-2 and 6-2 in the Sunshine League.
Corey Marek also picked up the win as he pitched three innings, gave up one hit and struck out three batters. Matt McManus pitched the final four innings.
Casey Hegge took the loss for Platte as he pitched the first five innings.
At the plate, Jordan Johnson and Jared Beahmer both had two hits.
Both teams play Thursday with Alexandria hosting Mitchell at 8 p.m. and Platte at Delmont at 8 p.m.
Parkston Mudcats 19, Parkston Rock Bass 8
PARKSTON — Trever Freudenthal and Brady Nolz both had a pair of home runs as the Parkston Mudcats defeated the Parkston Rock Bass 19-8 in seven innings Sunday in a Sunshine League amateur baseball game.
Freudenthal hit two three-run home runs and had a double as he finished with seven RBIs. Nolz hit a two-run and a three-run home run as he had five RBIs. Pat Harris also hit a solo home run. Jeff Harris did not hit a home run, but he was 3-for-6 with a triple.
Cade Hearnen pitched five innings for the win as the Mudcats improved to 13-2 and 7-1 in the Sunshine League.
For the Rock Bass, Trevor Salmonson hit a two-run home run, a single and had three RBIs. James Boehmer added a solo home run and a single.
Brandon Auch took the loss as he pitched four innings.
The Mudcats play at 8 p.m. Wednesday in Parkston against Corsica/Stickney and the Rock Bass play at 8 p.m. Thursday in Emery against Dimock-Emery.
Redfield 6, Dimock-Emery 5
REDFIELD — Redfield opened up a 4-0 lead on Dimock-Emery for a 6-5 seven inning win Saturday.
Matt Luckey took the loss as he pitched the complete game and gave up six runs on nine hits, struck out one and walked two.
Eric Aisenbrey had two hits and an RBI and Sam Pischke had two doubles.
Dimock-Emery 12, Redfield 1
REDFIELD — Dimock-Emery beat Redfield 12-1 in seven innings Saturday.
Phil Johnson earned the complete game win as he gave up four hits and struck out two.
At the plate, Jason Schmidt was 4-for-4 with two RBIs, Johnson was 3-for-4 with three RBIs and Sam Pischke and Jon Hart both had two hits and two RBIs. Jeremy PIschke also had two hits.