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By: Sports staff, The Daily Republic
Mitchell Gold team edges S.F.
The Mitchell Gold teener baseball team defeated Sioux Falls South 6-5 Thursday at Drake Field in Mitchell in baseball action.
Jacob Cersosimo was the winning pitcher for Mitchell. He pitched 2 1/3 innings, gave up one hit, no runs and had four strikeouts.
Dylanger Pierson started for Mitchel pitching 4 2/3 innings. He gave up three hits, five runs and struck out one.
Kanin Nelson had three hits, two RBIs and two stolen bases for Mitchell. Aaron Sudbeck had two hits and three RBIs and Pierson and Neil Schlimgen both had an RBI.
The Gold team improves to 5-0 on the season and is back in action Saturday when it travels to Huron. Game time is set for 2 p.m.
DWU baseball, softball players earn honors
Two members of the Dakota Wesleyan University baseball team and one athlete from the Tiger softball team have been named Daktronics/NAIA Scholar-Athletes, it was announced Thursday.
Anthony Pakutka and Zac Turbes earned the honor for DWU baseball and Nicole Haley was honored from the softball team. Pakutka had a 3.6 GPA and is a business administration major. Turbes is a sport, exercise and wellness major with a 3.75 GPA. Haley graduated in May with a 3.72 GPA and an athletic training major.
In order to qualify for school-athlete honors, athletes must have a minimum GPA of 3.5 and have achieved a junior academic status.
Kernel girls’ basketball camp to be held
The Mitchell Kernel girls’ basketball individual camp will be held June 11, 12 and 13 at Mitchell Christian School.
Grades 9-12 will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and the cost is $55. Grades 6-8 will be held 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and the cost will be $55. Boys and girls grades 1-5 will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. and the cost will be $35.
Registration will be held one half hour before camp starts. Any questions contact coach Wes Morgan at 933-0851.
Snigdha Nandipati wins National Spelling Bee
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Snigdha Nandipati is the National Spelling Bee champion.
The 14-year-old from San Diego spelled guetapens, a French-derived word that means ambush, snare or trap. Calm and collected throughout, she beat out eight other finalists in the nerve-wracking, brain-busting competition.
Stuti Mishra of West Melbourne, Fla., finished second after misspelling “schwarmerei.”
Prizes for winning the 85th Scripps National Spelling Bee include $30,000 in cash, a trophy, a $2,500 savings bond, a $5,000 scholarship, $2,600 in reference works from the Encyclopedia Britannica and an online language course.