Humboldt wins Mount Vernon tourney, Mitchell Black takes fourthMOUNT VERNON — Humboldt defeated Groton 3-2 to claim the Mount Vernon Tournament, a teener baseball tournament held Saturday and Sunday in Mount Vernon.
By: Sports Staff, The Daily Republic
MOUNT VERNON — Humboldt defeated Groton 3-2 to claim the Mount Vernon Tournament, a teener baseball tournament held Saturday and Sunday in Mount Vernon.
Humboldt started the weekend with a 5-0 win over Parkston. Gabe Wieczorek pitched a two-hit shutout in that game with seven strikeouts.
Mitchell Black was Humboldt’s opponent in the semifinals. Humboldt defeated Black 9-2. Brandon Krogman suffered the loss for Mitchell. Miles Szabo had a double in the game.
Mitchell Black was unable to bounce back after the semifinals loss as the team lost 6-5 to Platte in the third-place game.
Tate Wagner got the win on the mound for Platte. He allowed seven hits in four innings and struck out two.
Wagner also had two hits at the plate while Cole Heller recorded a triple and Cody Steffel had a double.
Tucker Kingsbury took the loss for Mitchell Black. He pitched three innings and allowed two hits and four walks and had three strikeouts.
Parker Wenzel had three doubles in the game for Mitchell and Jed Schmidt added a pair of singles.
Mount Vernon took fifth place in its own tournament. Charlie Mahaffey had 12 strikeouts in six innings and Deric Denning hit a grand slam to win the game. Denning also recorded a double.
Parkston finished in seventh-place after a 6-3 win over Dakota Valley.
Spencer Lucas picked up the win on the mound, striking out five in four innings.
Cole Donahue got the save with one strikeout in one inning.
Aaron Weber, Dillon Stadlman, Lucas and Hunter Jackson all had two hits in the game for Parkston.
Notes: Mount Vernon’s team presented more than $900 to Hunter Bork, a Mount Vernon graduate and Dakota Wesleyan University student who is battling cancer.
The donation was part of a group effort called “Hitting cancer where it hurts.” The team presented the money, along with a bat, to Bork Sunday