Mitchell Black drops two at stateBROOKINGS — Sioux Falls West scored three runs in the final inning to edge Mitchell Black 4-2 in pool play at the state 14-year-old teener tournament Friday.
By: Sports Staff, The Daily Republic
BROOKINGS — Sioux Falls West scored three runs in the final inning to edge Mitchell Black 4-2 in pool play at the state 14-year-old teener tournament Friday.
Black’s loss to West came after a 7-1 setback to Brookings earlier in the day and the two losses all but end the team’s hopes of advancing to the championship round. Black will play the Rapid City Reds at 4 p.m. today in a final pool-play game.
Against West, Mitchell pitcher Josh Feiner took a one-hitter into the final inning, leading 2-1. The only West run at that time was unearned, but West opened with three straight hits against Feiner, who was then removed for reliever Jed Schmidt.
Feiner finished with six innings pitched, allowing four hits without walking any and striking out two. Schmidt allowed an infield single and struck out one.
Mitchell got one hit each from Tucker Kingsbury, Schmidt, Parker Wenzel, Carter Star and Brandon Krogman. Krogman’s hit was an RBI double.
In the first game of the day, Kingsbury was the losing pitcher, throwing the first four innings. He allowed six runs on eight hits and five walks. Parker Wenzel relieved, pitching the final three innings. He allowed four hits and one run.
Mitchell had four hits, with Wenzel, Krogman, Star and Feiner each getting one.
Mitchell is 25-26 on the season.