MADISON — Parkston lost to Madison 8-6 in the championship game of the Class A 13- and-14-year-old VFW baseball tournament Sunday in Madison.
Madison’s Bradyn Steffen hit a three-run homer late in the game to give his team the 8-6 lead.
FLANDREAU — Tyndall and Mount Vernon were both winners in first-round play of the Class B 13- and-14-year-old VFW state baseball tournament Friday in Flandreau.
Tyndall beat Big Stone/Ortonville (Minn.) 14-0 in five innings, while Mount Vernon beat Colome 6-5 in eight innings.
In other first-round action, Garretson beat Platte 5-1 and Flandreau beat Clear Lake 6-2.
Austin Caul allowed two hits in four innings to pick up the win for Tyndall. Jordan Heina had three doubles and single, while Mike Messman doubled and singled to lead the Tyndall offense.
Nick Miller picked up the win for Mount Vernon after throwing one inning in relief of Deric Denning, who allowed five runs on three hits in the first seven innings.
Cane McBryer took the loss for Colome, which got a triple and a single from Terrance Kinzer to lead its offense.
Cody Qualm took the loss for Platte. Cole Heller had a double and a single to lead Platte’s bats.
Today’s second-round play
Platte vs. Big Stone/Ortonville, noon
Colome vs. Clear Lake, 2:30 p.m.
Garretson vs. Tyndall, 5:30 p.m.
Mount Vernon vs. Flandreau, 8 p.m.
MADISON — Parkston beat Dell Rapids 6-0 and Chamberlain lost to Madison 12-2 in the first round of the Class A 13- and-14-year-old VFW state baseball tournament Friday at Flynn Field.
Parkston’s Spencer Lucas had a two-RBI double in the four inning to start a six-run rally that put Parkston in control. Lucas later scored on a Cole Donahue single.
Lucas and Lane Konrad combined to pitch the shutout for Parkston.
In other first-round action, Groton beat Beresford 17-3 and Dakota Valley beat Humboldt-Hartford 9-5.
Groton will face Parkston today in the championship bracket at 5:30 p.m., while Chamberlain will face Humboldt-Hartford.
The Mitchell Mustangs won five games to claim the championship in the “AA” Traveling Minors division of the VFW 12-and-under state baseball tournament over the weekend at the Cadwell Sports Complex.
The Mustangs beat the Sioux Falls Ravens 8-2 in the championship game Sunday afternoon after topping the Sioux Falls Red Sox 4-2 in seven innings in a semifinal earlier in the day.
MOUNT VERNON — Nate Zens went 3-for-4 with a double, a home run and three RBIs to lead the Mount Vernon 15-and-16-year-old VFW baseball team past Parkston, 12-2, in five innings in a second-round game of the I-90 League midseason tournament.
PARKSTON — The Mount Vernon 15- and-16-year-old VFW baseball team beat Armour, 15-5, in five innings in the first round of the I-90 league’s midseason tournament Wednesday night.
Cam Deinert earned the win for Mount Vernon after throwing three innings and striking out five. He allowed one earned run on three hits.
MOUNT VERNON — Nate Zens went 4-for-4 and drove in three runs to lead the Mount Vernon 15- and-16-year-old VFW baseball team past Corsica, 11-6, on Wednesday night.
Cam Deinert picked up the win on the mound for Mount Vernon. He went all seven innings and allowed four earned runs on six hits. He walked seven batters and struck out five.
EMERY — Mount Vernon beat Alexandria/Emery 14-4 in six innings Wednesday in a 15-16 VFW baseball game in Emery.
Cam Deinert threw all six innings for Mount Vernon and gave up a single hit and two earned runs. He struck out eight batters and walked five. Reid Smith threw 1.1 innings and took the loss for Alexandria/Emery. He gave up eight runs, five hits and walked seven.
IRENE — Corsica scored all the runs it needed in the first inning to beat familiar foe Mount Vernon in the first game of the day at the Class B state VFW baseball tournament.
Corsica scored both of its runs when Kris Menning hit an RBI single into centerfield for a 2-0 lead in the first inning.
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