RAPID CITY — After 47 years, Dave Ploof has coached his last game for the Rapid City Post 22 baseball program.
The most successful coach in the history of American Legion Baseball will retire on October 31.
In the Class A state Legion baseball tournament’s first round game of the day, Rapid City Post 22 got a heart-stopping win in walk-off fashion.
Post 22 got an RBI single from shortstop Donte Bledsoe in the bottom of the 12th inning that scored Kolton Emery to eek out a 3-2 victory over Sioux Falls West in a first-round game of the Class A state Legion baseball tournament.
Post 22 also got a run in the bottom of the ninth inning to send the game to extras when Taylor Muhlbeier scored on a Jake Bohne double with one out. But despite the late offensive heroics, this one was all about the men on the mound.
Rapid City Post 22’s Kolton Emery scored on a Donte Bledsoe single in the bottom of the 12th inning to beat Sioux Falls West 3-2 in the first round of the Class A state Legion baseball tournament Wednesday at Cadwell Park.
Post 22 tied the game at 2 in the bottom of the ninth inning when Taylor Muhlbeier scored with one out on a Jake Bohne double.
RAPID CITY — Rapid City Post 22’s Kolton Emery struck out every one of Mitchell’s starters at least once, helping his team end Mitchell’s season on its way to Post 22’s 36th state Legion championship.
Mitchell fell to Post 22 Sunday at the Class A state Legion tournament 12-2 in seven innings in a qualifying game for the right to play Rapid City Post 320. Post 22 then defeated Post 320 6-2.
MITCHELL — The good news for Mitchell on Wednesday — as it entered the third week of its American Legion baseball schedule — was that Post 18 still has been beaten by only one team this season.
The bad news? That team was in town, and it continued its dominance of Mitchell with a 11-1 win.
Mitchell did, however, win its first game, 3-0 over Gillette, Wyo.
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