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Mitchell takes third in middle school softball tournament

SIOUX FALLS -- Mitchell 3, a sixth grade girls' fastpitch softball team, finished in third place Sunday in the South Dakota Middle School Tournament at Dunham Park in Sioux Falls.

Mitchell 3 is one of three middle school teams representing Mitchell this year in a league of 34 middle school teams. The team finished third by beating Madison 2 by score of 13-9 and Lennox 8-4. Mitchell lost 9-6 to Harrisburg and 11-4 to West Central. Harrisburg won the title.

Members of Mitchell 3 are Samantha Jonson, Courtney Wantoch, Cinnamon Edwards, Ashley Chenoweth, Meghan Puetz, Reggie Van Driel, Andrea Konz, Chelsie Weisser, Morgan Weber and Ashley Daughters. Coaches are Jeremy Puetz, Brian Daughters and Jerry Weber.

Mitchell 2 took fifth place, missing the fourth place medal after a 3-2 loss to Brandon Valley.