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Area Legion roundup: Wessington Springs, Chamberlain split Legion doubleheader

Wessington Springs' Cooper Hainy (22) gets ready to tag out Chamberlain's Gavin Saxton in a rundown on Monday in Chamberlain. Wessington Springs' Trey Weber is in the background. (Ryan Deal /Republic)

CHAMBERLAIN—Wessington Springs and Chamberlain split a Legion baseball doubleheader on Monday. Wessington Springs won the first game 6-2, while Chamberlain took the second game 8-3.

In Game 1, Wessington Springs out-hit 10-5. Trey Weber, Gunnar Brandenburg, Coy Fastnacht and Trever Schmidt each had two hits in the victory. Brandenburg and Fastnacht had two RBIs, while Noah Hainy and Chandler Flowers each knocked in a run. Cooper Hainy added a hit.

Noah Hainy earned the victory after scattering five hits, giving up two earned runs and striking out one batter in five innings.

For Chamberlain, Remington Rossow had two hits. Marc Schwank, Ruger Forester and Max Donovan each added a hit apiece. Forester had an RBI.

Cole Hickey was tagged with the loss. He gave up six hits, three earned runs and struck out five batters in four innings.

In Game 2, Chamberlain pitchers Jake Mutzinger and Donovan combined for a one-hitter. Mutzinger struck out three batters and gave up one earned run to secure the win.

Offensively, Carson Powers and Schwank each had two hits. Powers and Carter Collins drove in two runs apiece. Schwank had two triples. Mutzinger and Donovan each had a hit.

For Wessington Springs, Trey Weber had an RBI double for the lone run. Brandenburg took the loss after giving up four hits, four earned runs and striking out eight batters.

Wessington Springs plays at Onida on Friday. Chamberlain plays at Fort Pierre on June 18.

McCook/Miner 11, Humboldt/Hartford 1

HUMBOLDT—McCook/Miner recorded 11 hits, Kendall Gassman struck out 12 batters and it cruised to a Legion baseball victory over Humboldt/Hartford on Monday.

McCook/Miner erupted for six runs in the first, which was highlighted by a Mitch Kramer two-run blast to make it 6-0. Sam Arend and Trent Kingsbury each knocked in a run in the frame.

McCook/Miner tacked on two more runs in the second on an Austin Stoltz two-run single.

Arend, Stoltz and Cole Gassman each had two hits. Kyle Tuschen, Kendall Gassman and Blake Klinkhammer each added a hit.

In addition to the 12 strikeouts, Kendall Gassman scattered four hits and gave up one earned run in the complete-game performance.

McCook/Miner plays at Madison on Wednesday.

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