SD VFW roundup: Onida gets past Tyndall in Class B state opener
SALEM—Onida's Garrett Petersen hit a sacrifice fly in the top of the seventh inning to drive in the winning run as Ondia topped Tyndall 6-5 in the South Dakota VFW 16-and-under Class B state tournament.
Petersen finished with two RBIs for Onida, while Jesse Schall went 1-for-3 with an RBI. As a team, Onida outhit Tyndall 7-6. Petersen was also the star on the mound, striking out seven batters over the final six innings to earn the win. He gave up three runs (one earned) on four hits and a walk.
Kaleb Kubal had two hits, including a double, for Tyndall, and Josh Crownover drove in two runs. Riley Rothschadi suffered the loss as he allowed an unearned run and three hits in two innings. Carter Uecker struck out seven and allowed three earned runs during his four-inning start.
Onida plays Parkston at 5:30 p.m. today. Tyndall takes on Garretson at 12 p.m. today.
Parkston 6, Garretson 5
SALEM—Parkston used a four-run first inning to get by Garretson in a South Dakota VFW 16U Class B state tournament game.
Rylan Leischner and Logan Heidinger led Parkston with two hits a piece. Heidinger, Sutton Hohn, Jonathon Akre, Isaak Bialas and Nathan Boettcher all drove in a run, as well. Bialas also earned the win, striking out six and allowing an unearned run in the final three innings. Landon Sudbeck fanned six batters in a four-inning start.
For Garretson, Ben Konechne went 2-for-3 and drove in three runs. Lucas Fitzgerald also drove in a run during his 1-for-4 day. Trey Buckneberg took the loss as he allowed an earned run in the final 1 2/3 innings.
Kimball/White Lake 6, Canova 5
SALEM—Canova's four-run seventh inning wasn't enough as Kimball/White Lake opened the South Dakota VFW 16U Class B state tournament with a win on Friday.
Carter Fredericksen led Kimball/White Lake at the plate with two hits and two RBIs. Nolan Kirsch and Wyatt Talbott both drove in a run, too. Caden Lenz earned the win as he fanned eight batters and allowed an earned run in a 5 2/3-inning start.
Jaxon Kampshoff had two of Canova's five hits, while Isaac Feldhaus hit a two-run double in the seventh. Colton Spader suffered the loss, allowing four runs (two earned) on two hits and two walks in a 1 1/3-inning start.