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DWU baseball signs four

Mitchell High School senior Dylanger Pierson and former Mitchell Kernel Ryan Yackley have signed with the Dakota Wesleyan University baseball team, it was announced Thursday.

Pierson pitches and plays first base for the Kernels and Post 18 Legion team. He batted .346 with 32 RBIs during the 2013 Legion season and .240 with 10 RBIs in the 2013 spring season. Yackley is a pitcher who spent the last two years playing junior college baseball at Indian Hills Community College, where he recorded a team-best 10-1 record. Yackley started his high school career at Sully Buttes and finished his last two seasons at Mitchell High School.

Joining Pierson and Yackley are Clayton Newman, of Colorado Springs, Colo. and Cole Peterson, Glencoe, Minn.