Daily Republic Sports
WHITE LAKE—Armour kept its season alive with an 11-1 win over Chamberlain in the District 3B amateur baseball tournament on Monday in White Lake. After the Cubs took a 1-0 lead, the Jayhawks scored 11 unanswered runs to earn the win. Armour's Drue Soukup had two hits and three RBIs, while Aaron Punt added two hits. Cameron Hinckley, Jerad Hermanek, Craig Holbeck and Chris Punt each had a single in the win. Tyler Payer earned the win on the mound for Armour. Payer allowed four hits and had 11 strikeouts.
WEBSTER—Hartford/Humboldt held off Madison 9-8 to advance to the Class B Legion state championship game on Monday in Webster. Hartford/Humboldt will face Milbank at 1 p.m. today in Webster. Joseph Hanisch went 2-for-4 with a triple, three runs scored and a RBI for Hartford/Humboldt, while Jonah Rechtenbaugh had two hits and three RBIs and Justin Sebert added three hits and an RBI. Rechtenbaugh earned the win in relief of Miles Muntzinger, by allowing one unearned run on five hits in 3 1/3 innings pitched with four strikeouts.
PLATTE — Gregory scored 11 runs and got a complete-game effort from pitcher Evan Juracek to secure third place Sunday with a 11-3 win over Platte/Geddes at the VFW Class B junior teener state baseball tournament at American Legion Memorial Field in Platte. Rhoss Oliver had two hits, including a double and Juracek, Tyson Mayer and Tommy Determan each had two hits, as Gregory scored four times in the first inning and scored in all six of the innings they were at the plate. Gregory had 10 hits and capitalized on three Platte/Geddes errors and nine walks.
WHITE LAKE — Plankinton scored five runs in the fourth inning to pick up a District 3B semifinal win and secured its spot in the Class B amateur baseball state tournament with a 12-4 win over Kimball/White Lake on Sunday. Seven Bankers had a least one hit, including leadoff man Billy Hamilton, who had three hits and scored two runs. Chris Hill, Trevor Salmonson and Travis Gant all had three hits and Garth Minnick hit a two-run home run—his second in as many days in the tournament—as part of a three-RBI day.
WEBSTER—Winner/Colome's season came to an end on Saturday. The Royals lost to Madison 7-3 in an elimination game at the State B Legion tournament in Webster. Winner/Colome ends its season 15-9. The Royals and Madison went scoreless through the first 4 1/2 innings, but Winner/Colome was fell off the pace after the bottom of the fifth. That is when Madison erupted for seven runs to take control of the game.
WHITE LAKE — Chris Hill had six RBIs and Preston Kristensen and Garth Minnick each had three-RBI games as the Plankinton Bankers rolled to a five-inning win over South Central 16-1 in a District 3B tournament opening-round game Saturday in White Lake. Hill had two doubles and a sacrifice fly to help drive in the runs for Plankinton, while Minnick hit a two-run home run to left field in the fifth inning. Kristensen was 2-for-3 with three runs scored and was also the winning pitcher. He threw five innings, allowing two hits, one earned run and striking out seven.
PLATTE — Gregory broke out the big bats Friday in the Class B State VFW Junior Teener baseball tournament in Platte, picking up 14 hits and 13 runs to top Selby 13-4 in a quarterfinal matchup. Evan Juracek picked up three hits and scored three runs for Gregory, which moved to 22-1 on the season with the victory. Rhoss Oliver had three hits and Aaron Sundquist scored four times in the win. Jaden Frank threw three innings and struck out three batters, while Coy Determan continued to hold Selby in check for the final four innings, striking out four hitters.
WEBSTER — As the host community for the Class B State Legion baseball tournament, Webster gained an automatic berth into this year's tournament. On Friday, they proved they belonged. Webster Post 40 topped Spearfish Post 164 3-1, aided by Braden Rithmiller's complete-game four-hitter on the mound. Rithmiller struck out 11 batters and threw 120 pitches in the win, walking one.
PARKSTON — Nick Tadlock slugged a grand slam as part of a six-run fifth inning to help Dimock-Emery to a opening-round victory in the District 5B tournament over Mount Vernon 7-3 in Parkston Friday. After Dimock-Emery had already scored two runs to gain their first lead, Tadlock drilled a ball to center field and cleared the bases, putting the Raptors up for good.
The Denver Nuggets made their re-signing of Mitchell native and forward Mike Miller to a multi-year contract official on Thursday. "We're thrilled that Mike will be back with us going forward. He exemplifies what it means to be an ultimate teammate and professional, and his resume certainly speaks for itself," said general manager Tim Connelly. "Last season Mike made a major impact on our young core and we look forward to continuing to have his veteran leadership both on the court and in our locker room."