Daily Republic Sports
YANKTON—The Mitchell Adrenaline Aftershock 12U continued its successful summer with a second-place finish at the Yankton Girls Softball Association Invitational over the weekend. Mitchell suffered a 3-1 loss to Norfolk to begin pool play on Saturday, but it rebounded with back-to-back blowout wins.
Mitchell Teener White lost both games of a doubleheader to Harrisburg on Monday at Drake Field. Harrisburg beat Mitchell 15-3 in four innings in the first game of the doubleheader, then won 19-3 in the second game in three innings. In the first game, Mitchell was outhit 12-2 by Harrisburg and also committed four errors. Harrisburg used a six-run second, five-run fourth and two runs in each the first and fourth to top Mitchell.
Mitchell junior Legion lost a pair of games to Renner on Monday at Cadwell Park. The afternoon started with a 3-1 loss for Mitchell and ended with Renner winning 8-7 in the second game. Renner outhit Mitchell in the first game 7-5, despite being held scoreless until the fourth inning. Brady Brosz pitched well in the loss. He allowed two runs (one earned) on four hits and a walk, while striking out nine batters over six innings. Masen Thompson allowed a run in an inning of work coming out of the bullpen.
PARKSTON—The Parkston Mudcats used a couple of big innings to get past Platte, 11-5, in a Sunshine League game on Monday. Parkston outhit Platte 13-11, while it committed three errors compared to Platte's four. The Killer Tomatoes took a 1-0 lead in the first inning, but Parkston had back-to-back hits in the second to plate a pair of runs. Each team scored a run in the third, and Platte added another run in the fourth. However, Parkston broke the tie with a two-run fourth.
The Tennyson Erickson amateur baseball benefit series will resume on June 29 and 30 at Cadwell Park for a second consecutive season. The series will consist of five games, starting with the Platte Killer Tomatoes and Madison Broncos at 8 p.m. on June 29. On Saturday, June 30, Mount Vernon plays Redfield at 1 p.m., followed by Parkson and Crofton, Nebraska. Two-time defending Class B state champion Alexandria will take on Harrisburg in a rematch of the Class B state semifinals in 2017, and Winner-Colome facing the Sioux Falls Brewers are the final games on June 30.
PARKSTON—The Winner/Colome Pheasants used an eight-run sixth inning to fuel a 19-14 Sunshine League amateur baseball victory over the Parkston Mudcats on Sunday. Dillon Lambley, Reed Harter and Kelly O'Bryan powered Winner/Colome's offense with three hits apiece. Lambley drove in five runs, while Harter had four RBIs. O'Bryan knocked in two runs. In the sixth inning, Harter capped off the scoring with a three-run double. Parkston, however, came back with a five runs in the home half of the inning. Will Lutjen crushed a grand slam to slice the margin to 14-9.
BELLE FOURCHE—Mitchell's Alex Bergeson and Colome's Riggin Shippy each won individual titles at the three-day South Dakota High School Finals Rodeo on June 14-16. Bergeson won the steer wrestling title, while Shippy won the bull riding championship.
Mitchell Post 18 got the bats going and got back to .500 on Friday at Cadwell Park. Post 18 swept the Winner/Colome Royals 12-2 (5 innings) and 14-5 during a Legion baseball doubleheader. Mitchell (11-11) racked up more than 20 total hits and scored in all but two innings during the twin bill. Sam Michels powered the offense with five hits and seven RBIs. In Game 1, Post 18 recorded 10 hits and used a six-run fifth inning to fuel the 10-run victory. Michels finished with two doubles and drove in three runs, including a two-run double in the second inning.
WISCONSIN DELLS, Wis.—The Corn Palace Area Club Volleyball teams held their own at the Junior Volleyball Association Midwest Festival on June 9-11. The CPAC 17 Black won the 16/17 age division, while CPAC Gold placed second in the same age group. The CPAC Black team went 8-0, while CPAC Gold finished 7-1. The CPAC teams defeated squads from Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, Minnesota and Indiana.
SIOUX FALLS — In a battle of former Big 12 rivals, Nebraska and Oklahoma State will meet Sunday, Dec. 16 in a men’s basketball contest at the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Sept. 7, while the start time and television coverage will be announced at a later date.