Daily Republic Sports
The Mitchell Aquatic Club performed well in its home pool. MAC ended up taking second place with 855.50 team points at the Corn Palace Invite, which concluded on Sunday at the Mitchell Aquatic Center. Sioux Falls won the nine-team event with 1,374 team points.
LENNOX—The McCook/Miner Legion baseball team won three games to claim the title at the Brady DeStigter Memorial Tournament in Lennox. M/M topped Lennox 3-0 and Humboldt/Hartford 12-2 on Saturday and beat Tea 9-5 on Sunday. Against Lennox, Cole Gassman earned the win on the mound for M/M. Gassman pitched a complete game shutout, allowing just three hits with nine strikeouts and two walks. Kyle Tuschen recorded three hits and had one RBI, while Gassman added a double and an RBI.
PARKSTON—Jordan Gau went 4-for-5 with a home run and two RBIs to power Alexandria past Parkston 6-1 in a Sunshine League amateur baseball game on Sunday in Parkston. Cole Wenande went 3-for-5 with a home run and two RBIs, while Tyson Gau and Chris Marek each added a double in the win. On the mound, Trever Vermeulen earned the win, allowing one run on 11 hits with 12 strikeouts and one walk in nine innings pitched.
The Dakota Bulldogs winning streak was snapped by the Buffalo Ridge Wildcats in Southern Plains amateur football game on Saturday in Mitchell. Buffalo Ridge finished the regular season undefeated with a record of 8-0 after earning a 35-14 victory over the Bulldogs. After a scoreless first quarter, the Bulldogs struck first with a touchdown run by quarterback Kylar Hansen. Buffalo Ridge responded by scoring 21 unanswered points to lead 21-6 at halftime.
MOUNT VERNON—Zac Custer went 4-for-5 with a home hun, a double and four RBIs to help lead the Mount Vernon Mustangs past the Corsica-Stickney Horned Frogs 10-7 in a Sunshine League amateur baseball game on Friday in Mount Vernon. Chase Hetland added a home run and three RBIs, while Cameron Deinert had a double and two RBIs in the win. On the mound, Deric Denning picked up the win in relief of starting pitcher Matt Larson. Dennings allowed three runs, two earned, on four hits with 10 strikeouts and one walk in six innings pitched.
PIERRE—In a tightly contested Legion baseball doubleheader, Mitchell Post 18 ended up earning a split against Pierre on Friday in Pierre. Post 18 rallied for six runs in the top of the seventh inning to earn a 13-7 win in the first game, while Pierre battled back for a walkoff win 8-7 in the second game. It was a case of good and bad for Post 18 head coach Luke Norden, who said he hopes his team learns from seeing Pierre rally back from a big deficit to prevent Mitchell from earning a sweep.
The Mitchell Aquatic Club got off to a strong start on the first night of the team's home meet—the Corn Palace Invite—on Friday at the Mitchell Aquatic Center. MAC swept the top-four spots in the boys 9-10 200-meter individual medley with Christian Stange placing first with a time of 3 minutes, 27.63 seconds. Kane Grajkowske took second (3:38.68), Talon Fenski finished third (3:45.25) and Jordan Herrlein placed fourth (3:49.59).
The Mitchell Parks and Recreation Department will host the Mitchell area youth track and field meet on Thursday in Mitchell. Kids not in the youth track program may participate for a fee of $10. The meet is open for kids ages 8-13 and starts at 6 p.m. at the DWU/Avera Wellness Center. Registration is underway at www.cityofmitchell.org and registration closes at 8 p.m Wednesday. For more information, call the Rec Center at (605) 995-8450.
RAPID CITY—The Mitchell Post 18 junior Legion team rallied past Kearney (Neb.) 13-2 in a nine inning game on Friday at the Big Stick Tournament in Rapid City. Peyton Nash picked up the win in relief of starting pitcher Brady Brosz. Logan Sparks pitched two innings of relief as well. Nash led the team at the plate, going 3-for-5 with three RBIs. Mitchell is 2-1 in the tournament and will play Billings (Mont.) today and Lincoln (Neb.) on Sunday.
WHITE LAKE—Fueled by a seven-run second inning, the Plankinton Bankers picked up a Pony Hills amateur baseball win over the Kimball/White Lake Nationals 14-1 (seven innings) on Thursday in White Lake. Tyler Waddle went 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBIs, while Chris Hill and Kyle Bruinsma each added two RBIs. Jon Beckman went 3-for-3 with a double and picked up the win on the mound. Beckman allowed one earned run on two hits with four strikeouts in five innings pitched.