Daily Republic Sports
The Mitchell High School baseball team will open its Class A playoff tournament Saturday at Augustana University’s Ronken Field against Yankton.
WAGNER—The Alexandria Angels took care of the Wagner Rockets 13-6 in a Sunshine League amateur baseball game on Wednesday. The Angels blew the game open with a seven-run seventh inning and Jordan Gau struck out 10 batters to earn the win. Offensively, Cole Wenande and Jerrod Zens each drove in two runs apiece. Aaron Wenande had a hit, while Gau and Pierce Smith each drove in a run. Gau scattered six hits and gave up two earned runs.
DIMOCK—Parkston scored runs in five innings and knocked off Turner-Hutch 14-7 in the Region 1B West Division tournament on Wednesday. Trailing 7-5 entering the bottom of the fourth inning, Parkston's Cade Gemar and Sutton Hohn hit back-to-back RBI singles to even the score. The Trojans blew the game open with three runs in the fifth and four more in the sixth inning.
Sioux Falls will host the American Legion Baseball Central Plains Regional Tournament in 2019 and 2020, the city announced on Wednesday. The tournaments will be played at Sioux Falls Stadium. The 2019 tournament will be Aug. 7-11, while the 2020 event will be Aug. 5-9. The Region 6 tournament includes teams from Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota.
The South Dakota High School Coaches Association announced its coach of the year awards for winter 2018. Mitchell's Andy Deinert received the official of the year award. The other winners included: gymnastics, Caitlin Steffensen, Deuel; wrestling, Jeremy Swenson, Canton; girls basketball, Leslie Tvedt, Castlewood; boys basketball, Chris Haynes, Yankton and athletic director, Bud Postma, Madison. These coaches, athletic director and official will be recognized at the annual awards banquet to be held at a date to be determined.
WINNER—Winner/Colome jumped out to an early 5-0 lead after two innings and defeated Chamberlain/Kimball/Lyman 11-1 in a Region 4B East Division playoff game on Tuesday in Winner. Jackson Kinzer and Nick Lantz each had two hits and two RBIs, while Riley Calhoon, Carter Brickman, Oscar Pravecek, Jeremiah Yeaman and Dalton Baker each had a hit and an RBI. Ty Bolton, who had a double, picked up the win on the mound. Bolton allowed one run off four hits with five strikeouts and two walks in six innings pitched.
For the second year in a row, amateur baseball games at Cadwell Park will raise funds for Tennyson Erickson. The first game will feature Dimock-Emery against Sioux Falls Saints at 8 p.m. on Tuesday. All proceeds from the game will be used to benefit Tennyson, a Platte native, who is in the second year of a five year treatment program for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. The next two games are set for June 29-30 with teams to be determined.
The Mitchell High School girls basketball individual camp is May 29-31 at Mitchell High School. The camp is broken into three age groups: • Girls and boys grades 1st-through-3rd from 9 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Emphasis on passing, dribbling and shooting. Registration fee is $30. • Girls and boys grades 4th-through-8th from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Emphasis on offensive and defensive skills, form shooting, dribbling and ball handling. Registration fee is $60.
The Burke/South Central girls golf team won the Parkston Invite on Tuesday at Lakeview Golf Course in Mitchell. B/SC recorded a score of 364, while Pierre took second with a 368. Parkston placed third with a 381 followed by Mitchell in fourth with a 302 and Winner in fifth with a 417. Individually, B/SC's Tressa Bull carded an 81 to win the title. Mitchell's Ashley Zimmer finished second (83) followed by B/SC's Taylee Indahl in third (86), Winner's Ronae Klein in fourth (88) and Parkston's Jayden Bormann in fifth (88). Parkston Invite
HURON — The Mitchell Middle School girls golf team placed third at the Eastern South Dakota Conference meet on Monday at Broadland Creek Golf Course in Huron. Mitchell finished with a team score of 340, while Aberdeen Central won with a score of 310. Individually, Allison Meyerink was Mitchell's highest finisher. She took ninth with a score of 111, while Emma Muth placed 12th (114), Olivia Huber took 15th (115), Lara Windstrom finished 17th (118), Quinn Dannenbring placed 19th (122) and Ashley Reiners finished 22nd (127).