Daily Republic Sports
YANKTON—The Mitchell Mad Dogs Class A amateur baseball team fell to the Sioux Falls Saints 6-4 in the first round of their region tournament on Thursday in Yankton. Mitchell will face the Vermillion Red Sox in an elimination game at 1 p.m. today in Yankton.
LAKE NORDEN — The South Dakota Amateur Baseball Coaches Association is sponsoring the American Legion Baseball All-Star games at 5:30 p.m. Monday. Players selected were from nominations submitted by their American Legion coaches. Following is a list of players selected:
Mitchell High School football team players and coaches will be hosting a youth football camp Monday through Thursday, starting at 6 p.m. at the practice field East of MHS. The camp is for grades 3-6 and there is no cost or pre-registration necessary. Each session will run from 6 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. Participants are encouraged to wear football cleats and youth coaches and parents are encouraged to participate and observe all drills. For more information, contact Kent Van Overschelde at (605) 770-7264 or email him at email@example.com .
The annual South Dakota Amateur Baseball Association's Old Timers game is set for 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday at Cadwell Park in Mitchell. The game, which is the first scheduled event of the 2016 state amateur baseball tournament, is open to all former players 55 years and older. Players do not have to sign up in advance, but are asked to be at Cadwell Park by 12:30 p.m. The Class B state tournament begins at 6 p.m. Wednesday and the Class A and Class B championship games are set for Aug. 14.
PLATTE—Kimball-White Lake edged Platte 5-3 in the championship game of the 15-16 Region 4B title game on Thursday in Platte. Kimball-White Lake and Platte will now both play in the state tournament. Kimball-White Lake will host the tournament on Aug. 5-7. Corsica/Stickney beat Gregory 7-6 in Thursday's first game. Platte advanced to the championship game with an 8-6 win over Corsica/Stickney in eight innings.
PARKSTON — Behind a six-run fifth inning and a complete-game, three-hitter from pitcher Nick Honke, the Mount Vernon Mustangs clinched a trip to the Class B state amateur baseball tournament with a 7-0 win over the Parkston Mudcats in the District 5B tournament Thursday. Matt Larson, Chase Hetland and Deric Denning each had two hits, helping the Mustangs chase Parkston ace Brady Nolz after five innings. Denning had three RBIs, while Jeff Sand drove in two runs. Honke allowed three hits, struck out four and did not issue a walk, while throwing 128 pitches.
BROOKINGS—The Mitchell Black teener baseball team advanced to the South Dakota Class A 14-and-under Region 2 tournament title game today in Brookings. After receiving a bye in the first round, the top-seeded Mitchell squad beat Pierre 3-2 to qualify for the title game. Mitchell Black will play Rapid City at 4:30 p.m. today in the championship. Mitchell managed only four hits in the win and scored all three runs in the bottom of the fifth. Mitchell Black was trailing 2-0 after allowing two runs in the second inning.
WHITE LAKE — In a back-and-forth affair, the Armour Jayhawks secured the last state tournament spot in District 3B over the Miller Outlaws Wednesday in White Lake, winning 8-7. The No. 4 (Miller) and No. 5 (Armour) finishers in the Pony Hills League, the two teams split the regular season series but Miller pounded Armour in the first round of the tournament 17-6 in seven innings.
The Lakeview Ladies Golf Association is hosting the annual Pepsi Two-Woman Golf Tournament Scramble on Wednesday at Lakeview Golf Course. Registration begins at 8 a.m., with and a shotgun start beginning at 9 a.m. The cost is $40, plus cart and includes golf and dinner. For more information, call Lakeview at 995-8460 to sign up by Monday.
PARKSTON — The Mount Vernon Mustangs kept their season alive with a 6-0 win over the Parkston Bullheads in a District 5B elimination game on Tuesday in Parkston. Owen London held the Bullheads to three hits and recorded five strikeouts in eight innings pitched, while Matt Larson pitched a hitless ninth inning for the Mustangs. Four Mustangs—Nick Honke, Seth Cavanaugh, Nate Zens and Larson—finished the game with two hits. Zens had two RBIs, while Cavanaugh, Chase Hetland and Cameron Deinert each added an RBI in the win.