Daily Republic Sports
Mitchell High School boys golf coach Mark Horan will be holding a parent meeting at 7 p.m. Monday in the high school cafeteria. All boys grades 7-12 interested in participating in golf should attend along with their parents or guardians. For more information, contact Activities Director Cory Aadland at 770-0757 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
DELL RAPIDS — Colin Karst and Gregg Hilmoe combined for a five-hit shutout for the Dell Rapids Mudcats Tuesday night, defeating the Salem Cubs 6-0 in amateur baseball action to wrap up the Cornbelt League season. Karst picked up the win, throwing seven innings, allowing three hits and striking out seven. Hilmoe allowed two hits in two innings and struck out one. Travis Peters was 2-for-4 and drove in two runs, while Aaron Johnson was 3-for-3 with two runs scored and an RBI for the Mudcats.
RAPID CITY — The Rapid City Post 22 Legion baseball team is the host of the Region 3A tournament this week. They weren't afraid to give Mitchell a rude welcome in Post 18's opening game Wednesday night. Four runs in each of the first two innings helped the perennial power Hardhats to build a 9-0 lead and coast to a 13-3, seven-inning victory at Fitzgerald Stadium in Rapid City.
The Mitchell Shockers capped a successful season last weekend with a second-place finish at the 10-and-under state tournament at the Cadwell Sports Complex. The Shockers defeated Brandon Valley and Watertown by 4-3 scores in the first two contests, before taking down the Aberdeen Eagles 13-3 and defeating Sioux Falls Royals 9-5 before dropping a close 2-1 decision to Aberdeen Kusler in the championship game.
The Renner Monarchs and Alexandria lead their respective classes in the final South Dakota amateur baseball poll of the season, heading into the postseason tournaments. Renner is No. 1 in Class A and Alexandria No. 1 in Class B. Here is the complete poll: • Class A — 1. Renner Monarchs; 2. Sioux Falls Brewers; 3. Castlewood Ravens; 4. Sioux Falls Squirrels; 5. Yankton. Also receiving votes: Aberdeen.
HARRISBURG—The Parkston Mudcats dropped a slugfest 14-10 against the Harrisburg Woodies in an amateur baseball game on Monday in Harrisburg. The teams combined for 28 hits and 15 players recorded at least one in the nine-inning contest. The Mudcats surrendered six runs in the first inning and trailed 12-4 after three innings. Parkston rallied, but could never take the lead. The Mudcats scored three runs in each the sixth and seventh innings to reach the final margin.
EMERY — Two swings of the bat powered Canova to an 18-8 win over the Dimock-Emery Raptors in an amateur baseball game on Tuesday in Emery. Tyler Genzlinger and Marshall Miller both crushed grand slams to lift Canova to the victory. Genzlinger hit his grand slam in the second inning, while Miller capped the win with his grand slam in the ninth inning. Genzlinger also picked up the win for the Gang. He pitched five innings and struck out five Dimock-Emery batters. Genzlinger, Miller and Justin Miller all had two hits for Canova.
CRETE, Neb. — Former Dakota Wesleyan baseball player Josh Oltmans has been named Doane University's head baseball coach. Oltmans was an assistant coach at Doane for eight years from 2007 to 2015 and rejoins the Tigers after serving as interim head coach at Peru State College in Nebraska last season. A native of Nelson, Nebraska, Oltmans guided Peru State to a 21-33 overall record last season.
Mike Miller is officially staying in Denver. The Mitchell native agreed to re-sign with the Nuggets late Monday, multiple reports said. ESPN's Marc Stein reported the "veteran sharpshooter" was closing in on a two-year deal, citing league sources. Yahoo Sports' The Vertical reporter Shams Charania said the deal was for two years and worth more than $5 million.
The brackets for the Mitchell-area Class B amateur baseball district tournaments are complete.