Daily Republic Sports
The Mitchell Mustangs youth baseball team capped off an impressive season in style, by winning the U12 state tournament on Sunday at Cadwell Sports Complex in Mitchell. Mitchell topped the Brookings All-Stars 11-7 in the semifinals and edged Brandon Valley Black 6-5 in the championship game to win the 16-team tournament. "It was a team effort," Mitchell Mustangs head coach Jeff Larson said. "We batted 11 guys throughout the year and each and every kid stepped up when we needed them to."
CANOVA—Derek Miller pitched a complete game shutout as Canova blanked Mount Vernon 12-0 (seven innings) in an amateur baseball game on Sunday in Canova. Miller had five strikeouts and allowed seven hits in the win. Jared Miller went 2-for-3 with a double and two RBIs, while Garrett Gassman and Tyler Genzlinger each added two RBIs for the Gang. Eric Giblin took the loss for Mount Vernon, allowing six earned runs on eight hits in two innings pitched.
WAGNER—Winner/Colome advanced to the Region 4B Legion baseball tournament championship game by outlasting Parkston 6-4 in 12 innings on Friday in Wagner. In the top of the 12th inning, Winner/Colome scored three runs to break a 3-3 tie. Cameron Biggins led the inning off with a single and Jordan Turgeon followed up Biggins' single with a walk. Both Biggins and Turgeon scored on a double by Reed Harter, who scored Winner/Colome's third run of the inning on a double by Drew DeMers.
ALEXANDRIA—Alexandria finished the regular season unbeaten after taking down Class A foe Aberdeen Circus 3-1 on Friday in Alexandria. The Angels (20-0) broke a 1-1 tie with one run in the bottom of the seventh inning and added an insurance run in the bottom of the eighth inning to pull out the victory. Chris Marek, Cory Marek and Cole Wenande each had RBIs in the win for Alexandria, which finished the game with seven hits.
SIOUX FALLS—The Mitchell Elite boys basketball team won the U13 Orange Division at the Sanford Pentagon Summer Slam Tournament on Friday in Sioux Falls. Mitchell Elite went undefeated in the two-day tournament. On Thursday, Mitchell beat Pentagon-LaCroix 41-37 and defeated the Dakota Cougars 48-41 in overtime to earn the top seed in the A Pool. On Friday, Mitchell beat Pentagon-LaCroix 46-33 to advance to the championship game and then beat the Dakota Cougars 48-34 in the championship game.
The District 5B amateur baseball tournament bracket consisting of the eight Class B Sunshine League teams is now set. The tournament will be played July 21-29 at The Pond in Parkston, with the top five finishers qualifying for the Class B state amateur baseball tournament, which starts Aug. 3 at Cadwell Park in Mitchell.
CANOVA—The Canova Gang clinched the Cornbelt League regular season title with a 9-5 win over Humboldt/Hartford on Thursday in Canova. Brett Bosn earned the win on the mound for the Gang, recording seven strikeouts, while Jeremy Zens earned the save by tossing the final three innings. Devin Alfson led Canova with three hits, while Garrett Gassman and Zens each had two hits. Both Alfson and Gassman scored two runs in the win.
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WAGNER — A late three-run push in the eighth inning allowed Winner/Colome to squeak past Platte/Geddes in a winner's bracket game Thursday at the Region 4B Legion baseball tournament. Kelly O'Bryan's single to center field scored Reed Harter to tie the game at 10-10 in the eighth inning and Drew DeMers' ensuing single gave the Royals the lead at 11-10. O'Bryan, Harter and DeMers each had two hits, with O'Bryan driving in three runs and teammate Nick Lantz knocking in four runs.
The Mitchell City Golf Tournament is scheduled for this Saturday and Sunday at Wild Oak Golf Course and Lakeview Golf Course. The entry fee is $40 per person and the tournament will be broken into men's and senior (55 and older) divisions, flighted by handicap. Saturday tee times are between 7:30 a.m. and 11 a.m., while Sunday's tee times at Lakeview are between 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., with the championship flight teeing up last. About 45 people have signed up for the tournament so far. To sign up, call Wild Oak Golf Course at 996-2084.