Daily Republic Sports
ABERDEEN — The Mitchell Rockets under-10 youth baseball team went 4-0 and won a youth baseball tournament in Aberdeen over the weekend. The Rockets defeated a team from Aberdeen in the opener, 7-1, before topping the Pierre Shockers, 13-4, and the Aberdeen Pheasants, 20-0. In the championship, the Rockets beat the Shockers again, 11-1. The Mitchell Rockets will be back in action this weekend at the South Dakota State 'A' Baseball tournament at Cadwell Park.
A pair of region American Legion baseball tournaments are set to begin on Wednesday in the Mitchell area.
BROOKINGS — A number of Mitchell tennis players had successful weekends at the Brookings Junior Open tennis tournament at Hillcrest Park in Brookings. Jacob Dahme won the 18 and under boys championship, topping Jesse Margolies of Aberdeen. Dahme won 6-3, 6-3 over Margolies, who was the fourth-place finisher at the prep state championships earlier this year at Flight One. Dahme also teamed up with Jared Suelflow to win the 18 and under doubles tournament by a 9-7 score over Aidan DeBoer, of Sioux Falls, and Mike Kruger, of Watertown.
ALEXANDRIA — Colton Plagmann hit a walk-off single to push the Alexandria Angels to a 5-4 win over Platte-Geddes Post 115 in a Legion baseball game in Alexandria on Monday. The Angels trailed 4-3 entering the bottom of the ninth inning. After Tucker Kingsbury scored on a wild pitch to make it 4-4, Plagmann singled to second base to bring in Levi Doyle for the winning run. Kingsbury picked up the win for Alexandria. He pitched 2 1/3 shutout innings, struck out three, gave up two hits and allowed two walks.
WINNER—In a battle of the top two teams in the Sunshine League, Alexandria kept its perfect in tact after sweeping Winner/Colome in a doubleheader on Sunday at Leahy Bowl in Winner. Alexandria won the first game 10-0 (five innings) and the second game 9-4. The two wins gave Alexandria the Sunshine League regular season title as the team finished league play with a 15-0 record.
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn.—The Mitchell Post 18 Legion baseball team dropped a pair of close contests in its final two games at the Gopher Classic Tournament in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. Mitchell fell to Chaska (Minnesota) 5-4 in nine innings on Saturday and lost 5-3 to Regina (Canada) on Sunday. Post 18's third scheduled game was rained out. "Offensively, we're at a standstill," Post 18 head coach Norden said. "We had numerous guys on base, but we just couldn't get a hit with runners in scoring position."
CLARK—Cole Gassman pitched a complete game two-hitter as McCook/Miner outlasted Milbank 1-0 in a Legion baseball game at a tournament in Clark. Gassman had 11 strikeouts and three walks in the win for McCook/Miner, while adding two hits and scoring the lone run in the game. Tanner Miller had an RBI in the win. On Saturday, McCook/Miner defeated Atwater (Minnesota) 7-4 in Clark with Kylar Hansen earning the win on the mound. McCook/Miner (13-9) plays Tabor at 5 p.m. on Wednesday in Humboldt.
WAGNER—Jake DeLange had four hits and seven RBIs to push the Parkston Legion baseball team past Wagner/Avon 13-5 in five innings on Friday in Wagner. Kyler Holzbauer earned the win on the mound for Parkston, allowing five earned runs on seven hits in five innings pitched. For Wagner/Avon, Andrew Soukup took the loss. Soukup gave up eight runs (six earned) on seven hits. Soukup and Hunter Hewitt each had doubles in the loss.
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn.—The Mitchell Post 18 took a lot of positives from its first two games at the Gopher Classic Tournament on Friday in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. Mitchell defeated Sartell (Minnesota) 6-3 in the team's first game and fell to Eden Prairie (Minnesota) 9-2. "It was a good day with our offensive output, we had 20 hits in two games," Post 18 head coach Luke Norden said. "Both of our pitchers threw well and we only had two errors on the day. Overall, we played pretty well."
CLARK — Tanner Miller went 2-for-4 with a double and three RBIs to lead McCook/Miner past Volga 10-1 in six innings in a Legion baseball at the Clark Rotary Club Tournament Friday. Collin Cleveland earned the win on the mound for McCook/Miner. Cleveland only allowed one hit and had two strikeouts in three innings pitched. Jordan Genzlinger pitched the final three innings, allowing one earned run on three hits with four strikeouts in three innings pitched.