Daily Republic Sports
• Mitchell black teener baseball vs. Brandon Valley, 4 p.m., doubleheader. • Area Legion baseball region tournaments: Region 4B at Wagner: Winner/Colome vs. Wagner, 5:30 p.m.; Region 5B at Humboldt:...
COLMAN—Colman handed the Canova Gang their third loss in the Cornbelt League with a 5-3 win on Tuesday in Colman. Gavin Gassman took the loss for the Gang, allowing five runs (two earned) on eight hits in 7 1/3 innings pitched with six strikeouts. Justin Miller and Marshall Miller each had a hit and a run scored in the loss for Canova. Dean Entringer earned the win for Colman, allowing two unearned runs on five hits in eight innings pitched. Canova (10-3 Cornbelt) plays Humboldt/Hartford on Thursday in Canova.
JAMESTOWN, N.D. — The Great Plains Athletic Conference will remain at 11 schools for at least the next two years. On Tuesday, both Jamestown and the GPAC released statements saying the Jimmies won't likely be added to the conference until the 2018-19 school year, which would keep the GPAC below 12 schools for two more years. When Jamestown announced its request to get in the league in May, they were attempting to join the league in time for the 2017-18 school year.
SIOUX FALLS—Tom Vining won the U.S. Amateur qualifier on Tuesday at Bakker Crossing Golf Course on Tuesday in Sioux Falls. Vining, a Sioux Falls resident who will play at the University of South Dakota, carded rounds of 68 and 69 to finish with a 5-under-par 137. He won the event by four strokes and earned a berth to the U.S. Amateur Championship on August 15-21 in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Arron Lickteig, a Freeman High School graduate, won in a playoff to claim the first alternate spot after shooting 141.
TABOR — Scoring three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning, Tabor rallied for a 5-4 win over Crofton, Nebraska in Legion baseball action Tuesday. With two outs, Tabor scored the final three runs on a pair of singles from Hunter Young and the game-winning hit from Tanner Van Driel. Zach Sutera threw two scoreless innings in relief and picked up the win for Tabor, who had eight hits and one error. Crofton also had eight hits and three errors. Tabor (8-7) moves to postseason play today in Humboldt, with a 5 p.m. game against McCook/Miner in Region 5B action.
The Mitchell Black teener baseball team picked up a pair of wins against Pierre on Tuesday in Mitchell. Mitchell defeated Pierre 10-7 and 3-2 to improve to 28-5 on the season. In the first game, Brady Brosz pitched a complete game for the win. Jackson Sadler went 2-for-4, Peyton Nash went 2-for-4 and Carter Jacobsen led the offense going 3-for-3. In the second game, Mitchell scored two runs in the final inning to come back and beat Pierre.
The Parkston Mudcats used a seven-run fourth inning and Brady Nolz's arm to fuel a 9-1 win over the Mitchell Mad Dogs on Monday at Cadwell Park. The game was scoreless through the first three innings, but Parkston took control with its seven-run explosion in the Sunshine League contest. Chris Welch, Jake Weber and Jeff Harris all had RBI singles in the fourth. Dan Bonte added an RBI double and Neil Nagle hit a two-run triple to center field. Nolz pitched the complete game and fanned 12 batters in the win. He allowed one earned run on five hits and issued three walks.
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.