Daily Republic Sports
The Mitchell 14U girls fastpitch team is looking for games to help fill out its 2016 summer softball schedule. For more information, call Larry Corey at 630-5654.
PLATTE—The Platte-Geddes/Dakota Christian baseball team defeated Todd County 10-0 in six innings on Thursday in Platte. Colten Plooster earned the win for the Honkers, giving up one hit in six innings pitched with nine strikeouts. Plooster added two hits and two RBIs, while Seth Kirsch finished with three hits and two RBIs. The Honkers finished the game with 11 hits, no errors and seven runners left on base, while Todd County had one hit and six errors in the loss. PG/DC (3-0) plays Bennett County on Sunday in Martin.
The Mitchell High School boys tennis team swept three matches at a home quad meet on Friday at Hitchcock Park in Mitchell. Mitchell defeated Huron (9-0), Madison (9-0) and Vermillion (9-0) to improve to 9-1 on the season. "They took care of the task at hand," Mitchell head coach Pat Moller said. "They are playing at a high level and playing with a lot of confidence."
Sydney Bormann carded a 73 to pace the Parkston girls golf team to a first-place finish at the Parkston Invite on Friday at Lakeview Golf Course in Mitchell. The Trojans won the five-team event with a team score of 335. Mitchell placed fifth with a score of 444. Parkston's Sydney Weber took second with 77 and Jayden Bormann finished eighth with a 91. For Mitchell, Hailey Bradley carded a 101 and placed 14th playing for the junior varsity team.
VERMILLION — The University of South Dakota has hired Dawn Plitzuweit as the school's new women's basketball coach. Plitzuweit (pronounced PLITTS-zoo-white) will be formally introduced at a press conference on Monday on campus in Vermillion. She's the school's 10th all-time women's basketball coach.
BROOKINGS — South Dakota State University stifled the Dakota Wesleyan University softball team's attempt for a pair of Division I wins Thursday, as the Jackrabbits swept a doubleheader in Brookings, 4-3 and 5-1. The Tigers scored three runs in the first inning of the opener, including a two-run error from SDSU and a Meghan Bovee RBI single to give DWU the early advantage. But SDSU evened the game after three innings, 3-3 and scored the game-winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning, when pinch-hitter Baily Janssen hit an RBI single.
LENNOX — Ethan/Parkston's boys track and field team won three times in the field events Thursday at the Lennox Booster Club meet in Lennox. Jake DeLange won the boys high jump with a jump of 5 feet, 7 inches and Wes Genant won the boys shot put with a throw of 48-8. Derek Storm won the boys triple jump with a leap of 39-1.5. No team scores were kept. Also winning for E/P was Kailee Schnabel, who won the 200-meter run in 27.84 seconds and Patience Nesheim was the winner in the 400-meter race, crossing the line in 1:02.33.
HARRISBURG — Wet field conditions in Harrisburg led to the Mitchell High School baseball game being called off Thursday. No makeup date has been announced for the contest. The Kernels (10-2) return to the field with at 6 p.m. today at Cadwell Park to take on Sioux Falls O'Gorman in a regional contest.
YANKTON — Mitchell's girls golf team gained more experience Thursday during a quadrangular at Yankton. The Kernels finished fourth in the four-team field, with Yankton winning the competition with 354 strokes as a team at Fox Run Golf Course. The Kernels had 443 strokes as a team. Sioux Falls Washington was second with 403 and Harrisburg was third with 415.
FREEMAN—The McCook Central/Montrose girls track and field team won the Freeman Flyer Invitational on Thursday with 99 team points. Howard finished in third place with 93 points, while Freeman took third with 89. Jacy Pulse won first place in three events for the Fighting Cougars, including the 200-meter dash (27.85 seconds), the 400 dash (58.65) and the 100 hurdles (14.82). Her teammate, Jocelyn Krouse, also won three events including the 300 hurdles (49.79), the long jump (16 feet, 6.5 inches) and triple jump (34-05).