Daily Republic Sports
MOUNT VERNON — Jake Weber allowed three hits and one run in a complete-game effort Tuesday night, as the Parkston Mudcats won 10-1 over Mount Vernon in a Sunshine League amateur baseball game. For Parkston, which had 10 hits, Matt Malloy had two hits and a solo home run, while Jeff Harris had three hits — including a double and a triple — and two runs scored. William Lutjen had two hits and three runs scored and Dan Bonte had a double and knocked in two runs. Sterling Kinneberg also knocked in two runs. Weber struck out six in the winning effort on the mound.
HARTFORD—The Parkston girls golf team moved up four spots and finished fifth at the Class A state girls golf tournament on Tuesday at Central Valley Golf Club in Hartford. The Trojans shot a 389 and was tied with Winner Area in ninth place after day one. Parkston shot a 753 on Tuesday and jumped into fifth place—one shot behind fourth-place Lead-Deadwood. Canton carded a 724 and won the team title, while Lennox (732) finished in second place.
HUMBOLDT — Cole Gassman and Wyatt Kayser combined to strike out 17 batters, as McCook/Miner earned a Legion win in East River League play over Humboldt/Hartford 7-3 Monday. Collin Cleveland had three RBIs and Cade Schmitt was 2-for-3 with two runs scored. Kyle Tuschen drove in two runs, as well. Gassman had two hits and threw five innings, allowing three hits and striking out 13. Kayser threw the final two innings without allowing a hit and struck out four, earning the win in relief. McCook/Miner (3-1) plays at Sioux Falls East on Thursday.
Three area coaches will be honored by the South Dakota Football Coaches Association at halftime of the South Dakota All-Star Football Game in Vermillion on Saturday. Mitchell's Travis Carpenter (Class 11AA), Bridgewater/Emery-Ethan's Griffith Van Leur (11B) and Gregory's John King (9AA) will be recognized as their classes assistant coaches of the year.
HARTFORD—Region 3A foes—Winner Area and Parkston—are tied for ninth after day one of the Class A state girls golf tournament on Monday. The Warriors and Trojans both shot 389's at the Central Valley Golf Club in Hartford. Canton (363) holds a slim lead over Lennox (365) for the team lead. Lead-Deadwood shot a 370 and sits in third place. Parkston's Jayden Bormann is tied for fifth after shooting a 10-over 82. She shot a 40 on the front nine and a 42 on the back nine.
HAMILTON, Ontario — Former Wagner High School and University of Sioux Falls football standout Solomon St. Pierre has signed with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League. St. Pierre's signing was announced Saturday. He most recently played for the Milano Seamen in of the Italian Federation of American Football. "I'm excited about this opportunity because I did not see it coming," said St. Pierre, in a statement from USF athletics. "This is a great opportunity. I am so grateful and blessed for this chance. I look forward to getting back to work."
MOUNT VERNON—Derek Graesser had a solo home run and struck out 16 batters in a complete-game effort to help Winner/Colome top Mount Vernon 4-2 in a battle of Sunshine League amateur baseball foes Sunday. Austin Richey had three hits and drove in two runs, with Reed Harter adding an RBI double in the Pheasants' win. Graesser allowed five hits, two runs (one earned) and allowed one walk.
The struggles continued for Mitchell Post 18 on Sunday. Post 18 lost to Pierre Post 8 by scores of 4-1 and 8-4 at Cadwell Park. Mitchell went 1-3 on the weekend as it split with Renner Post 307 on Saturday at Cadwell, moving to 5-4 overall on the season. Mitchell coach Luke Norden said it's the mental lapses that are plaguing the team right now. "We talked between games about playing smarter and not harder and that's the kind of mistakes we made in the first game—were just mental things that hurt us," Norden said.
WINNER — In a Legion baseball slugfest, Winner/Colome scored 11 runs in two innings and held off Platte/Geddes 11-10 Friday at Leahy Bowl. The Royals scored five runs in the first inning but Platte/Geddes rallied to lead 6-5 in the top of the fifth inning. Winner/Colome promptly scored six runs in the bottom of the inning and did not relinquish the lead.
The Mitchell Junior Legion Post 18 baseball team split a doubleheader with Pierre on Friday at Drake Field. Mitchell won the first game 8-6 and lost game two 2-1. Jackson Sadler earned the win in game one. He recorded five strikeouts, gave up one earned run in five innings pitched. Brady Hawkins picked up the save. Hawkins also went 4-for-4 at the plate and drove in four runs. Peyton Nash finished 2-for-3 in game one. Brady Brosz pitched the complete game for Mitchell in game two. He tallied four strikeouts. Offensively, Sadler went 2-for-3 and Colby Gillen finished 1-for-2.