Daily Republic Sports
RENNER -- The Mitchell junior Legion baseball team's season came to a close with one win and two losses at the Safari Classic over the weekend in Renner. Josh Armstrong pitched a complete game one-hitter for Mitchell in a 4-0 win over Watertown in the team's first game Sunday. Armstrong threw all seven innings, struck out six and walked four. Brandon McKnight led Mitchell with two RBIs, while Sam Michels and Ross Yeo each added an RBI. In the second game Sunday, Mitchell fell to Renner 8-5, with McKnight taking the loss on the mound.
RAPID CITY -- The Mitchell Black teener baseball team swept two games in Rapid City Saturday. Mitchell topped the Rapid City Kings 14-10 in the first game, with Carter Cavanaugh picking up the win on the mound, Baley Miller was the winning pitcher in the second game for Mitchell in an 11-1 victory over the Rapid City Sportsters. Mitchell Black (33-10) plays in the region tournament starting Friday at Cadwell Park in Mitchell.
The McCook/Miner Legion baseball team was crowned the Region 5B champions on Saturday. McCook/Miner advances to the Class B state Legion baseball tournament, which starts Friday in Tabor. McCook/Miner defeated Humboldt 4-1 in the region title game. Tim Gassman was the winning pitcher, striking out four in 8 1/3 innings. Tyler Cleveland had three hits, while Jerrod Zens added two hits and two RBIs for McCook/Miner, which had eight hits and two errors in the contest. Luke Loudenburg also had an RBI in the game.
The Mitchell Area Optimist Club will hold its second annual Ryan Hohn Memorial 5K run and walk Aug. 2. The event begins at Resurrection Lutheran Church at the corner of North Harmon Drive and Highway 37. Registration is at 8:30 a.m. with the run/walk starting at 9:30 a.m. The fee is $25 per person and that includes at T-shirt if registered by July 25. Registrations received after the 25th or on race day will be $35. Registration forms can be obtained by calling Jason Wear at 605-770-0754 or by visiting the Facebook page, Mitchel Area Optimist Club.
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HURON -- Mitchell Post 18 finished its regular season with a loss Friday, falling to Huron 6-4. Post 18 (24-15) struggled offensively, recording just three hits during the game. "We had a lot of lazy fly balls," Mitchell coach Luke Norden said. "We were out in front and had 14 flyouts in the game." Mitchell was led by Derek Miller, who had a two-RBI single and a double, and Jed Schmidt, who added an RBI single. Post 18 got on the board in the first inning after getting help from Huron's defense. Huron gave up a walk and an error in the inning, which resulted in a run on an RBI groundout.
The Mitchell Parks and Recreation Department has started taking registration for youth soccer and football this fall. Soccer registration is for begindergarten through second grade for boys and girls, while football is open to third through sixth grade. To register, to online to cityofmitchell.org or register or stop into the Rec Center. Fifth- and sixth-grade boys must sign up and weigh in at the Rec Center. There is a new registration system so a new family account is required.
Midco Sports Network and the South Dakota High School All-Star Games have teamed up to offer delayed broadcasts of the recent games held Tuesday and Wednesday in Aberdeen. The girls basketball game will be aired at 9 p.m. July 22, with the boys basketball game following at 10:30 p.m. The volleyball game will be replayed at 9 p.m. July 23, while the football game will be on at 7:30 p.m. July 24. Check local TV services for channels. DVDs of the games will also be available soon at www.midcosn.com/aboutus/orderdvds/ .
FREEMAN -- Former assistant Chris Sayler has been hired as the head coach for the Freeman football team, reported Thursday night by the Freeman Courier. Sayler was the assistant coach under Jim Kaufman, who was head coach of the Flyers for the last eight seasons. This year's assistant coach is Chris Maske.
MOUNT VERNON -- Kris Menning pitched a scoreless six innings with nine strikeouts to lead Corsica/Stickney over Mount Vernon 11-0 in a Sunshine League game Thursday in Mount Vernon. Luke Bamberg went 2-for-4 with two triples and five RBIs and Menning added two hits with an RBI to lead Corsica/Stickney.