Daily Republic Sports
For the second year in a row, the South Dakota Cornhole State Championship tournament was held in Mitchell, this time at Wild Oak Golf Course. And for the second year in a row, Matt Ryan, of Harrisburg, came away as the big winner. Ryan won the singles title on Saturday and along with his partner—Stu Theel, of Sioux Falls,—won the A Division doubles championship.
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The Crofton (Nebraska) Bluejays edged the Winner/Colome Pheasants 11-10 on Thursday in an amateur baseball game on Friday at Cadwell Park. No other information was reported. Winner/Colome (11-7) will play the Parkston Mudcats on Sunday in Parkston. Renner 10, Menno 7 MENNO—The Renner Rangers downed the Menno Mad Frogs 10-7 in an amateur baseball game on Friday in Menno. Tyler Miller blasted a three-run homer for the Mad Frogs, while Tom Sattler hit four singles. Cody Ulmer was tagged with the loss for Menno, after relieving Sattler.
WINNER—Parkston scored two runs in the top of the ninth inning to break a tie game and fended off a Winner/Colome comeback to hold on for a 10-9 win in a Legion baseball game on Friday in Winner. Alex Scott went 2-for-5 with a double and three RBIs, while Jordan McKean added two hits and two RBIs and Dawson Semmler had two hits and an RBI.
A pair of Legion baseball region tournaments will kickoff next week in Platte and Humboldt. The Region 4B tournament will be held July 13-16 at American Legion Memorial Park in Platte, with five teams converging for a trip to the state tournament. On Thursday, Irene and Tabor will kick things off at 4 p.m., with the winner facing the hosts Platte/Geddes at 8 p.m. Corsica/Stickney and Parkston will play at 6 p.m. Thursday in the other opening round contest. Games will be played at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. each of the next three days, including the championship round Sunday.
PRIOR LAKE, Minn.—In the first round of the Gopher Classic on Friday, the Mitchell Post 18 Legion baseball team didn't get the start it had hoped for. Mitchell ended up dropping its first two games at the 96-team tournament, falling to Wausau (Wis.) 2-1 in the opener and then 11-8 to Andover (Minn.) in Prior Lake, Minnesota. "We just didn't come to play," said Post 18 head coach Luke Norden, who added the two teams Mitchell faced on Friday had a combined 10 wins on the season.
PLANKINTON — Chris Hill belted two home runs to power the Plankinton Bankers to a 14-4 Pony Hills League victory over the Chamberlain Mallards on Thursday. Hill went 3-for-4, drove in four runs and scored twice for Plankinton, which out-hit Chamberlain 14-6. Hill hit a solo homer in the third inning and had a two-run blast in the sixth.
Pierre picked up a pair of teener baseball wins over Mitchell Black on Thursday at Drake Field. Mitchell dropped the first game 8-6 and took a 20-6 loss in the second game. In Game One, J.J. Armour had two hits, including a double and one RBI, while Ty Neugebauer had two hits and three RBIs. Masen Thompson added an RBI, while Evan Demaranville took the loss on the mound. In Game Two, Armour had two hits, including a double, and one RBI, while Neugebauer had three hits. Tate Ellwein took the loss. Mitchell plays Brandon Valley on Wednesday in Brandon.
PIERRE—The Mitchell junior Legion baseball team dropped both games of a doubleheader against Pierre on Thursday in Pierre. Mitchell lost Game One 5-3 and Game Two 10-9. In Game One, Brady Brosz started and pitched the first five innings for Mitchell. Reese Sievert came on in relief in the final inning. Offensively, Brady Hawkins went 2-for-3 and drove in a run. In Game Two, Sievert, Jens Enga, Carter Jacobsen and Peyton Nash all saw time on the mound. Isaac Rew reached base on all four plate appearances and scored one run.
The South Dakota Golf Association will host a junior tour tournament at Lakeview Golf Course on Monday. The field will feature around 130 golfers ages 8 to 18. Tee times will begin at 8 a.m. Monday off holes No. 1 and No. 10. Results will be posted following the round at sdga.org.