Daily Republic Sports
GILLETTE, Wyo. — Mitchell Post 18's offense came in bursts Friday night at the Hladky Memorial Legion Baseball Tournament. And Post 18's best timing was in the seventh inning late Friday, as Mitchell rallied with three runs in its last at-bat to knock off the tournament hosts from Gillette 3-2 in the Memorial Legion Tournament Friday in Gillette, Wyoming. The win capped a pair of back-to-back wins, as Mitchell won its first game Friday, a 5-0 win over Casper, Wyoming.
PARKSTON—Platte-Geddes blanked Parkston 11-0 in five innings in a Legion baseball game on Friday in Parkston. Riley Hoffman kept Parkston off the scoreboard and allowed just one hit through the five innings. He also struck out seven batters. Hoffman also had an RBI single and scored two runs.
Alexandria used six-run fourth inning to pull away from Corsica-Stickney and earn a 14-4 win in amateur baseball action on Thursday at Cadwell Park in Mitchell. Chris Marek went 2-for-4 with two doubles and four RBIs, while Cole Wenande added three hits and three RBIs. Reid Smith added three hits, while Peyton Smith, Jordan Gau and Jerrod Zens each had two hits.
The Mitchell High School football program will host a pair of camps for Mitchell youth football players in July. A camp for Mitchell seventh and eighth grade football players will be held at 6 p.m. July 26 and 27 at the Joe Quintal Field complex's south field. There will also be a camp for grades 3-6 from July 31 to Aug. 3 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the south field at Joe Quintal Field. The camps are recommended for all Kernel players in those respective grades.
STURGIS — The long road trip was made a bit longer Thursday with a short rain delay Thursday for the Mitchell Post 18 baseball team in Sturgis. As soon as the rain gave way, however, Mitchell poured it on at the plate. Post 18 scored seven times in the first inning and pounded the hosts Post 33 in a 12-0, three-inning Legion baseball contest. The game was originally scheduled for seven innings.
SALEM—Corey Struck's strong eight-inning pitching effort helped Salem to a Cornbelt League victory Wednesday. Struck allowed five hits, four runs (two earned) and struck out three. Isaac Anderson pitched a spotless ninth inning for the save for the Cubs. At the plate, Struck, Steve Mehlbrech and Issac Anderson each had two hits. Trevor Reif had a double and drove in two runs.
A South Dakota Fellowship of Christian Athletes football camp will be held at Joe Quintal Field July 12. The event is open to those in grades 3-8 and will run from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The cost for the camp is $10. Sign-up for the event will run from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. prior to the camp's start. The event is also hosted by the University of South Dakota's football program and Dr. Martin Christensen, of Mitchell.
The Mitchell Junior Legion baseball team swept Renner in a doubleheader on Wednesday at Drake Field. Mitchell won Game One 3-2 and Game Two 13-3. In Game One, Brady Hawkins pitched the complete game and struck out 13 batters. Offensively, Peyton Nash went 1-for-3 with an RBI. In Game Two, Brady Brosz pitched the complete game and gave up zero earned runs. Austin Kerr finished 3-for-3 and drove in two runs. Isaac Rew and Maxwell Bennett both went 1-for-2 with an RBI in the win. Mitchell will host Yankton in a 2 p.m. doubleheader Saturday at Cadwell Park.
INDIANAPOLIS — Mitchell native and University of Minnesota swimmer Tevyn Waddell had two strong swims Wednesday at the Phillips 66 National Championship swimming event in Indianapolis, setting a Gopher school record in the process. In the morning preliminary swim, Waddell won her heat in 2 minutes, 11.18 seconds, breaking the school's 200-meter backstroke record by more than two seconds. With the effort, she qualified for the B final, and lowered her record time once again in the final, swimming 2:10.86 and finishing 11th overall in the 200 back.
The Mitchell Black teener baseball team split a doubleheader against Sioux Falls East on Tuesday at Drake Field in Mitchell. Mitchell Black won Game Two 8-6 after dropping Game One 10-0. Evan Demaranville had three hits and drove in three runs in the twin bill, including a walkoff bunt in the second game. J.J. Armour recorded three hits and had two RBI in the doubleheader. Ty Neugebauer, Tate Ellwein and Parker Bollinger all had two hits and an RBI in the two games.