Daily Republic Sports
PARKSTON — The Mount Vernon Mustangs kept their season alive with a 6-0 win over the Parkston Bullheads in a District 5B elimination game on Tuesday in Parkston. Owen London held the Bullheads to three hits and recorded five strikeouts in eight innings pitched, while Matt Larson pitched a hitless ninth inning for the Mustangs. Four Mustangs—Nick Honke, Seth Cavanaugh, Nate Zens and Larson—finished the game with two hits. Zens had two RBIs, while Cavanaugh, Chase Hetland and Cameron Deinert each added an RBI in the win.
BROOKINGS —The Mitchell Black teener baseball team will carry the No. 1 seed into the South Dakota Class A 14-and-under Region 2 baseball tournament, which begins today at Bob Shelden Field in Brookings. Mitchell Black will have a bye until 11:30 a.m. Thursday, where they'll face the winner of Pierre and Brookings. If Mitchell wins, they would play either Watertown or the winner of Rapid City and Aberdeen in the championship game on Friday. The top four teams in the regional will advance to the state tournament, which will be held in Harrisburg Aug. 3-6.
BRANDON—Two Mitchell tennis players finished in second place at the Brandon Junior Open which finished on Saturday in Brandon. In boys 18-and-under singles, Jared Suelflow finished second, while Sammy Pooley took second in girls 18-and-under singles. Avery Larson finished third in 18-and-under singles, while Tyler Loecker took third place in 12-and-under singles. Hannah Miller and Kiersten Bathke each won the consolation title in 16-and-under singles and 12-and-under singles, respectively.
WEBSTER — Brady Krause pitched a complete-game four-hitter and struck out seven to propel Milbank to the Class B Legion state baseball championship Tuesday in a 10-1 win over Humboldt/Hartford. Milbank broke through right out of the gates with five runs in the first inning and later tacked on four more runs in the seventh inning. They had 10 hits and took advantage of six H/H errors.
WHITE LAKE—Armour kept its season alive with an 11-1 win over Chamberlain in the District 3B amateur baseball tournament on Monday in White Lake. After the Cubs took a 1-0 lead, the Jayhawks scored 11 unanswered runs to earn the win. Armour's Drue Soukup had two hits and three RBIs, while Aaron Punt added two hits. Cameron Hinckley, Jerad Hermanek, Craig Holbeck and Chris Punt each had a single in the win. Tyler Payer earned the win on the mound for Armour. Payer allowed four hits and had 11 strikeouts.
WEBSTER—Hartford/Humboldt held off Madison 9-8 to advance to the Class B Legion state championship game on Monday in Webster. Hartford/Humboldt will face Milbank at 1 p.m. today in Webster. Joseph Hanisch went 2-for-4 with a triple, three runs scored and a RBI for Hartford/Humboldt, while Jonah Rechtenbaugh had two hits and three RBIs and Justin Sebert added three hits and an RBI. Rechtenbaugh earned the win in relief of Miles Muntzinger, by allowing one unearned run on five hits in 3 1/3 innings pitched with four strikeouts.
PLATTE — Gregory scored 11 runs and got a complete-game effort from pitcher Evan Juracek to secure third place Sunday with a 11-3 win over Platte/Geddes at the VFW Class B junior teener state baseball tournament at American Legion Memorial Field in Platte. Rhoss Oliver had two hits, including a double and Juracek, Tyson Mayer and Tommy Determan each had two hits, as Gregory scored four times in the first inning and scored in all six of the innings they were at the plate. Gregory had 10 hits and capitalized on three Platte/Geddes errors and nine walks.
WHITE LAKE — Plankinton scored five runs in the fourth inning to pick up a District 3B semifinal win and secured its spot in the Class B amateur baseball state tournament with a 12-4 win over Kimball/White Lake on Sunday. Seven Bankers had a least one hit, including leadoff man Billy Hamilton, who had three hits and scored two runs. Chris Hill, Trevor Salmonson and Travis Gant all had three hits and Garth Minnick hit a two-run home run—his second in as many days in the tournament—as part of a three-RBI day.
WEBSTER—Winner/Colome's season came to an end on Saturday. The Royals lost to Madison 7-3 in an elimination game at the State B Legion tournament in Webster. Winner/Colome ends its season 15-9. The Royals and Madison went scoreless through the first 4 1/2 innings, but Winner/Colome was fell off the pace after the bottom of the fifth. That is when Madison erupted for seven runs to take control of the game.
WHITE LAKE — Chris Hill had six RBIs and Preston Kristensen and Garth Minnick each had three-RBI games as the Plankinton Bankers rolled to a five-inning win over South Central 16-1 in a District 3B tournament opening-round game Saturday in White Lake. Hill had two doubles and a sacrifice fly to help drive in the runs for Plankinton, while Minnick hit a two-run home run to left field in the fifth inning. Kristensen was 2-for-3 with three runs scored and was also the winning pitcher. He threw five innings, allowing two hits, one earned run and striking out seven.