Daily Republic Sports
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.
TABOR—Tabor Post 183 hung on for a 11-10 Game Two victory over Corsica-Stickney to secure a Legion doubleheader sweep on Tuesday in Tabor. Tabor Post 183 won Game One 16-6 in five innings.
SIOUX FALLS — Asher Dannenbring took home the top local qualifying score in his age group Monday at the Drive, Chip and Putt Championships Monday at Bakker Crossing Golf Club. Dannenbring, of Mitchell, was the top boys qualifier in the boys 7-9 age group, scoring 93 points. The event includes three drives for distance, along with three chipping attempts and three putts from varying distances with points awarded for being closest to the hole. A total of 134 golfers ages 7-15 participated in the Sioux Falls event.
YANKTON — Mount Marty College announced Tuesday it has hired Cody Schilling, the former Augustana University standout as the school's new men's basketball coach. Schilling, 27, was a three-time all-Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference selection for the Vikings and finished his senior season as the school's all-time leading scorer (1,868).
BRANDON—Missed opportunities and errors plagued the Mitchell Post 18 Legion baseball team on Tuesday. Post 18 committed four errors and left 11 runners on base as Brandon Valley earned a 12-4 win in Brandon. After taking an early 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning, Post 18 saw Brandon answer with five runs in the bottom half of the inning to lead 5-1. Mitchell wouldn't recover from the long first inning.