Daily Republic Sports
The Mitchell junior Legion baseball team opened its season Friday against Brookings, earning a split at Drake Field. The Post 18 junior team won 9-0 and lost the second game 6-5. The game was originally scheduled to be played in Brookings before a change of venue was made. In the opener, Mitchell had a strong game from Jackson Sadler, who threw four innings and struck out five for win on the mound. He also had a double and three RBIs in the victory and Logan Sparks had a single and scored two runs.
ABERDEEN — Believe it or not, there were some nerves for the Mitchell Post 18 baseball team when the squad took the field Friday. But from the first pitch on, it wasn't much of an issue. In the team's Legion baseball opener, Mitchell won 4-1 and 15-2 in five innings for the first two wins of the summer season at Fossum Field over the Aberdeen Smittys.
PLATTE—Matt Larson racked up 16 strikeouts in eight innings pitched as the Mount Vernon Mustangs topped the Platte Killer Tomatoes 5-2 in a Sunshine League amateur baseball on Thursday in Platte. Larson earned the win, allowing two runs, one earned, on three hits with two walks, while Zac Custer pitched the ninth inning. Offensively, Larson went 2-for-5 with a triple and an RBI, while Cameron Dienert had two hits and two RBIs.
RENNER—Mitchell Black dropped its season-opening doubleheader against Renner 10-0 and 9-2 on Thursday in Renner. The first game was called after five innings due to the 10-run mercy rule. Mitchell did not record a hit in the first game. Evan Demaranville pitched the full game and gave up three hits. Kade Neugebauer went 1-for-3 and recorded an RBI in game two. Tate Ellwein also drove in a run in the second game. Ethan Price started game one, while Masen Thompson pitched the last three innings in relief. Mitchell Black (0-2) will play Pierre on Tuesday.
BRANDON—Windy conditions plagued the Mitchell High School girls golf team at the Brandon Valley Invite on Thursday in Brandon. The Kernels carded a 386 and placed sixth at the eight-team tournament, while Aberdeen Central won with a 335. Individually, Aberdeen Central's Sydney Wirebaugh won the tournament with a 77. Mitchell's top finisher was Masy Mock, who tied for eighth with an 88. Mock was followed by Ella Flippin, who carded a 97. "Masy Mock played very well," Munsen said. "Ella Flippin played very well and it was one of her low scores this year."
The Stump Shooters Archery Club will be hosting its annual carp shoot on June 4 in Mitchell. The event's registration and weigh-in will be held at the club's outdoor range near the Mitchell Regional Airport. Registration is from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m., with the weigh-in scheduled for 4 p.m. The cost is $25 per two-person team. Rules will be announced before 8 a.m. start time. State fishing licenses are required for shooters 16 or older. Boats and on-shore shooting are welcomed. For more information, call Bonnie at 996-9810 or 770-5010.
VOLGA—Led by fifth-place finishes Taylor Reif and Kayla Mentele, the McCook Central/Montrose girls golf team placed third and qualified for the Class A state meet at the Region 1A golf tournament on Thursday at Meadow Creek Golf Course in Volga. MCM placed third with a team score of 423, while Madison won the seven-team meet with a 377. Reif and Mentele each carded 94s, while Kayle Lauck finished with a 111 and Maggie Miles rounded out the team score with a 124. Sisseton's Courtney Heath won the individual title with an 88.
MADISON—Justin Miller hit the go-ahead solo home run in the top of the ninth inning to break a 5-5 tie as the Canova/Howard Gang topped Madison 8-5 in a Cornbelt League amateur baseball game on Wednesday in Madison. Derrick Miller earned the win on the mound for the Gang, allowing five runs, two earned, on seven hits with nine strikeouts in nine innings pitched. Garrett Gassman, Jason Miller and Marshall Miller each had two hits in the win, while Tim Gassman had a hit and two runs scored as the Gang scored five runs in the last two innings.
TYNDALL—Bon Homme graduate Cole Uecker will play baseball at Mount Marty College next season, the school announced on Tuesday. The 5-foot, 10-inch middle infielder is a three-time All-Region 1B selection and batted above .400 the past two seasons. He will will major in Pre-Professional at MMC.
The Parkston Mudcats blanked the Sioux Falls Brewers 3-0 in an amateur baseball game on Tuesday at Cadwell Park. Brandon Nickolite earned the win and pitched five innings for the Mudcats. He gave up seven hits, struck out four batters and did not issue a walk. Ty Kinneberg had two hits for the Mudcats, while Connor Merriam had Parkston's other hit. The Mudcats took advantage of six Brewers' errors in the win. Parkston (8-2) will host the Corsica/Stickney Horned Frogs on Thursday. Mount Vernon tops Freeman 9-1