Daily Republic Sports
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn.—The Mitchell Post 18 Legion baseball team dropped a pair of close contests in its final two games at the Gopher Classic Tournament in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. Mitchell fell to Chaska (Minnesota) 5-4 in nine innings on Saturday and lost 5-3 to Regina (Canada) on Sunday. Post 18's third scheduled game was rained out. "Offensively, we're at a standstill," Post 18 head coach Norden said. "We had numerous guys on base, but we just couldn't get a hit with runners in scoring position."
CLARK—Cole Gassman pitched a complete game two-hitter as McCook/Miner outlasted Milbank 1-0 in a Legion baseball game at a tournament in Clark. Gassman had 11 strikeouts and three walks in the win for McCook/Miner, while adding two hits and scoring the lone run in the game. Tanner Miller had an RBI in the win. On Saturday, McCook/Miner defeated Atwater (Minnesota) 7-4 in Clark with Kylar Hansen earning the win on the mound. McCook/Miner (13-9) plays Tabor at 5 p.m. on Wednesday in Humboldt.
WAGNER—Jake DeLange had four hits and seven RBIs to push the Parkston Legion baseball team past Wagner/Avon 13-5 in five innings on Friday in Wagner. Kyler Holzbauer earned the win on the mound for Parkston, allowing five earned runs on seven hits in five innings pitched. For Wagner/Avon, Andrew Soukup took the loss. Soukup gave up eight runs (six earned) on seven hits. Soukup and Hunter Hewitt each had doubles in the loss.
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn.—The Mitchell Post 18 took a lot of positives from its first two games at the Gopher Classic Tournament on Friday in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. Mitchell defeated Sartell (Minnesota) 6-3 in the team's first game and fell to Eden Prairie (Minnesota) 9-2. "It was a good day with our offensive output, we had 20 hits in two games," Post 18 head coach Luke Norden said. "Both of our pitchers threw well and we only had two errors on the day. Overall, we played pretty well."
CLARK — Tanner Miller went 2-for-4 with a double and three RBIs to lead McCook/Miner past Volga 10-1 in six innings in a Legion baseball at the Clark Rotary Club Tournament Friday. Collin Cleveland earned the win on the mound for McCook/Miner. Cleveland only allowed one hit and had two strikeouts in three innings pitched. Jordan Genzlinger pitched the final three innings, allowing one earned run on three hits with four strikeouts in three innings pitched.
Nominations are currently being accepted for the South Dakota Amateur Baseball Coaches Association Legion All-Star Baseball Games. The games, which will be played in Lake Norden, are scheduled for Aug. 1. Coaches should have received nomination forms in their packet at the beginning of the season. The deadline for nominations is Wednesday. Nominations can be mailed to Burt Tulson, 44875 State Highway 28, Lake Norden, S.D., 57248 or emailed at firstname.lastname@example.org For more information, Tulson can be reached at 881-7809.
A number of camps are scheduled for the Mitchell Kernel football teams in the month of July and August. On July 20, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Football Camp will be held at Joe Quintal Field. The event starts at 10 a.m. and is open to students in grades 5 to 12. The cost is $20. On July 27 and 28, a free offensive and defensive lineman camp will be held, starting at 9 a.m., open to those in grades 7 to 12.
EMERY — In a back-and-forth game, the Mount Vernon Mustangs pulled out a 8-7 victory over Dimock-Emery on Thursday in Sunshine League action. Deric Denning pitched a complete game for the Mustangs and also had a two-run home run in the first inning. On the mound, he allowed seven hits, seven runs (five earned) and struck out 13 batters. Denning and Cameron Deinert each had three RBIs in the win. Deinert was 2-for-3 with two runs scored. Jeff Sand was 3-for-5 at the plate for the Mustangs, scoring two runs.
• Mitchell white teener baseball at Pierre, 5 p.m., doubleheader. • Area amateur baseball: Salem at Dell Rapids PBR, 7:30 p.m.; Canova at Colman, 7:30 p.m.; Mount Vernon at Dimock-Emery,...
SIOUX FALLS—The Mitchell White teener baseball team dropped a pair of games to Sioux Falls West on Wednesday in Sioux Falls. The scores of the games were 10-9 and 11-3. In the first game, Kade Neugebauer had two singles and a run scored, while Jacob Schumacher had a triple, a single and two runs scored. In the second game, Evan Demaranville had a triple and a run scored, while Ty Neugebauer and Tate Ellwein each had a single and a run scored. Mitchell White plays Pierre in a doubleheader today starting at 5 p.m. in Pierre.