Daily Republic Sports
COLTON—Two early runs was all the McCook Central/Montrose baseball team needed to beat Tri-Valley on Friday in Colton, winning by a score of 3-1. Jesse Muth had a two-run single in the first inning, accounting for one of his two hits on the night. Muth was also dominant on the mound, pitching a complete game while allowing one run on four hits and striking out 10 batters. Kyle Tuschen was 1-for-3 with an RBI for MCM. Parker Ramstad took the loss for Tri-Valley, pitching five innings and allowing two earned runs while striking out five batters.
YANKTON—The Mitchell High School girls golf team earned a 13th place finish at the Yankton Invitational on Friday at Fox Run Golf Course in Yankton with a team score of 419. Sioux Falls O'Gorman won the event with a 328. "We were without our number one and two golfers today," Mitchell head coach Keri Munsen said. "With the girls that I had today, they did alright. This is a learning experience for a lot of them. I can't get frustrated with them because they're here to learn and here to get better. But it's hard for us to compete with teams that score in the 70s and 80s."
SCOTLAND—The Burke/South Central girls golf team won the Avon/Scotland golf tournament on Friday at Dawson Creek Golf Course in Scotland with a team score of 285. Wagner finished second with a 344, while Platte-Geddes took third with a 348. Scotland's Maggie Fiscel won the individual title with a score of 75, followed by Burke/South Central's Taylee Indahl with a 88. B/SC golfer Tressa Bull finished third with a 96, while her teammate, Haley Benten, placed fourth with a 101.
Dale Porter, of Mitchell, shot under his age for a seventh time in his golf career on Thursday. Porter, 76, fired a 73 during his round Thursday at Lakeview Golf Course in Mitchell. Porter played from the gold tees, which play at 5,890 yards.
FREMONT, Neb.—The Dakota Wesleyan baseball team saw its season come to an end Friday in the Great Plains Athletic Conference tournament with a 5-2 loss to Northwestern College on Friday in Fremont, Neb. The eighth and final seed in the tournament, DWU finishes with a record of 25-27 and the Tigers lost their first two games at the conference tournament.
BROOKINGS — Mitchell's Laurel Patton finished first in her division at the South Dakota State U.S. Bowling Center Women's Tournament, which concluded Sunday at Prairie Lanes in Brookings and was played over four weeks. Patton was the top-finisher in the handicap all-events division, racking up a score of 2,160 out of a field of more than 100 bowlers. Lana Stremick, of Armour, finished in third place, while Lacey Schimke, of Wessington Springs, finished sixth. Melanie Suelflow, of Mitchell, was seventh in the division.
WAGNER — A seven-run sixth inning for the Elk-Point Jefferson prep baseball team helped the Huskies over Wagner/Avon/Lake Andes on Wednesday night in a 8-6 win on Wednesday night. Mike Murphy got the win in relief for EPJ, throwing four innings and doing damage at the plate, finishing 4-of-5 and knocking in three runs. Tyler Leif had four hits
SIOUX FALLS—Briggs Havlik helped the Mitchell High School baseball team earn another region win over and a season sweep of Sioux Falls O'Gorman. Havlik allowed two runs off five hits with two strikeouts in six innings pitched as the Kernels picked up a 6-2 win on Thursday in Sioux Falls. "Briggs threw really well for us tonight," Mitchell head coach Luke Norden said. "He did a good job of pounding the strike zone and he really had some quick innings for us."
FREMONT, Neb.—The Dakota Wesleyan baseball team couldn't muster any offense in the first round of the Great Plains Athletic Conference tournament, falling 6-0 to No. 1-seeded Midland (Neb.). The Tigers play an elimination game at 3 p.m. today against Northwestern College (Iowa) in Fremont. If DWU wins, it plays at 6 p.m. against either Concordia or Midland. DWU only had five hits in the contest, two of them coming from third baseman Tyler Waddle. Midland pitcher Justin Meyer shut down the Tigers' offense, throwing a complete game shutout while recording 10 strikeouts.
PLANKINTON—Holding the Plankinton Bankers to just two hits, the Alexandria Angels opened the amateur baseball season with a 10-0 win in seven innings on Thursday in Plankinton. Alexandria's Trever Vermeulen, Tyson Gau and Cory Marek combined to keep the Bankers scoreless, while the Angel offense racked up nine hits in the win. Vermeulen didn't allow a hit in three scoreless innings pitched with four strikeouts, while Gau allowed one hit and had seven strikeouts in three and 1/3 scoreless innings pitched.