Daily Republic Sports
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.
CRETE, Neb. — A record-breaking season for the Dakota Wesleyan University softball team came to a sudden stop in an elimination game at the Great Plains Athletic Conference tournament on Thursday in Crete, Nebraska. DWU fell to Nebraska Wesleyan 5-0, which ended the Tigers' season with a record of 33-22. The loss denied the No. 3-seeded Tigers another shot at Doane in the bracket final.
HOWARD — The Canistota boys and the Howard girls golf teams won the Cornbelt Conference championships on Wednesday after strong performances at the Howard Golf Course. Canistota was first in a competitive boys team race, shooting 233. Howard was second with 244 and Freeman was close behind, shooting 249 for third.
SALEM — Dallas Gjertson pitched a complete game six-hitter and the Tea prep baseball team shut out McCook Wednesday, 3-0 in Salem. Tea scored one run each in the first, fifth and seventh innings. Brian Finn had all three RBI for the Titans in a 2-for-3 game. Tea got on the board early with a run scoring on an error. Gjertson also had a double for Tea (3-7) at the plate.
CRETE, Neb. — The Dakota Wesleyan University softball team split a pair of games Wednesday to open the Great Plains Athletic Conference tournament but will now need three wins Thursday to advance to the championship series. Sierra Haage's one-hit shutout in the the first game advanced the No. 3-seed Tigers past Dordt, 5-0 but the Tigers fell to the hosts Doane in the second game of the day, 4-1.