Daily Republic Sports
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.
Floyd Shattuck, of Mitchell, hit a hole-in-one Sunday at Lakeview Golf Course. Shattuck made the ace playing Hole No. 8 with a pitching wedge from 118 yards. It is Shattuck's second career hole-in-one.
The Mitchell 14U Bergh boys basketball team placed second at the "Summers Warming Up Tourney" in Sioux Falls this past weekend. Bergh Basketball went 4-1 during the event. They lost to Bartlett Basketball Academy 69-43 in the first game. The team then beat Tea Venom (54-38), Sioux Falls Tri-State Ambush (56-40), Aberdeen Dakota Wolfpack (57-40) and Nebraska's Cedar Catholic (56-23). The team is coached by former Dakota Wesleyan University standout Trae Bergh and current Tiger Ty Hoglund. The squad is also a member of the Bergh Basketball summer program.
Alex Bergeson, of Mitchell, will be among the representatives for the South Dakota team at the National High School Finals Rodeo July 16-22 in Gillette, Wyoming. Bergeson will compete in the trapshooting competition for South Dakota's team, one of four representatives from the state. He will be a senior at Mitchell High School this upcoming school year. More than 1,750 contestants from 43 states, Canada and Australia will compete in the event, which will award more than $200,000 in prizes and $350,000 in college scholarships.
EMERY—The Dimock-Emery Raptors downed the Wagner Rockets 7-0 in a Sunshine League amateur baseball game on Monday in Emery. Jared Schmidt picked up the win for Dimock-Emery. He struck out 13 batters and gave up four hits in eight innings. Derek Miller recorded two doubles and drove in three runs in the win. Steve Ernster and Gene Kitchens both had two hits for Dimock-Emery. Hunter Hewitt was tagged with the loss for Wagner. He gave up nine hits, walked eight batters and struck out four batters in eight innings.
A familiar name to Dakota Wesleyan University has been named the school's new men's and women's golf coach. Tom Hoek, who was a two-time all-Great Plains Athletic Conference golfer in 2007 and 2008 for the Tigers, was announced as the school's new coach Monday by Athletic Director Jon Hart.
The Mitchell Aquatic Club performed well in its home pool. MAC ended up taking second place with 855.50 team points at the Corn Palace Invite, which concluded on Sunday at the Mitchell Aquatic Center. Sioux Falls won the nine-team event with 1,374 team points.
LENNOX—The McCook/Miner Legion baseball team won three games to claim the title at the Brady DeStigter Memorial Tournament in Lennox. M/M topped Lennox 3-0 and Humboldt/Hartford 12-2 on Saturday and beat Tea 9-5 on Sunday. Against Lennox, Cole Gassman earned the win on the mound for M/M. Gassman pitched a complete game shutout, allowing just three hits with nine strikeouts and two walks. Kyle Tuschen recorded three hits and had one RBI, while Gassman added a double and an RBI.
PARKSTON—Jordan Gau went 4-for-5 with a home run and two RBIs to power Alexandria past Parkston 6-1 in a Sunshine League amateur baseball game on Sunday in Parkston. Cole Wenande went 3-for-5 with a home run and two RBIs, while Tyson Gau and Chris Marek each added a double in the win. On the mound, Trever Vermeulen earned the win, allowing one run on 11 hits with 12 strikeouts and one walk in nine innings pitched.
The Dakota Bulldogs winning streak was snapped by the Buffalo Ridge Wildcats in Southern Plains amateur football game on Saturday in Mitchell. Buffalo Ridge finished the regular season undefeated with a record of 8-0 after earning a 35-14 victory over the Bulldogs. After a scoreless first quarter, the Bulldogs struck first with a touchdown run by quarterback Kylar Hansen. Buffalo Ridge responded by scoring 21 unanswered points to lead 21-6 at halftime.