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According to their players, Four Corners' amateur baseball team has a propensity for a "weird inning," where they manage to score a couple of runs in an odd way. But even by those standards, their comeback win over Tabor Friday afternoon was improbable. Down 3-0 heading into the ninth inning, Four Corners loaded the bases before the Bluebirds had two relievers hit four batters consecutively, allowing Four Corners to walk off 4-3 winners in the first-round of the Class B state amateur baseball tournament at Cadwell Park.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Faces at the State Amateur Tournament is a regular series, profiling one contributor, worker, player, manager or fan each day during the duration of the Class B state tournament. As a pick-up player in the Class B State Amateur Baseball Tournament, Salem's Garrison Collier is representing his team, even though they didn't make it. But more importantly, he's carrying on the legacy of his team's biggest supporter.
After a 15-14 season and a couple of early exits in previous state tournaments, Dimock-Emery was ready for the state tournament to begin. They didn't miss their chance Wednesday night. The Raptors took advantage of four runs in the first two innings without a hit and put away Harrisburg for a 7-2 first-round win Wednesday at Cadwell Park in the Class B South Dakota Amateur Baseball Tournament.
Here's a short look at each of the teams in the Class B state amateur baseball tournament, which begins today at Cadwell Park and runs through the championship game Aug. 14. Harrisburg Woodies Harrisburg entered the District 7B tournament as the No. 2 seed and booked a trip the state tournament by topping the Canton Aces 9-1 in a consolation semifinal.
MANKATO, Minn. — It's all about rhythm for Teddy Bridgewater. The quarterback of the Minnesota Vikings will enter his third season leading the team's offense and he's not worried about the timing or about being on the same page as his receivers. Instead, the 23-year-old quarterback said his focus is on being in rhythm in the passing game. Everything else, he said, comes with playing quarterback with rhythm. Even in training camp, when he wears the red, no-contact jersey and is not supposed to be hit, he can get the offense in sync.
MANKATO, Minn.—While it's his 11th time doing this, it's not just another training camp for the Minnesota Vikings' Chad Greenway. This might be the last time the 33-year-old Mount Vernon native makes the trek to Minnesota State University in Mankato, Minnesota, as a player, stays in the dorms and fights through another set of warm practices.
Thanks to the efforts of the South Dakota High School Activities Association Foundation, 10 South Dakota schools will be a little safer with the addition of new medical equipment. The foundation has purchased and donated automated external defibrillator units, or AEDs, to schools around the state, as an effort to help with safety for students and other community members who participate in school events, with a focus on schools that either have a need or lack access to medical facilities.
The Dakota Magic have their coach. Kasib Powell, a former NBA D-League MVP with the Sioux Falls Skyforce in 2008, has been hired to coach the team, team President Darryl Greene said Monday. Powell, 35, played 11 games for the Miami Heat in 2008 on a pair of 10-day contracts before he finished the remainder of the season. Otherwise, he was a professional basketball journeyman — playing on 13 teams in nine years — who has now settled in South Dakota and is leading a youth basketball program.
Season tickets are now on sale for the Dakota Magic pro basketball team. The team will play its games at the Corn Palace, with Magic team president Darryl Greene saying the tickets can be purchased now at the arena box office. Eight home games are scheduled for season, Greene said, with season tickets being sold for $60. He said the team currently has a 2-for-1 deal going on through Aug. 15, meaning season-ticket buyers can purchase two sets of season tickets for the cost of one.
WINNER — The Winner/Colome Post 169 Legion baseball team is finding a good time to put it all together on the baseball field. After going 3-0 at the Region 4B tournament and clinching a spot in the Class B Legion State Baseball Tournament for the first time in three seasons. Winner/Colome will open the tournament at 5 p.m. Friday, taking on Milbank at Bob Wiley Field in Webster. The double-elimination tournament runs through Tuesday. The Winner/Colome-Milbank winner will take on Madison or Redfield at 5 p.m. Saturday, while the losing teams would play at 10 a.m. Saturday.