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The upstart Dakota Wesleyan University baseball team’s season came to an end as Midland finished with 17 hits in the Great Plains Athletic Conference championship game Saturday at Cadwell Park in Mitchell. The Tigers turned to Kyle Larson to start the title matchup after he threw 125 pitches in a DWU win over Briar Cliff two days prior. The Warriors came out swinging, building an early lead and topping the Tigers 10-1.
From a 2-8 start in league play to one game away from a championship, the Dakota Wesleyan University baseball team has come a long way in 2014. DWU earned a spot in the Great Plains Athletic Conference tournament championship game with a 10-8 win over Midland University in the Tigers’ first game Friday at Cadwell Park in Mitchell. “It’s just been a positive weekend for us and we are right where we want to be,” DWU second baseman Cole Wenande said. DWU (27-23) will play the winner of No. 2 seed Northwestern (Iowa) and No.
The first day of the Great Plains Athletic Conference baseball tournament was filled with upsets as three lower seeds came out on top in the first round and No. 1 seed Doane College was eliminated with two losses. Doane came into the tournament 20-0 in GPAC play this season, but fell to No. 8 Briar Cliff 3-1 in its first game, before losing 8-7 after a furious late-inning rally fell short to No. 4 Morningside in its second. The first round also saw No. 7 Mount Marty College pound out 14 hits in a 17-5 win over No. 2 Northwestern College, while No.
The Dakota Wesleyan University baseball team rode strong pitching to a pair of wins on the opening day of the Great Plains Athletic Conference baseball tournament Thursday at Cadwell Park in Mitchell. Wes Snyder threw a no hitter in the No. 5 Tigers’ (26-22) 8-1 win over No. 4 Morningside College in the first game of the day for DWU. Snyder allowed one unearned run, walked eight, struck out five, and the Tigers committed two errors behind him in the win.
For nearly 30 years Dr. Lucio Margallo has been a constant figure at Dakota Wesleyan University events and is almost always sitting in the south side bleachers under the basket at Tiger basketball home games in the Corn Palace. Margallo, who has served as DWU team physician since 1985 when he moved to Mitchell, was inducted into the school’s athletic Hall of Fame as a contributor Saturday at the Sherman Center on the University’s campus. “When I do things, I don’t do them for the awards,” Margallo said, adding that he has received many acknowledgments throughout his career.
The countdown has started and the shot clock is coming to South Dakota Class A basketball, unless a constitutional change spearheaded by the Canton School District in the final hour sounds a buzzer. Canton started a petition to have a vote for a constitutional bylaw, which would be the first and only sport-specific bylaw in the state’s constitution, to keep the South Dakota High School Activities Association from being able to enforce a ruling to require the use of shot clocks for Class A boys and girls basketball starting in the 2014-15 season. According to estimates from several Class
The shot clock is coming to South Dakota Class A high school basketball in 2014-15, assuming a constitutional amendment doesn’t thwart the change. My first thought was how the pace of the game will be changed.
PARKSTON — The Parkston spring high school baseball team has come out hot in the early going in 2014, establishing itself as one of the teams to beat. Parkston is 6-0, coming off an 8-2 win over Wagner/Avon/Lake Andes Tuesday in Dimock, where the team is playing its home games this season, while the field in Parkston gets a renovation. “We knew coming in that we had a good core group of guys and knew if we could put things together we would be one of the top teams and compete for a title,” Parkston coach Jeff Harris said. Harris will take over the coaching duties, which he has shared
For South Dakota State University coach Aaron Johnston the choice is simple. The goal is always to make the NCAA tournament, but he sees great benefit from how his team...