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Area Legion roundup: McCook/Miner falls to Lennox in DSU Classic title tilt

Lennox scored final three runs to capture championship in Madison

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MADISON -- McCook/Miner gave up the final three runs to Lennox, falling 10-7 in the championship game of the Dakota State University American Legion Classic on Sunday.

With the game tied at 7-7, Lennox plated three runs in the top of the sixth inning. McCook/Miner failed to score in the final two innings.

Offensively, Kalub Carmichael and Isaac Feldhaus smacked home runs for McCook/Miner. Carmichael hit a solo shot, while Feldhaus belted a two-run homer.

Carmichael, Jackson Fiegen and Peyton Cleveland all had two hits. Cleveland finished with three RBIs. Kyle Tuschen and Jacob Cheeseman each had a hit.

Dylan Klinkhammer took the loss for McCook/Miner. He allowed 14 hits, 10 runs (seven earned) and had one strikeout in 5.2 innings.

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McCook/Miner 4, Sturgis 2

MADISON -- McCook/Miner edged Sturgis in the semifinals of the Dakota State University American Legion Classic on Sunday.

Sam Gillespie had two of McCook/Miner’s six hits. Gillespie’s RBI single broke a 2-2 tie in the 5th inning, while Isaac Feldhaus added an insurance run in the sixth with an RBI single. Mitch Kramer, Kyle Tuschen and Colin Kolbeck all had hits.

Jackson Fiegen earned the win. He surrendered six hits, two earned runs and struck out five batters in the complete-game performance.

McCook/Miner 10, Taconite (Minn.) 6

SALEM -- Five different players had a hit as McCook/Miner knocked off Taconite at the Dakota State University American Legion Classic on Saturday.

Sam Gillespie finished with three of MM’s 10 hits, while knocking in two runs. Kalub Carmichael, Isaac Feldhaus and Kyle Tuschen each had two hits. Carmichael drove in two runs. Mitch Kramer drove in a run.

Dell Rapids 6, McCook/Miner 3

SALEM -- Dell Rapids topped McCook/Miner at the Dakota State University American Legion Classic on Saturday.

Sam Gillespie finished with two of the six hits for McCook/Miner. He also drove in two runs. Kalub Carmichael added two hits, while Kyle Tuschen and Colin Kolbeck each had a hit.

Jacob Cheeseman took the loss. He allowed four hits, four runs (three earned) and struck out two batters in 2.2 innings.

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Tabor 5, Winner/Colome 4

WINNER -- Tabor’s Mace Merkwan fanned nine batters as Tabor edged Winner/Colome at the Winner Round Robin on Saturday during Legion baseball action. Merkwan scattered four hits and allowed three runs (one earned) in five innings.

Offensively, Tabor used a four-run third inning to give Merkwan some run support. Beau Rothschadl and Tanner Van Driel both drove in runs in the inning. Josh Schmidt and Carter Uecker finished with two hits apiece. Trent Herrboldt also had a hit, while John Kubal added an RBI.

For Winner/Colome, Philip Jorgensen, Oscar Pravecek, Carter Brickman and Layton Thieman each had a hit. Thieman drove in two runs.

Winner/Colome 8, Spearfish 4

WINNER -- Winner/Colome used a pair of four run innings to defeat Spearfish at the Winner Round Robin on Saturday in Legion baseball play.

Carter Brickman, Layton Thieman and Dalton Baker each had two hits in the win. Jackson Kinzer, Oscar Pravecek, Phillip Jorgensen and Jacob Beckers each had a hit. Jorgensen drove in a pair of runs.

Brickman surrendered eight hits, four earned runs and struck out six batters in his 6.1 inning start.

Tabor 13, Spearfish 7

WINNER -- Tabor racked up 17 hits as it knocked off Spearfish at the Winner Round Robin on Saturday in Legion baseball action.

Tabor used an eight-run second inning to take an early lead. Christian Uecker went 3-for-3 and drove in a run and he earned the win. He gave up four hits, two earned runs and struck out six batters in four innings.

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Josh Schmidt and Joey Slama both went 3-for-5 at the plate. Slama drove in two runs and Schmidt added an RBI.

Tanner Van Driel, Mace Merkwan and John Kubal each had two hits. Kubal knocked in two runs.

Trent Herrboldt and Carter Uecker both had singles, while Uecker drove in three runs.

Tabor 14, Gregory 5

GREGORY -- Tanner Van Driel had four hits and struck out five batters as Tabor knocked off Gregory in a Legion baseball game on Sunday.

Van Driel finished 4-for-6 at the plate, while he pitched two relief innings. He gave up two hits, one earned run and fanned five batters.

Joey Slama earned the win. He allowed two hits and three runs in four innings.

Offensively, Zach Cuka finished with three hits and scored two runs. Christian Uecker and Mace Merkwan had two hits apiece. Slama and Josh Crownover each had a hit. Crownover drove in three runs, while Slama had two RBIs.

For Gregory, Grant Thomas, Max Klundt, Aaron Sundquist, Rhoss Oliver and Brock Karbo each had a hit. Sunquist took the loss. He gave up seven hits, eight runs (seven earned) and struck out one batter in four innings.

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