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Sports: Parkston rolls to Class B title

PARKSTON -- Parkston's Trevor Freudenthal went 4-for-4 with a home run, double and five RBI and Matt Malloy and David Maxwell combined on a three-hitter on the mound to lead Parkston to an 8-3 win over Winner-Colome to claim the Class B high scho...

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PARKSTON -- Parkston's Trevor Freudenthal went 4-for-4 with a home run, double and five RBI and Matt Malloy and David Maxwell combined on a three-hitter on the mound to lead Parkston to an 8-3 win over Winner-Colome to claim the Class B high school baseball title here Monday.

The first three innings of the game was a pitcher's dual between Malloy and Winner-Colome's Josh Sherman. Sherman had a one-hitter going while Malloy countered with a no-hitter through three.

Parkston opened the fourth with a single from Jeff Harris. The left-handed Freudenthal then lofted an opposite field drive over the fence that just stayed fair and Parkston grabbed a 2-0 lead.

The fifth inning proved to be the difference in the game for Parkston.

With Malloy at third and Harris on second, Freudenthal added to his RBI total with a two-run single and Parkston led 4-0. Parkston added three more runs and led 7-0 going into the bottom of the fifth.

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Refusing to give up, Winner-Colome mounted a comeback in their half of the fifth.

Malloy lost his bid for the perfect game when he walked Trent Sherman to open the inning. Malloy then induced two fly-ball outs and seemed to have his no-hitter intact. But an error by center fielder Freudenthal and a wild pitch on a strikeout put Winner-Colome was on the board.

Jared Donahue broke up the no-hitter with a double -- plating two more runs -- and Winner-Colome was back in business trailing 7-3. Maxwell replaced Malloy and got Sherman to fly out.

Parkston added insurance in the sixth when Freudenthal singled in Harris.

"It was amazing," said Freudenthal of his night. "I was seeing the ball well tonight and Matt (Malloy) and Jeff (Harris) are always on in front of me."

Derek Beck tried to get Winner-Colome going in the seventh inning, but a double play ended any comeback hopes.

"He (Freudenthal) has been hitting the ball well all year and that's why I put him in the No. 3 spot in the lineup," said Parkston head coach Bob Malloy. "That two-run homer he hit to get us on the board was huge and was a momentum builder for us."

Malloy thought that his son, Matt, tired a bit in the fifth inning.

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"He really hasn't gone over two or three innings this year," said Malloy. "David Maxwell has been my closer all year long and he came through again tonight."

Parkston (15-3) scored eight runs on nine hits and it committed one error. Winner-Colome scored three runs on three hits and had two errors.

"I thought we played pretty well today," said Winner-Colome head coach Andrew Overland. "Our pitchers threw strikes and I thought we did pretty much what we had to do, but they seemed to have a few more breaks than us and hit a few balls harder than us. But that's the way baseball goes."

Parkston 13,

Garretson 0

In the first game of the tournament, Parkston defeated Garretson 13-0 in five innings.

Parkston had seven hits in the game, while pitchers Brady Nolz and Freudenthal combined on a one-hitter. Nolz threw three innings and struck out five while Freudenthal threw the final two and struck out one while giving up one hit.

At the plate for Parkston, Harris went 2-for-4 with an RBI and three runs, Jeremy Sudbeck went 1-for-2 with three RBI and Maxwell had a double and RBI.

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Austin VanHove took the loss for Garretson in four innings of work. He gave up five hits, struck out four and walked two.

VanHove had Garretson's lone hit.

Winner-Colome 7,

Milbank 0

Donahue threw a seven-inning, one-hitter as W-C beat Milbank in the other semifinal Monday.

Donahue, who is headed to South Dakota State next season to play baseball, had 11 strikeouts, walked two and threw 88 pitches.

The Demons had six hits and an error and Milbank had two errors.

At the plate for W-C, designated hitter Todd Sherman went 2-for-3 with a double and Shane Pail had a double.

For Milbank, Garrett Cook too the loss in 3 1/3 innings of work. He gave up three earned runs on two hits, walked two and struck out four. At the plate, Jon Ludwig had Milbank's lone hit.

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