WINNER -- Winner/Colome grabbed the No. 2 seed in the District 5B tournament with 4-2 Sunshine League amateur baseball win over Mount Vernon on Thursday.
Dillon Lambley’s two-run single in the sixth inning broke a 2-2 tie to help the Pheasants claim the win. Lambley’s hit came after Zach Harter evened the score with an RBI single.
Austin Calhoon led Winner/Colome with three hits, while Reed Harter and Lambley each had two hits. Zach Harter, Kelly O’Bryan and Austin Richey each had a hit.
Connor Hopkins earned the win. He scattered five hits, allowed two runs (one earned) and struck out five batters in his seven-inning start.
For Mount Vernon, Bradley Dean had two of the five hits. Spencer Neugebauer, Deric Denning and Jay Thaler each had a hit. Briggs Havlik took the loss. He surrendered eight hits, four runs (three earned) and struck out five batters in his five-inning start.
Winner/Colome (13-3, 11-3 Sunshine League) starts District 5B play on July 25 in Parkston. Mount Vernon (14-4, 10-4 Sunshine League) begans District 5B play on July 25 in Parkston.
Alexandria 9, Corsica-Stickney 2
ALEXANDRIA -- Jordan and Tyson Gau teamed up to allow two earned runs on seven hits as Alexandria blew past Corsica-Stickney in Sunshine League play on Thursday.
Matt Wilber knocked in a pair of runs, while John Greicar, Chris Marek and Cole Wenande each had two hits for the Angels.
Ryan Buck and Aaron Groeneweg both went 2-for-4 in defeat for the Horned Frogs.
Alexandria (12-6, 11-3 Sunshine League) begans District 5B play on July 25 in Parkston. Corsica-Stickney (2-13, 2-12 Sunshine League) starts District 5B play on July 25 in Parkston.
Platte 7, Parkston 4
PLATTE -- Platte scored five runs in the sixth inning for a come-from-behind win over Parkston in Sunshine League action on Thursday.
Riley Hoffman did not allow an earned run in 8 2/3 innings for the Killer Tomatoes. Hoffman gave up three hits and seven walks, while striking out six.
Ryan Allen collected two hits for Platte, as the two teams combined for 12 errors and no earned runs.
Platte (5-9 Sunshine League) will play in the District 5B tournament on July 25 in Parkston. Parkston (13-12, 7-7 Sunshine League) will play in the District 5B tournament on July 25 in Parkston.
Dimock-Emery 7, Wagner 4
EMERY -- Jason and Jared Schmidt accounted for five RBIs as Dimock-Emery picked up a Sunshine League amateur baseball win over Wagner on Thursday.
Jason Schmidt finished 2-for-4 and he drove in three runs. Jared Schmidt went 2-for-5 and had two RBIs. Drew Kitchens, Gene Kitchens and Sam Arend each had a hit.
Sam Pischke earned the win. He struck out nine batters, gave up five hits and allowed one earned run in his seven-inning start.
For Wagner, Preston Nedved had two of the six hits. Grant Lang, Ezra Bartlett, Andy Soukup and Ben Soukup each had a hit. Bartlett, Nedved and Andy Soukup each drove in a run. Austin Loes took the loss. He struck out nine batters, allowed seven hits, seven runs (three earned) and walked 11 batters in his eight-inning start.
Dimock-Emery (15-8, 7-6 Sunshine League) will play at Harrisburg on Tuesday. Wagner (2-8 Sunshine League) will play in the District 5B tournament on July 25 in Parkston.
Canova 12, Humboldt/Hartford Woodducks 1 (7 innings)
CANOVA -- Canova kept up its winning ways with another convincing Cornbelt League amateur baseball win on Thursday.
Derek Miller threw five innings and picked up the win for the Gang. Jared Miller drove in three runs, while Cole Gassman and Tim Gassman both had an RBI.
Canova (19-2, 17-0 Cornbelt League) hosts Flandreau on Sunday.
Kimball/White Lake 11, Colome 3
KIMBALL -- Nine different players had a hit as Wessington Springs knocked off South Central in a Pony Hills League amateur baseball contest on Thursday.
Brian Zeman and Trent Wookey each had two hits, while Zeman drove in two runs. Wookey added an RBI.
For Colome, Ethan Vobr had two hits and belted a solo home run. Vobr also took the loss. He allowed 11 hits, 11 runs (10 earned) and struck out eight batters. Seth Pistulka also had two hits.
Kimball/White Lake (6-5 Pony Hills League) hosts Wessington Springs on Sunday. Colome (2-9 Pony Hills League) plays at Four Corners on Sunday in Hayes.
Plankinton 14, Miller/Wessington 1 (7 innings)
PLANKINTON -- Three big innings lifted Plankinton a convincing Pony Hills League amateur baseball victory on Thursday.
The Bankers plated five runs in the fourth inning, while tacking on four each in the next two innings to put the game away.
Travis Gant kept Miller/Wessington’s bat silent on the night. He struck out nine batters, allowed just two hits and gave up one earned run in his six-inning start. Gant also went 2-for-4 and drove in four runs.
Trevor Salmonson also knocked in four runs. Alex Loes went 2-for-4 and drove in three runs. Tyler Waddle finished with two hits and two RBIs. Chris Hill and Orric Earl each had a hit.
For Miller/Wessington, Casey Schlechter, Dustin Harvey and Kyle Johnson each had a hit.
Plankinton (13-1, 12-0 Pony Hills League) plays at South Central on Sunday. Miller/Wessington (4-8 Pony Hills League) hosts Chamberlain on Sunday.
Menno 5, Tabor 4
TABOR -- Menno lost a 4-0 lead, only to topple Tabor, 5-4, on a ground ball by Cody Ulmer with two outs in the top of the 10th inning in South Central League play.
Tabor rallied to tie the game with three runs in the bottom of the eighth on four consecutive singles, including RBIs from Colin Muth, Chris Sutera and Bryce Scieszinski.
Menno scored four runs in the third, with three coming from a Macon Oplinger three-run triple. Oplinger also got the win on the mound after tossing four innings of relief, allowing three runs on seven hits. Doug Hall gave up one run on four hits in six innings, but resulted in a no decision.
Hunter Hallock went 3-for-4 and Sutera was 3-for-5, while Muth had a pair of hits and a pair of RBIs.
Menno (8-8 South Central League) starts District 6B play on July 25 in Wynot, Nebraska. Tabor (10-6 South Central League) starts District 6B play on July 25 in Wynot, Nebraska.