SIOUX FALLS -- Mitchell Black struggled to find its groove at the plate, resulting in a Sioux Falls East teener baseball doubleheader sweep on Friday.
Mitchell did not record a hit in three innings of a 10-0 Game 1 loss, while Sioux Falls East also took Game 2, 5-2.
Sioux Falls East hit Mitchell pitcher Carter Miller for five earned runs (four unearned) on three hits and four walks in 2 ⅓ innings. Meanwhile, the lone baserunner allowed by pitcher Robert Hutchinson came on a walk and also struck out five.
Mitchell fell behind 5-0 three innings into Game 2, before finally getting on the board in the fourth thanks to a two-run double by A.J. Siemsen.
Siemsen finished the game 2-for-2, while also allowing four earned runs on nine hits on the mound.
Mitchell Black (10-25-2) travels to Huron for a 4 p.m. doubleheader on Monday.