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Amateur baseball roundup: Angels rally to top Mudcats in Sunshine League action

ALEXANDRIA--Alexandria scored the final six runs on Thursday, helping it top Parkston, 11-7, in a Sunshine League amateur baseball game. Cole Wenande went 3-for-5 with two RBIs and two doubles for the Angels, who racked up 17 hits as a team. Jord...

Parkston's Dawson Semmler slides into home plate to score a run against Alexandria on Thursday in Alexandria. Alexandria catcher Chris Marek is in the background. (Ryan Deal / Republic)
Parkston's Dawson Semmler slides into home plate to score a run against Alexandria on Thursday in Alexandria. Alexandria catcher Chris Marek is in the background. (Ryan Deal / Republic)

ALEXANDRIA-Alexandria scored the final six runs on Thursday, helping it top Parkston, 11-7, in a Sunshine League amateur baseball game.

Cole Wenande went 3-for-5 with two RBIs and two doubles for the Angels, who racked up 17 hits as a team. Jordan Gau, John Greciar and Jerrod Zens all added three hits, while Zens drove in a trio of runs, too. Peyton Smith added a pair of RBIs. Gau also picked up the win as he struck out five over 4 1/3-shutout innings.

Jake Weber had a seven-inning start for the Mudcats, though suffered the loss as the Angels scored 10 runs (five earned) against him. Brady Nolz, who pitched the final inning, homered in his 2-for-4 game. Dylan Mogck and Brandon Deffenbaugh both added three hits. Spencer Freudenthal picked up two hits, as well.

Alexandria (6-4, 5-1 Sunshine League) hosts Winner/Colome on Sunday. Parkston (6-6, 3-4 Sunshine League) hosts Wagner on Sunday.

Dimock-Emery 7, Mount Vernon 5

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MOUNT VERNON-Dimock-Emery plated six runs in the fourth inning as it nipped Mount Vernon in a Sunshine League game on Thursday.

Jason Schmidt had two of Dimock-Emery's five hits and he drove in a run. He also earned the win on the mound. He mowed down 12 batters, while he gave up four hits, five runs (four earned) and walked six batters in seven innings.

Drew Kitchens, Phil Johnson and Sam Arend each had a hit. Arend cracked a three-run double to highlight the fourth inning.

For Mount Vernon, Briggs Havlik, Chase Hetland, Deric Denning and Tate Deinert each had a hit apiece. Luke Tiesler took the loss. He gave up five hits, seven runs and struck out seven batters in eight innings.

Dimock-Emery (10-2, 3-2 Sunshine League) plays Corsica-Stickney on Sunday in Corsica. Mount Vernon (8-2, 5-2 Sunshine League) travels to Platte on Sunday.

Wagner 9, Platte 1

WAGNER-Alex Kocer fanned nine batters as Wagner knocked off Platte in Sunshine League play on Thursday.

Kocer scattered five hits, gave up one run and issued one walk in the complete-game performance.

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Wagner's offense manufactured 13 hits. Grant Lang powered the offense, finishing with two hits, three RBIs and a solo home run to spark a four-run ninth inning. Hunter Hewitt, Derek Soukup, David Kocer and Nathan Kucera each added two hits apiece. Kucera drove in two runs. Austin Loes, Ezra Bartlett and Andrew Soukup each had a hit. Soukup and Bartlett each knocked in a run.

For Platte, Riley Hoffman, Ryan Allen, Payton Foxley, Pat Veurink and Hayden Kuiper each had a hit. Hoffman was tagged with the loss. He surrendered six hits, five earned runs, struck out seven batters and walked three in six innings.

Wagner (1-4 Sunshine League) travels to Parkston on Sunday. Platte (3-4 Sunshine League) hosts Mount Vernon on Sunday.

Chamberlain 14, Miller/Wessington 8

CHAMBERLAIN-Chamberlain racked up 19 hits as it defeated Miller/Wessington in a Pony Hills League amateur baseball game on Thursday.

Mike Schwartz and Riggs Priebe finished with three hits apiece, while Schwartz drove in three runs. Ryan Randall and Colton Anderson both had two hits and two RBIs each. Remington Rossow, Evan Fleury, Jake Byre and Tiegen Priebe recorded two hits apiece. Cole Hickey added a hit and knocked in a run. Byre earned the win. He gave up two hits, four earned runs and struck out six batters in five innings of work.

For Miller/Wessington, Chipper Shillingstad had two of the six hits. Kyle Johnson took the loss. He gave up six hits, six runs (five earned) and struck out three batters in two innings.

Chamberlain (2-4 Pony Hills League) hosts South Central on Sunday. Miller/Wessington (1-5 Pony Hills League) plays at Four Corners on Sunday in Hayes.

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Yankton 5, Freeman 4

FREEMAN-Yankton edged Freeman by one run in a South Central slugfest on Thursday.

The teams combined for 25 hits, while Yankton's three runs in the ninth inning proved to be the difference.

Bret Scherzligt accounted for all of Freeman's runs. He had two hits and knocked in all four runs, including a three-run homer. Phil Madsen, Jake Weir and Jared McVay each had two hits. Weir took the loss. He gave up 15 hits, five earned runs and fanned seven batters in nine innings.

Freeman (2-6 South Central League) travels to Irene on Sunday.

Salem 9, Humboldt/Hartford Wood Ducks 8

SALEM-Brian Duxbury's three-run double lifted Salem to a one-run Cornbelt League victory over the Humboldt/Hartford Wood Ducks in Cornbelt League play on Thursday.

Duxbury's lone hit of the game drove in three runs as Salem rallied from an 8-6 deficit in the eighth inning. Cole Cheeseman belted a three-run blast in the seventh to put Salem up 5-3. He finished with three RBI's on two hits.

Jon Forster, Landon Neugebauer and Anthony Tuschen recorded two hits each. David Novak added a hit. David Novak earned the win after pitching 1.2 innings of relief. He gave up one hit, one run and struck out two batters. Salem (4-2 Cornbelt League) hosts Lennox on Sunday.

Canova 14, Flandreau 7

FLANDREAU-The Canova Gang remained perfect in Cornbelt League play with a seven-run victory over Flandreau on Thursday.

Trey Krier gave up just two runs through six innings, while Derek Miller threw four shutout innings to end the game. Miller also had two hits and knocked in two runs.

Jason Miller added two hits, including a home run and he finished with five RBIs. Garrett Gassman knocked in four runs on two hits.

Canova (9-2, 8-0 Cornbelt League) hosts Madison on Sunday.

Plankinton 13, South Central 1

PLANKINTON-Plankinton scored five runs in the first inning en route to win over South Central in Pony Hills League play.

Tyler Waddle went 3-for-5 and started the scoring with his first of three RBIs on a single in the first inning. Alex Loes went 3-for-3 and drove in a run, while Orric Earl and Kyle Bruinsma had a pair of RBIs apiece.

Josh Enquist picked up the win on the mound for the Bankers, allowing one unearned run on two hits and struck out eight across seven innings.

Paul Taggart took the loss for South Central, allowing 10 earned runs on 14 hits and nine walks, while striking out eight batters.

Plankinton (7-1, 6-0 Pony Hills) plays Kimball/White Lake on Sunday in Kimball. South Central (2-4 Pony Hills) plays at Chamberlain on Sunday.

Four Corners 5, Colome 1

COLOME-Justin Allen went 4-for-4 for Four Corners, scoring two of its runs in a Pony Hills League win over Colome on Wednesday.

Andrew McCloud also added two hits and two RBIs as Four Corners recorded 10 hits as a team. On the mound, Josh Davies worked around four hits and six walks by striking out 10 batters in a complete-game effort.

Dave Indahl suffered the loss for Colome, giving up five runs (four earned) and striking out four. Phil Kahler had a two-hit game for the Chaos, while Braden Gardner hit a triple.

Four Corners plays Miller on Sunday in Hayes. Colome (2-4) travels to Wessington Springs on Sunday.

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