Amateur baseball roundup: Bankers top Mallards in District 3B action

Plankinton's Alex Loes, left, is tagged out by Chamberlain's Remmington Rossow at home plate on Saturday in Chamberlain.

CHAMBERLAIN -- Plankinton picked up an 11-2 amateur baseball win over Chamberlain in the opening round of the District 3B tournament on Saturday.

The Bankers recorded 10 hits and Josh Engquist posted eight strikeouts to earn the win. Cole Knippling finished with three hits, three RBIs and belted a two-run homer. Alex Loes added two hits.

Chris Hill, Travis Gant, Josh Geppert, Trevor Boyd and Kyle Bruinsma each had a hit. Engquist scattered five hits and allowed one earned run through six innings.

For Chamberlain, Mike Schwartz posted three hits. Ryan Randall, Chris Schwartz, Brad Biggens and Kordel Chamela each had a hit. Adam Schroeder took the loss. He gave up 10 hits, 11 runs (eight earned) and struck out five batters in eight innings.

Plankinton plays South Central at 4:30 p.m. Sunday. Chamberlain plays Miller/Wessington at 2 p.m. on Sunday.


South Central 17, Miller/Wessington 9

CHAMBERLAIN -- South Central recorded a whopping 29 hits as it knocked off Miller/Wessington in the District 3B tournament on Saturday.

Christian Schweigert led the hit party with six and four RBIs. Jaden Frank finished with four hits, while Blake Boes, Blake Hoffmann, Paul Taggart, Aaron Vomacka and Max Klundt finished with three hits apiece. Vomacka drove in three runs.

Brandon McKnight and Tommy Determan each had two hits. Boes, McKnight and Determan each drove in two runs.

Frank picked up the win. He struck out four batters, gave up seven hits and allowed six runs (five earned) in four relief innings.

South Central plays Plankinton at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday. Miller/Wessington plays Chamberlain at 2 p.m. on Sunday.

Four Corners 6, Colome 1

CHAMBERLAIN -- Four Corners logged 11 hits and took advantage of Colome’s five errors to earn a District 3B amateur baseball win on Saturday.

Justin Lester and Sam Hand finished with three hits apiece in the win. Justin Allen, Nathan Hainy, Andrew McCloud, Jeremy Hand, Adam Kaus and Kris Dozark each had a hit.

J.D. Farley earned the win. He struck out 12 batters, allowed six hits and one earned run in the complete-game performance.


Ethan Vobr and Jackson Kinzer each had two hits. Jake Luse and Layton Thieman posted a hit apiece. Carter Brickman took the loss. He gave up eight hits, two earned runs and struck out zero batters in 4 1/3 innings.

Four Corners plays Kimball/White Lake at 7 p.m. on Sunday. Colome plays at 8 p.m. on Monday with its opponent to be determined.

Canova 11, Salem 7

DELL RAPIDS -- Canova and Salem each posted 13 hits, but the Gang used a four-run inning to earn the District 4B amateur baseball win on Saturday.

Jason Miller led Canova with three hits and four RBIs, including a two-run homer. Garrett Gassman and Kalub Carmichael each posted two hits. Justin Miller, Trey Krier, Jared Miller, Kendall Gassman, Cole Gassman and Tim Gassman each finished with a hit.

Derek Miller picked up the win. He gave up 12 hits, six runs (two earned) and struck out seven batters in 7 1/3 innings.

Kyle Tuschen and Isaac Anderson each had three hits for Salem. Cole Cheeseman and Tyler Cleveland both had two hits. Jon Forester, Steve Mehlbrech and David Novak each had a hit. Gavin Reichmuth took the loss. He allowed nine hits, eight runs (seven earned) and struck out two batters in three innings.

Friday’s game

Winner/Colome 11, Corsica/Stickney 4

CORSICA -- Winner/Colome racked up 15 hits and two home runs in a 11-4 District 5B amateur baseball win over Corsica/Stickney on Friday.

Reed Harter belted a three-run homer and Dillon Lambley crushed a two-run shot to power the offense. Lambley finished with four of the team’s 15 hits. Derek Graesser added three hits. Austin Richey and Tyler Torres each had two hits. Zach Harter, Austin Calhoon and Lakin Neugebauer each recorded a hit.


J.J. Farner earned the win. He finished with six strikeouts, scattered five hits and allowed three earned runs.

For Corsica/Stickney, Ryan Buck and Aaron Groeneweg each had two hits. Groeneweg smacked a three-run homer. Logan Risse finished with Corsica/Stickney’s other hit.

Allen Muilenburg took the loss. He allowed 13 hits, 10 earned runs and struck out seven batters in six innings.

Winner/Colome plays Mount Vernon/Platte winner at 7 p.m. on Sunday. Corsica/Stickney plays Mount Vernon/Platte loser at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

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