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Amateur baseball roundup: Cyler Melvin’s two home runs launch Renner past Brookings

Cyler Melvin hit two home runs in Renner’s 13-8 win over Brookings in the Class A state amateur baseball tournament Friday at Cadwell Park.

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Cyler Melvin hit two home runs in Renner’s 13-8 win over Brookings in the Class A state amateur baseball tournament Friday at Cadwell Park.

Melvin finished 4-for-4 with four RBIs. Melvin’s solo home run in the sixth inning and the two-run homer in the eighth was icing on the cake for Renner who already had a 6-1 advantage over Brookings after three innings.

Tyler Blackburn went 2-for-2 at the plate and drove in three runs. Maddux Baggs scored two runs and had two RBIs while Chaz Palmer and Ben Ihrke had two hits each. Kyle Gulbrandson and Maddux Baggs scored two runs each as well.

On 76 pitches in six innings, Alex Krout picked up the win for the Monarchs striking out four batters and allowing four earned runs on nine hits. Josh Olson pitched two innings and allowed five hits and four runs. Tom Sun allowed two hits in one inning.

For Brookings, Tyler Kreutner had three hits while JaColby Anderson, Sam McMacken, Ty Schneider and Jared Tschetter each had two. Jake Anderson drove in three runs while Tschetter drove in two.

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Jake Devine took the loss for the Cubs. He struck out three, but allowed six runs and three hits in 2 ⅔ innings. JaColby Anderson threw three strikeouts in 2 ⅓ innings, but also allowed nine hits and five runs.

Renner advances to the Class A state championship noon Sunday at Cadwell Park. Brookings plays the Baltic/Harrisburg winner at 1 p.m. today at Cadwell Park.

Harrisburg 4, Aberdeen 2

Harrisburg’s three runs in the second inning was enough to stave off Aberdeen in the Class A state amateur baseball tournament Friday at Drake Field.

Harrisburg scored its three runs off two hits and an error by Aberdeen in the second inning. Aberdeen scored one run in both the seventh and eighth inning, but in the ninth, Harrisburg’s Bryce Ahrendt pitched three strikeouts to close the game.

Ahrendt pitched all nine innings, struck out seven batters and allowed two earned runs on six hits.

Ian Strum went 2-for-4 at the plate for the Hops while Jose Martinez scored two runs and Gabe Leon drove in three runs.

For Aberdeen, Dalton Cox and Michael Babcock had one hit and one RBI each.

Mike Stubbs suffered the loss in seven innings pitched as he struck out seven batters, but allowed four runs and six hits.

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Harrisburg plays Baltic at 11 a.m. today at Cadwell Park.

Baltic 5, Black Hills 3

The Baltic River Dawgs five runs in the last three innings propelled them to a 5-3 victory over Black Hills A's in the Class A state amateur baseball tournament Friday at Drake Field.

Baltic was scoreless, down 3-0, until Alejandro Cortina’s single in the top of the seventh started the rout. Baltic scored two runs in the seventh and three in the eighth to lead and carry them to the win.

Cortina finished 3-for-4 at the plate and scored two runs. Reese Warne chipped in with two RBIs.

Tyler Sandbulte picked up the win for the River Dawgs. He struck out three in 3 ⅓ innings. Ken Longman pitched 5 ⅔ innings and allowed two earned runs on nine hits.

For the Black Hills A’s, Dylan Gillespie went 2-for-4 with two RBIs while Jesse Kurtenbach 2-for-4 at the plate as well.

Cody Schulze took the loss as he struck out four batters, but surrendered three runs and four hits in seven innings. Dawson Penticoff pitched two innings, struck out three and allowed two runs and three hits.

Baltic plays Harrisburg at 11 a.m. today at Cadwell Park.

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