Amateur baseball roundup: Mudcats beat Bankers on Harris' walk-off sac fly
PARKSTON--The Parkston Mudcats trailed the Plankinton Bankers 3-2 entering the bottom of the ninth inning on Sunday, but there was just enough offense left in the tank.
PARKSTON-The Parkston Mudcats trailed the Plankinton Bankers 3-2 entering the bottom of the ninth inning on Sunday, but there was just enough offense left in the tank.
The first three Parkston batters of the inning reached safely on a single, hit batter and a walk to load the bases. On the following at-bat, just as Plankinton recorded a strikeout on failed bunt attempt, Red Welch stole home to tie the game.
Another hit batter reloaded the bases, set up a sacrifice fly to left by Jeff Harris to win the game, 4-3, on a walk-off.
Cody Frudenthal picked up the win on the mound for Parkston after scattering two earned runs on three hits across four innings of relief pitching. Meanwhile, Spencer Lucas went 3-for-3 at the plate for the Mudcats.
Travis Gant suffered the loss, giving up two earned runs on three hits in 3 2/3 innings, while striking out 10. Alex Loes went 3-for-3 for the Bankers, who left 14 men on base throughout the game.
Parkston (2-1) hosts Winner/Colome on Thursday, while Plankinton (1-1) hosts Kimball/White Lake on Thursday.
Dimock-Emery 10, Wessington Springs 7
WESSINGTON SPRINGS-The Kitchens family brought a hot bat to the ballpark on Sunday, as Drew and Gene Kitchens combined for six RBIs to lead Dimock-Emery to a 10-7 win over Wessington Springs on Sunday.
With the game tied 3-3 in the top of the sixth inning, Drew Kitchens gave the Raptors a 5-3 lead on a two-run single and Gene Kitchens followed it up with a two-run single of his own on the next at-bat. Both finished 2-for-6 in the game.
Jamin Arend, Tucker Kingsbury and Ben Wermers each add RBIs, while Wermers also grabbed the win on the mound, striking out eight in seven innings of work, while giving up two earned runs on eight hits.
Oscar Lukay went 4-for-4 with two RBIs and Angel Perez was 4-for-5 with two doubles and an RBI for the Owls.
Dimock-Emery (4-0) hosts Alexandria today in Emery.