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Amateur baseball roundup: Mustangs edge Raptors, Pheasants top Mad Dogs

EMERY -- In a back-and-forth game, the Mount Vernon Mustangs pulled out a 8-7 victory over Dimock-Emery on Thursday in Sunshine League action. Deric Denning pitched a complete game for the Mustangs and also had a two-run home run in the first inning.

Dimock-Emery's Sam Pischke makes contact at the plate during the Raptors' game with Mount Vernon Thursday in Emery. (Marcus Traxler/Republic)
Dimock-Emery's Sam Pischke makes contact at the plate during the Raptors' game with Mount Vernon Thursday in Emery. (Marcus Traxler/Republic)

EMERY - In a back-and-forth game, the Mount Vernon Mustangs pulled out a 8-7 victory over Dimock-Emery on Thursday in Sunshine League action.

Deric Denning pitched a complete game for the Mustangs and also had a two-run home run in the first inning. On the mound, he allowed seven hits, seven runs (five earned) and struck out 13 batters.

Denning and Cameron Deinert each had three RBIs in the win. Deinert was 2-for-3 with two runs scored. Jeff Sand was 3-for-5 at the plate for the Mustangs, scoring two runs.

For Dimock-Emery, Jason Schmidt had two hits and Phil Johnson had a two-run home run and three RBIs for the Raptors. Josh Engquist took the loss, allowing six earned runs in 4 2/3 innings on nine hits, striking out six.

Mount Vernon (9-8, 6-7 Sunshine) visits the Parkston Bullheads at 2 p.m. Sunday in Parkston. Dimock-Emery (12-11, 7-7 Sunshine) will play at 7 p.m. Sunday at Platte.

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Winner/Colome 14, Mitchell Mad Dogs 7

Winner/Colome topped the Mitchell Mad Dogs 14-7 in a Sunshine League amateur baseball game on Thursday at Cadwell Park in Mitchell.

Drew Weber picked up the win on the mound for the Pheasants. Austin Calhoon had a double, two singles and two runs scored, while Derek Graesser had a hit and three runs scored.

For the Mad Dogs, Tanner Swets took the loss, while Cody Palmer and Zach Custer pitched in relief.

Michael Kinsler had three hits, an RBI and a run scored, while Riley Chohon, Josh DeJong and Custer each had a hit in the loss.

Winner (10-1 Sunshine) plays Alexandria in a doubleheader at 3 p.m. on Sunday in Winner, while Mitchell (4-11, 2-11 Sunshine) plays the Parkston Mudcats at 5 p.m. on Sunday at Cadwell Park in Mitchell.

Parkston Mudcats 9, Platte 3

PLATTE - The Parkston Mudcats picked up their 10th Sunshine League win of the season Thursday, defeating Platte 9-3.

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Matt Malloy earned the win for the Mudcats, pitching eight innings, allowing three hits and one earned run. He recorded nine strikeouts.

Malloy and Jeff Harris each had two-hit games to lead Parkston on offense. Harris had the game's big hit, a three-run double to lift the Mudcats to the win.

Patrick Veurink took the loss for the Killer Tomatoes, allowing seven hits and seven earned runs, striking out two. Richard Sternberg had two hits for Platte.

The Mudcats (15-6, 10-3 Sunshine) play at 7:30 p.m. today in Redfield. Platte (2-11 Sunshine) hosts Dimock-Emery on Sunday in Platte.

Plankinton 15, South Central 0

PLANKINTON - Powered by 10 runs in the first inning, the Plankinton Bankers cruised to a 15-0, five-inning win over South Central in Pony Hills League play Thursday in Plankinton.

For the Bankers, Trevor Salmonson was 3-for-3 with three runs scored, three RBIs and a home run. Josh Geppert was 2-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs scored, while Billy Hamilton, Tyler Urban and Travis Gant each had a two-RBI performance.

Geppert pitched five innings for the win, allowing one hit and striking out eight.

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Jason Frosch had the lone hit - a double - in the loss for the Storm. Blake Hoffman took the loss for South Central, pitching one inning, allowing five hits and 10 earned runs in the loss.

Plankinton (8-10, 7-5 Pony Hills) plays at Chamberlain on Sunday. South Central (2-10 Pony Hills) hosts Miller at 4 p.m. on Sunday.

Salem 10, Dell Rapids PBR 1

DELL RAPIDS - After a scoreless first five innings to the game, Salem scored in each of the final four innings for a 10-1 win over Dell Rapids PBR to pick up a Cornbelt League win in Dell Rapids Thursday.

Chad Hunt had a 3-for-4 game and drove in three runs in the win for the Cubs, while Cole Cheeseman was 3-for-5 with four RBIs. David Novak was 2-for-3, as Salem racked up 13 hits.

Cameron Kerkhove was masterful for the Cubs on the mound, pitching eight innings, allowing six hits and one earned run. Luke Loudenburg pitched the final inning for the Cubs, striking out two.

Weston Hanson had two hits, including a solo home run in the seventh inning for PBR. Kevin Krull took the loss on the mound, allowing 13 hits, 10 runs (seven earned), striking out seven.

Salem (6-5-1, 6-5 Cornbelt) hosts Flandreau at 2 p.m. Sunday.

Miller 4, Chamberlain 1

CHAMBERLAIN - The Miller Outlaws never trailed in a 4-1 Pony Hills League win Thursday night over Chamberlain.

Darin Wieseler and Sam Simons each had two hits and two RBIs for the Outlaws in the win. Casey Schlechter pitched a complete game, allowing nine hits, one run and struck out nine for the victory.

Mike Schwartz and Zach Zimprich each had two hits for the Mallards, with Zimprich and Fleury each doubling in the game. Schwartz threw seven innings in the loss, allowing seven hits, four runs (two earned) and striking out three. Miller outhit Chamberlain 11-9.

Miller (9-6, 6-5 Pony Hills) hosts South Central on Sunday, while Chamberlain (2-10 Pony Hills) hosts Plankinton on Sunday.

Menno 6, Irene 1

IRENE - Mason Oplinger's complete-game effort helped Menno to a road win over Irene on Thursday, as the Mad Frogs won 6-1 in South Central League play.

No other information was reported.

Menno (9-5 South Central) is off until July 15, when they host Freeman.

Canova at Colman, PPD

COLMAN - The Cornbelt League game between the Colman A's and the Canova Gang was postponed Thursday due to weather.

The game does not yet have a makeup date.

Canova (16-2, 10-1 Cornbelt) plays the Dell Rapids Mudcats at 8 p.m. Sunday.

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