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Amateur baseball roundup: Raptors top Horned Frogs in slugfest

PLATTE--Dimock/Emery scored 15 runs in the final four innings to beat Corsica/Stickney 18-12 on Thursday in District 5B action, advancing to the amateur baseball state tournament.

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PLATTE-Dimock/Emery scored 15 runs in the final four innings to beat Corsica/Stickney 18-12 on Thursday in District 5B action, advancing to the amateur baseball state tournament.

Gene Kitchens led Dimock/Emery (15-11) at the plate, recording three hits, including a home run, and two RBIs. Phil Johnson also hit a home run and drove in four runs during his 2-for-5 day. Tyson Kayser and Tucker Kingsbury both had three hits, while Kingsbury also drove in three runs. Jared Schmidt, who had two hits and two RBIs at the plate, earned the win as he allowed two earned runs in 4 2/3 innings.

For Corsica/Stickney, Ryan Buck, Aaron Groeneweg, Adam Fink, Brad Groeneweg and Nathan Blom all had two hits. Fink drove in three runs and Luke Bamberg finished with two RBIs. Logan Risse suffered the loss, allowing nine earned runs in an inning of work.

Corsica/Stickney (9-10) plays Parkston or Platte at 6 p.m. today, with the winner advancing to the state tournament.

Plankinton 3, Miller 1

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CHAMBERLAIN-Josh Engquist's complete-game effort vaulted Plankinton past Miller on Thursday in the District 3B championship. Plankinton and Miller both advance to the amateur baseball state tournament.

Engquist struck out 11 batters and allowed an earned run on five hits and four walks. Kyle Bruinsma's two hits led Plankinton (13-4), helping the Bankers outhit Miller 8-5. He, Chris Hill and Travis Gant all drove in a run.

For Miller (8-10), Cody Cotton took the loss, allowing three runs (one earned) on eight hits over an eight-inning start. He also struck out eight batters. Brant and Jay Winter combined for two hits and a RBI.

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