Amateur baseball roundup: Soukup’s walk-off sends Platte past Parkston in 10 innings

A Platte Killer Tomatoes hat rests in the dugout at Cadwell Park during a game against Madison earlier this season. (Ryan Deal / Republic)
A Platte Killer Tomatoes hat rests in the dugout at Cadwell Park during a game against Madison earlier this season. (Ryan Deal / Republic)

PLATTE -- Derek Soukup hit a line drive to center field to give Platte a 5-4 walk-off win over Parkston in 10 innings on Sunday Sunshine League play.

Neither team managed to scrape a run across in the first five innings, but Parkston jumped on the board first in the top of the sixth thanks to a solo home run by Spencer Lucas. The Killer Tomatoes bit back to take the lead in the bottom half of the inning on a two-run single by Ryan Allen.

The Mudcats regained the lead in the seventh on an RBI triple by Zach Uttecht to tie the game and an error on a ground ball hit by Dillon Stadlman. Dylan Mogck padded the lead in the seventh with an RBI single.

Platte rallied with back-to-back singles by Jarod Severson and Michael Buitenbos in the eighth to force extra innings.

Soukup and Grant Lang each wient 3-for-5, while Hayden Kuiper had two hits. Buitenbos picked up a complete-game win, surrendering three earned runs on 10 hits and struck out six in 10 innings.


Jeff Harris went 3-for-4, while Jared Donahue and Lucas had two hits apiece for the Mudcats. Jake Weber took the loss, giving up one earned run on three hits in 1 1/3 innings, while Brady Nolz gave up four earned runs on 10 hits and five walks in 7 2/3 innings.

Platte (2-4) hosts Dimock/Emery on Thursday. Parkston (5-4) hosts Salem on Tuesday.

Alexandria 3, Dimock/Emery 2

ALEXANDRIA -- Peyton Smith’s RBI single in the bottom of the fifth inning proved to be the difference in Alexandria’s win over Dimock/Emery on Sunday in Sunshine League play.

Drew Kitchens put the Raptors on the board with an RBI double in the second, while an error on a Sam Michels ground ball in the third pushed the lead to 2-0. Smith cut into the lead by plating a run with a single in the bottom of the frame and Tyson Gau’s RBI single knotted the score two batters later.

Smith finished the game 2-for-4, while Pierce Smith went 2-for-3. Gau went 3-for-4 at the plate, while also picking up the win on the mound by giving up one earned run on seven hits and fanned 12 in nine complete innings.

Kitchens and Doug Subeck each recorded two hits for the Raptors in defeat, while Phil Johnson went the distance, giving up three earned runs on seven hits.

Alexandria (3-2) plays Plankinton on Wednesday at Cadwell Park. Dimock/Emery (3-8) travels to Platte on Thursday.

Mount Vernon 14, Corsica/Stickney 4

MOUNT VERNON -- Mount Vernon blasted four home runs to roll past Corsica/Stickney on Sunday in Sunshine League action.


Leading 7-4 in the bottom of the sixth, the Mustangs exploded for seven runs, including back-to-back home runs by Eric Giblin and Cameron Deinert. Bradley Dean and Spencer Neugebauer also added homers in the game.

Deric Denning finished 2-for-4 with three RBIs, while Giblin was 3-for-4 with three RBIs. Chase Hetland and Neugebauer both went 2-for-3 with two RBIs. Five Mont Vernon pitchers combined to allow four earned runs on seven hits and notched 11 strikeouts, with Giblin getting the win with four strikeouts in two innings of work.

Ryan Buck went 3-for-4 with two RBIs, including a home run, while Luke Bamberg added a solo shot in the loss for the Horned Frogs. Jared DeWaard also tallied two hits. Blake Moke took the loss, allowing eight earned runs on eights and struck out eight in 5 2/3 innings.

Mount Vernon (10-1) travels to Parkston on Thursday. Corsica/Stickney (1-4) hosts Winner/Colome on Thursday.

Yankton Tappers 9, Tabor 3

TABOR -- A three-run third inning gave Yankton a lead on Tabor it would never relinquish in a battle of unbeaten South Central League teams on Sunday.

Trailing 2-1, Mason Townsend hit a two-run home run and Alex Mueller knocked in another run on a sacrifice fly to pull ahead.

Derrik Nelson went 3-for-5 with two RBIs, while Townsend had two hits and drove in three runs. Colin Muth also had a solo home run and a double. Gavin Schultz picked up the win, striking out eight batters over four innings, giving up two earned runs on five hits.

Beau Rothschadl had two RBIs and two hits, while Brandon Kemp also had an RBI for the Blue Birds. Prestin White took the loss, surrendering three runs on hits and four walks over six innings.


Yankton (7-0) hosts Crofton, Neb. on Tuesday. Tabor (5-1) travels to Menno on Tuesday.

Friday’s games

Plankinton 11, Platte 10

PLATTE -- Josh Geppert groundout to first base, but not before a run scored to give Plankinton a win over Platte in 11 innings on Friday.

The Bankers scored seven unanswered runs on the Killer Tomatoes to send the game into extra innings, including four in the top of the ninth. Platte head previously scored seven consecutive runs in the fifth and sixth innings to take a 10-3 lead.

Alex Loes led Plankinton by going 3-for-4 with an RBI, while also striking out 14 batters and giving up one earned run in six innings of relief on the mound. Meanwhile Cole Knippling and Tyler Urban tallied two hits apiece. Geppert drove in two runs in the game and starter Ryland DeVries fanned seven in five innings.

Coby Johnson and Derek Soukup each drove in three runs, while Hunter Hewitt went 2-for-3 with an RBI and Payton Foxley also drove in a run for Platte. The Killer Tomatoes used six pitchers, surrendering nine earned runs on 13 hits and 11 walks.

Plankinton (4-2) hosts Colome on Thursday.

Winner/Colome 5, Alexandria 3

ALEXANDRIA -- A four-run fifth inning propelled Winner/Colome past Alexandria on Friday in Sunshine League play.

The Angels held a 2-0 lead on the Pheasants heading into the top of the fifth, but Winner/Colome (3-1) notched a pair of hits to start the frame and Bredan Kamerzel eventually recorded an RBI single. An error plated another run during the ensuing at-bat, while Derek Graesser brought home another run and Reed Harter’s sacrifice fly also netted a run.

Lakin Neugebauer and Dillon Lambley also had RBIs for the Pheasants, while Graesser earned the win on the mound by allowing two earned runs on seven hits and struck out seven batters in eight innings.

Pierce Smith and Jordan Gau each drove in runs for Alexandria (4-1), while Ethan Davis took the loss, giving up three earned runs on seven hits in nine innings. He also fanned nine batters.

Winner/Colome faces Corsica/Stickney on Thursday in Corsica.

Parkston 9, Garretson 1

PARKSTON -- Spencer Freudenthal blasted a grand slam in the bottom of the sixth inning to send Parkston past Garretson Friday.

Meanwhile, the Mudcats used the trio of Nate Doering, Dillon Stadlman and Dylan Mogck to strikeout 14 batters, while allowing one unearned run on four hits and three walks. Doering earned the win, giving up one unearned run on three hits and struck out seven in five innings of work.

Freudenthal went 3-for-4 with four RBIs, while Dan Bonte, Dawson Semmler and Jared Donahue all drove in runs.

Lesterville 10, Salem 5

LESTERVILLE -- Salem allowed five runs in the bottom of the first and could not recover in a loss to Lesterville on Friday.

The Cubs scored two in the top of the first on a passed ball and a wild pitch, but Lesterville capitalized on walks for four of the first five batters on the bottom of the frame.

Cole Cheeseman went 4-for-5 with an RBI in the loss, while Cory Struck also drove in a run for Salem. Bailey Mennis took the loss after giving up five earned runs on six hits and five walks in six innings.

Salem (2-5) fell to Colman, 8-4, on Sunday.

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