Area baseball roundup: Woonsocket/Wessington Springs/Sanborn Central earns first wins of the season over Elkton

ELKTON--Woonsocket/Wessington Springs/Sanborn Central picked up its first two wins of the season by taking both games of a doubleheader against Elkton on Sunday in prep baseball action.


ELKTON-Woonsocket/Wessington Springs/Sanborn Central picked up its first two wins of the season by taking both games of a doubleheader against Elkton on Sunday in prep baseball action.

In Game 1, W/WS/SC (2-9) held off a late rally by Elkton to win 7-5 and then won Game 2 16-5 thanks to a 10-run outburst in the sixth inning.

W/WS/SC took a 6-1 lead as Coen Harvey and Brendin LaBore drove in two runs apiece, but then surrendered four runs on five hits in the top of the seventh, only for Trever Schmidt to end the game with a strikeout.

Mason Schelske got the win on the mound after not allowing an earned run on four hits in six innings, while also striking out nine.

Clinging to a 4-3 lead in the top of the sixth in Game 2, W/WS/SC registered five hits and Elkton allowed four walks to take a commanding 11-run lead.


Dylan Schimke was 2-for-4 with three RBIs, while Cooper Hainy, Schelske and Alex Wormstadt all had a pair of RBIs.

Garrett Brandenburg surrendered four earned runs on seven hits in six innings and struck out 10 to pick up the win.

W/WS/SC faces Miller/Wolsey-Wessington on Wednesday in Miller.

Parkston/Ethan/Tripp takes a pair from Parker

PARKSTON-Parkston/Ethan/Tripp swept Parker in a doubleheader to run its winning streak to seven games.

P/E/T (9-2) took the first game 16-1 in three innings and then battled to a 1-0 win in the second game.

Nate Boettcher had four RBIs, while Max Scott went 2-for-3 with three RBIs for P/E/T in Game 1. Landon Sudbeck, Sutton Hohn, Kade Bialas and Cade Gemar also posted two RBIs apiece.

In Game 2, Sudbeck drove in Boettcher with an RBI single to right field in the top of the first inning and it stood as the lone run of the game for Parkston/Ethan/Tripp in the win.


The two teams combined for three hits and five walks in what amounted to a defensive struggle. Boettcher got the win on the mound, allowing one hit and four walks in three innings, while Ty Neugebauer struck out five batters in two perfect innings to get the save.

P/E/T faces Bon Homme today in Tabor.

Offensive outburst sends Honkers past Hot Springs

HOT SPRINGS-Platte-Geddes/Dakota Christian/White Lake/Corsica experienced an offensive explosion in a 25-1 rout of Hot Springs in four innings.

The Honkers recorded 11 hits, while capitalizing on 15 walks and four Hot Springs errors. Meanwhile, Myles Kott allowed one run on three hits in four innings, while striking out nine batters.

Landon Schulte went 2-for-2 with three RBIs and scored five runs, while Miles Hubers was 2-for-4 with three RBIs. Carter Fredericksen, Grayson Hanson, Nate Whalen and Nolan Kirsch all drove in two runs apiece.

The Honkers (6-2) face Todd County on Sunday in Mission.

Winner/Colome splits a pair


RAPID CITY-Winner/Colome finished a busy weekend by splitting a doubleheader with Lead-Deadwood and St. Thomas More.

The Royals beat Lead-Deadwood, 24-6, to start the day and then lost a 7-0 lead to St. Thomas More in a 9-7 loss.

Joren Bruun did a little of everything for Winner/Colome (5-3) in the win over Lead-Deadwood. He went 4-for-4 at the plate with six RBIs, including a two-run home run. He also got the win on the mount after allowing six runs on four hits in 4 2/3 innings and recorded six strikeouts.

Tyler Olson also had three RBIs, while Jackson Kinzer, Oscar Pravecek, Layton Thieman, Shea Connot and Jacob Beckers had two RBIs each.

The Royals took a 7-0 lead on St. Thomas More thanks to three doubles and two RBIs from Kinzer, but ended up allowing all nine runs in the bottom of the sixth to lose a heartbreaker.

Kinzer allowed one earned run on six hits in 5 2/3 innings and fanned nine, but Winner/Colome committed four errors and gave up four walks in the inning as its big lead evaporated.

Winner/Colome faces Gregory County on Thursday in Winner.

Deuel uses big fourth to upend Howard

HOWARD-Isaac Feldhaus drove in two runs to help Howard take a 3-2 lead on Deuel, but the Tigers allowed four runs in the top of the fourth in a 6-3 loss.

Sammuel Callies allowed two earned runs on seven hits in 3 1/3 innings, while Dale Jackson went 3-for-3 at the plate for Howard, which falls to 7-3.

The Tigers travel to Madison for a doubleheader today.

West Central records 14 hits in win over MCM

SALEM-McCook Central/Montrose was only able to score two runs on seven hits as West Central grabbed a 15-2 win.

Raygen Randall drove in both MCM (1-6) runs on a single in the fourth inning to stop a 13-0 run by West Central to start the game.

Collin Kolbeck also went 2-for-3 in the game for MCM, which hosts Tea on Friday in Salem.

Saturday's games

Honkers' pitchers silence Royals

WINNER-Blake Moke and Miles Hubers combined to allow seven hits and seven walks in a Platte-Geddes/Dakota Christian/White Lake/Corsica's 5-0 shutout win over Winner/Colome.

Moke struck out nine in five innings, while Hubers only allowed three hits and one walk in two innings.

Landon Schulte and Nolan Kirsch added RBIs for the Honkers, which only needed four hits to secure the win.

The Royals recorded a triple play with the bases loaded in the top of the fifth, when Joren Bruun threw from second to catcher Phillip Jorgensen, who then threw to third baseman Layton Thieman.

Errors doom MCM in loss to Lennox

SALEM --McCook Central/Montrose was haunted by five errors in an 11-3 loss to Lennox on Saturday.

Collin Kolbeck gave MCM a 1-0 lead on an RBI single in the bottom of the first, but Lennox scored seven runs on five hits and three walks in the top of the third and never looked back.

Kolbeck went 2-for-4 in the game, while Raygen Randall added two RBIs.

Parker Scheier also had seven strikeouts in 2 1/3 innings on the mound for MCM.

What To Read Next
Prep basketball action from around the state for Tuesday, Feb. 7.
The Golden Eagles used their height, as well as free-throw shooting, to go on a 13-0 run and pick up a win over the Kernel girls Tuesday at the Corn Palace.
Members Only
Playing more down low this season, coupled with her sharpshooting, Ashlyn Koupal has been a force for Wagner girls basketball as a freshman.
Mitchell has hosted the tournament each year since 2019 and is already planned to host the event in 2023.