PARKSTON -- Brady Nolz treated Parkston fans to a gem on Thursday, fanning 21 batters and allowing one run on two hits in nine innings as the Mudcats defeated Wagner, 7-1, in Sunshine League Play.
The game marked the second time Nolz struck out 21 batters, also accomplishing the feat in 2011.
Parkston started the scoring early as Spencer Lucas connected on an RBI single and Billy Hamilton knocked in a run on a sacrifice fly to make it 2-0 after the first inning. The Mudcats blew the game open in the third with five runs on three doubles by Dan Bonte, Spencer Freudenthal and Cody Freudenthal.
Spencer Freudenthal finished 3-for-4, while Hamilton and Jeff Harris had two hits apiece.
Ryan Knudson drove in the only run of the game for Wagner.
Parkston (12-10, 6-6 Sunshine League) hosts Corsica-Stickney on Sunday. Wagner (2-7 Sunshine League) hosts Winner/Colome on Sunday.
Mount Vernon 11, Corsica-Stickney 6
MOUNT VERNON -- Spencer Neugebauer’s three-run blast in the third inning powered Mount Vernon past Corsica-Stickney in Sunshine League play on Thursday.
His home run was part of a three-hit day, while Eric Giblin also had three hits and two RBIs. Chase Hetland added a pair of doubles and drove in three runs for the Mustangs, who had six extra-base hits. Bradley Dean earned the win, lasting eight innings in his start. He gave up six earned runs and struck out five batters.
For the Horned Frogs, Luke Bamberg had a home run and double during his three-hit day. Corsica-Stickney finished with 10 hits in the loss, including Kris Menning recording two. On the mound, Logan Risse struck out five, but suffered the loss. He gave up nine runs (seven earned).
Mount Vernon (12-3, 9-3 Sunshine League) hosts Groton Locke Electric on Saturday. Corsica-Stickney (2-11, 2-10 Sunshine League) travels to Parkston on Sunday.
Winner/Colome 5, Platte 4
WINNER -- Winner/Colome’s Dillon Lambley grounded into a fielder’s choice, scoring Austin Richey for a walk-off win over Platte in Sunshine League play on Thursday.
Reed Harter led the Pheasants with three hits and an RBI. Kelly O’Bryan finished with two hits. Derek Graesser, Austin Calhoon, Zach Harter and Chandler Bakley each finished with one hit.
Graesser picked up the win. He struck out 11 batters, gave up 10 hits, four runs (three earned) and issued three walks in the complete-game performance.
Graesser threw seven scoreless innings, but Platte registered three runs in the eighth inning to cut into the deficit. Richard Sternberg hit an RBI single in the ninth inning to even the score at 4-4. Michael Buitenbos, Sternberg, Hayden Kuiper and Payton Foxley had two hits apiece. Riley Hoffman and Tait Sibbel both had a hit.
Connor Kuipers struck out five batters, allowed 10 hits, four earned runs and issued three walks in his eight-inning start.
Winner/Colome (11-3, 9-3) hosts Wynot, Nebraska, on Saturday. Platte (4-8, 4-8 Sunshine League) hosts Dimock/Emery on Sunday.
Canova 12, Colman 2 (8 innings)
COLMAN -- Canova’s eight-inning win over Colman on Thursday clinched the Cornbelt League title and No. 1 seed in the district tournament for the Gang.
Brett Bosn and Tim Gassman combined to hold Colman to a pair of runs over eight innings. At the plate, the Gang received production from multiple players. Jason Miller and Derek Miller both had a trio of hits. Jared Miller, Justin Miller, Cole Gassman and Gavin Gassman all recorded two hits in the win.
Canova (15-2, 14-0 Cornbelt League) plays at Lennox today.
Plankinton 9, Wessington Springs 0
WESSINGTON SPRINGS -- Josh Enquist pitched a complete-game shutout and struck out 17 batters to send Plankinton past Wessington Springs in Pony Hills League play.
Engquist surrendered three hits and two walks to help secure the win.
Chris Hill started the scoring for the Bankers on a two-run triple in third. Hill finished the game 2-for-4 with three RBIs. Alex Loes added a two-run single to close out the game in the ninth. Ryan Urban also went 3-for-4 and scored two runs, while Tyler Waddle collected two RBIs.
Trey Weber went the distance in defeat for Wessington Springs, giving up eight earned runs on 10 hits and fanned three batters.
Plankinton (11-1, 10-0 Pony Hills League) travels to Colome on Sunday. Wessington Springs (4-6 Pony Hills League) hosts Chamberlain on Sunday.