CLARK -- McCook/Miner Legion baseball picked up the title at the Clark Rotary Legion baseball tournament, capped with a 10-2 win over Watertown’s Junior Legion club Sunday afternoon.
Jackson Fiegen pitched five innings, allowing five hits and two runs in the championship win. McCook/Miner had 11 hits spread evenly throughout the team, with two each from Dylan Klinkhammer and Colin Kolbeck. Klinkhammer and Mitch Kramer each knocked in two runs apiece.
McCook/Miner reached the title game with a 5-2 win over Groton on Saturday. Kramer and Kalub Carmicheal each had two hits, including a home run from Kramer. Kyle Tuschen also had a solo home run for M/M. Kramer allowed 10 hits, but struck out seven, and allowed one run in the winning effort.
McCook/Miner (17-5) plays at Dell Rapids on Tuesday.
Winner/Colome was also at the tournament in Clark, but was stifled by the Watertown Juniors, who took out Winner/Colome 13-0 in Saturday’s semifinals.
Joren Bruun, Philip Jorgensen, Jackson Kinzer and Shea Connot each had one hit in the game. Jacob Beckers took the loss for Winner/Colome, allowing four hits, seven runs (none earned) and striking out four. Watertown had just seven hits, helped by three W/C errors.
Winner/Colome (12-5) hosts Parkston at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Dell Rapids sweeps Alexandria in two games
ALEXANDRIA -- Dell Rapids had just enough offense to top Alexandria’s Legion baseball team in a doubleheader Sunday, with Dell Rapids winning 4-3 and 6-3, respectively.
In the opener, the Angels did not log a hit but scored three runs. Jonah Hofer, Drew Ferry and Casey Haynes each scored, but Alexandria struck out 10 times and walked seven. Trent Kingsbury pitched six innings, striking out eight and allowing nine hits and four runs in the loss.
Game Two saw two late runs from Dell Rapids in the sixth inning help close the door. Reggie Slaba had two hits for Alexandria, while Austin Stoltz drove in a run for the Angels. Craig Lasley threw four innings and was tagged with the loss, allowing six hits and three runs.
The Angels (5-14) will play Colton at 7 p.m. Wednesday.