ABERDEEN -- Mitchell Gold rattled off four runs in the top of the seventh and still came up short against Aberdeen in Game 1 of a doubleheader, but the offense continued into Game 2 to earn a split in teener baseball action on Wednesday.
Aberdeen held on for an 11-9 win in Game 1, but Mitchell bounced back for a resounding 15-5 win in Game 2.
After going down in order to start the game, Mitchell scored five runs on five hits in the second, sparked by an RBI triple from Noah Hill and RBIs from Ty Neugebauer, Brandon Sparks, Jace Larson and Riley McGinnis.
Mitchell tacked on three more runs in the third and seven in the fourth to blow the game open. McGinnis finished the game 3-for-4 with three RBIs, while Neugebauer also drove in three runs. Brock Sparks went 3-for-4 and drove in a pair of runs. Brandon Sparks and Anders Enga both had two RBIs.
Ethan Price earned the win on the mound, allowing four earned runs on four hits scattered across four innings and struck out four batters.
Mitchell fell behind 11-5 in Game 1, but with two outs in the seventh, Brandon Sparks hit a two-run double to centerfield and Larson followed with another two-run double before the rally ended on a strikeout.
Larson finished the game 3-for-3 with three RBIs, while Sparks and Ty Neugebauer collected two hits and drove in two runs apiece.
Mitchell (18-9-1) travels to Sioux Falls East for a doubleheader at 2 p.m. on Sunday.