BROOKINGS -- The Mitchell Post 18 Junior Legion baseball team saw its season come to an end Saturday with a 7-2 loss to Brookings in the Region 3A tournament.
Mitchell scored twice in the fourth inning to open the scoring thanks to a throwing error by the third baseman, only to have Brookings answer with four runs in the bottom of the frame. Post 18 was held to two hits by Brookings starter Kyle Bauer, who threw 77 pitches in the complete-game effort.
Tate Ellwein and Jake Helleloid each had a hit for Mitchell, while Ellwein and Jonah Schmidt each scored runs. Jonah Schmidt took the loss on the mound, throwing 5 1/3 innings, allowing eight hits, seven runs and striking out three. Helleloid threw a spotless final 2/3 innings for Mitchell.
Mitchell’s final record ends at 18-18.