High school baseball roundup: Strong first inning propels Winner/Colome to victory
MISSION—Winner/Colome erupted for six runs in the first inning and knocked off Todd County 13-4 in a high school baseball game on Saturday. Winner/Colome finished with 10 hits.
Jackson Kinzer finished with three RBIs on two hits. He had a triple and a double. Oscar Pravecek and Shea Connot finished with two hits apiece. Phillip Jorgensen, Layton Thieman, Colby Kaiser and Tyler Olson each had a hit. Colby Kaiser added an RBI single.
Starter Jacob Beckers struck out seven batters and gave up two hits in three innings of work.
Mike Brave, King Horse Looking, Thomas Denoyer and Will Larvie each had a hit for Todd County.
Ducks drop decision against Vermillion
VERMILLION—Vermillion was powered by six runs in the bottom of the fifth inning and picked up a 12-7 high school baseball win over Hanson/Bridgewater/Emery/Mount Vernon/Plankinton on Saturday.
The Ducks finished with 10 hits, with Matt Koch, Lincoln Klooz and Reed Rus all finished with two hits apiece. Koch added a double, while Drew Ferry had a triple. Hunter Pranger, Rylee Deinert and Drew Gerlach each had a hit.
Daniel Laufman took the loss after giving up three hits, eight earned runs and striking out three batters in 4.1 innings.
Howard falls to Redfield, Clark
REDFIELD—The Howard High School baseball team fell to Clark (13-3) and Redfield (2-1) in a pair of high school games on Sunday.
Against Clark, Howard finished with nine hits, but left eight runners stranded on base. Riley Genzlinger, Michael Hofer, Isaac Feldhaus and Dale Jackson all had multiple hits. Clark had 16 hits, with Ian Johnson recorded four hits.
Against Redfield, Hofer had two of Howard's four hits. Lane Miller and Colton Spader each added a hit. Spader lasted four innings, striking out five batters and gave up two runs (one earned).
On Saturday, Howard swept Woonsocket/Wessington Springs/Sanborn Central in Wessington Springs. The Tigers won both games 2-0.
In Game 1, Genzlinger pounded out four hits and drove in one run. Jackson, Spader and Hofer each had a hit. Samuel Callies and Kieffer Klinkhammer each pitched three innings apiece. Callies struck out three batters, while Klinkhammer fanned four.
For WWSSC, Cooper Hainy, Nathan Hainy and Brendin LaBore each had a hit. Gerritt Brandenburg took the loss after giving up five hits and striking out four batters in 3.2 innings.
In Game 2, Hofer had two hits. Callies had a two-run single for the game's only runs. Genzlinger and Noah Anderson each had a hit. Genzlinger took the win after striking out two batters in two relief innings.
For WWSSC, Noah Hainy, Trever Schmidt and Draven Thompson each had a hit. Mason Schelske was tagged with the loss after giving up six hits and two earned runs in 5.2 innings.