SIOUX FALLS -- Mitchell Junior Legion plated three runs in the fourth inning as it edged Brandon Valley, 6-4, on Friday at the Sioux Falls tournament.
After Lucas Bennett scored on a wild pitch, Brandon Sparks smacked a two-run single to give Mitchell a 4-1 lead in the fourth frame. Brandon Valley closed the gap to 4-3 in the fifth inning, but Mitchell (10-4) answered with two runs in the seventh. Riley McGinnis hit an RBI single and Seth Muth scored on a wild pitch for the runs.
McGinnis, Muth and Dylan Soulek each had two hits. Brock Sparks and Mason Geraets each had a hit.
Jace Larson picked up the win. He scattered five hits, allowed three runs (two earned) and struck out four batters in 5 2/3 innings.