CORSICA -- Alexandria took an early lead and cruised to a District 5B championship over Platte on Friday, as the Angels took down the Killer Tomatoes, 8-1.
A trio of home runs powered the Angels to a 6-0 lead through three innings John Greicar hit a two-run home run to start the scoring, followed by Cole Wenande’s two-run blast and Chris Marek’s solo shot. Wenande finished 2-for-4 with three RBIs, while Tyson Gau and Marek both had two hits. Gau also hit a double.
On the mound, Ethan Davis used 111 pitches to toss a complete game to pick up the win. He struck out seven batters and gave up an earned run on six hits.
Michael Buitenbos took the loss, allowing seven runs (six earned) on eight hits and two walks in a six-inning start. Pat Veurink struck out four over the final two innings. Derek Soukup hit a solo home run and also doubled in the loss. Richard Sternberg finished with two hits.
Both teams qualified for the Class B state tournament, which starts on Wednesday at Cadwell Park.
Parkston 7, Dimock/Emery 4
CORSICA -- Parkston struck out 11 batters to advance to the Class B amateur baseball state tournament with a District 5B win over Dimock/Emery on Friday.
Jared Donahue struck out eight over a 6.1-inning start, as he allowed four runs (three earned) on six hits and seven walks. Brady Nolz fanned three batters in the final 2.2 innings. Jeff Harris and Spencer Lucas both hit a two-run home run in the sixth to push Parkston’s lead to 7-2. Both had two hits, along with Dan Bonte. Dylan Mogck drove in two runs.
Phil Johnson paced the Raptors at the plate with two hits and two RBIs. Doug Sudbeck finished 2-for-5 with a double. Johnson also pitched a complete game, allowing seven runs (six earned) and 11 hits. He also struck out eight batters.
Dimock/Emery finishes the season 10-15.
Salem 8, Lennox 2
DELL RAPIDS -- Salem out-hit Lennox 11-8 to earn a District 4B win and advance to the Class B state tournament.
Isaac Anderson, Jon Forster and Landon Neugebauer all had two hits, as Forster and Neugebauer each hit a double. Forster and Kyle Tuschen both drove in two runs. Luke Loudenburg threw 144 pitches and struck out four batters over a complete game to notch the win. He held Lennox to two runs (one earned) on eight hits.
Quincy Ihnen finished 3-for-5 for Lennox. Zach Leisinger had two hits, including a double, and Reece Ragatz had two hits. Kramer Sneed took the loss, giving up eight runs (seven earned) and striking out six over a seven-inning start.
Lennox finishes the season 11-6.