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Amateur baseball roundup for July 14: Kimball/White Lake knocks off Bankers

Action from the Cornbelt, Pony Hills and Sunshine leagues on Thursday night

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KIMBALL — Three runs for Kimball/White Lake in the eighth inning lifted the Nationals to a 5-2 Pony Hills League victory on Thursday night over the Plankinton Bankers.

For KWL, Jesse Kroupa had three hits and two RBIs, with Zak Wallner and Carter Lenz each picking up two hits. Wallner allowed two runs (one earned) and nine hits, with 14 strikeouts without a walk for KWL (11-2 Pony Hills).

Travis Gant started and threw seven innings for the Bankers, with seven strikeouts, 10 hits and four runs allowed. Alex Loes was the losing pitcher in relief with two hits and an unearned run in the eighth inning. Gant, Austin Hauge, Drew Gerlach had two hits for Plankinton (11-2, 10-2 Pony Hills).

Chamberlain 13, South Central 11

CHAMBERLAIN -- In a game that saw South Central lead 7-0 midway through the fourth inning, Chamberlain charged back and held on for a 14-10 Pony Hills League amateur baseball win on Thursday night.

The Storm outhit Chamberlain 15-8, but the Mallards scored all 13 of its runs in the middle three innings of the game. For Chamberlain (5-7 Pony Hills) Dakota Munger had four RBIs and Kyle Forester each had two hits and four RBIs and Ryan Randall scored three times. Mike Schwartz started the game on the mound and finished as the winning pitcher, with five innings thrown, 11 hits and seven runs (six earned) allowed and five strikeouts. Isaac Anderson and Adam Schroeder covered the final four innings with two earned runs and four hits allowed.

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Ben Witt powered the South Central (5-7 Pony Hills) offense with three hits and three runs scored, while Hunter Van Niewenhuyse had three hits and drove in three runs. Cole Christopherson and Jaden Frank each had two hits.

Alexandria 10, Dimock/Emery 0 (8 inn.)

ALEXANDRIA -- The two-home run effort of Tyson Gau helped Alexandria to an eight-inning Sunshine League win on Thursday night.

Gau had three hits, four runs and drove in four runs, with Peyton Smith picking up three hits and driving in two runs along with Michael Schoettmer. Jed Schmidt threw seven innings and allowed four hits and struck out nine for the Angels. Wyatt Kayser threw the eighth inning for Alexandria.

Peyton Nash had two hits for the Raptors and took the loss on the mound, allowing eight hits, four runs and struck out two in four innings. Doug Sudbeck threw the final 3 2/3 innings and allowed six hits and six runs.

Alexandria (10-5, 8-3 Sunshine) will travel to Platte on Sunday, July 17. Dimock/Emery (8-11, 4-7 Sunshine) will host Larchwood, Iowa on Saturday, July 16.

Salem 11, Dell Rapids Mudcats 1 (7 inn.)

SALEM -- The Salem Cubs scored multiple runs in four of the first five innings and had 13 hits, taking down Cornbelt League rival on Thursday in an 11-1, seven-inning win.

Kyle Tuschen had three hits and drove in four runs, with Jacob Vonberge picking up three hits in the win. Cole Cheeseman added two hits and Steve Mehlbrech drove in two runs for the Cubs, who got a seven-inning effort on the mound from Isaac Anderson with six strikeouts and four hits allowed.

For the Mudcats, Mark Abrahamson took the loss, throwing four innings and allowing seven earned runs. Kris Regas had the lone RBI for Dell Rapids.

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Salem (7-13) closes the regular season at the Hartford/Humboldt Woodducks on Sunday, July 17.

Canova 16, Hartford/Humboldt Woodducks 1

CANOVA — A strong effort from Canova at home carried the Gang to a home victory in Cornbelt League play on Thursday night.

Derek Miller had a complete-game effort on the mound for the Gang, which had three hits and a home run from Justin MIller. Tim Gassman, Kenny Gassman and Riley Genzlinger each had two hits.

Canova (10-6) closes the regular season on Sunday hosting Flandreau.

Platte 16, Parkston 0 (6 inn.)

PARKSTON — A seven-run sixth inning helped propel the Platte Killer Tomatoes to a run-rule shortened victory on Thursday night over Sunshine League foe Parkston.

Platte had 10 hits and benefitted from seven Parkston errors. For Platte, Sheldon Gant had three RBIs and two runs scored, with Ryan HIll having two hits and driving in three runs, along with three RBIs and a home run from Preston Nedved. Derek Soukup also had three runs scored. Kelby VanDerWerff was the winning pitcher with four hits and three strikeouts allowed in five innings, with Myles Kott throwing a scoreless sixth inning.

Jake Weber was the losing pitcher for the Mudcats, with nine runs allowed on seven hits with four strikeouts in 3 2/3 innings. Jeff Harris and Justin Devine each had doubles for Parkston.

Platte (11-3, 8-3 Sunshine) will host Alexandria at 6 p.m. on Sunday, July 17. Parkston (4-15, 2-10 Sunshine) takes on the Sioux Falls Flying Squirrels at 5 p.m. on Sunday, July 17.

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Plankinton Gold Sox 14, Colome 10

PLANKINTON -- The Plankinton Gold Sox built a 7-1 lead through six innings of play and held off a hard charge from Colome in a Pony Hills League amateur baseball contest.

The two teams had 15 hits apiece. Griffin Tobin had four hits and three RBIs for the Gold Sox, while Jesse Grosdidier had three hits and three RBIs. Tom Harris was the winning pitcher for Plankinton, with seven innings pitched, eight hits and four runs allowed and striking out six. Jesse Grosdidier covered the final two innings for Plankinton.

Carter Brickman was the losing pitcher for Colome, with six innings pitched with seven strikeouts, seven runs and six hits allowed. Ben Connot had a home run in the fourth inning for Colome, while Jason Frasch had three RBIs and two hits, with Braden Gardner picking up two hits and two RBIs.

Plankinton Gold Sox (5-10, 4-7 Pony Hills) plays at Chamberlain on Sunday, July 17. Colome (8-8, 8-5 Pony Hills) plays at South Central on Tuesday, July 19 in Gregory.

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