Amateur baseball roundup for June 12: Platte powers past Parkston in Sunshine battle

Sunday's recaps of amateur baseball action in the Mitchell region

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Parkston third baseman Dawson Semmler tags out Platte's Preston Nedved (2) during an amateur baseball game on Sunday, June 12, 2022 in Platte.
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PLATTE — A strong offensive showing lifted Platte to a home Sunshine League victory over Parkston, 7-2, on Sunday night in an amateur baseball contest.

The Killer Tomatoes had 13 hits and used a five-run second inning to bust the contest open. Both teams went to the bullpens early in relief of starters Sheldon Gant and Jake Devine for Platte and Parkston, respectively.

Platte’s Michael Buitenbos earned the win in relief, throwing six innings and allowing three hits, one run and striking out seven, with Kelby VanDerWerff fanning four batters in a pair of innings without ceding a hit. Gant had a home run to center field in the eighth inning and Hunter Hewitt had three hits and two RBIs, with Ryan Allen and Derek Soukup each picking up two hits. Buitenbos added three hits, as well.

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Platte outfielder Derek Soukup, right, throws the ball in toward the infield during an amateur baseball game on Sunday, June 12, 2022 in Platte. Also pictured is Platte's Sheldon Gant (19).
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Parkston was held to only three hits, with Dylan Mogck, Nate Doering and Billy Hamilton landing in the hit column, with Doering and Hamilton driving in runs. Devine was the losing pitcher, throwing three innings with seven hits allowed, six runs (one earned) and five strikeouts. Dillon Stadlman allowed six hits and a run in five innings of relief with five strikeouts.

Platte (4-1, 2-1 Sunshine) plays at Mount Vernon on Thursday, June 16. Parkston (3-7, 1-4 Sunshine) hosts Winner/Colome on Thursday, June 16.


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Parkston shortstop Nate Doering throws a ball over to first base for an out during an amateur baseball game on Sunday, June 12, 2022 in Platte.
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Salem 6, Dell Rapids Mudcats 2

DELL RAPIDS — A late surge, including all six runs for Salem in the final three innings, sent the Cubs to a road win in Cornbelt League amateur baseball play on Sunday evening.

Isaac Anderson had eight innings of solid pitching, allowing a run and striking out eight for Salem. Kyle Tuschen had three hits, including a home run, and three RBIs for the Cubs, while Peyton Cleveland had two hits and three RBIs. Dell Rapids led 1-0 after the first inning, a score that would hold until Salem scored a pair of runs in the seventh, three more in the eighth and an additional run in the ninth.

Salem (3-6, 2-5 Cornbelt) is headed back to Dell Rapids to face PBR at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 16. The Mudcats (3-5 Cornbelt) play at Madison on June 16.

Canova 6, Humboldt/Hartford Wood Ducks 1

HUMBOLDT — A solid outing on the mound from Derek Miller helped the Canova Gang earn a road win Sunday in Cornbelt League amateur baseball action.

Miller pitched a complete game, allowing eight hits, one run and striking out 11 without a walk and facing only 31 batters for the game. Cole Gassman and T Genzlinger each had a pair of RBIs, while Kendall Gassman added two hits for the Gang. Cole Gassman had a ninth-inning home run in the victory. J.J. Jesson had two hits for the Wood Ducks,

Canova (5-4 Cornbelt) plays at Colman at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 16. H/H (1-8 Cornbelt) is back in action June 16 at Lennox.

Corsica/Stickney 6, Mount Vernon 5

CORSICA — Corsica/Stickney earned its second Sunshine League victory of the season on Sunday afternoon, taking down rival Mount Vernon. The Horned Frogs trailed 3-1 through four innings before a four-run fifth inning flipped the game in the home club’s favor.


Luke Bamberg had two hits and drove in a three runs for the Horned Frogs, while Nathan Blom had two RBIs and a double, with Lee Niewenhuis picking up two of Corsica/Stickney’s seven hits. Caleb Crist had 5 1/3 innings pitched on the mound for the Horned Frogs, allowing eight hits, three runs (one earned) and striking out seven. Bamberg and Blake Moke covered the remainder of the game without allowing an earned run.

Bradley Dean, Cameron Deinert and Deric Denning each had two hits for the Mustangs, with Deinert driving two runs for Mount Vernon. Kade Bialas was the Mount Vernon starting pitcher, throwing 4 1/3 innings with four hits, five runs (four earned) and four strikeouts. Briggs Havlik had three strikeouts, three hits and one run allowed in 3 2/3 innings for Mount Vernon.

Corsica/Stickney (4-4, 2-3 Sunshine) hosts Dimock/Emery on June 14 in Corsica, while Mount Vernon (6-3, 2-1 Sunshine) hosts Platte on June 16.

Colome 10, Plankinton Gold Sox 1

COLOME — In eight innings at the plate, Colome scored in seven of them, cruising to a Pony Hills League win Sunday night over the visiting Plankinton Gold Sox.

Jake Luse earned the victory on the mound, throwing seven, allowing three hits, an unearned run and striking out seven. Kelly O’Bryan had three hits and scored three runs, while Braden King had two hits and drove in a run. Shea Connot and Ben Connot each had two hits, as Colome banged out 14 hits in the win.

Ryland DeVries was the losing pitcher for the Gold Sox, allowing eight hits and seven runs (four earned) in five innings. Luke DeRungs had two of Plankinton’s six hits.

Colome (3-3, 3-1 Pony Hills) hosts South Central on June 16, while the Gold Sox (2-6, 1-4 Pony Hills) will meet their Plankinton rival Bankers on June 16.

South Central 9, Chamberlain 4

GREGORY — A fast start with three runs in the opening frame propelled the South Central Storm to a home win over Pony Hills League foe Chamberlain on Sunday night.


Jaden Frank was 4-for-5 at the plate for the Storm, with four runs scored, while Christian Schweigert drove in a pair of runs on a two-hit night. Blake Hoffmann also had a two-RBI night for South Central, which got a solid start from Paul Taggert on the mound. Taggert threw five innings and struck out nine, with four hits and two runs (one earned) allowed.

Adam Schroeder was the pitcher of record for the Mallards, with 10 hits and nine runs allowed in eight innings, with eight punchouts. Dakota Munger led the Chamberlain offense going 4-for-4 at the plate.

South Central (3-6, 3-2 Pony Hills) will take on Highway 18 rival Colome on Thursday, June 16 in Colome. Chamberlain (2-4 Pony Hills) is back in action hosting Wessington Springs on June 16.

Friday: Parkston 6, Larchwood (Iowa) 3

LARCHWOOD, Iowa — A four-run surge in the sixth inning helped Parkston pick up a road non-league amateur baseball win on Friday night.

Brady Nolz kept the Diamonds in check with 11 strikeouts in a complete-game six-hitter, with no earned runs. He threw 135 pitches in the victory. Matt Malloy had two hits of the Mudcats’ eight hits, plus two runs scored and two RBIs. Jeff Harris scored a pair of runs, as well.

Ryan Brasser threw five innings in the start for Larchwood, with three hits and one earned run, striking out eight. Mitchell VanBeek was the losing pitcher in relief, with three hits, four runs (one earned) allowed. As a staff, Larchwood had 14 strikeouts. Keaton Grevengoed had two of Larchwood’s six hits.

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