Amateur baseball roundup for June 21: Alexandria hands Winner/Colome first loss in Sunshine clash
A roundup of Tuesday's action from around the Mitchell area
ALEXANDRIA, S.D. — After going back-and-forth early, Alexandria held the normally potent Winner/Colome bats scoreless across the final six innings, as the Angels won 6-3, stripping the Pheasants of their unbeaten distinction.
Winner/Colome struck first, putting a run on the board in the top half of the first, but Alexandria responded in the bottom half of the frame with a two-run blast off the bat of Tyson Gau.
The Pheasants tacked on two runs in the third, but Gau provided an answer once again, driving in a run on a double to knot the game at 3-3. The Angels took back the lead on a Peyton Smith RBI double in the fourth inning and would hold it the rest of the way, with Jordan Gau delivering two insurance runs on a home run in the seventh.
Tyson and Jordan Gau each notched two hits and combined for five runs batted in. Three more Angels — Cole Wenande, Jacob Giles and Jerrod Zens — matched the two hits, with Wenande scoring a pair of runs. Jed Schmidt went seven innings and struck out eight in his start on the mound, yielding seven walks and seven hits, before Ethan Davis came in to close out the contest with two scoreless innings.
Drew DeMers, Chandler Bakley and Austin Calhoon each had two hits for Winner/Colome, while Derek Graesser scored two of the Pheasants' three runs. Connor Hopkins struck out four and walked four with 12 hits allowed in 6 1/3 innings on the mound, with Reed Harter adding two strikeouts in 1 2/3 innings of relief.
Alexandria (6-4, 4-2 Sunshine) is in action next at Mount Vernon on Tuesday, June 28. Winner/Colome (11-1, 5-1 Sunshine) is on the road again Thursday, June 23, for a date with Platte.
Dimock/Emery 16, Platte 5 (7 inn.)
PLATTE, S.D. — A blazing start allowed Dimock/Emery to cruise past Platte to a seven-inning win in Sunshine League action on Tuesday night.
The Raptors plated seven runs in the second inning and six more in the third, building a 14-2 lead through three innings, as Dimock/Emery avenged a 6-4 defeat to the Killer Tomatoes from May 26.
As part of the early spurt, Sam Michels homered twice, driving in five runs. Tyson Kayser and Colton Plagmann reached recorded three hits, while Peyton Nash and Sam Arend joined Michels with two hits. In total, Dimock/Emery out-hit Platte, 14 to 11. Nash also got the win on the mound, striking out seven with three walks in seven innings.
Hunter Hewitt notched three hits and two RBIs, with Sheldon Gant and Richard Sternberg adding two hits and one RBI apiece. Myles Kott struck out two batters and was credited with the loss in a two-inning start, with Gant striking out five in a five-inning relief appearance.
Dimock/Emery (6-7, 3-4 Sunshine) is on the road to take on Winner/Colome on Sunday, June 26, while Platte (6-2, 3-2 Sunshine) hosts Winner/Colome on Thursday, June 23.
Colman 2, Salem 1
COLMAN, S.D. — Colman's only scoring came in the form of two runs in the bottom of the fifth inning, but that was enough to hold off Salem in Cornbelt baseball action on Tuesday night.
Colman's C. Roach and Deon Entringer drove in one run apiece, while Tim Kudahl struck out four batters in seven innings on the mound for the A's.
Tyler Cleveland, Kyle Tuschen and Jacob Vonberge each notched two hits for Salem, as Isaac Anderson and Luke Loudenburg combined to pitch eight innings, each striking out three batters.
Salem (5-7) is home to take on the Hartford/Humboldt Wood Ducks on Thursday, June 23.