Amateur baseball roundup for June 26: Nate Doering, Jeff Harris help Parkston hold off Corsica/Stickney
A roundup of Sunday's action from around the Mitchell area
PARKSTON, S.D. — Offense was in ample supply at The Pond, as Parkston and Corsica/Stickney produced 32 total runs on 31 hits, including six home runs, with the home Mudcats outlasting the visiting Horned Frogs, 19-13, on Sunday night.
After a pair of early three-run innings by the Mudcats, Corsica/Stickney briefly tied the game at 6-6 in the fourth frame. However, six-run outbursts in the fifth and sixth innings proved too much for the Horned Frogs to keep pace with in the high-scoring affair.
Nate Doering’s perfect 6-for-6 night featuring two doubles and a home run paced Parkston, while Jeff Harris tacked on a 3-for-4 outing that included a double, a triple and six runs batted in. Billy Hamilton drove in three runs, with Landon Sudbeck and Dawson Semmler — the Mudcats’ other home run hitter in the contest — adding two apiece. Jake Weber struck out six and walked two in a seven-inning start.
For Corsica/Stickney, Ryan Buck went 3-for-5 with a home run and four RBIs, as Aaron Groeneweg added four RBIs of his own on a sixth-inning grand slam. Luke Bamberg (three RBIs) and Caleb Crist (two RBIs) also homered for the Horned Frogs. Blake Moke got the start, striking out four and walking four in 4 1/3 innings.
Parkston (4-10) hosts Alexandria on Thursday, June 30, while Corsica/Stickney (5-7) hosts Platte on Friday, July 1.
Winner/Colome 9, Dimock/Emery 1
WINNER, S.D. — Behind seven runs across the final four innings, Winner/Colome steadily pulled away for a Sunshine League win over Dimock/Emery on Sunday.
The first four hitters in the Winner/Colome order — Derek Graesser, Drew DeMers, Reed Harter and Chandler Bakley — each posted multiple hits and combined for 10 of the Pheasants’ 13 hits in the contest. Additionally, Bakley drove in four runs. Tarrell Bauld pitched seven innings without an earned run to notch the win, while Graesser struck out four batters in two innings of relief.
Doug Subeck pushed the lone Dimock/Emery run across the plate, as he and Sam Pischke each had two of the Raptors’ five total hits. Phil Johnson tossed all eight innings, finishing with one strikeout and one walk.
Winner/Colome (13-1) hosts Mount Vernon on Thursday, June 30, as Dimock/Emery (6-8) hosts Lennox on Wednesday, June 29.
Plankinton Bankers 13, Chamberlain 0 (7 inn.)
PLANKINTON, S.D. — The Plankinton Bankers needed just seven innings to dispatch Chamberlain in Pony Hills play on Sunday night.
Josh Engquist produced both on the mound and at the plate, going 4-for-5 with a home run and striking out 13 batters among 21 total outs in a seven-inning shutout. Josh Geppert picked up three hits and Trevor Boyd had two with two RBIs. Kyle Bruinsma also drove in a pair of runs for the Bankers.
Dakota Munger and Ian Anderson each had two hits for Chamberlain, which managed seven hits as a team. Adam Schroeder was credited with the loss, striking out three and walking three in six innings.
Plankinton (9-0 Pony Hills) hosts Four Corners on Thursday, June 30, while Chamberlain (4-5 Pony Hills) visits Colome on June 30.
South Central 13, Plankinton Gold Sox 3 (7 inn.)
GREGORY, S.D. — A four-run third inning gave South Central a lead it would never relinquish as the Strom cruised to a Pony Hills victory over the Plankinton Gold Sox on Sunday night.
Jaden Frank paced all batters with three hits, as Hunter Van Niewenhuyse picked up two extra-base hits — a home run and a double — to drive in four runs for the Storm. Grant Thomas, and Christian Schweigert each added two hits. Aaron Sundquist pitched all seven innings, striking out seven with four walks.
The Gold Sox had five hits for the game, with Devin Mehlhaff’s sixth-inning double resulting in two RBIs. Ryland DeVries had seven strikeouts and seven walks in 6 1/3 innings on the mound.
South Central (4-6 Pony Hills) picks up play again on Thursday, July 7, as Plankinton (2-6 Pony Hills) hosts Four Corners on July 7.
Canova 14, Dell Rapids PBR 9
CANOVA, S.D. — Canova secured an early lead and never looked back, earning a home Cornbelt win over Dell Rapids PBR on Sunday.
Garrett Gassman went 5-for-5 at the plate with four singles, a double and three RBIs to power the Canova offense, while Kendall Gassman and Tim Gassman combined for five more hits and two RBIs. Jared Miller picked up two RBIs on one hit and scored two runs. Trey Krier sent 10 batters down on strikes with one walk in eight innings of work, with Miller striking out the side in his ninth-inning relief appearance.
Teason Schlingen piled up four hits to lead Dell Rapids, with Riley Hoffman notching three and Riley Calhoun and Andrew Barr getting two hits apiece. Schlingen and Hoffman each drove in two runs. Trey Randall took the loss, striking out four with three walks in six innings.
Canova (7-6) hosts Lennox on Thursday, June 30.
Other amateur scores
Hartford/Humboldt Gamecocks 7, Salem 6
Kimball/White Lake 9, Four Corners 7
Tabor 10, Wynot (Neb.) 2