Flandreau dominates Mount Vernon to advance to quarterfinals

Flandreau had 15 hits in a dominant performance over Mount Vernon Monday at Cadwell Park.

Flandreau's Tim Huber puts the tag on Mount Vernon's Chase Hetland during a game in the second round of the Class B State Amateur baseball tournament on Monday, Aug. 9, 2021 at Cadwell Park. Hetland was ruled safe on the play. (Matt Gade / Mitchell Republic)
Matt Gade

Flandreau walloped 15 hits in seven innings to take down Mount Vernon, 11-0, in the Class B state amateur baseball tournament on Monday at Cadwell Park.

The Flandreau Cardinals scored three runs in the first two innings and scored five in the fourth to put this game out of reach. Grant Hieb was a huge contribution to the hot start for the Cardinals as he went 2 of 2 at the mound, had one RBI and scored one run in the first two innings.

“Grant Hieb has a ton of experience in these tournaments,” Flandreau manager Bret Severtson said. “He’s a guy that does a lot for us on the base pads. He brings some of that late season experience to us that a few other guys don’t have.”

Hieb finished the game 4 of 5 and scored two runs. Keith Cutler went 2 of 5, had two RBIs and scored two runs. Tim Huber went 2 of 4 with two RBIs and Severtson went 2 of 3 with two RBIs as well.

Dallas Schneiderman picked up the win at the mound for the Cardinals. He pitched all seven innings, threw five strikeouts and allowed three hits.


As for Mount Vernon, it committed all four of its errors within the first four innings, helping Flandreau get off to a 8-0 lead.

“In the state tournament, you have to play clean,” Mount Vernon manager Deric Denning said. “You limit your errors and your walks and that seems to be the teams that win. When you don’t do that, especially right away, it puts you in a hole.”

The Mustangs ended this game with three hits, two from Chase Hetland and one from Spencer Neugebauer.

At the mound, Briggs Havlik suffered the loss for Mount Vernon in 3 ⅓ innings. He struck out two and allowed one earned run on six hits. Deric Denning struck out three batters, but surrendered three earned runs on nine hits in three innings.

Flandreau will play Alexandria at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday in the state quarterfinals.

Branden is a sports reporter that graduated from Purdue University Northwest with a bachelor's degree in communications and a focus in journalism. He joined the Mitchell Republic in June 2021 and covers prep and collegiate athletics. He was also the lead on the Mitchell Republic Full-Court Press, providing a weekly web-exclusive look at high school basketball throughout all of South Dakota. Branden can be reached at and found on Twitter at @bhullreports.
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