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Mitchell baseball picks up third straight win

Mitchell's offense improved as the game went on. It culminated in the Kernel baseball team scoring six runs between the fifth and sixth innings to top Rapid City Stevens 8-0 on Saturday at Cadwell Park. The Kernels weren't able to fit in the seco...

Mitchell's Nick Lord swings at a pitch during a game against Rapid City Stevens on Saturday at Cadwell Park. (Jeremy Karll / Republic)
Mitchell's Nick Lord swings at a pitch during a game against Rapid City Stevens on Saturday at Cadwell Park. (Jeremy Karll / Republic)

Mitchell's offense improved as the game went on.

It culminated in the Kernel baseball team scoring six runs between the fifth and sixth innings to top Rapid City Stevens 8-0 on Saturday at Cadwell Park. The Kernels weren't able to fit in the second game of their doubleheader against Watertown, though.

Peyton Nash led the charge with a 3-for-3 day, helping the Kenrels record nine hits as a team. Nash also drove in a trio of runs, including two in the fifth. He hit Mitchell's third straight single to open the inning, driving home Austin Kerr and Drew Kitchens to extend its lead to 4-0.

The Kernels' eight-run day was highlighted by a four-run sixth inning, which saw Nick Lord, Jared Miller and Koby Larson load the bases to start. Kerr hit a RBI-sacrifice fly before Kitchens was hit by a pitch to reload the bases.

A passed ball and error in the next at-bat drove home two more runs, while Carson Max's groundout with one out sent home Kitchens for a third time. Kitchens finished 2-for-3 with three runs.

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Miller also hit an RBI double in the fourth, while Calvin Hegg never let Stevens find a rhythm at the plate. He tossed a complete-game shutout, striking out four and only allowing three hits.

After giving up two straight singles to start the game, Hegg retired the next 11 batters before Carter Thomas hit a leadoff triple in the fifth. Hegg recorded a strikeout, pop out and flyout to end the inning.

Mitchell (17-6) concludes its regular season with a 5 p.m. home doubleheader today against Sioux Falls Washington.

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