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Mitchell Black teeners go 3-1 at Yankton tournament

Mitchell Black now 10-10 on the season

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YANKTON — The Mitchell Black teener baseball team had a successful weekend at the 14-and-under Bob Tereshinski Classic, going 3-1 over four games.

Mitchell won its first game 7-6 over Marshall, Minnesota on Friday, and then swept two games on Saturday with a 15-5 win over Brookings in six innings and a 4-2 victory over West Lyon, Iowa. Sunday’s finale was a 10-0 loss to the Yankton Lakers in five innings.

In the opening game against Marshall, Minnesota, Mitchell Black rallied from a 5-0 deficit, including scoring the go-ahead run in the seventh inning. Mason Herman and A.J. Wilber each had two hits, with Herman driving in four runs and Wilber knocking in two. Landon Soulek had two stolen bases.

Tyler Sanderson threw 5 1/3 innings on the mound, allowing six hits, six runs (one earned) and striking out five. Herman was the winning pitcher in relief, recording the final five outs without allowing a run.

Against Brookings, Esten Schlimgen had two hits and drove in four runs, while Hudson Borgan had three RBIs. Denzel Kelley scored four times and Landon Soulek and Parker Mandel each had three runs scored. A.J. Wilber was the winning pitcher with 3 1/3 innings pitched, seven hits allowed, four runs (two earned) and four strikeouts. Mandel covered the final 2 2/3 innings with two hits allowed, one run and four strikeouts.

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In the West Lyon victory, Ben Wilber and Landon Soulek teamed up to keep the Wildcats in check. Wilber started the game, threw three innings and allowed three hits, two runs and struck out four. Soulek was the winning pitcher of record with four innings pitched, four hits allowed without a run and two punchouts. At the plate, Mandel had three of Mitchell’s eight hits, while Schlimgen had two hits and two runs scored.

Yankton took control of the Sunday matchup with eight runs in the third inning. Mitchell was kept to four hits, including two from Herman and one each from Sanderson and Kelley. Herman was the losing pitcher with eight runs (three earned) on five hits with three strikeouts, with Borgan covering the remainder of the game in relief.

Mitchell Black (10-10) will host Renner for a doubleheader on Wednesday, starting at 4 p.m.

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