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Mitchell Gold starts Brookings tournament

BROOKINGS--Mitchell Teener Gold split a doubleheader on Friday to kick off the Brookings Tournament. Despite being out-hit 7-6 by West Central in the first game, Mitchell found a way to win 9-5. It lost 14-4 to Brandon Valley in the second game o...

BROOKINGS-Mitchell Teener Gold split a doubleheader on Friday to kick off the Brookings Tournament.

Despite being out-hit 7-6 by West Central in the first game, Mitchell found a way to win 9-5. It lost 14-4 to Brandon Valley in the second game of the doubleheader.

To start the day, Mitchell's offense got off to a quick start in the first inning. It used back-to-back bases loaded walks and a bases-clearing double from Josh Grosdidier to lead 5-0. Run-scoring doubles from Mason Geraets and Carson Fahey highlighted Mitchell's four-run fourth.

At the plate, Geraets and Fahey each had two hits. Grosdidier and Anders Enga each added a hit.

Grosdidier threw all seven innings for Mitchell, allowing five runs (two earned), seven hits and three walks.

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Mitchell Gold committed two errors and was out-hit 11-5 by Brandon Valley in its second game of the day.

Brandon Valley jumped out to a 7-1 lead after two innings, but a Joe VanOverschelde RBI-double started Mitchell's two-run third. Mitchell added another run in the fourth.

Enga led Mitchell with a pair of hits, while Grosdidier, VanOverschelde and Geraets all had a hit.

Jonah Schmidt lasted two innings in his start as he gave up seven earned runs on five hits and three walks. Noah Hill and Geraets combined to allow seven earned runs in 2 1/3 innings of relief.

Mitchell Gold (11-6) plays Volga at 9 a.m. today in Brookings and Watertown at 11:15 a.m.

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