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Mitchell High School baseball outlasts Huron in windy battle

Kernels rack up 16 hits, 15 runs

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Matt Gade

HURON — The Mitchell High School baseball team scored in each of the last six innings Sunday and outlasted Huron 15-10 in a Class A contest at Memorial Park's Klock Field.

The Kernels trailed 4-1 after two innings but kept pedal down offensively against Huron, scoring five runs in the fourth inning to take control and three runs each in the fifth and seventh innings on a sunny day with winds gusting over 40 mph.

Dylan Soulek had three hits, two doubles and drove in four runs, while Carson Fahey had an RBI triple and knocked in three runs. Fahey, Ethan Price and Jace Larson each scored two runs. Parker Bollinger was one of four Kernels with two hits, joined by Jonah Schmidt, Jake Helleloid and Joe VanOverschelde.

"After that first inning, we really just talked about being aggressive," Mitchell coach Luke Norden said. "We have some really good at-bats and did a good job of really attacking pitches when we got the chances to do so."

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Schmidt earned the victory on the mound for Mitchell, striking out nine batters in four innings of work. He allowed six hits and six runs. Dylan Soulek worked the final three innings, allowing three hits, four runs (three earned) and striking out five.

For Huron (4-6), Mason Davis was the losing pitcher, allowing 10 hits and seven runs (six earned) in three innings. Max Kranzler, Dawson Rogers and Johnny Hernandez each recorded four outs in relief. Davis and the Tigers' Teagan Pfitzer each had two RBIs, while Colby Hott had two hits and two runs scored.

"It was a tough day in the field and there were some balls that (Huron) probably catches on a normal day," Norden said. "I liked that we were aggressive on the basepaths and ready to take advantage of some mistakes."

Mitchell (6-3) plays at Sioux Falls Roosevelt on Tuesday, weather permitting. A single, 7-inning game is planned for 6 p.m. at Harmodon Park.

Traxler is the assistant editor and sports editor for the Mitchell Republic. He's worked for the newspaper since 2014 and has covered a wide variety of topics. He can be reached at mtraxler@mitchellrepublic.com.
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