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Mitchell Legion team falls in semis

VERMILLION -- The Mitchell Legion baseball team fell 6-3 to Sioux Falls West in the semifinals of the 11th annual Lewis & Clark Legion Wood Bat Classic Sunday in Vermillion.

VERMILLION -- The Mitchell Legion baseball team fell 6-3 to Sioux Falls West in the semifinals of the 11th annual Lewis & Clark Legion Wood Bat Classic Sunday in Vermillion.

Lakin Neugebauer went 2-for-3 with two runs and Jared Schmidt had three hits and three RBIs in the loss.

Mitchell advanced to the semifinal game after two shutout victories Saturday in Crofton, Neb.

"Guys were throwing very efficiently on the mound," Mitchell coach Luke Norden said. "It's always good to see guys get good performances early in the year and chew up some innings for us."

Josh Schmidt threw a one-hit shutout in a 9-0 win over Sioux Falls Post 307 in which Mitchell drew nine walks and had three batters earn a free pass after being hit. Schmidt struck out four.

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Michael Sadler and Jared Schmidt each had two RBIs in the win over Sioux Falls Post 307.

Mitchell followed that up with a 16-0 win in four innings over Crofton, Neb.

The team was given another one-hit performance on the mound, this time from Jacob Rice. Rice struck out three.

Jared Schmidt drove in five runs in the blowout and Seth Cavanaugh went 2-for-2 with three runs scored.

The team took advantage of wild pitching again as it was given nine free passes.

"We did some things really well," Norden said about the entire tournament. "We played better this weekend than we did the first few games of the season and that was nice to see."

The semifinal defeat marked the first loss for Mitchell, which moved to 7-1 and gets a shot at redemption with the next game being against Sioux Falls West at 6 p.m. Tuesday in Sioux Falls. The teams will play one nine-inning game.

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