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Mitchell Post 18 picks up fourth straight win after topping Yankton, Aberdeen

Mitchell Post 18 extended its winning streak to four games with an 11-3 win over Yankton Post 12 on Friday at Cadwell Park.

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Mitchell's Nick Lord prepares to dive into third base for a triple during a Legion baseball game against Yankton Friday, June 25, 2021 at Cadwell Park in Mitchell. (Marcus Traxler / Republic)

Mitchell Post 18 extended its winning streak to four games with an 11-3 win over Yankton Post 12 on Friday at Cadwell Park.

Dylan Soulek struck out five batters, scattered six hits and allowed three earned runs in the six-inning performance. Seth Muth struck out one batter, gave up one hit and no runs in one relief inning.

Offensively, Muth and Ty Neugebauer posted three hits and two RBIs apiece. Jonah Schmidt, Jake Helleloid, Nick Lord, Landon Waddell and Jacob Schumaker each had a hit.

In the second inning, Waddell drove in a run and Muth knocked in two runs for a 3-1 lead. Lord’s two-run triple in the third extended the lead to 5-1.

In the sixth inning, Neugebauer and Schumaker both recorded two-run singles to reach the final margin.

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Mitchell (12-16) plays Harrisburg on June 29.

Mitchell 8, Aberdeen 1

A well-rounded effort and strong pitching from Landon Waddell powered Mitchell Post 18 to a Friday afternoon Legion baseball victory over Aberdeen 8-1 at Cadwell Park.

Waddell allowed four hits and struck out seven in a complete-game effort on 101 pitches. After a first-inning run from the Smittys, Waddell retired 17 of the next 22 batters he faced and allowed just one hit after the third inning. Mitchell also played defense without committing an error

On offense, a two-RBI single in the first inning from Parker Bollinger brought Mitchell even, and Dylan Soulek scored on an ensuing error to give Post 18 a lead it would not relinquish. Leading 3-1 in the third inning, Jonah Schmidt had a two-run single to put Mitchell ahead 5-1 as part of a three-run inning.

Seth Muth and Carson Fahey each had two hits and drove in a run, while Schmidt had two hits and two RBIs. Fahey and Mason Geraets each scored two runs in the victory. Jake Helleloid also drove in a run for Mitchell, which had six hits and was helped by four Aberdeen errors.

The victory completed a season sweep of Aberdeen for Mitchell, which swept the Smittys last week at Fossum Field in a 29-run output through a doubleheader.

The Smittys (8-25) had a lone RBI from Nick Clemens on a single in the first inning. Clemens was the losing pitcher, allowing eight runs (five earned) in five innings of work, with five strikeouts.

Yankton won the second game of the triangular on Friday afternoon by a score of 6-3 over Aberdeen.

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Mitchell earns doubleheader sweep over Renner

Mitchell Post 18 had 15 hits in Game 1 and needed extra innings in Game 2 to sweep Renner Post 307 in a doubleheader Thursday night at Cadwell Park. Mitchell won the opener 9-5 and won Game 2 by a 7-6 score in eight innings.

In the opener, Mitchell got off to a hot start. Ty Neugebauer, who finished with three RBIs for the game, started it off with an RBI single to left field. Mitchell would then go on to score three runs in the second inning and four runs in the third giving Post 18 a 7-1 lead after three. Mitchell ended this game with 15 hits, three from Neugebauer and three from Joe VanOverschelde. Van Overschelde also had an RBI. Seth Muth had two runs and one RBI while Parker Bollinger had two hits. Carson Fahey had two hits and an RBI, while Landon Waddell also drove in a run.

Jonah Schmidt was the winning pitcher in Game 1, throwing four innings and allowing four hits and three runs, while striking out six. VanOverschelde and Jackson Ebert each pitched an inning, striking out three and allowing two hits and two runs combined.

In Game 2, Mitchell bats remained hot as they recorded three straight singles from Seth Muth, Jonah Schmidt, and Parker Bollinger giving them a 2-0 lead after the first inning. Renner would respond in the third and fourth innings, scoring six straight unanswered runs.

Mitchell had a four-run sixth inning to even the game, would go cold until a double by Bollinger in the bottom of the sixth. Nick Lord followed up with a sacrifice fly to center field to bring Bollinger home and make it 6-3. Carson Fahey chipped in with an RBI single and after Schmidt reached on an error and a wild pitch that allowed Fahey to score, it was tied at 6-all.

In the bottom of the eighth, Ty Neugebauer doubled on a line drive to center field to lead off the inning. After two pitches, Mason Geraets got his first hit of the game to bring Neugebauer home for the win.

Jake Helleloid started Game 2, allowing nine hits and six runs, but struck out four in four innings. Jace Larson earned the victory in relief, with four innings pitched and three hits allowed without a run.

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