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Mitchell splits with Aberdeen

ABERDEEN--The Mitchell High School baseball team split a pair of games against Aberdeen on Saturday in Aberdeen. Mitchell won the first game 6-0 but fell in the second game 5-2. Jed Schmidt picked the win on the mound for Mitchell in game one. Sc...

ABERDEEN-The Mitchell High School baseball team split a pair of games against Aberdeen on Saturday in Aberdeen.

Mitchell won the first game 6-0 but fell in the second game 5-2.

Jed Schmidt picked the win on the mound for Mitchell in game one. Schmidt kept Aberdeen off the scoreboard and only allowed two hits with eight strikeouts in six innings pitched.

"Jed threw really in the first game," Mitchell head coach Luke Norden said. "It was a couple of good defensive games. Both games were real quick and it was really clean baseball games both ways around."

Spencer Neugebauer, Jed Schmidt and Carson Max each had two hits for the Kernels in the win, while Bryce Geraets added two RBIs. Neugebauer had a triple and one RBI, while Max added a double and two RBIs.

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"Our offense came alive towards the end of the first game," Norden said. "I was hoping that would carry over into game two, but we just couldn't get much going offensively."

In game two, the Kernels only managed four hits by Neugebauer, Schmidt, Geraets and Sam Michels.

Devin Mehlhaff took the loss for Mitchell. Mehlhaff allowed four earned runs off three hits in three innings pitched.

The Kernels (14-6) host Yankton in a region matchup at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday at Cadwell Park in Mitchell.

Heading into their final region game of the regular season, Norden said the team needs to find ways to runs on the board.

"We need to put a little more emphasis on trying to score every inning," Norden said. "If we can get one run an inning, big innings will come, but we need to focus on a run per inning."

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