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Mitchell White starts 0-2 in state pool play

SIOUX FALLS--Mitchell White dropped a pair of games to start pool play in the 13-and-under state baseball tournament on Friday. Mitchell fell to Harrisburg 8-6 to start the day, followed by a 15-5, five-inning loss to Brandon Valley. In the first...

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SIOUX FALLS-Mitchell White dropped a pair of games to start pool play in the 13-and-under state baseball tournament on Friday.

Mitchell fell to Harrisburg 8-6 to start the day, followed by a 15-5, five-inning loss to Brandon Valley.

In the first game, Mitchell jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first inning as it scored on an error, wild pitch and Camen Max RBI single. Mitchell led 6-1 heading into the sixth, but Harrisburg staged a comeback and scored seven runs in the final two innings.

At the plate, Lukas Bennett, Tanner Puetz, Aaron Siemsen and Max all had two hits, while Dylan Soulek and Landon Waddell both hit a double.

Bennett suffered the loss, allowing seven runs (four earned) on four hits and five walks in four innings of relief. Waddell lasted three innings in his start and allowed an earned run.

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Mitchell's offense got off to another quick start in Game 2 as it plated a pair of runs in the first. Bennett scored on a wild pitch and Max hit a RBI double.

However, Brandon Valley responded with a five-run first and two more in the second. Singles by Peyton Schroeder, Soulek and Waddell scored three runs for Mitchell in the fourth, but Brandon answered with eight runs in the final two innings.

Connor Hohn led Mitchell with two hits. Soulek received the loss, as he allowed seven earned runs on five hits and six walks in his two-inning start.

Mitchell White (11-27) finishes pool play today against Sioux Falls East at 2:30 p.m. and Yankton at 7:30 p.m.

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