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Offensive outbursts helps Mitchell teeners to sweep at SF East

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SIOUX FALLS -- Behind a pair of five-run second innings, the Mitchell Gold 15/16 teener baseball team picked up two road wins at Sioux Falls East Sunday by a 11-6 and 7-2 scores.

In the first game, Mitchell snapped a 2-2 tie in the second inning with five runs and benefitted from six Sioux Falls East errors in the game. Jace Larson, Jackson Ebert, and Brandon Sparks each drove in two runs, with Larson and Brock Sparks each posting a pair of hits. Brandon Sparks added two stolen bases and scored three times.

Ethan Price earned the pitching victory, scatting five hits and one earned run in three innings. Ty Neugebauer threw three scoreless innings of relief with four strikeouts, and Anders Enga and Brock Sparks combined to throw the final inning for Mitchell.

In the second game, Larson had a triple and drove in three runs, while Riley McGinnis, Price, and Brandon Sparks each had two hits, with Sparks driving in two runs and Price scoring twice. Noah Hill also drove in a run.

Larson earned the win on the mound, throwing 3 1/3 innings, allowing two hits, one unearned run, and striking out four. Landon Waddell recorded the next five outs, allowing an unearned run and striking out three. Jack Vermuelen pitched a scoreless sixth inning and logged a strikeout.

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Mitchell (20-9-1) closes the regular season hosting Yankton on Tuesday before starting the state tournament Aug. 1 at Renner and Sioux Falls.

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