Area baseball, softball roundup for April 10: Dakota Valley pushes past Parkston

A handful of baseball and softball programs in the region opened play on Monday evening.

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From left, Dakota Valley's Randy Rosenquist chases Parkston's Caden Donahue in a rundown between first and second base during a high school baseball game on Monday, April 10, 2023 at The Pond in Parkston. Donahue was later tagged out on the play.
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PARKSTON, S.D. — Five runs in the top of the sixth inning helped Dakota Valley to a 9-3 road win at Parkston in high school baseball action on Monday evening.

Parkston took a 1-0 lead after three innings before the Panthers scored the next nine runs. Playing their first contest of the season, the Trojans pulled back two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning but were unable to continue their attempt at a rally.

Isaac Bruns and Jaxon Hennies each had two hits, as Hennies was one of five Panthers to record one RBI. A Randy Rosenquist seventh-inning double stood as the lone extra-base hit for either side on the night. Jake Pruchniak went six innings, striking out 12 and walking six while not allowing a hit, as Dakota Valley improved to 4-0 on the season.

Luke Bormann scored two of the Trojans’ runs, with Caden Donahue scoring the other. Brayden Jervik drove in Bormann, who also had two stolen bases, during the seventh inning for the lone Parkston hit and RBI in the contest. Bormann struck out three batters in 3 1/3 innings after getting the start on the mound.

Parkston (0-1) visits Wagner on Wednesday.


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Parkston's Luke Bormann delivers a pitch during a high school baseball game on Monday, April 10, 2023 at The Pond in Parkston.
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Monday’s leaders


  • Winner/Colome won via walk-off, taking down Platte-Geddes/Dakota Christian/White Lake 4-3 on a Zach Olson sacrifice fly. Landon Calhoon had two hits, including a triple, and the other two RBIs for the Royals. In the loss, Tanner Dyk had two RBIs and Caden Oberbroekling struck out eight in three innings of work for PGDCWL.
  • Elk Point-Jefferson’s Ty Trometer recorded three hits and scored the game-tying run in a seventh-inning rally that saw the Huskies swing a two-run deficit into a 9-7 win over Scotland/Menno. Ben Swatek had five strikeouts on the mound and also drove in the go-ahead run in the win. For the Trappers, Ajay Herrboldt and Parker Hochstein each notched two hits, with Herrboldt having two RBI. Kory Keppen struck out seven in 4 2/3 innings.


  • A Harley Koth two-RBI double in the eighth inning boosted Beresford past Wagner. Brenna Dann, one of the runs to score on Koth’s hit, added two RBIs in the contest and pitched a complete game with 17 strikeouts. For Wagner, Lydia Yost had three hits, stole eight bases and scored three runs, as she also struck out 13 batters in a complete game effort.
  • Freeman/Marion/Freeman Academy erupted for 14 runs in the seventh inning to defeat Gayville-Volin 29-19 in an offensive slugfest. Eight players for FMFA had multiple hits and RBIs, led by Sonia Deckert and Vaida Ammann, who each had four hits (Ammann had two triples and a home run) and combined for 11 RBI. The Raiders were paced by Andrea Miller’s four hits and six RBI.

Baseball scores
Dakota Valley 9, Parkston 3
Elk Point-Jefferson 9, Scotland/Menno 7
Winner/Colome 4, Platte-Geddes/Dakota Christian/White Lake 3

Softball scores
Beresford 5, Wagner 3
Freeman/Marion/Freeman Academy 29, Gayville-Volin 19
Hanson 21, Oldham-Ramona/Rutland 1

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