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Mitchell Black and Mitchell White wrap up pool play in state tournaments

Mitchell Black fell to 0-3 in its state tournament pool while Mitchell White fell to 2-1.

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BROOKINGS, S.D. — A 13-run inning for the Watertown Grey Sox spoiled Mitchell White’s chances for an undefeated record in pool play Saturday at the South Dakota Class A 13-and-under state baseball tournament in a 13-3, four-inning loss.

Watertown had just six hits but benefitted from four Mitchell errors.

Lincoln Bottum, Kaiden Allen and Collin Weier all had a hit for Mitchell White. Dawson Smith pitched a hitless inning in relief for Mitchell White, striking out a pair of Grey Sox.

Mitchell’s season record stands at 23-16-2.

Pierre 9, Mitchell Black 0

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PIERRE, S.D. — Mitchell Black couldn’t find much success at the plate Saturday in Pierre at the South Dakota Class A 14-and-under state baseball tournament and fell 9-0 to Pierre in the final game of the season.

Two runs in each of the first three innings was more than enough for Pierre, who surrendered two hits all game to Mitchell Black, one from Van Johnson and one from Tyler Christensen. Bridger Babcock started and got the win for Pierre, tossing six shutout innings, racking up five strikeouts and surrendering one hit.

Mitchell Black fell to 0-3 in pool play after the loss and finished its season at 15-28 overall.

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