Mitchell Post 18 falls to Fremont First State Bank in Veterans’ Classic

Post 18 drops 8-0 contest to Fremont First State Bank (Neb.) on final day of Rapid City Veterans’ Classic tournament at the Fitzgerald Stadium.

Mitchell Post 18's Carson Fahey fields a fly ball to right field as Seth Muth, left, backs him up on the play during a game against Fremont First State Bank (Neb.) in the Veterans' Classic on Sunday at Fitzgerald Stadium in Rapid City.
Photo courtesy of Matt Gade / Rapid City Journal

RAPID CITY —– After shutting out Bellevue (Neb.) 3-0 on Friday, as well as Rapid City Post 22 13-0 on Saturday, Mitchell Post 18 found themselves on the wrong side of a shutout against Fremont First State Bank (Neb.), losing 8-0 in its final game of the Veterans’ Classic on Sunday.

Fremont managed to outhit Mitchell 10-1 in a game that was decided after five innings of play. Peyton Mandel had the lone hit for Mitchell, which was a single to left field in the second inning. As Mitchell was struggling, Fremont scored three runs in the third inning, followed by two runs in the fourth and three more in the fifth inning.

Peyton Schroder took the loss at the mound for Mitchell, striking out two but allowed seven hits and five runs over four innings.

Post 18 will host its annual Coca-Cola Pop Drive on Monday around Mitchell and will take the field again Tuesday, as they host Spearfish at 3 p.m. at Cadwell Park.

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