Mitchell teener teams combine for 3-1 record during busy home slate
Mitchell Black 14U went 1-1, while Mitchell White 13U went 2-0
MITCHELL — High temperatures pushed a Mitchell Black (14-and-under) doubleheader from Monday to Tuesday, which stacked with an already scheduled Mitchell White (13-and-under) doubleheader, creating a busy day for tenner baseball at the Cadwell Sports Complex.
But it was a successful one, nonetheless, as Mitchell Black split with Yankton, falling 2-1 before winning 7-6, and Mitchell White swept Brookings, 12-11 and 7-5.
Jacob Ebert notched two of Mitchell's six hits in the first game against Yankton, while Tyler Christensen struck out four batters in five innings pitched.
Ebert added three more hits to his tally in the Game 2 victory, while Jaxson Hartman matched the three hits and Christensen and Gavin Jones each had two. Dawson Jonnassen picked up the win on the mound.
Easton Feser had four hits across the two games for Yankton, as Christian Weier was the winning pitcher in Game 1.
Mitchell Black hosts Watertown for a doubleheader on Friday, June 24.
Tied 10-10 entering the seventh inning of Game 1, Mitchell edged 2-1 in the final frame to take the win, with Brayden Reindl scoring the winning run on an error.
Kaiden Allen paced Mitchell — which had had five players get multiple hits — with three hits, while Dawson Smith had three runs batted in. Lincoln Bottum, Smith and Avery Kaus combined to strike out nine batters in the win.
A five-run second inning proved to be the difference for Mitchell in the four-inning second game.
Bottum led the Mitchell offense with two runs scored, while Lincoln Stange earned the win pitching.
Mitchell White's next action is the Sioux Falls Invitational tournament, where it'll face off with Sioux Falls Cyclones Red on Friday, June 24.