PHOTOS: Wagner, Bon Homme, Winner each win in softball triangular

The three squad met up for three games on Monday afternoon in Wagner.

Wagner's Lydia Yost (5) gives a thumbs up to the dugout after recording a hit during a high school softball game on Monday, May 8, 2023, in Wagner.
Landon Dierks / Mitchell Republic

WAGNER, S.D. — Wagner, Bon Homme and Winner took turns flashing high-powered offenses in a softball triangular on Monday afternoon.

In all three contests, the winning side reached double figures in runs, as each team won once and lost once on the afternoon.

Wagner 14, Bon Homme 0 (5 inn.)

The hosts capped the triangular with the most dominant performance of the afternoon, racing past Bon Homme, 14-0, in five innings.

Lydia Yost powered the Red Raiders at the plate as well as in the circle. Yost went 3-for-3 with two doubles and a walk, driving in four runs and scoring four times herself. Pitching, Yost went all five innings, allowing two hits while striking out six batters with four walks.

Emma Yost added four RBIs for Wagner, which also got two hits and three RBIs from Libby Kotab and two hits, runs and RBIs from Brylie Link.


Bon Homme 15, Winner 5 (6 inn.)

In Game 2, Bon Homme scored in the offensive half of all six innings on the way to the highest single-game run total of the afternoon.

Reyna Alberts was the lone Cavalier with multiple RBIs at three, but four Cavs scored two or more runs. Taycee Ranek came around to score a game-high four times, with Netty Myers scoring thrice. Olivia Kaul and Taryn Crites each scored two runs.

In the circle, Kenadee Kozak struck out 11 batters with six walks and seven hits allowed across the six innings for Bon Homme.

Winner 10, Wagner 9

Three runs in the top of the sixth inning put Winner ahead for good, as the Warriors edged Wagner to start the day.

In the come-from-behind effort, Brindy Bolander and Maree Pravecek posted identical 4-for-4 marks at the plate, each driving in two runs and scoring two more. Melanie Brozik also had two RBIs alongside Tila Harter recording two hits and Sophia Hofeldt scoring twice.

Aleya Miller tossed a complete game, allowing 12 hits but striking out eight batters with just one walk.

Dierks covers prep and collegiate athletics across the Mitchell Republic's coverage region area, focusing on Mitchell High School football and boys basketball and area high school football, volleyball and basketball, as well as Dakota Wesleyan women's basketball. He was also the lead on the Mitchell Republic Gridiron Spotlight, producing video and providing live play-by-play for the traveling weekly prep football broadcast during its first season in the fall of 2021. Dierks is a Mitchell native who graduated from South Dakota State University with his bachelor's degree in journalism in May 2020. He joined the Mitchell Republic sports staff in August 2021. He can be reached at and found on Twitter at @LDierksy.
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