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Tabor Bluebirds blank Madison, advance to play Vermillion on Monday

Riley Rothschadl tossed a four-hit shutout and Tabor remained perfect at the Class B Legion state baseball tournament, blanking Madison 13-0 in five innings on Sunday. Rothschadl struck out five batters and walked one batter on 64 pitches.

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All eyes were on Nolan Dvorak, of Tabor Post 183, right, as he tried to get around Sam Olson, of Madison Post 25, left, during Sunday’s game at the South Dakota American Legion Class B State Tournament at Locke-Karst Field in Groton. Olson was able to make the tag for the out on the play. (John Davis / sdsportscene.com)

GROTON -- Riley Rothschadl tossed a four-hit shutout and Tabor remained perfect at the Class B Legion state baseball tournament, blanking Madison 13-0 in five innings on Sunday. Rothschadl struck out five batters and walked one batter on 64 pitches.

Offensively, Rothschadl received plenty of run support. Tabor scored at least one run all four innings, including 12 runs in the final three innings.

Kaleb Kubal and Preston Nedved posted two hits apiece, while Kubal drove in three runs. Rothschadl, Nolan Carda, Nolan Dvorak, Trent Herrboldt, Kaden Kozak, Carter Uecker and Dawson Bietz each had a hit.

Carda knocked in three runs, while Dvorak drove in two runs. Rothschadl, Herrboldt, Nedved, Kozak and Bietz each drove in runs.

Up next, Tabor plays Vermillion at 6:30 p.m. Monday in a matchup of the tournament’s two undefeated teams.

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Kaleb Kubal, of Tabor Post 183, right, tries to avoid the tag attempt of Sam Olson, of Madison Post 25, center, during Sunday’s game at the South Dakota American Legion Class B State Tournament at Locke-Karst Field in Groton. While Kubal avoided the tag initially Olson was able to make the tag before Kubal got to the plate. (John Davis / sdsportscene.com)

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