Youth baseball roundup: Mitchell White wins three straight to end weekend

PIERRE--After a 12-0 loss to Aberdeen, Mitchell White answered with three straight wins at the Kirley Tournament in teener baseball in Pierre. Mitchell took down Sioux Falls West 9-7 on Saturday, followed by a 2-1 win over Brookings and a 5-1 win...

PIERRE-After a 12-0 loss to Aberdeen, Mitchell White answered with three straight wins at the Kirley Tournament in teener baseball in Pierre. Mitchell took down Sioux Falls West 9-7 on Saturday, followed by a 2-1 win over Brookings and a 5-1 win over Sioux Falls East on Sunday.

In the opener, Mitchell was held to one hit in the loss, which came off of Dylan Soulek's bat.

On the mound, Tanner Puetz suffered the loss. He gave up 12 runs (eight earned) on 10 hits and two walks in 3 1/3 innings.

Mitchell got the bats going in Game 2, scoring seven times in the first inning against Sioux Falls West. White had just six hits but used walks, wild pitches and RBI singles from Lukas Bennett and Connor Hohn to get the offense started.

Bennett, who went 2-for-3, drove in his second run of the game in the third to extend Mitchell's lead to 9-0. On the mound, Soulek earned the win as he allowed seven earned runs, six hits and four walks, while striking out six in his 4 2/3-inning start.


On Sunday, Landon Waddell's complete-game effort lifted Mitchell to victory against Brookings, throwing five innings without allowing an earned run. Waddell struck out four batters, walked eight and allowed two hits.

Soulek scored on a wild pitch in the first, and he had the walk-off single to score Carson Podhradsky. At the plate, Puetz led the team with two hits.

In the finale against Sioux Falls East, Mitchell blew the game open with four runs in the fifth inning. With two outs in the fifth, Soulek hit a bases-clearing triple. Soulek scored on an error thanks to a Waddell double-one of his two hits-in the next at-bat.

Peyton Schroeder shined in his start for Mitchell as he fanned four batters in five innings. Sioux Falls managed an earned run, two hits and three walks against him.

Mitchell White (8-14) travels to Yankton to play a doubleheader starting at 5 p.m. on Thursday.

Mitchell Gold goes 1-2 in Brookings

BROOKINGS-The Mitchell Gold teener baseball team salvaged a victory in its final game of three over the weekend at the Brookings Tournament. Mitchell lost 9-3 to Volga and 15-5 to Watertown on Saturday, while defeating Pierre 13-3 for ninth place at the event.

Against Volga, all three of Mitchell's runs came in the seventh, including Joe VanOverschelde's RBI single. Brandon Sparks also added an RBI.


Jace Larson suffered the loss as he threw three innings in his start, allowing seven runs (five earned), five hits and five walks. He also fanned three batters. James Payne gave up two earned runs in his three innings of work.

Against Watertown, Mitchell was out-hit 12-8 in the five-inning game and committed seven errors to drop its second game on Saturday.

Grosdidier's RBI single highlighted Mitchell's three-run third inning. Despite the loss, Larson was a perfect 3-for-3 at the plate with two runs, and Jack Vermeulen had a pair of hits. Brock Sparks, Enga and Grosdidier each also added a hit.

Mason Geraets got the starting nod but received the loss. He allowed 10 runs (seven earned) on nine hits and three walks over two innings.

In the victory over Pierre, Mitchell Gold scored multiple runs in all five innings. As a team, Mitchell out-hit Pierre 13-4, including a 3-for-4 day from Larson and two-hit games from VanOverschelde, Brandon Sparks and Trent Beintema.

It was a team effort on the mound for Mitchell, as Brock, who earned the win, and Brandon Sparks combined to pitch four innings of three-run baseball.

Mitchell Gold (12-8) hosts Sioux Falls East for a doubleheader starting at 4 p.m. on Thursday.

Mitchell junior Legion wins one in doubleheader


RAPID CITY-Mitchell junior Legion took a game in a doubleheader on Saturday at the Big Stick tournament in Rapid City.

Mitchell's offense exploded during its 17-6 win over Fort Morgan (Colorado) to start Saturday, but it fell 5-4 to the Rapid City Bullets in the nightcap.

Mitchell trailed 5-4 after the third inning in Game 1, but four doubles in the fourth resulted in five runs.

Ryan Mcginnis started the sixth inning with a single, followed by Colby Gillen, who went 3-for-5 with three RBIs, hitting a RBI triple and Jacob Schumacher smacking an RBI single to right field. Mitchell scored eight runs before the inning ended.

Hunter Stahle tied for a team-high three hits and also drove in two runs. Evan Demaranville and Tate Ellwein each had two hits, while Demaranville had two RBIs and Ellwein drove in four runs.

Demaranville earned the win during his start which lasted 4 2/3 innings. He gave up eight runs (five earned), five hits and seven walks, while fanning four batters. Masen Thompson didn't allow a run in 1 1/3 innings.

The Rapid City Bullets walked-off against Mitchell in Game 2, erasing the two-run comeback Mitchell made in the seventh.

The Bullets hit two batters, walked another and allowed singles to Stahle and Mcginnis, who each had two hits, as Mitchell scored twice in the seventh.

Lincoln Erickson had two hits for Mitchell, along with an RBI, while J.J. Armour and Gillen each had a hit. Both teams recorded eight hits.

Stahle threw all 6 2/3 innings for Mitchell but still earned the loss. He struck out four batters and allowed five earned runs and eight hits.

Mitchell junior Legion (5-20) next plays a doubleheader starting at 5 p.m. at Renner tomorrow.

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