Class B Amateur: Second round begins in Mitchell

MITCHELL – Winner/Colome beat Wynot (Neb.) 6-2 and Plankinton defeated Crofton (Neb.) 10-7 to open the second round of the Class B State Amateur Baseball Tournament on Tuesday night at Cadwell Park.

Flandreau, Canova, the Dell Rapids Mudcats, Four Corners, Northville, Clark, Menno and Garretson won first-round games over the weekend.

The Cardinals and Gang square off Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. in a rematch of last year’s final – won 10-2 by Canova.

Second-round action continues tonight with Alexandria facing Tabor at 5:30 p.m. and Milbank taking on Mount Vernon at 7:30 p.m.

A complete tourney schedule is in the Scoreboard on Page 12.


Second Round

 Winner/Colome 6, Wynot (Neb.) 2

JJ Farner threw all nine innings and the Pheasants scored four consecutive runs in the middle innings to take control.

Farner allowed nine hits while striking out four and walking a pair.

Austin Calhoon finished 3-for-5 with a pair of RBIs. Catcher Chandler Bakley was 2-for-5 with an RBI and Kelly O’Bryan ended up 2-for-4 while scoring twice.

Five of Winner/Colome’s six runs were scored with two outs.

Austin Richey (one out) and Jeff Harris (two away) had RBI singles in the second inning.

The Expos’ Dawson Sudbeck cut the deficit in half with a two-out run-scoring hit in the bottom of the second.

Winner/Colome scored runs in four of the next five frames.

In the third, Dillon Lambley walked, took second on a groundout, beat a throw to move to third on a fielder’s choice and scored on Bakley’s groundout.

Calhoon had RBI singles in both the fourth and sixth frames.

Bakley tripled with two away in the seventh and then scored on an error on Richey’s batted ball to make it 6-1.

Wynot’s Jackson Sudbeck had a two-out RBI single in the eighth to provide for the final margin.


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Wynot               010 000 010    2    9  1

JJ Farner and Chandler Bakley; Brett Wiebelhaus, Matt Sees (6) and Dawson Sudbeck. W – Farner. L – Wiebelhaus. 2B: W, Kyle Wiepen, Scott Morrison. 3B: WC, Bakley.

 Plankinton 10, Crofton (Neb.) 7

The F&M Bankers built a 7-1 lead after 4 1/2 innings and then held off the Bluejays.

Alex Loes went 4-for-6 with a triple, two doubles and a pair of RBIs. Orric Earl, who doubled, and Trevor Salmonson both tallied two hits and an RBI. Geno Katz drove in a pair of runs.

Travis Gant gave up seven runs – four earned – on six hits with three strikeouts and two walks in 7 1/3 innings to earn the win. Josh Engquist worked the final 1 2/3 while picking up the save. He gave up a hit and a walk and struck out a pair.

Crofton’s Simon Healy hit a two-run homer.

Tyler Hegge was 3-for-4 with a pair of RBIs.

Brookings native Corey Roach tripled and scored twice.

Hegge suffered the loss. He gave up seven runs – only three earned – on eight hits and three walks with five Ks in 4 1/3 innings.

The Bluejays committed eight errors.


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Crofton          100 040 020    7  7  8

Travis Gant, Josh Engquist (8) and Trevor Boyd; Ben Hegge, Capp Bengston (5), Austin Hegge (8), Corey Roach (9) and Alec Martin. W – Gant. L – B. Hegge. Sv – Engquist. 2B: P, Chris Hill, Alex Loes 2, Orric Earl. 3B: P, Loes; Corey Roach, Tyler Zimmerman. HR: C, Simon Healy

First Round

 Dell Rapids Mudcats 10, Dimock-Emery 4

The Mudcats pounded out 16 hits and took control in the middle innings to beat the Raptors.

Dell Rapids scored twice in the fourth and four times in the fifth to move ahead 8-3.

Mark Houck doubled, singled and drove in four runs.

Grant Olson doubled twice and totaled three RBIs.

Travis Peters and Aaron Johnson both added two hits and an RBI. Chade Hunt, Josh Roemen and Jimmy Bauer each singled twice.

Jared Donahue allowed three runs – two earned – on four hits with seven strikeouts and four walks in six innings to earn the win. Blake Svoboda pitched the final three frames to tally the save, surrendering one run – unearned – on four hits with a pair of strikeouts and a walk.

Dimock-Emery’s Jason Schmidt went 3-for-4 with an RBI. Gene Kitchens added a pair of hits. Phil Johnson stroked an RBI double.

Johnson took the loss on the bump after allowing seven runs – five earned – on nine hits and two walks with one strikeout in 4 2/3 innings.


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Phil Johnson, Drew Kitchens (5), Jason Schmidt (6) and Colton Plagmann; Jared Donahue, Blake Svoboda (7) and Aaron Johnson, Elijah Story (7). W – Donahue. L – Johnson. Sv – Svoboda. 2B: DE, Johnson; DR, Grant Olson 2, Mark Houck.

 Four Corners 13, Madison 11

Four Corners beat the Broncos in a wild game that saw the teams combine for 32 hits.

Madison scored eight runs in the fourth and one in the fifth to move ahead 11-3. Four Corners put up a nine-spot in the bottom of the fifth to grab the lead for good.

Justin Lester went 4-for-5 with an RBI in the win. Jason Overweg was 3-for-4 with a pair of RBIs.

Spencer Sarringar (two-run homer), Nathan Hainy (two doubles) and Kris Dozark each had two hits and two RBIs. Adam Kaus drove in a pair of runs.

Casey Schlechter earned the pitching win in relief, allowing three runs on four hits and a walk in 3 1/3 innings. Sarringar tossed two scoreless frames to tally the save, giving up one hit with two strikeouts and as many walks.

The Broncos’ Nick Bird was 2-for-5 with a three-run shot. Heith Williams had two hits and two RBIs, while Jon Waba, Mitch McNary and Greg Biagi each contributed two hits and one RBI. Brian Miller and Jacob Giles both singled twice.

Paul Clark gave up five runs – four earned – on six hits and a walk in one inning of relief while taking the loss.


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Four Corners 021 091 00x    13  17  7

Seth Rockafellow, Paul Clark (5), Nick Bird (6) and Heith Williams; Jeremy Hand, Casey Schlechter (4), Spencer Sarringar (8) and Sarringar, Kris Dozark (8). W – Schlechter. L – Clark. Sv – Sarringar. 2B: FC, Nathan Hainy 2. HR: M, Nick Bird; FC, Sarringar.

Saturday – First Round

 Flandreau 10, Freeman 0 (8 inn.)

Deon Entringer threw seven scoreless innings for the Cardinals.

The pick-up player from Colman allowed three hits and struck out eight batters without issuing a walk.

Zach Weber tossed a 1-2-3 eighth, striking out one.

Carter Howell was 3-for-4 with a double and scored three times.

Tanner Harris doubled, singled and drove in three runs. Bret Severtson ended up 2-for-4.

Aiden Ladd doubled with one out in the second. Severtson followed with an RBI single and stole second. Harris added an RBI hit to make it 2-0.

In the third, Howell doubled and stole third, scoring on an error on the play.

Severtson reached on an error to begin the fourth, before stealing second and advancing to third on a wild pitch. Entringer drew a base on balls and stole second.

Harris came through with a two-run double. Howell’s sacrifice fly with one away plated courtesy runner Luke Gassman, pushing the margin to 6-0.

Flandreau put up three more runs in the sixth.

With one out, Howell singled and Jared Campbell doubled. Mitch Foster lifted a flyball and reached on an error, which allowed Howell and Campbell to sprint home. Foster scored on Keith Cutler’s groundout.

Howell singled and took second on a groundout in the eighth. Pinch-hitter Zach Hansen ended the game via the 10-run rule with an RBI single with one away.

The Black Sox’s Jake Weier finished 2-for-3.

Nate Broehm gave up six runs – three earned – on five hits with two strikeouts and a pair of walks in three innings.

FLANDREAU 10, FREEMAN 0 (8 inn.)

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Nate Broehm, Brett Scherschligt (4) and Allan Scherschligt; Deon Entringer, Zach Weber (8) and Tanner Harris, Derick Veldkamp (8). W – Entringer. L – Broehm. 2B: Flan., Aiden Ladd, Jared Campbell, Carter Howell, Tanner Harris.

 Canova 10, Akron (Iowa) 0 (8 inn.)

Derek Miller tossed a five-hit shutout, striking out nine batters without issuing a free pass.

Cole Gassman was 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI.

Justin Miller went 3-for-5 with a double, two RBIs and three runs scored.

Jason Miller doubled, singled and drove in a pair of runs.

Justin Miller and Gassman singled to open the bottom of the first and advanced on a groundout, before Jason Miller drew a two-out walk. Trevor Oswald reached on an error, which allowed Justin Miller to scamper home.

In the fifth, Justin Miller doubled with one out. Consecutive singles by Gassman and Jared Miller made it 2-0.

The Gang took control with a four-spot in the sixth.

Oswald and Trey Krier walked to get it going, chasing Akron starter Nick Jacobs. Gavin Gassman bunted and reached on an error. Oswald sprinted home on a wild pitch.

Justin Miller came through with a two-run single with one away and Cole Gassman added an RBI double to put Canova ahead 6-0.

Krier started a two-out rally in the seventh with a two-bagger. Gavin Gassman drove him in with a hit soon thereafter.

The Gang added three runs in the eighth to end the game early.

Eric Hiltunen and Jared Miller walked, and Garrett Gassman was hit by a pitch to load the bases.

Jason Miller had a two-RBI single to make it 9-0.

Oswald and Kaleb Carmichael drew back-to-back walks, the latter forcing in Garrett Gassman to seal the deal.

Jacobs and Nick Meisinger both ended up 2-for-4 for the Rebels.

Jacobs took the loss on the mound after giving up four runs – three earned – on six hits with four strikeouts and three walks in five-plus innings.

CANOVA 10, AKRON 0 (8 inn.)

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Canova 100 014 13    10  11  2

Nick Jacobs, Dan Smith (6), Brett Stolpe (6), Spencer Wardrip (7) and Tanner Bundy; Derek Miller and Garrett Gassman. W – Miller. L – Jacobs. 2B: C, Trey Krier, Justin Miller, Jason Miller, Cole Gassman.

 Northville 18, South Central 11

The Merchants (14) and Storm (17) combined for 31 hits.

Kyle Nemec went 3-for-5 with a walk, five RBIs and three runs scored. He hit a three-run homer.

Ethan Beyers was 4-for-5 with three RBIS. Cody Lefforge finished 3-for-4 with a pair of walks, four RBIs and a trio of runs.

Nathan Peterson was the winning pitcher after allowing 10 runs – six earned – on 15 hits and two walks with a pair of strikeouts in 5 1/3 innings. Caleb Schentzel tossed the final 3 2/3 to tally the save, surrendering one run on two hits and two walks with a strikeout.

South Central’s Blake Hoffman (two RBIs, double), Tom Grove (two RBIs) and Blake Boes (RBI) each collected three hits. Paul Taggart (two RBIs), Grant Thomas and Christian Schweigert each added a pair of singles. Ben Connot had a pinch-hit three-run triple.

Taggart took the loss after giving up seven runs on two hits and four walks with one strikeout in just a third of an inning.

Three of Northville’s final 11 runs were earned.


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Northville       703 210 50x    18  14  3

Paul Taggart, Blake Boes (1), Aaron Sundquist (7) and Sundquist, Boes (7); Nathan Peterson, Caleb Schentzel (6) and Greg Heyne. W – Peterson. L – Taggart. 2B: SC, Blake Hoffman. 3B: SC, Ben Connot. HR: N, Kyle Nemec.

 Clark 3, Redfield 2

Zach Toben outdueled Justin Link on the mound as the Traders topped the Pheasants.

Toben allowed two runs on four hits with eight strikeouts and three walks.

Link surrendered three runs – nine earned – on five hits with nine strikeouts and three walks.

Clark scored all its runs in the top of the sixth.

Toben walked and Zack Puetz, a pick-up player from Volga, hit into a fielder’s choice. Kyle Braun reached on an error to put runners on the corners.

Bryce DesLauriers batted ball resulted in another error, as Puetz scampered home on the play. DesLauriers was credited with an RBI.

Andrew Magedanz came through with a two-run double with two away to put the Traders ahead 3-2.

Both of Redfield’s runs came in the bottom of the third.

Nate Binger walked, stole second and scored on Jared Kuehn’s hit. Kuehn also stole second, moved to third on Kevin Krumm’s sacrifice and scored on Sutton Masat’s sacrifice fly to give the Pheasants a 2-0 advantage.


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Zach Toben and Bryce DesLauriers; Justin Link and Sutton Masat. W – Toben. L – Link. 2B: C, Toben, Andrew Magedanz.

 Menno 10, Clear Lake 0 (8 inn.)

Macon Oplinger tossed a shutout over two days to help the Mad Frogs advance.

He allowed just three hits while striking out seven batters and walking two.

The game was suspended due to the weather on Friday night with Menno leading 3-0 after four innings. Play resumed Saturday at 1 p.m. at Drake Field.

Dylan Lehr led the offense, going 2-for-4. Oplinger doubled. Five different Menno players drove in a run.

Menno scored four runs in the sixth to take control, before adding two in the seventh and one in the eighth to end things early.

The Slough Sharks’ Trevor Peterson took the loss after giving up three runs – one earned – on one hit with three strikeouts and a trio of walks.

MENNO 10, CLEAR LAKE 0 (8 inn.)

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Menno       210 004 21    10  8  2

Trevor Peterson, Justin Larson (5), Cameron Olson (8) and Trevor Cassels; Macon Oplinger and Kyler Pekarek, Adam Walter (5). W – Oplinger. L – Peterson. 2B: CL, Cooper Gates; M, Oplinger.

 Garretson 15, Groton 0 (6 inn.)

Jesse Brockhouse belted a grand slam and Dustin Steckler and Isaiah Mader combined on a three-hit shutout to lead the BlueJays to a win at Drake Field.

Steckler allowed two hits in four innings and Mader gave up one in two frames. Both pitchers struck out a pair of batters and walked one.

Brockhouse finished 3-for-4. His grand slam highlighted Garretson’s seven-run fourth frame, which put it ahead 14-0.

Nick Bruning doubled, singled and drove in three runs. Brett Fischer, Brad Ulmer, Nick Bonte and Derek Fischer each added two hits and an RBI. Brady Bonte singled twice. Steckler had an RBI double.

Locke Electric’s Anthony Sippel doubled.

Edwin Rodriguez was the losing pitcher. He surrendered 11 runs – nine earned – on 10 hits and three walks in three-plus innings.

The game was originally scheduled for Friday night but was postponed to Saturday evening due to the weather.

GARRETSON 15, GROTON 0 (6 inn.)

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Garretson 322 701    15  16  0

Edwin Rodriguez, Spencer Knecht (4), Austin Fordham (5) and Carlos Camacho; Dustin Steckler, Isaiah Mader (5) and Brady Bonte. W – Steckler. L – Rodriguez. 2B: Gr., Anthony Sippel; Ga., Steckler, Nick Bruning. HR: Ga., Jesse Brockhouse.


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