Local Sports

Wednesday, July 1st, 2020

Tucker Kingsbury’s two home runs and five RBIs powered Dimock-Emery to a 15-2 victory over Lennox last night. Sam Arend added three hits including a home run and four RBIs in the win. The Raptors, who have five straight games, host Menno Thursday night. Alexandria hosts Parkston Thursday night; Plankinton travels to Chamberlain; South Central is at Colome; and Miller hosts Kimball-White Lake. Platte plays Corsica-Stickney Friday in Corsica and Saturday night in Platte.

Mitchell Post 18, 11-9 overall on the season, begins another important stretch of games today when it hosts Sioux Falls East for a doubleheader starting at 5 p.m. Mitchell was in eighth place in the seeding standings after Monday’s games. East was in ninth place entering Tuesday. Mitchell’s offense is averaging nearly eight runs per game and batting .309 as a team. Jonah Schmidt and Peyton Nash are both hitting over .400. Nash leads the team with 20 RBIs. Brady Hawkins anchors a pitching staff that has posted a team ERA of 4.76. Hawkins is 4-0 on the season with 26 strikeouts in 20 and 2/3 innings pitched and an ERA of 1.69. Mitchell heads to Pierre for two games Thursday. Mitchell plays Pierre, who was in fourth place as of Tuesday, at 4 p.m. and will then play Sturgis at 6 p.m. Mitchell faces another full week next week with seven games between July 5th and July 11th.

The Mitchell Junior Legion baseball team returns to Sioux Falls to play West in a doubleheader Thursday at 5 p.m. The Junior team returns to with home doubleheaders Monday and Thursday against Pierre and Renner.

Mitchell White travels to Pierre Wednesday and Yankton Thursday for doubleheaders.

Mitchell Black hosts Yankton for a doubleheader Wednesday beginning at 4 p.m. Black hosts Sioux Falls East Thursday for two games starting at 4 p.m.

The Dakota Wesleyan University Sports Information Department was awarded two national awards and one regional award by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) in its annual Publications & Design Contest. The DWU Sports Information Department, under the direction of Director of Sports Information Ian McClanahan, and the DWU Marketing Department, was awarded two ‘Second in the Nation’ awards along with a District 7 award. The crew placed second in the Men’s Basketball Media Guide contest, behind only NCAA Division II institution, Washburn University. They also took second in the Basketball Programs contest behind St. John’s University (Minn.). In the Fall/Winter/Spring Posters contest, DWU took third in District 7 with its football schedule poster. The contests consisted of 37 various competitions to be voted on from media guides and gameday programs to schedule posters and motion graphics. The divisions were divided into two groups with NCAA Division I in one group and NCAA Division II, III, NAIA, NJCAA and high school programs in the other group. These are the first three awards McClanahan won in the CoSIDA Publications & Design Contest.