No matter what sport you are going to get upsets and they old saying “That’s Why You Play-em” came into effect last night in the night-cap of the District 5B Amateur Baseball Tourney in Parkston. J.J. Farner tossed an amazing game for the Pheasants of Winner/Colome but suffered the loss to the hands of #7 seed Wagner 2-0 in Parkston. Farner did not allow an earned run as he tossed a complete-game three-hitter, striking out 21 along the way. The only problem was that Alex Kocer did not allow a run, period, he also gave up three hits to earn the win for the Rockets. Wagner, 3-8 overall, advances to face the winner of Platte and Mount Vernon at 7:00pm Sunday. Winner/Colome, 13-4 overall, faces the loser of Platte and Mount Vernon at 8:00pm Tuesday in Parkston.
In the early game last night top-seeded Alexandria used a five-run fifth inning to move past Corsica-Stickney 6-3 in a great opening round game. The Angels scored all five runs with two-outs in the fifth inning. Ethan Davis pitched all nine innings, giving up two earned runs on six hits and seven strikeouts in the win for Alexandria, 13-6 overall. Ross Kortan pitched eight innings, giving up three earned runs on 11 hits and had seven strikeouts in the loss for the Horned Frogs. Alexandria advances to face the winner of Parkston and Dimock/Emery at 5:00pm Sunday. Corsica-Stickney, 2-14 overall, plays the loser of the Parkston and Dimock/Emery game in consolation play at 6:00pm Tuesday.
Tonight, in District 5B Amateur Baseball in Parkston Dimock/Emery will battle Parkston in the #4/#5 seeded game at 6:00pm with the late game featuring #3 seed Mount Vernon against Platte. No games on Saturday but two winner bracket games on Sunday.
The State Class A American Legion Baseball Tourney will get underway this morning at 10:00am at Cadwell Park in Mitchell with four games in the 1st Round. Rapid City Post 22, the defending Champions and winners of five out of the last six State Championships, will play Yankton Post 12 at 10:00am followed by Renner Post 307 against Pierre Post 8 around 12:30pm. The two-night games will feature Watertown Post 17 against Brandon Valley Post 131 at 5:00pm followed by Mitchell Post 18 against Harrisburg Post 45 around 7:30pm tonight. Tonight, at the State Legion Tourney they will honor the 1999 State Champion Mitchell Post 18 team along with former coach Shane Thill. Thill will toss out the first pitch before the Mitchell game. Former players, wives and families will be “back home” to be honored tonight at Cadwell Park. The State American Legion Tourney runs thru July 30th at Cadwell Park. KORN News Radio will have complete coverage of Mitchell Post 18 American Legion baseball starting with their first game tonight around 7:15pm on FM 101.3, AM 1490 and on-line at kornradio.com. All games are seven inning games.
The Mitchell Kernel football team will be hosting the three-day MHS Youth and Middle School Camp from August 6th through August 8th on the Joe Quintal Field turf. Those in 3rd through 6th grade begin at 9:00am, while seventh and eighth graders start at 10:30am. There is no cost and participants can be registered on the day of the camp. Campers should wear shirts, shorts and rubber cleats. Contact Kernel head coach Kent VanOverschelde for more details.
The Lil’ Kernel Volleyball Camp, which is for third through sixth-graders, is at Mitchell High School on August 5th and 6th. It lasts from 9:00am to Noon and costs $35. Contact Kernel head coach Deb Thill for more details.