The season has end for the Mitchell Post 18 American Legion baseball team at the State Tournament in Mitchell at Cadwell Park. Post 18 beat Harrisburg on Friday night 5-1 but fell to Renner 4-2 on Saturday night and fell to Rapid City Post 22 late last night, due to the weather, 6-4 to end their hopes of a State Championship on home turf. There were plenty of opportunities to score runs on Saturday and Sunday nights, but Mitchell could not get that big hit or big inning to secure a win as Mitchell left 34 men on base in three games. Mitchell Post 18 finishes the season 33-17 and will lose seven seniors this summer for next summer.
Renner Post 307 is the only undefeated team remaining in the State Legion Tourney after a 13-3 thrashing of Yankton early this morning. Games Sunday were pushed back four hours and then had a 1 hour 40-minute weather delay making it a late night/early morning final game at Cadwell Park. Brandon Valley eliminated Pierre on Sunday as well. The Final Four teams remaining at the State A Legion Tourney has RC Post 22 playing Yankton at 4:00pm followed by Brandon Valley against Renner. No matter what happens to Renner, they will automatically play Tuesday at 1:00pm in the title game.
The Alexandria Angels beat the Parkston Mudcats 4-1 to advance to the Class B State Amateur Baseball Tournament and the District 5B Championship game. Tyson Gau pitched a complete game without allowing an earned run. He surrendered five hits and three walks, while striking out 10. He also went 2-for-4 at the plate. Alexandria faces the winner of the Wagner and Mount Vernon game in the Championship game at 8:00pm on Friday. Mount Vernon led Wagner, 3-2, in the fourth inning when play was called due to weather. Play resumes tonight at 8:00pm. Parkston is not finished; they await the winner of Platte and Winner/Colome at 8:00pm on Thursday. The Killer Tomatoes play the Pheasants Tuesday at 8:00pm after Dimock/Emery plays Corsica/Stickney at 6:00pm Tuesday in Parkston.
The District 3B Amateur Baseball tourney was moved from Plankinton to Chamberlain due to the wet fields and Kimball/White Lake scored six runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to eliminate Colome from the District 3B Tournament 10-0. Kimball/White Lake faces the loser of tonight’s Wessington Springs and Four Corners game Tuesday for a trip to the State Tourney in Mitchell.
A scoreless defensive battle quickly turned into a blowout as top-seeded Plankinton scored all 10 of its runs in the last four innings Saturday to beat Colome in the first round of the District 3B Amateur Baseball Tournament.
Wessington Springs scored multiple runs in all five innings as six players had at least two hits in a win over South Central 16-1 in five innings in District 3B action.
Canova clubbed 17 hits to take down the Humboldt/Hartford Gamecocks 13-3 in the first round of the District 4B Amateur Baseball Tournament in Salem.
The District Amateur Baseball Tourney’s will continue this week and weekend and the pairings will be released on Sunday August 4th with the State Amateur Baseball Tourney starting August 7th and running until August 18th at Cadwell Park in Mitchell.
Single-game tickets for South Dakota State’s seven-game home football schedule will go on sale August 1st. Online orders processed through JackrabbitTickets.com will be accepted starting at 7:00am. Orders also will be accepted over the phone by calling (605) 688-5422 or in person at the Jackrabbit Ticket Office, which is located on the lower level of the Stanley J. Marshall Center, from 9:00am to 5:00pm. Single-game ticket pricing varies depending on opponent and seat location. Premium seating options are available for most games. In addition to single-game tickets, season tickets and three-game mini-plans remain available. Season tickets start at $125 per person, with mini plans at $99. Mini plans include the October 5th Hobo Day game and two other home games of the fan’s choice. Tickets to SDSU’s August 29th season opener at The University of Minnesota also are available through the Jackrabbit Ticket Office at a cost of $25 each. Tickets for the 8:00pm game are located in sections 202-205 of TCF Bank Stadium.
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.