Second Mitchell Legion Baseball Player to Plead Guilty in Rape Case

Peyton Mandel, a former Mitchell Legion baseball player, is scheduled to plead guilty to being an accessory to a felony, with his rape charges set to be dismissed.

Mandel is one of six Post 18 players initially charged with rape after an incident involving two 16-year-old victims at a Rapid City hotel last year.

This plea follows 19-year-old Lincoln Bates, who recently pleaded guilty to the same charge and agreed to testify against his teammates. Additional players are facing charges in juvenile court. E

arlier this year, Mitchell baseball coach Luke Norden was acquitted of felony charges and not reporting child abuse, and charges against former Mitchell Baseball Association board member Jeremy Borgan were dismissed.

Mandel’s court appearance is set for Monday afternoon in Rapid City.