Wednesday, May 24, 2017
It was a chilly night for baseball last night at Cadwell Park but it warmed peoples heart in the first of five baseball fundraisers for Tennyson Erickson of Platte. Last night the Parkston Mudcats played the Brewers of Sioux Falls to raise funds for the medical expenses for a six-year-old boy with Leukemia. The Mudcats blanked the Brewers 3-0 as Parkston took advantage of six errors and only three hits to pull out the win. Brandon Nickolite earned the win and pitched five innings for the Mudcats. He gave up seven hits, struck out four batters and did not walk a batter. Ty Kinneberg had two hits for the Mudcats, while Connor Merriam had Parkston's other hit. Dylan Mogck finished the final four innings for the save. Parkston improved to 8-2 overall while the Brewers fell to 0-1 overall. The Mudcats will host the Corsica/Stickney Horned Frogs on Thursday in the Sunshine League.
The Mount Vernon Mustangs collected 13 hits in a 9-1 win over the Freeman Black Sox last night in Mount Vernon. Chase Hetland and Deric Denning powered the Mustangs with three hits apiece. Hetland drove in two runs, as did Eric Giblin and Zac Custer. Cody Renken earned the win for the Mustangs. He threw three innings, allowed zero runs and one hit. Mount Vernon improved to 6-1 overall and will play the Platte Killer Tomatoes on Thursday in Platte. The other game in the Sunshine League Thursday has Alexandria playing at Dimock/Emery. Sunday Wagner will host Winner/Colome, Mount Vernon will host Dimock/Emery and Platte travels to the Parkston Mudcats.
The Mitchell Kernel girls golf team plays at Brandon on Thursday and then the ESD Conference Meet on Tuesday for their next action.
The first day of the Class AA State Track and Field Meet will be held on Friday in Brandon and then finish up the season in Sioux Falls on day-two of the State Meet on Saturday.
The Mitchell spring baseball team finished their season at 20-8 overall and will now focus on the Post 18 American Legion summer season starting on Friday. The spring leaders in hitting were led by Jed Schmidt, who led Mitchell in plate appearances (117), at-bats (103), hits (38), singles (24), doubles (12), runs (34) and stolen bases (29). Also, leading Mitchell in hitting was Elijah Pummer with 21 RBI, hit by pitches (9), walks (18) and best batting average at .377. Spencer Neugebauer led the team in triples and tied with Bryce Geraets with one homerun on the season. Mitchell pitching was led by Baley Miller, Briggs Havlik and Jared Miller all with four wins each. Briggs Havlik and Jed Schmidt led with seven games started with Koby Larson leading the way with nine appearances. Larson also led the team with four saves and never allowed an earned run in 13 innings pitched. Havlik had an amazing ERA of 1.77 in a team high 39.2 innings pitched. Mitchell’s team batting average was .283 and the team ERA was 2.72 for the spring season.
Mitchell baseball will now turn its attention to the American Legion season. Mitchell Post 18 will open the season on Friday in Aberdeen with a doubleheader that starts at 5:00pm. Monday Post 18 will host Huron in one nine inning game that now starts at 3:00pm. Tuesday Mitchell will host Rapid City Post 320 in one nine inning game that starts at 5:00pm at Cadwell Park.
With the spring baseball season over, KORN News Radio 1490 will switch gears to bring you the best and most complete coverage of American Legion baseball this summer to either AM 1490 or on-line only at 1490korn.com. Coverage begins on Tuesday May 30th on-line only as Post 18 will host Rapid City Post 320 in one nine inning game at 5:00pm on 1490korn.com and click on Listen Live and then click on Special Events. KORN or on-line will NOT have coverage of Post 18 at Aberdeen Friday or at home Monday against Huron.