Monday, March 27, 2017
The Dakota Wesleyan University softball team hit the road on Saturday, dropping a doubleheader to NCAA Division II Southwest Minnesota State University. The Mustangs took Game One 9-2, and the finale 9-8 in Marshall, Minn. In the first game, the Mustangs put up a four spot in the first inning, followed by five more runs in the next three innings. Junior Paige Kinley (Worthington, Minn.) continued her dominance at the plate, going 1-for-3 with a home run, RBI and a run scored. Amber Budmark (Sacramento, Calif.) also tallied a homer after going 1-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored. Lorissa Loeppky (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada) was saddled with the loss after tossing three innings, allowing eight runs on six hits, while striking out one. Game Two was a different story for the Tigers. Despite allowing eight runs in the first two innings, DWU answered with four runs in the fifth and seventh innings, but it wasn’t enough as the Mustangs held on for a one-run victory. Paige Kinley went 2-for-4 with a run, while Katelyne Dougherty (Maui, Hawaii) was 2-for-2 with two RBI and a run scored. Karly Severance (Las Vegas, Nev.) and Alyssa Garcia (L.A. Verne, Calif.) homered in the loss. Sierra Haage (Sioux Falls, S.D.) took the loss after tossing six innings, allowing three runs on 10 hits, while striking out four. The Tiger softball team falls to 10-19 overall and begins Great Plains Athletic Conference play against Dordt College at 5:00pm Wednesday in Sioux Center, Iowa. After Wednesday, the Tigers will head to Hasting Nebraska on Sunday for a DH at 1:00pm and 3:00pm and then return home April 6th to host Mount Marty at 5:00pm and 7:00pm.
The DWU Tiger baseball team went 1-3 in four road games over the weekend as the Tigers split at Hastings winning 7-4 in game one but lost 2-1 on a bases loaded walk-off in the bottom of the 7th inning. DWU was swept by Doane 5-0 and 12-11 on Sunday. The Tigers fall to 6-13 overall and 1-3 in the GPAC and will be right back at it as they visit in-state rival Mount Marty College for a GPAC doubleheader at 3:00pm and 5:00pm Tuesday in Yankton at Riverside Park. Wednesday the Tiger baseball team will be at SDSU in Brookings to play the Division I Jackrabbits in one nine inning game at 3:00pm. The Tigers return home to host Briar Cliff on Saturday and host Midland Sunday with both doubleheaders this weekend at 1:00pm and 3:00pm.
Registration for the Adrenaline Girls Fastpitch Softball teams will take place at the Mitchell Recreation Center Conference Room on Wednesday March 29th and Wednesday April 5th from 7:00pm to 8:00pm each night. Five different level of softball teams are available from Under 10 to Under 14 Divisions. Registration form and additional information can be found at www.mitchellfastpitch.com. The Annual Lowell Rang Tourney will take place on June 10th and 11th at the Cadwell Park Softball Complexes this summer. For more information on fastpitch girls’ softball in Mitchell, call Pat at 630-9069 or Kim at 999-9512.
The Mitchell track and field team will host an Early Bird Invite on Tuesday starting at 4:00pm. That event has been moved indoors to the DWU Indoor facility on the campus of DWU. The Corn Palace Relays are set for April 13th, Howard Wood Dakota Relays will be held in Sioux Falls May 5th and 6th, the ESD Conference Meet will be in Huron on May 13th with the State Track and Field Championships in Sioux Falls for Class AA on May 26th and 27th.
The Kernel boy’s tennis team will start their season on the road at Pierre on April 4th against Pierre and RC Central. The Kernel boys will host St. Thomas More in their home opener on April 7th at Hitchcock Park starting at 12:30pm.
The Kernel girls golf team will not start competition until April 13th at Harrisburg but they will have a busy season if the weather cooperates. The Kernels will host Parkston on April 21st at Lakeview, a tri-angular on May 2nd and host the Mitchell Invite May 12th as home dates on the schedule. The ESD Meet will be in Brandon May 30th with the State Meet in Huron June 5th and 6th.
The Mitchell spring baseball team will open their season this weekend in Rapid City against Central and Stevens. Game times on Saturday will be at 6:00pm and 8:00pm Central Time and game times on Sunday will be Noon and 2:00pm Central Time. Mitchell baseball will also head to Roosevelt on April 4th at 6:00pm and then host their home opener on April 7th against Harrisburg at 5:00pm and 7:00pm at Cadwell Park.