SIOUX FALLS — Yankton Post 12 scored a doubleheader sweep of Sioux Falls West in American Legion baseball action on Tuesday in Sioux Falls.
In the opener, Caid Koletzky went 3-4 with two triples and two RBI in an 11-5 victory.
Miles Carda went 3-5 with two doubles and three runs scored for Yankton. Rex Ryken and Collin Zahrbock each had two hits and two RBI. Ethan Wishon doubled and Michael Drotzmann added a hit in the win.
Ben Simonsen had a double and two RBI for West. Aidan Thomas added a hit and two RBI.
Kieren Luellman pitched 6 1/3, striking out six, for the win. Carda got the final two outs on two pitches. Dylan Ades took the loss.
Koletzky went 3-4 in the nightcap, a 9-1 Yankton victory.
Zahrbock went 2-2 and Matthew Mors had a triple and two RBI for Yankton. Wishon added a hit.
Sam Nelson tripled for West.
Drotzmann pitched four innings of relief for the win. Wishon started, striking out three in two no-hit innings.
Yankton, 8-2, begins play in the Lewis & Clark Classic on Friday. Post 12 hosts two Nebraska programs, Norfolk and Springfield-Platteview, on the opening day.
S.F. East 10-4, Yankton Juniors 4-14
Yankton bounced back from an opening setback to earn a doubleheader split with the Sioux Falls East American squad in American Legion Juniors baseball action on Tuesday at Riverside Field at Bob Tereshinski Stadium.
Yankton used a trio of big innings to win the nightcap 14-4.
Joe Gokie went 2-3 with a triple and four RBI to lead Yankton. Matt Hein had a hit and three RBI. Carson Haak had a hit and two RBI, and Jayden Lightner and Tony McGlone each had a hit in the win.
McGlone picked up the win, with Tristan Redman pitching 1 2/3 innings of shutout relief.
East claimed the opener 10-4.
Gokie, Cameron Zahrbock, Trevor Fitzgerald and McGlone each had a hit for Yankton.
Bradley Howe took the loss.
Yankton, 5-5, plays in the Millard (Nebraska) Tournament beginning on Friday.
Hartington Juniors 8, O’Neill 7
HARTINGTON, Neb. — Hartington outlasted O’Neill 8-7 in American Legion Juniors baseball action on Tuesday.
Bode Noecker had two hits and two runs scored for Hartington. Carter Arens had a hit and three RBI, Brett Kleinschmidt had a hit and two RBI, and Jaxson Bernecker added a hit in the win.
Arens picked up the win in relief, striking out four in his two innings of work.
Hartington, 1-0, travels to Crofton on Friday.
S.F. East 9-3, Yankton Black Sox 7-12
SIOUX FALLS — The Yankton Black Sox bounced back from a first-game setback to beat Sioux Falls East 12-3, earning a split in youth baseball action on Tuesday in Sioux Falls.
Jacob Larson went 4-4 with three triples and five RBI for Yankton. Sam Kampshoff doubled and singled. Austin Pederson also doubled. Dylan Prouty, Landon Loecker, Colton Potts, Joe Andrews and Triston Spears each had a hit in the win.
Marcus Adam picked up the win, striking out three over 4 2/3 innings.
East used a five-run fifth to claim the opener 9-7.
Loecker went 3-4 for Yankton. Adam, Larson and Prouty each doubled. Paul McGlone, Kampshoff, Potts and Curtis Steppat each had a hit in the effort.
Pederson took the loss.
The Black Sox, 3-4, travel to Brandon Valley on Thursday. Start time for the twinbill is 5 p.m.
Yankton Lakers 4-15, Brandon Valley 1-0
The Yankton Lakers made quick work of Brandon Valley, sweeping the Lynx 4-1 and 15-0 in youth baseball action on Tuesday at Riverside Field at Bob Tereshinski Stadium.
In the opener, Connor Teichroew struck out seven batters and allowed one unearned run in five innings for a 4-1 Lakers win.
Michael Mors went 2-3 with a triple, and Mac Ryken went 2-2 for Yankton. Teichroew helped his cause with a double. Garrett Nelson and Rugby Ryken each had a hit in the effort.
In the nightcap, Cody Oswald went 3-3 with a double and three RBI as Yankton rolled to an 15-0 win.
Nelson and Teichroew each doubled and singled, and Drew Ryken had two hits for Yankton. Luke Bernatow had a triple and two RBI. Rugby Ryken, Mors, Isaiah Schelhaas and Josh Sheldon each had a hit in the win.
Drew Ryken picked up the win in the three-inning contest, striking out one and allowing one it.
The Lakers, 5-2, travel to Sioux Falls East today (Wednesday). The doubleheader begins at 5 p.m.