BALTIC — Norfolk, Nebraska, used a four-run fifth inning to pull past Yankton 6-3 in the Renner Post 307 Dakota Classic American Legion baseball tournament on Friday.
Miles Carda had two hits to lead Yankton. Michael Drotzmann, Ethan Wishon, Sam Mooney and Rex Ryken each had a hit in the effort.
Drotzmann took the loss, striking out seven in his five innings of work. Cayden Peterson pitched an inning of shutout relief, striking out two.
Yankton, 12-6, plays Minot, North Dakota, today (Saturday) at 1 p.m. to conclude pool play. If Yankton advances out of the pool, it will play the winner of the Harrisburg pool at Ronken Field in Sioux Falls at 6 p.m. If Yankton does not advance, it will play a consolation game on Sunday.
Yankton 6, Shakopee 5
Yankton Post 12 opened the Renner Post 307 Tournament with a 6-5 victory over Shakopee, Minnesota, early Friday afternoon.
Michael Drotzmann doubled and singled, and Caid Koletzky and Levi Wiersma each had a double and two RBI for Yankton. Owen Feser, Ethan Wishon and Sam Mooney each had a hit in the win.
Koletzky picked up the win, striking out five batters over five innings of work. Miles Carda pitched the final two innings, striking out two, for the save.
Sioux Falls Tourn.
Yankton Black Sox 18, S.F. East 2
SIOUX FALLS — The Yankton Black Sox improved to 2-0 in the Sioux Falls Tournament with an 18-2 rout of Sioux Falls East in the Sioux Falls baseball tournament on Friday.
Brayden Boese went 3-3 with a double and three RBI, and Jacob Larson went 3-3 with five RBI and three runs scored to lead Yankton. Paul McGlone and Dylan Prouty each had two hits, with Prouty scoring three times and McGlone scoring twice. Landon Loecker had a hit and three RBI. Austin Pederson posted a hit, two RBI and three runs scored. Caeden Ekroth posted a hit, two RBI and two runs scored. Sam Kampshoff and Curtis Steppat each had a hit in the win.
Kampshoff picked up the win, striking out three in the four-inning contest.
Yankotn, 6-9, continues action in the tournament today (Saturday).
Yankton Black Sox 6, Renner 3
Landon Loecker went 2-3 with a double, and Jacob Larson had a triple and two RBI as the Yankton Black Sox downed Renner 6-3 in the Sioux Falls baseball tournament on Friday.
Dylan Prouty and Sam Kampshoff each had a hit in the win.
Loecker went the distance in the win, striking out six and allowing no earned runs in the seven-inning contest.
NW Legends 17, Yankton Grey Sox 1
The Yankton Grey Sox gave up 13 runs in the first inning on the way to a 17-1 setback against the Northwest Legends in the Sioux Falls Tournament on Friday.
John Rye had the lone Yankton hit.
Maliek Franklin took the loss.
Other Youth Games
Juniors: Crofton 11, Hartington 7
CROFTON, Neb. — Crofton outlasted Hartington 11-7 in American Legion Juniors baseball action on Friday in Crofton, Nebraska.
Jaxon Bernecker went 3-4 with three RBI for Hartington. Eric Hoesing and Carter Arens each doubled and singled. Chase Lammers, Bode Noecker and Luke Reifenrath each had two hits in the effort.
Owen Heimes took the loss in relief.