SIOUX FALLS — The Yankton Lakers ran their win streak to seven with a doubleheader sweep of Sioux Falls East in youth baseball action on Wednesday.
In the opener, Yankton took control with a pair of big innings, then held on for an 11-10 victory.
Garrett Nelson doubled and singled, driving in two, for Yankton. Rugby Ryken, Isaiah Schelhaas, Jace McCorkell and Josh Sheldon each had a hit in the win.
Drew Ryken picked up the win.
In the nightcap, Michael Mors struck out six batters over five innings in a 5-3 Yankton win.
Cody Oswald, Luke Bernatow, Cooper Grotenhuis, Sheldon and Drew Ryken each had a hit for Yankton.
Schelhaas pitched a scoreless sixth, striking out two, for the save.
The Lakers, 7-2, play in the Mitchell Tournament this weekend.
Yankton Reds 6-5, S.F. East 5-13
The Yankton Reds split a youth baseball doubleheader with Sioux Falls East on Wednesday at Riverside Field at Bob Tereshinski Stadium.
In the opener, Yankton rallied from a 5-0 deficit to win 6-5.
Austin Gobel went 3-4 with a double, and Lucas Kampshoff had two hits, including the game-winner in the bottom of the sixth, for Yankton. Hudson Bergeson doubled and Cohen Zahrbock added a hit in the win.
Payton Peterson pitched four innings of shutout relief for the win.
East bounced back to take the nightcap 13-5.
Gobel, Landon Potts, Owen Wishon, Zahrbock, Kampshoff, Sean Turner, Tucker Gilmore and Tyson Prouty each had a hit for the Reds.
Wishon took the loss.
The Reds, 4-1, host Harrisburg today (Thursday). Start time for the twinbill is 1 p.m.
Brandon Valley 15-8, Yankton Grey Sox 0-14
VALLEY SPRINGS — The Yankton Grey Sox bounced back from an opening loss to take the nightcap 14-8 in youth baseball action on Tuesday.
Jack Halsted and Alex Kleinsasser had hits for Yankton, which took advantage of 18 walks in the nightcap.
Wyatt Holmstrom picked up the win, striking out five and not allowing an earned run in 3 2/3 innings of work.
Brandon Valley won the opener 15-0.
Chase Howe had the lone Yankton hit.
Maliek Franklin took the loss.
The Grey Sox, 2-3, play in the Mitchell Tournament this weekend.
Hartington 10, Plainview 0
HARTINGTON, Neb. — Hartington bounced back from a late loss Tuesday night to beat Plainview 10-0 in American Legion Seniors baseball action on Wednesday in Hartington, Nebraska.
Hartington lost to O’Neill 15-13 on Tuesday after a late O’Neill rally.
In Wednesday’s victory, Austin Arens had two hits and two RBI to lead the way. Chase Lammers had a hit and two RBI. Riley Arens, Seth Wiebelhaus, Dain Whitmire and Sam Feilmeier each had a hit in the victory.
Ted Bengston and Feilmeier combined on a five-inning no-hitter, with Bengston striking out five batters over three innings for the win.
Hartington, 2-5, serves as one of the host teams for the annual Lewis & Clark Classic, beginning Friday. Hartington will face Brandon Valley and Blair, Nebraska on the opening day.
Dell Rapids 5, Humboldt-Hartford 3
DELL RAPIDS — Dell Rapids took control with a four-run first inning on the way to a 5-3 victory over Humboldt-Hartford in American Legion baseball action on Wednesday.
Jon Wilhelmsen went 2-2 with a double for Dell Rapids. Keegan Miller had the other Dells hit, a double.
Clay Habben and Kaden Nolz each doubled and singled for Humboldt-Hartford. Clayton Hanisch also had two hits. Truman Dick had the other hit.
Wilhelmsen was credited with the win, striking out four in two shutout innings of relief. Habben took the loss, giving up all five runs, all unearned.
Dell Rapids, 4-1, plays in the Chamberlain Tournament beginning Friday. Humboldt-Hartford, 1-1, plays in the Hartington, Nebraska, pool of the Lewis & Clark Classic, beginning Friday.
O’Neill 15, Hartington 13
HARTINGTON, Neb. — O’Neill scored six runs in the seventh inning, then held on for a 15-13 victory over Hartington in American Legion Seniors baseball action on Tuesday night.
Chase Lammers went 5-5 to lead Hartington’s 19-hit attack. Riley Arens and Seth Wiebelhaus each had a double and two singles, with Wiebelhaus driving in three runs. Jacob Kaiser doubled twice. Austin Arens also had two hits. Dain Whitmire doubled, and Turner Korth, Owen Heimes and Sam Feilmeier each had a hit in the effort.
Kaiser took the loss in relief.
Crofton 13, Tabor 3
CROFTON, Neb. — Eight different players had hits as Crofton pounded past Tabor 13-3 in South Central League amateur baseball action on Wednesday.
Jared Wiebelhaus had two doubles and a single, and James Kaiser had a triple and a single for Crofton. Corey Roach, Scot Donner, Nick Hegge, Tyler Zimmerman, Tyler Koch and Lathan Maibaum each had a hit in the win.
Hunter Hallock had three hits and Zach Sutera had two hits for Tabor. Austin Koch, Cole Uecker, Bryce Scieszinski and Sam Caba each had a hit.
Capp Bengston pitched six innings for the win. Austin Hegge struck out five batters in two innings of scoreless relief. Scieszinski took the loss, striking out seven in seven innings of work.
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CROFTON 014 011 24 — 13
Bryce Scieszinski, Cole Uecker (8) and Hunter Hallock; Capp Bengston, Austin Hegge (7) and Alec Martin
Parkston 12, Wagner 6
WAGNER — Spencer Lucas went 3-5 with a home run and a double to lead Parkston past Wagner 12-6 in amateur baseball action on Tuesday.
Spencer Freudenthal doubled and singled, driving in three, for Parkston. Billy Hamilton also doubled and singled. Dan Bonte had two hits, and Jeff Harris, Matt Malloy and Jake Weber each had a hit in the win.
Grant Lang doubled and singled, and Austin Loes had two hits for Wagner. Derek Soukup, Hunter Hewitt and Ezra Bartlett each doubled. David Kocer added a hit for the Rockets.
Dillon Stadlman struck out six batters in 6 1/3 innings for the win. Weber struck out six in 2 2/3 innings of relief for the save. David Kocer took the loss, striking out eight in his seven innings of work.
Parkston, 3-2, travels to Emery to face Dimock-Emery today (Thursday).
PARKSTON 301 302 021 — 12 12 3
WAGNER 020 010 201 — 6 8 1
Dillon Stadlman, Jake Weber (7) and Billy Hamilton; David Kocer, Hunter Hewitt (8) and Hewitt, Grant Lang (8)