SIOUX FALLS — Yankton split with the Sioux Falls East American squad in an American Legion Juniors baseball doubleheader on Wednesday in Sioux Falls.

Yankton jumped out to a 5-0 lead after one inning on the way to a 12-8 victory in the opener.

Austin Wagner had two hits and two RBI to lead Yankton. Trevor Fitzgerald doubled, scoring three times. Carson Haak and Joe Gokie each had a hit and two RBI. Cameron Zahrbock, Quentin Moser, Matt Hein, Jayden Lightner and Kaden Luellman each had a hit in the effort.

Gokie went the distance in the win, striking out three.

East rolled to a 12-2 victory in the nightcap.

Wagner had the lone Yankton hit.

Tony McGlone took the loss.

Yankton, 12-19, hosts Mitchell in a doubleheader on Friday. Start time for the twinbill is 5 p.m.

Beresford 11, Dakota Valley 7

NORTH SIOUX CITY — Tyler Kropuenske went 3-4 with a home run and three RBI to lead Beresford past Dakota Valley 11-7 in American Legion baseball action on Wednesday.

Alex Atwood had two hits for Beresford. Matt Roth homered, driving in two. Brad Christensen, Eli Skoglund and Alex Docken each had a hit, with Christensen driving in two in the win.

Eric Johnson went 2-4 with a triple and two RBI for Dakota Valley. Samuel Otten had two hits and two RBI. Ethan Redmond also had two hits. Brenden Klasi doubled, and Jake Likness, Jevin Kratz, Nathan Rice, Cade Zeller and Keaton Hensley each had a hit in the win.

Jack Bickett picked up the win, striking out five in his 5 1/3 innings of work. Drew Addison took the loss.

Dakota Valley, 10-9, travels to Vermillion on Tuesday.

Alexandria 11, Vermillion 0

ALEXANDRIA — Peyton Schroeder went 3-3 with a double, two RBI and two runs scored to lead Alexandria past Vermillion in American Legion baseball action on Wednesday.

Reggie Slaba and Trent Kingsbury each doubled and singled for Alexandria. Joey Feiner doubled, driving in two. Payden Haiar and Logan Klaudt each had a hit in the win.

Connor Saunders, Jacob Chaussee and Gray Petersen each had a hit for Vermillion.

Kingsbury pitched 4 2/3 innings, striking out five, in the win. Chaussee took the loss.

Vermillion, 9-11, hosts Lennox today (Thursday).

West Central 4, Garretson 3

GARRETSON — West Central scored three runs in the sixth to claim a 4-3 victory over Garretson in American Legion baseball action on Wednesday.

Micah Warrington went 2-3 with a double and two RBI for West Central. Broc Haldeman, Tyler Lundborg and Kaden Nolz each had a hit in the win.

Nate Kneebone went 2-4 with a double for Garretson. Drew Blosmo, Lucas Fitzgerald and Ben Konechne each doubled. Trey Buckenberg, Brennan Mudder and Savonne Grotwald each had a hit in the effort.

Caden Ideker pitched 6 1/3 innings, striking out nine, for the win. Haldeman goth the final two outs, striking out one, for the save. Buckenberg took the loss.

Wakefield 2, Vermillion 1

WAKEFIELD, Neb. — Wakefield, Nebraska, outlasted Vermillion 2-1 in American Legion Seniors baseball action on Tuesday.

Jack Kratz went 2-3 with a home run for Vermillion. Drew Thelen tripled. Connor Saunders, Rylan Craig and Gray Peterson each had a hit in the effort.

Dylan Thelen took the loss, striking out 10 in his 5 1/3 innings of work.

Vermillion, 9-10, travels to Hanson today (Wednesday).


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