The Yankton Black Sox bounced back from an opening game setback to earn a split with Sioux Falls West in baseball action on Wednesday at Riverside Field at Bob Tereshinski Stadium.
Yankton built a 3-0 lead and survived a late rally to claim the nightcap 3-2.
Dylan Prouty and Colton Potts each had two hits for Yankton. Jacob Larson doubled. Landon Loecker, Caeden Ekroth and Brayden Boese each had a hit in the win.
Sam Kampshoff went the distance in the win, striking out seven.
In the opener, Sioux Falls West used a five-run third inning to take control for an 8-1 victory.
Austin Pederson went 3-3 with a double and a RBI for Yankton. Paul McGlone had two hits. Prouty doubled and Larson added a hit in the effort.
Loecker took the loss, with McGlone pitching an inning of shutout relief.
The Black Sox, 8-13, host Sioux Falls East on Tuesday. Start time for the twinbill is 5 p.m.
S.F. East 6-15, Yankton Grey Sox 4-0
Sioux Falls East swept the Yankton Grey Sox in youth baseball action on Wednesday at Riverside Field at Bob Tereshinski Stadium.
In the opener, Sioux Falls used a four-run fifth to claim a 6-4 victory.
Alex Kleinsasser and John Rye each doubled for Yankton. Keagan Holmstrom, Jack Halstead, Wyatt Holmstrom and Cruz Maldonado each had a hit in the effort.
Keagan Holmstrom took the loss, striking out six in a complete game effort.
East scored nine runs in the third to pull away to a 15-0 victory in the nightcap.
Halstead, Wyatt Holmstrom and Kleinsasser each had a hit for Yankton.
Wyatt Holmstrom took the loss, striking out three in his two innings of work.
The Grey Sox co-host the Bob Deery Classic, Friday and Saturday in Yankton.
West Central 4-12, Alexandria 0-1
ALEXANDRIA — West Central used strong pitching to claim a doubleheader sweep of Alexandria in American Legion baseball action on Wednesday in Alexandria.
Three West Central pitchers combined on a three-hit shutout in a 4-0 victory in the opener.
Six different players each had a hit for West Central, with Kaden Nolz, Micah Warrington and Tyler Lundborg each recording a hit and a RBI. Devin Garry, Broc Haldeman and Carter Healy each had a hit in the win.
Jonah Hofer doubled and singled for Alexandria. Reggie Slaba and Joey Feiner each had a hit.
Clay Habben pitched the first three innings of the six-inning contest, striking out three, for the win. Craig Lasley took the loss, striking out six in a complete game effort.
A seven-run fifth inning iced a 12-1 West Central win in the nightcap.
Garry went 3-4 with a double and three RBI for West Central. Habben tripled and doubled. Clayton Hanisch doubled and singled, driving in three. Haldeman, Nolz, Healy, Truman Dick and Micah Warrington each had a hit in the win.
Carter Dye had two hits for Alexandria. Slaba and Payden Haiar each had a hit.
Cooper Maras pitched three innings, allowing an unearned run on three hits, in the win. Garry struck out the side in a scoreless fifth. Jonah Hofer took the loss.
West Central, 5-4, travels to Colton on Tuesday. Alexandria hosts Parkston on Friday.