MITCHELL — Alexandria’s Tyson Gau tossed complete game shutout, striking out eight, as Alexandria blanked Garretson 2-0 for the championship of the South Dakota State Class B Amateur Baseball Tournament on Sunday at Mitchell’s Cadwell Park.
Peyton Smith, Tyson Gau and John Greicar each had two hits for Alexandria, which won the Class B title for the third time in four years and the fourth time in the decade. Chris Marek, the state tournament MVP, had one hit, as did Pierce Smith and Reid Smith.
Nick Bruning had two of Garretson’s four hits. Brad Ulmer, Scott Splett and Dustin Steckler each had a hit.
Derek Fischer took the loss, striking out seven in a complete game effort.
Plankinton’s Chris Hill won the Class B batting title, going 6-10 with 12 total plate appearances. Clark was awarded the tournament’s sportsmanship award.
Alexandria 7, Winner-Colome 3
MITCHELL — Chris Marek went 3-5 with a seventh-inning grand slam to lead Alexandria to a 7-3 victory over Winner-Colome in the semifinals of the South Dakota State Class B Amateur Baseball Tournament on Saturday at Mitchell’s Cadwell Park.
Peyton Smith had two hits for Alexandria. Cole Wenande, Tyson Gau, Jordan Gau, Pierce Smith and Jarrod Zens each had a hit in the victory.
Dillon Lambley homered and Jeff Harris doubled for Winner-Colome. Chandler Bakley, Zach Harter, Austin Richey and Kelly O’Bryan each had a hit in the effort.
Trever Vermeulen pitched six innings, striking out four, for the win. Brady Nolz pitched three innings of shutout relief for the save. Conner Hopkins took the loss.
Garretson 5, Canova 0
MITCHELL —Garretson’s Derek Quame scattered nine hits in a complete game shutout as the Blue Jays blanked defending champion Canova 5-0 in the semifinals of the South Dakota State Class B Amateur Baseball Tournament on Saturday at Mitchell’s Cadwell Park.
The game included a rain delay and was completed shortly after 1 a.m.
Dustin Steckler had two hits and two runs scored for Garretson. Austin Van Hove and Brady Bonte each had a hit, a RBI and a run scored. Brad Ulmer and Nick Bruning each had a hit and a RBI. Jesse Brockhouse added a hit in the victory.
Jared Miller went 3-3 with a double for Canova. Justin Miller, Trey Krier, Jason Miller, Derek Miller, Cole Gassman and Tim Gassman each had a hit in the effort.
Quame struck out five and walked one in the victory. Derek Miller took the loss, with Justin Miller striking out five in 4 2/3 innings of relief.
Canova 7, Dell Rapids 0
MITCHELL — Canova’s Brett Mogen pitched a three-hit shutout, striking out 10, as the Gang downed the Dell Rapids Mudcats 7-0 in the quarterfinals of the South Dakota State Class B Amateur Baseball Tournament on Friday at Mitchell’s Cadwell Park.
Justin Miller and Jason Miller each had two hits and two RBI for Canova. Garrett Gassman had a hit and two RBI. Trey Krier, Jared Miller and Cole Gassman each had a hit in the victoyr.
Josh Roemen had two of Dell Rapids’ three hits. Grant Olson had the other, a double.
Blake Svoboda pitched 4 1/3 innings, striking out four, in the loss.