MITCHELL, S.D. – Solid hitting and defense had the Pierre Pride 14U girls’ fastpitch team placing third in the “B” Division of the Lowell Rang Memorial Fastpitch tournament in Mitchell over the weekend. Sixteen South Dakota 14U fastpitch teams entered the tournament, each getting three games to determine seeding for Sunday’s single elimination tournament. Pierre earned the #3 seed in the “B” Division after going 1-2 in pool play. The Pride beat Mitchell Muth Technologies 11-0 as Sami Bahe threw a one hitter in their quarterfinal victory. Madison White downed the Pierre squad 8-6 in the semi finals. Abby Kieth led the Pride with two hits in the loss that saw Pierre score 4 runs in the final inning but come up short in the contest. Next up for the Pride is the State Youth Fastpitch Softball tournament in Sioux Falls July 14 and 15.
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