VALLEY SPRINGS, S.D. – The Pierre Post 8 American Legion varsity baseball team opened their season ont he short end of a doubleheader sweep at the hands of Brandon Valley yesterday in Valley Springs. Pierre lost the opener 3-2 and then were beaten 9-4 in the nightcap. Willie Welch was the tough luck loser for Pierre in the opener going 6 innings allowing 2 runs and striking out 4 but got little offensive support as Pierre was limited to 2 hits on the game. In the nightcap, Ryan Goodwin allowed 6 runs in the first three innings of the game and could not battle back. Pierre will take on the Pierre Rattlers amatuer squad in the second half of Post 8 night Thursday night at Hyde Stadium. They will host Aberdeen in a doubleheader at Hyde Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
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