RAPID CITY, S.D. – Mitchell scored 9 runs in the first inning and went on to defeat Pierre Post 8 by a 16-2 score Friday night at the State American Legion Championship baseball tournament. The game was called after 7 innings due to the 10 run mercy rule. With the loss, Pierre is eliminated from the tournament and their season comes to an end with a 20 and 26 record. Jared and Josh Schmidt drove in 7 runs as Mitchell unleashed a 17 hit attack. Ryan Goodwin and Ben Liedholt had RBI hits for Pierre and Taylor Dowling had Pierre’s only extra base hit, a double. Alec Norwick started and took the loss for Post 8.
In other games Friday at the State Tournament, Brandon Valley stayed alive with a 12-4 win over Watertown eliminating Watertown from the tournament. Rapid City Post 22 is the lone unbeaten in the tournament following their 4-0 shutout win over Sioux Falls West. With the win, Post 22 automatically qualified for Sunday’s championship game.
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