Sunday, August 10
survives, begins three-way championship battle
Kyle Larson of Mitchell is tagged out by Post 22's Jake Bohne on a
pickoff play in the fourth inning.
ABERDEEN -- Rapid City Post 22
continued to "survive and advance" Sunday afternoon, as they defeated
Mitchell 11-5 in what was Rapid City's third straight elimination game.
The Hardhats stroked 14 hits in the game off of Mitchell pitching, as
Post 18 will still remain in line for a chance at the state title in
later action today.
Post 22 was able to get 20 different base runners in their
eight innings of offensive play, and were able to score early and often.
Post 22 grabbed their first lead at 1-0 in the third inning as a
fielding error and two passed balls allowed Parker Sullivan to scamper
home. Post 22 would trade blows with Mitchell through the fourth inning,
and then take control of the game as they scored 7 runs in the fifth,
seventh and eight innings before Mitchell mounted a single-run answer in
Post 22 starter Jarrett Jensen went five innings in the
start, allowing just four runs, off of six hits. However, it was the
dominant performance turned in by reliever Kolton Emery that ensured the
Post 22 victory, as he went the final four innings, allowing just one
run on five hits while striking out six.
Post 22 will now match up with Aberdeen at 4:00 P.M. this
afternoon in what becomes the semi-final game. Mitchell will play the
winner; if Aberdeen wins, the two teams will meet at 8:00 P.M. on Sunday
evening. If Post 22 wins, Mitchell and Rapid City will not meet up until
11:00 A.M. Monday morning, as per legion rules.