FRIDAY, MAY 17:
Baseball: South Dakota State @ Omaha, DH, 1:00pm (Live on Ranch AM910 @ 12:45)
Tennis: State boys championships @ Sioux Falls
SATURDAY, MAY 18:
Baseball: South Dakota State @ Omaha, 1:00pm (Live on Ranch AM910 @ 12:45)
Region 2A Varsity Super Regional (site and game times TBD)
Tennis: State boys championships @ Sioux Falls
SUNDAY, MAY 19:
Baseball: Aurora A’s @ Volga Cormorants, 4:00pm
MONDAY, MAY 20:
Golf: State “AA” Girls Tournament @ Hillcrest, Yankton
State “A” Girls Tournament @ Pine Hills, Milbank
State “B” Girls Tournament @ Edgebrook, Brookings
State “B” Boys Tournament @ Brookings Country Club
SDSU BASEBALL…Tyler Fox and Cory Buckley combined on a four-hit shutout, pitching Omaha to least a share of the Summit League baseball regular season title with a 6-0 victory over South Dakota State Thursday afternoon at the Ballpark at Boys Town.
Omaha wasted little time to take the lead as Clayton Taylor led off the bottom of the first with a base hit, moved to second on a groundout and scored on a single through the right side by Ryan Keele.
The Mavericks scored an unearned run the third inning against SDSU starter Layne Somsen, then added a pair of runs in the fourth on an RBI double by Alex Schultz and run-scoring single by Taylor. Omaha made it 5-0 in the fifth inning on a squeeze bunt by Caleb Palensky that scored Tyler Splichal, who led off the frame with a double.
Taylor and Brett Bass each tallied three of the Mavericks’ 13 hits.
Somsen, who entered the day with a 1.54 earned run average, allowed five runs — four earned — and 10 hits in five innings of work. He struck out five, but did not walk a batter.
All four of SDSU’s hits were singles — by Aaron Machbitz, Paul Jacobson, Eric Danforth and Nick Andrews.
BHS BASEBALL…The Watertown-Brookings high school playoff game scheduled for Thursday evening was postponed due to rain.
The game has been rescheduled for Friday evening at six at Bob Shelden Field. The winner advances to Saturday’s “super regional” matchup at Sioux Falls Roosevelt.
STATE TENNIS…There’s a five-way tie atop the team standings after day one of the state boys’ tennis tournament in Sioux Falls.
Watertown, Sioux Falls O’Gorman, Sioux Falls Lincoln, Rapid City Stevens and Pierre all sit at 256 points after opening day. Mitchell has 160 points, followed by Rapid City Central at 138. Brookings was shut out in day one.
The Bobcat results:
1) Baylor Dobbs def. by Aaron Lorenz, AC, 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (2)
2) Vlad Chilom def. by Ben Jensen, Y, 7-5, 6-4;
3) Andrew Crawford def. by Josh Jackson, SFR, 6-0, 6-0
4) Shannon Manson def. by Jason Shindler, Y, 6-0, 6-2
5) Jeremy Shaffer def. by Alex Hegg, Mit, 6-0, 6-0
6) Nick Bien def. by Matt Gauger, W, 6-0, 6-0
1) Dobbs/Chilom def. by Duffy/Amiotte, STM, 6-3, 6-2
2) Crawford/Bien def. by Zimmerman/Grandbois, AC, 6-3, 6-0
3) Manson/Shaffer def. by. Cutler/Choudry, SFL, 7-5, 6-4
REGION 2A TRACK…Thursday at Redfield:
GIRLS: Clark/Willow Lake 130, Redfield/Doland 119.5, Sioux Valley 111.5, Deubrook 96, Florence/Henry 85, Deuel 77, Hamlin 60
Deubrook’s Evelyn Klein wins 400 and 800…Hamlin’s Mikayla Prouty takes 1600 and 3200…F/H’s Whitney Schaack sweeps hurdles…C/WL’s Janelle Paulson wins long jump, triple jump and 100
BOYS: Sioux Valley 144, Deubrook 123, Redfield/Doland 120, Hamlin 100, Deuel 92, Clark/Willow Lake 75, Florence/Henry 31
Deuel’s Lance Eide wins 100 and 400…Deubrook and Sioux Valley each win two relays…Hamlin’s Mason Leiseth sweeps shot and discus
REGION 3A TRACK…Thursday at Elkton:
GIRLS: Madison 225.5, Sioux Falls Christian 158.5, Dell Rapids 111, Garretson 95, Elkton-Lake Benton 56, Flandreau 41, Baltic 37
Madison and Sioux Falls Christian each win two relays…Dells Cassidy Wright wins shot and discus.
BOYS: Madison 213, Dell Rapids 167.5, Sioux Falls Christian 116.5, Flandreau 79, Baltic 57, Garretson 50, Elkton-Lake Benton 44
Flandreau’s Skyler Scofield sweeps hurdles…Dells and SFC each win two relays…Dells Cole Langer takes shot and discus…Madison’s Tayler Anderson wins 100 and long jump.
REGION 2B TRACK…Thursday at Chester:
GIRLS: DeSmet 123, Great Plains Lutheran 122, Arlington 89.5, Castlewood 81, Chester 75.5, Estelline 66, Dells St. Mary’s 53, Oldham-Ramona/Rutland 50, Lake Preston 34, Colman-Egan 31, Howard 11
ORR’s BreeAna Olson wins 200 and sweeps hurdles…Arlington and Castlewood each win two relays…DeSmet’s Maria Huntimer wins shot and discus.
BOYS: Great Plains Lutheran 121, Estelline 89, Castlewood 82, Dells St. Mary’s 72.5, Chester 72.5, Arlington 68, Colman-Egan 53, Lake Preston 41, Howard 38, DeSmet 37, Oldham-Ramona/Rutland 32, McCrossan 26
Castlewood’s Case Wiarda wins 100 and 200…Arlington wins three relays…Chester’s Austin Opdahl wins high and triple jumps…GPL’s Mitchell Giavannettone wins 110 hurdles and long jump.
STATE GOLF…Four state high school golf tournaments begin Monday at various courses around the state.
The “AA” girls tourney will be at Hillcrest in Yankton – Brookings will compete there.
The “A” girls will be played at Pine Hills in Milbank – Sioux Valley coach Sherri Holderby says Parkston’s the team to beat. 97632 :27 “home course advantage”.
Holderby says golfers have to play into the right spots on the course – she says there are areas where players can get into trouble.
The “B” boys will play at Brookings Country Club – Deubrook coach Mike Knust says the teams at the top last year should be there again. 97633 :28 “you get there”.
The “B” girls play at Edgebrook in Brookings – Knust says, on paper, Kali Trautman of Deuel may be the favorite, but cautions defending champ Tara Nihart of James Valley didn’t play well in the region. He says whoever’s consistent for two days could be the medalist.
BIG EAST GOLF…Results of the Big East Conference golf tournaments:
GIRLS: McCook Central/Montrose 287, Garretson 297, Chester 329, Sioux Valley 330
Top 10: Dana Kirby, MCM, 86; Kayla Mentele, MCM, 89; Chayce Brinkman, G, 90; Kelsey Dawson, Howard, 97; Bailley Schneider, CH, 97; Shelby Borger, HOW, 99; McKenna Rudebusch, H, 101; Ashley Rennich, SV, 103; Jade Wolf, Chester, 106; Allison Sanner, Parker, 106.
BOYS: Garretson 219; Howard 239; Baltic 256; Parker 257; McCook Central/Montrose 260; Sioux Valley 271; Chester 291; Flandreau 326
Top 10: Derek Dillion, G, 72; Cal Wiese, H, 72; Patrick Whetham, G, 73; Dylan Carlson, G, 74; Dylan Brende, B, 78; Matt Moen, B, 80; Patrick Gillespie, P, 81; Isaiah Glanzer, H, 82; Jacob Heumiller, MCM, 83; Kurt Mentele, MCM, 84.
SDSU TRACK…The South Dakota State track and field teams will be sending four athletes to the NCAA West Preliminary Round next weekend. Brooke Garner, Trent Lusignan, Amy Paulzine and Tera Potts are the four athletes that will be representing SDSU in Austin, Texas.
The NCAA West Preliminary Round takes place in Austin, Texas on May 23-25.
Garner qualified for both the hammer throw and the discus throw. At the Dakota Duals on April 4, Garner recorded distances of 198’ 11.00” in the hammer throw and the 170’ 5.00” in the discus throw. She is seeded 20th in the hammer throw and 30th in the discus throw.
Lusignan will be running in the 10,000-meter run. He ran a time of 29:40.56 at the Mt. SAC Relays on April 18.
At the Long Beach Invite on April 19, Potts won the 3000-meter steeplechase with her time of 10:34.39. Potts’ time at the Long Beach Invite set the school record in the 3000-meter steeplechase. Potts is seeded 32nd.
Paulzine made the field in the javelin throw. She posted a season-best mark of 145’ 9.00” at The Summit League Track and Field Outdoor Championships; she finished third in the javelin throw. Paulzine is the 48th seed in the event.
The top 12 times/marks in each event will advance to the NCAA Championships in Eugene, Ore. on June 5-8.
SDSU TRACK ACADEMIC…Three Jackrabbits were named to the Summit League Outdoor Track and Field Academic All-League Team. Luke Leischner, Tera Potts and Andrew Thies were the three Jackrabbits named to Summit League Academic All-League Team.
Leischner has a 3.508 GPA in wildlife and fisheries. Thies has a 4.0 GPA in the pre-pharmacy program at SDSU. Potts is a nursing major with a 4.0 GPA.
To be eligible for the Academic All-League team, a student-athlete must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.30 (on a 4.0 scale), completed at least one full academic year at the current institution and participated in 50 percent of their team's competitions.