SPORTS 6-9-14

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Renner @ Jr. Legion, DH, 5:00pm, Bob Shelden Field
Bandits @ Huron, DH, 5:30pm
Canova @ Bombers Gray, 6:00pm, Mickelson Field
Minor League Games (5:30, Four Fields)
-- Cubs vs. Twins
-- Giants vs. Rockies
-- Cardinals & Royals practice
Major League Games (7:00, Four Fields)
-- Century 21 vs. CF Promo
-- First Bank & Trust vs. Superior Homes
-- BraVo's vs. Pizza Ranch

VOLGA-SISSETON…Randy Santema pitched a complete game to power Volga (1-6, 1-5 EDL) to a split of an Eastern Dakota League doubleheader against Sisseton Sunday, taking game two 3-2. Volga jumped up early scoring two runs in the bottom of the first and added a run in the third taking a 3-0 lead. Sisseton responded with two unearned runs in the top of the fifth. Volga got a pair of base hits from Brady Will and Adam Mills. Tyson DeGroot added a double. Sisseton was led by Dan Ziemer’s pair of hits including a double. Jay Hartman had a solo home run for the Redbirds.
Keenan Hoff singled through the right side of the infield to drive in the winning run for Sisseton in the bottom of the ninth for a 7-6 win. Tyson DeGroot led Volga with a pair of hits. Derek Moe and Adam Mills each had a double. Jordan Nelson pitched eight plus innings taking the loss.

BANDITS…Brookings and Mitchell split an American Legion baseball doubleheader Saturday in Mitchell.
The Bandits did all their scoring in the first three innings to win the nightcap 8-1. Thomas McMacken, Carter Mahlum and Bryce McMacken each had two hits, with Thomas McMacken driving in two. Mack Burns doubled in the game.
Jared Tschetter pitched the first three and two-thirds innings, allowing four hits and four walks. Corey Roach threw three and a-third innings of hitless relief for the win.
Mitchell plated seven runs in the third, and took a 9-2 win in the opener. Corey Roach had two hits and Jacob Meyer an RBI for Brookings. Jordan Lerdal allowed seven runs on nine hits and suffered the loss. Bryce McMacken and Garret Jeppesen also pitched – Jeppesen allowed two runs on three hits and four walks.

VOLGA LEGION…Volga Post 114 won the consolation bracket of the Milbank tournament, defeating Big Stone Sunday 12-9. Volga overcame five errors and six unearned runs in the top of the first inning. Layne Lucas pitched four innings of hitless relief to earn the win. Austin Chase had two hits to lead Volga. Ethan Kurka, Jake Larson, Kyler Krogh and Layne Lucas each had a hit.
Austin Chase pitched a complete game no-hit shutout in an 8-0 win over Garretson. Chase allowed seven walks and struck out six for the win. Trevor Lundin paced Post 114 with three hits including a solo home run and a two-run double. Kyler Krogh had a double and two singles.
Milbank’s Taylor Boerger pitched a complete game allowing only three hits and striking out eleven Volga batters in a 5-3 opening round win. Volga got base hits from Layne Lucas, Jake Larson, and Kyler Krogh. Jake Larson took the loss for Volga pitching five innings allowing three runs and on five hits.

SDGA TWO-MAN…Jeff Meyerink and Brandon Sigmund of Mitchell won their first South Dakota Golf Association titles Sunday, winning the two-man championship at Lakeview, just north of Mitchell.
Their 130 total edged Chris Long and Matthew Johnson, and Grant Smith and Trevor Tobin, by two shots. Smith and Tobin were the leaders after day one.
Other area teams:
Mike Brummer/Pat Lockwood – 137
Drew Trautman/Matthew Drake – 142
Larry Green/James Green – 144
Second Flight
Derek Bursheim/Kent Speirs – 148
Third Flight
Chad Hungerford/Rick Lee – 148
Alex Steen/Jake Johnson – 151

TRACK ALL-ACADEMIC… Four South Dakota State track & field student-athletes were named Academic All-League by The Summit League. Adam Halverson, Drew Kraft, Kali Olson and Mary Wirth were honored for their work in the classroom and their athletic achievements.
Halverson has a 3.88 grade-point average (GPA) as an Electrical Engineering & Mechanical Engineering major.
Kraft holds a GPA of 3.85 in Agriculture & Resource Economics/Mathematics. Olson graduated from SDSU with a perfect 4.00 GPA. Wirth has a 3.91 GPA as a Biology major.

SDSU RODEO…South Dakota State will send eleven contestants to the College National Rodeo Finals June 15th through the 21st in Casper, Wyoming.
Head coach Ron Skovly – in his fifth year – has sent 54 team members to the event. Leading this year’s contingent is bareback rider Nick Schwedhelm. The Great Plains region champ is making his third national finals appearance. 97625 :32 "on his event".
Leading the women’s team is sophomore Kaitlyn Latham of Flandreau, who qualified in breakaway roping and barrel racing. 97626 :26 "she’ll be ready".
Skovly says this year’s group is one of the stronger teams he’s taken to nationals. He says teams from the southern U-S generally do well at nationals.

SELL-AUTONOMY…The discussion of "autonomy" continues among the five major NCAA conferences.
South Dakota State athletic director Justin Sell says those leagues want to pay the full cost of attendance for student-athletes – including money to help meet out-of-pocket expenses. 97627 :26 "of one voice".
Sell says more details could come out in a couple of months. He says the face of college athletics could change if those five conferences are allowed to do their own thing. 97628 :30 "level understand that".
Sell says players in those five conferences are the exception – not the rule. 97629 :24 "does that have".
Sell says the root of the issue is money, and revenue from television contracts. 97630 :23 "up being about".
Sell says schools need to agree on how amateurism is defined, and what’s best for student-athletes – then distribute funds on that basis.

SAUNDERS-TIMBERWOLVES…Former Sioux Falls Skyforce coach Flip Saunders is coming out of the Minnesota Timberwolves front office to coach the team.
He replaces Rick Adelman, who retired at the close of the regular season.
Saunders says he’s still passionate about coaching. 97631 :25 "all share".
Saunders was asked how he’ll adapt to the players. 97632 :23 "you have".
Saunders will also retain his duties as director of basketball operations.

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