WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1:
Baseball: State “B” Amateur Tournament @ Cadwell Park, Mitchell
6:00PM: Colman vs. Wynot
8:00pm: Madison vs. Redfield Dairy Queen
State “A” American Legion Tournament @ Fossum Field, Aberdeen
10:00am: Brookings vs. Sioux Falls Post 15 West
1:00pm: Sioux Falls Post 15 East vs. Spearfish
5:00pm: Rapid City Post 22 vs. Watertown
8:00pm: Aberdeen Smitty’s vs. Valley Springs
STATE B LEGION…Groton captured its first State B American Legion baseball championship since 2000 by winning back-to-back games. Groton kept its title hopes alive with a 3-2 win over Corsica, then outscored Flandreau 12-8 in the championship contest.
Jamie Jorgensen picked up both pitching wins on Wednesday and had three wins during the tourney. He was named the Class B Player of the Year. He went the distance in the title game, throwing more than 130 pitches.
Groton scored four times in the bottom of the first inning as Jorgensen, Locke, and Delzer each had RBI singles and Erickson drove in a run on a sacrifice fly.
After Flandreau rallied for three runs in the second and two in the fourth, Groton took the lead in the bottom of the fourth when Kjellsen and Matt Thorson each delivered run-scoring singles and Jorgensen drove in another on a sac fly.
Groton extended the lead in the fifth thanks to Kjellsen's two-run single, only to have Flandreau slice the margin to 9-8 with two runs in the sixth and one in the seventh.
Kjellsen then gave his squad some breathing room with a two-run double in the seventh before Delzer added another insurance run with an RBI single in the eighth.
NO OLD TIMERS…The Annual Old Timers game in conjunction with the State Amateur Baseball Tournament has been CANCELLED due to the heat. The game was scheduled for Wednesday afternoon in Mitchell.
TEENER BASEBALL…Cody Shepardson, Mack Burns and Bryce McMacken combined on a no-hitter as the Brookings Bullets 16’s defeated Yankton 13-0 to close a doubleheader Tuesday.
Brookings pitching walked four and struck out three in the game.
Jared Tschetter, Jordan Lerdal and Carter Roach each had three hits. Roach drove in three runs – Lerdal and Shepardson two each.
Brookings opened the twin-bill with a 7-2 win.
SMSU COACH…Charges say the man accused of driving drunk and killing a Minnesota coach's son had a blood-alcohol content more than four times the legal limit.
Thirty-eight-year-old Dana Schoen (shohn) of Starbuck faces three criminal vehicular homicide or operation charges.
A complaint says a breath test showed Schoen had a blood-alcohol content of 0.351 percent. Minnesota's legal limit is 0.08 percent.
Schoen's pickup collided head-on Saturday with a sport utility vehicle carrying Southwest State University men's basketball coach Brad Bigler.
Bigler's 5-month-old son, Drake, was killed. Bigler was critically injured. His wife, Heather, who was driving the SUV, and her 74-year-old grandmother, Sharon Schuler of Granite Falls, also were hurt.
Bigler's surgeon says Bigler is making good progress and that Schuler also is doing well.
MVFC POLL…North Dakota State is ranked No. 1 in the 2012 NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision preseason poll conducted by the staff of College Sporting News. In all, five league schools are ranked in the poll.
NDSU (1), UNI (9), Youngstown State (17), Illinois State (18) and Indiana State (22) represent the league in the rankings, while Southern Illinois also received votes.
College Sporting News FCS 2012 Preseason All-America Teams
RB Shakir Bell, Indiana State, Jr
DE Ben Obaseki, Indiana State, Sr
CB Marcus Williams, North Dakota State, Jr
LB Aaron Archie, Indiana State, Sr
SS Colten Heagle, North Dakota State, Jr
K Tyler Sievertsen, Northern Iowa, Jr
QB Kurt Hess, Youngstown State, Jr
RB Jamaine Cook, Youngstown State, Sr
OT Billy Turner, North Dakota State, Jr
OC FN Lutz, Indiana State, Sr
WR Tyrone Walker, Illinois State, Sr
Tyler Starr, South Dakota, Jr
LB Evan Fierson, Illinois State, Sr
CB Varmah Sonie, Northern Iowa, Sr
K Kevin Robb, South Dakota, Jr
LS John Hubbard, Northern Iowa, Sr
MONTANA CHARGES…Prosecutors have charged University of Montana quarterback Jordan Johnson with raping an acquaintance in February after she invited him to her room to watch a movie.
Johnson was charged with having sexual intercourse without consent. Johnson has previously denied the allegation. Attorney David Paoli says Johnson and his family "are surprised and saddened" by the timing of the criminal charge, since the encounter took place in February and police have been aware of the allegation since the woman, another student, filed a report six weeks later.
University President Royce Engstrom said that given the charges, Johnson has been suspended from football team activities, as called for by the student athlete conduct code.
SDSU WBB SKED…Six games against fellow NCAA Tournament qualifiers from a year ago, including four at Frost Arena, highlight the 2012-13 schedule for the South Dakota State University women’s basketball team.
The Jackrabbits open the campaign by playing Women’s NIT qualifier Villanova (Va.) at a tournament hosted by the University of Minnesota Nov. 10-11. The Jackrabbits will play either defending Women’s Basketball Invitational champion Minnesota or Washington State to conclude the season-opening tournament.
SDSU opens the home portion of its schedule the following week by hosting a pair of NCAA Tournament qualifiers. Missouri Valley Conference tournament champion Creighton (Neb.) comes to town Nov. 14, while Nebraska invades Frost Arena for a Sunday matinee on Nov. 18.
A three-game homestand to end November and open December features two more NCAA Tournament qualifiers. Marquette returns to Frost Arena to open the homestand on Nov. 28, followed by perennial NCAA Tournament qualifier Middle Tennessee on Dec. 1 as part of a doubleheader with the Jackrabbit men’s squad. Eastern Michigan, which played in the same NCAA Tournament regional as SDSU last season, closes the homestand on Dec. 4.
SDSU begins defense of its Summit League regular season and postseason titles by hosting North Dakota State on Dec. 30. The 2012-13 campaign marks the start of mirror scheduling in which both the men’s and women’s teams will be in action on mostly the same nights in opposite locations — when women are playing at home, the men will be on the road.
GFP NEWS…Unprecedented resident Canada goose numbers have opened the door to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the South Dakota Department of Game Fish and Parks to allow waterfowl hunters to harvest 15 birds a day during the first two August Management Take seasons in South Dakota and the Early Fall September Canada goose season, and in the process, donate goose meat to the needy.
Hunters will be allowed to donate their birds to Sportsmen Against Hunger, free of charge, through a number of locker processors in the state.
Birds from the August Goose Management Take (Aug. 4-26) and the Early Fall Canada Goose Season (Sept. 1-21) will be eligible for donation.
GFP is also encouraging experienced waterfowl hunters to take new hunters in the fields during the August Management Take and September season by holding the "(Re)Introduce The Sport" giveaway.
Waterfowl hunters who take along hunters who did not hold South Dakota migratory bird certificates last year will be eligible to win a Benelli DaVinci shotgun or other prizes.
P-A HELP NEEDED…The Brookings Friends of Baseball needs public address announcers for the state 13-14 "AA" Majors State Tournament this weekend. If you can help, a schedule of games and sign-up list can be found on the Brookings baseball website.