Little League Minors Games (5:30, Four Fields Little League Complex)
-- Cardinals vs. Rockies
-- Giants vs Twins
-- Cubs vs. Royals
Little League Majors Games (7:00, Four Fields Little League Complex)
-- CF Promo vs. Superior Homes
-- Century 21 vs. Pizza Ranch
-- BraVo's vs. First Bank & Trust
FRIDAY, JUNE 20:
Bombers Black @ Renner Tournament
'Chutes @ Watertown, DH, 5:00pm
Wayne Hauschild Memorial American Legion Tournament (all games at Bob Shelden Field)
-- Madison vs. Volga (12:00)
-- West Central vs. Madison (2:30)
-- Groton vs. Spearfish (5:00)
-- Brookings vs. Groton (7:30)
AURORA-LAKE NORDEN…Aurora scored three first-inning runs, and went on to a 9-2 win over Lake Norden Wednesday night in Eastern Dakota League baseball.
Skylar Cary led the A’s offense with three hits, including a triple, and drove in a run. Ty Schneider had two hits and two RBI to back up winning pitcher Curt Anderson, who allowed one earned run on four hits, one walk and seven strikeouts.
Mick Tulson and Jordan Johnson each had two hits for Lake Norden – both of Johnson’s hits were triples. Johnson allowed five runs on eight hits over seven innings, and took the loss.
BANDITS…Brookings won a pitchers’ duel in the opener, then got the bats going in game two of an American Legion doubleheader sweep of Watertown at Bob Shelden Field.
The Bandits scored three runs in each of the first three innings en route to a 11-6 win in the nightcap. Kyle Krogman had three hits, while Carter Mahlum and Garret Jeppesen each drove in two runs. Jeppesen had a double.
Seth Fraser started on the mound, with Cody Shepardson getting the win with two and one-third innings of four-hit relief. Kyle Krogman closed out the game.
Ricky Hannasch and Kolton Michalski each had two hits for Watertown.
Corey Roach fired a two-hitter as the Bandits won the opener 1-0. Carter Roach’s double scored Mack Burns in the bottom of the sixth with the game’s only run. Watertown’s Connor Fransen took the loss, allowing just three hits.
SCOTT TO NATIONALS…The National Collegiate Equestrian Association says South Dakota State’s Raivenne Scott will represent the Jackrabbits at the 2014 NRHA Derby Catch Ride on June 28, in Oklahoma City.
Scott posted a 10-0-1 record in 2013-14, earning NCEA Reining All-American honors and one MOP award along the way. Her 10 wins marks the second-highest single-season total in SDSU history, and with two years left in her career, she already ranks tied for fourth in career reining wins with 15.
The competition features 12 top collegiate riders: the four 2013-14 Reining All-American riders from the NCEA, the four top reining individuals from the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) and four collegiate riders chosen by the National Reining Horse Association. This is the ultimate catch ride competition, where each athlete is assigned a horse by random draw. Horses are donated by competitors at the Derby. They then get a fifteen minute warm up on the unfamiliar horse and compete one pattern on that horse. Highest score wins.
BONO AWARD FINALIST…South Dakota State head coach Chris Bono has been named a finalist for the Social Media Head Coach of the Year by the National Wrestling Coaches Association.
Bono is seeded second and will face off against Ouachita Baptist's Kevin Ward, who is unseeded, in the battle round format. Voting for this matchup will open Tuesday, July 1.
The bracket includes eight seeded head coaches and a five round Battle Round format designed to determine coaches with a strong social media following. Voting for the quarterfinals will be Wednesday, July 2 and the semis will be Thursday, July 3. The finals are set for Monday, July 7.
HURON SOCCER…It happened ahead of schedule, but Huron is ready to field boys and girls soccer teams this fall.
Activities Director Terry Rotert says everything came together in a short period of time. 97621 :27 "next fall".
Rotert says a budget needed to be worked out right away. 97622 :23 "the road".
A student meeting was held before school dismissed for the summer - interest appears high. 97623 :20 "first year".
Rotert says scheduling was a challenge, but came together. 97624 :18 "other sports".
Huron will have a full eight game ESD schedule, and will host Groton and Washington. The Tigers travel to Sturgis and Spearfish for non conference games. All soccer games will be doubleheaders with girls followed by boys.