Month: June, 2013
Friday, June 28, 2013
Post 8 swept a doubleheader vs Huron last night at Hyde Stadium by scores of 9-1 and 11-10.
In game one, Willie Welch pitched his third consecutive complete game, giving up one earned and striking out six.
According to Post 8 baseball coach Matt Sisk, with Welch's dominance in game one it provided confidence for the rest of the team.
The score remained 1-1 for a majority of the baseball game until the fifth inning when Gage Curtis and Alex Gray would triple. Gray and Curtis would both come home to score. Austin Wagner would score the third run of the fifth inning when Cash Anderson would double for one of his three hits in game one. Post 8 would lead 4-1 after five innings of play.
In the next inning Post 8 used a furious offensive surge which started with a two run single from Gage Curtis. A few batters later with the bases loaded, Cash Anderson ripped a monster double to the gap, clearing the bases. Post 8 would sit down Huron in order in the top of the seventh to take game one. Cash Anderson finished 3/4 on the night with four RBI's. Gage Curtis was right behind Anderson on the stat sheet finishing 2/3 and two RBI's. Coach Matt Sisk mentioned after last night's game that his team finally produced the hits that he has wanted in the last few weeks of the season.
Game two of the doubleheader proved to be a thrilling game for both teams. Huron jumped out early on Post 8. Gage Curtis got the start and gave up three earned runs but left in the first inning due to injury.
Huron would have the lead until the bottom of the fourth inning. Alec Norwick led off with a triple and would later score one of his four runs on the night. Post 8 would go on to score five runs and take a 7-6 lead.
Huron would have answer for the first time in game two and they responded by scoring three run in the top of the fifth to lead 9-7.
Huron would plate another run in the top of the seventh.
Facing a 10-7 deficit in the bottom of the seventh, Alec Norwick and Ryan Goodwin led off the inning with back to back singles. They would come home after a monster shot by Blake Dean hit the left wall. Dean would later score to tie the game after a triple by Austin Wagner. With one out in the bottom of the seventh, Cash Anderson drove in his only run of the game with a walk off double as Post 8 dug deep and pulled off the victory in thrilling fashion.
Post 8 will resume play on Monday when they face Spearfish for the second time this season at Hyde Stadium. This contest will be a single 9 inning game. You can listen to coverage on 1240 AM Today's KCCR and todayskccr.com starting at 5:45PM.
Categories: Legion, News
Thursday, June 27, 2013
The defending state legion baseball champions, the Brookings Bandits took care of business on their home field last night and defeated Post 8 by scores of 16-6 and 8-5. In game one, pitching was very shaky for Post 8. Coach Matt Sisk was forced to dig into his bullpen early on when Graham Protexter gave up four earned in the first two innings of play.
Brookings would go on to score 11 runs in the first four innings of play to take a commanding 11-3 lead. Post 8 would receive contributions from Alex Gray, who scored two runs, and Cash Anderson who drove home two. The Bandits just had to much offense throughout game one. Every batter for Brookings at least scored a run. Post 8 fell victim to the mercy rule in the bottom of the sixth when the score hit 16-6.
In game two, a much improved game from the Post 8 legion baseball team as they battled right down to the final inning but came up short 8-5 to the Bandits.
Brookings took an early 2-0 lead in the first inning of play thanks to a single by Thomas McMacken. Later in the top of the second Austin Wagner and Graham Protexter scored on consecutive wild pitches to tie the game. The Bandits would later break that tie in the bottom of the second after Trevor Puetz singled to drive in Mack Burns. The Bandits led 3-2. Brookings would cushion their lead to 6-2 in the third inning after three more runners touched home plate. Post 8 once again trimmed the deficit as Austin Wagner was able to drive home Cash Anderson courtesy of a sacrifice fly. Blake Dean would come home to score right after thanks to a single from Carson Eisenbeisz as Post 8 only trailed 6-4. Brookings matched Post 8 once again as two more scored in the bottom of the fourth innings to lead 8-4 and that proved to be all Brookings needed. Ryan Goodwin in came across home plate in the top of the seventh and Post 8 dropped game two 8-5.
Post 8 reached the midway point of their season last night after dropping both games of the doubleheader to Brookings. Post 8 sits 10-13-1 overall on the year. According to Matt Sisk he feels that their has been more positives then negatives in the first half of this season.
Post 8 will continue action this evening when they host Huron for a doubleheader. You can listen to coverage on 1240AM Today's KCCR and todayskccr.com starting at 5:15. First pitch for game one is scheduled for 5:30PM.
Categories: Legion, News
Thursday, June 27, 2013
Pierre White Sox lost two games to RC 22 Bullets on Tuesday 15-0 and 14-2. White Sox also lost to Aberdeen on Wednesday 11-1 and 13-3.
Pitching in game 1 against post 22 was Jack Wollman. This game was shortened to 3 innings by the 15 run rule. The White Sox had only two hits with Hunter Jockheck and Will Ellwanger getting singles.
Pitching game 2 were Dustin VanHunnik (3 innings) and Slater Pauly (1 inning) in a 5 inning 10 run rule shortened game. The White Sox had three total hits with Jockheck, Wollman and Josh Albright getting singles.
Against Aberdeen Reinke pitched five strong innings leaving the game trailing 3-1. Albright finished the game (2 innings) for the White Sox. The White Sox were competitive in this game but gave up three runs in the sixth and 5 runs in the seventh. The White Sox totaled seven hits in the game with Reinke with a double and one rbi and Treyton Kost also doubled. Colby Wagoner, Ellwanger, Albright, Slater Pauly, and VanHunnik all singled hit for the White Sox.
In game two against Aberdeen five runs in both the third and fourth inning of the 10 run rule shortened five inning game. Colby Wagoner pitched four innings and Stephen Rae pitched the final inning. The White Sox had a total of six hits in the game with Reinke and Wollman with two each. Reinke also had two rbi. Jockheck and Pauly singled in the game.
Season record for the White Sox is 2-14.
Categories: News, VFW Minors
Monday, June 24, 2013
White Sox went to Winner on Saturday and won two games 9-2 and 25-15. The White Sox record is now 2-10.
Pitching in game one were Hunter Jockheck (5 innings) and Dustin VanHunnik (2 innings). Winner was limited to one hit and the White Sox totaled eight. Leading hitters for the White Sox were Josh Albright with two hits including a double and two rbi with Colby Wagner, Dustin VanHunnik, Will Ellwanger, Max Reinke, Jack Wollman and Austin Mammenga each with one hit. Overall this was good performance for the White Sox and their first win of the year. Pierre totaled eight hits for the game and Jockheck picked up the win.
Pitching in game two for the White Sox were Albright, Ellwanger and Reinke. The White Sox fell behind 11 to 3 by the fourth inning and 15 to seven in the fifth but an 18 run sixth inning finished the deal for the White Sox. Reinke pitched a scoreless sixth to finish the game. Leading hitters for the White Sox were Jockheck with four, Reinke with three including three doubles, Stephen Rae with three hits, and Treyton Kost with two hits. Ellwanger had three rbi, and Wollman, Jockheck, Reinke, Rae and VanHunnik each had two rbi. This was a classic Teener baseball game for those of you that follow Teener baseball coming from nearly losing by the 10 run rule to win by the 10 run rule in one inning. Anything can and does happen at this level. Pierre totaled 16 hits in the game with Ellwanger getting the win.
Categories: News, VFW Minors
Sunday, June 23, 2013
In the later game of a Blue Sox/Gray Sox double header against Mitchell at Kelley Field, the Gray Sox came away with a thrilling win.
Mitchell started the game with a walk and a single, both runners would advance a base. Mitchell's three hitter hit a single up the gut to score the runner from third, but Center Fielder Peyton Zabel gunned down the runner trying to score from second. Mitchell scored a second run in the top of the first. Pierre responded in the bottom of the bottom half of the inning. Pierre's first batters recorded outs but the heart of the order came up big as Kade MgTighe, Zabel, Parker Pietz, and Alex Badger all singled. Mctighe and Zabel both scored in the inning.
Neither team scored again the 5th inning. Matt Rounds led off the inning with a big double down the left field line. Austin Senger walked, followed by a single from Carson Tschetter, and an RBI single from McTighe. Senger scored on a sacrifice fly by Zabel. Pierre's lead was 4-2 after 5 innings.
Mitchell rallied to score 3 runs and took the lead. But that wouldn't last for long. Austin Senger was hit by a pitch and came around to even the score.
Zabel came into the game in relief of Tschetter who worked 6 good innings. Zabel pitched a scoreless top of the 7th. Thats when the heroics started. Nick Woods led off with a sharply hit double. Senger and Tschetter both reached base. With the bases loaded, McTighe came up to the plate and laced a single up the gut to give the Gray Sox the walk-off win.
After the split with Spearfish earlier in the week and this win over Mitchell, the Gray Sox improved their record to 8-4. The Gray Sox will return to action on Thursday the 27th, when they travel out West for a double header with Sturgis.
Categories: News, Teeners
Sunday, June 23, 2013Due to rain throughout the Brookings area, Post 8's final game of the
Wayne Hauschild tournament came on Saturday vs Coon Rapids. Coon Rapids
jumped out on Post 8 early with three runs in the first inning of play.
In the bottom of the first, Ryan Goodwin would score courtesy of a
sacrifice fly from Alex Gray to make the score 3-1. Coon Rapids added
another run in the third to increase the lead to 4-1. Post 8 squandered
multiple oppurtunies to tie and take the lead with runners in scoring
position. In the 4th inning, thanks to a single by Austin Wagner and
another sacrifice fly from Alex Gray, Post 8 trimmed the deficit back to
4-3. Gray finsihed the game with a team high two RBI's. Coon Rapids was
able to post two more runs on the scoreboard and use stout pitching to
close out the Saturday afternoon contest and win by a score of 6-3.
Willie Welch pitched the complete game, giving up four earned, adn
striking out six. Carson Eisenbeisz led the team in hits with two on the
day. Post 8's record sits at 10-11-1 overall on the season. Post 8 will
return to action Wednesday when they travel back out to Brooking for a
doubleheader starting at 4 and 6PM. You can listen to coverage on 1240AM
Today's KCCR and todayskccr.com starting at 3:45PM.
Categories: Legion, News
Saturday, June 22, 2013The Post 8 baseball team got back to their winnings way today in
dominating fashion. In game one of the Wayne Hauschild tournament Post 8
defeated Clear Lake by a score of 6-2. Cash Anderson was called upon for
the starting pitcher assignment. Anderson was dominant once again and
threw his second consecutive compete game, giving up no runs and
striking out seven. Offensively it was a strange day for both teams at
the plate. Post 8 scored six runs off of two hits due to several errors
by Clear Lake. Gage Curtis recorded the only two hits for Post 8 in game
one. Curtis also drove in a run. Post 8 used smart baserunning to score
The second game of the day for Post 8 had all the makings for a tough
bout against Vermillion. Vermillion entered Post 8's second game of the
day with an overall record of 15-4. Post 8 was able to jump out early in
the contest with a 4-1 lead in the top of the third due to very costly
errors from Vermillion. Vermillion would answer back in the bottom of
the third. Post 8 committed 3 errors in the bottom of the inning on one
batting play that drove home three runs. The scored was tied at 4
through three innings. In the fourth the Post 8 erupted on the
scoreboard. Once again smart base running and timely lead to Post 8's
success. Post would score five in the fourth and four in the 5th to
inflict the mercy rule over Vermillion. Willie Welch would finish game
two with three RBI's. Alex Gray and Alec Norwick split time on the mound
and only allowed four earned runs.
Post 8 moves to with in one game of .500 on the season with a 9-10 record. Post 8
will battle Coon Rapids on Saturday morning at 1:30 PM. You can listen to
coverage on 1240AM Today's KCCR and todayskccr.com starting at 1:15AM.
Categories: Legion, News
Friday, June 21, 2013Post 8 visited Mitchell for one 9-inning game at Cadwell Park Thursday night. The offense showed signs of life early with a two run double by Gage Curtis in the top of the first inning. Post 8 did not score another run until the top of the 9th, when Shay Reinke reached on a fielder's choice scoring Cash Anderson. Ryan Goodwin took the loss on the mound, as the Post 8 squad lost 9-3 to the Kernels. Post 8 drops their record to 8-10-1 overall and will continue play today. Post 8 is in Brookings for another weekend tournament. Post 8 will play Clear Lake at 11:15 this morning and Vermillion in the afternoon at 1:30.
Categories: Legion, News
Friday, June 21, 2013
Post 8 Baseball will host its annual roast beef fundraiser Friday, June 28 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
The menu is roast beef sandwiches, salads and dessert. The price is a free will offering with all proceedings going to support Post 8 Baseball.
Thursday, June 20, 2013
The Post 8 Legion baseball team had a tough night in Spearfish Wednesday as they fell by a score of 19-9 in 7 innings. Post 8 would start the game on a high note as they scored 4 runs in the opening inning. Spearfish would answer back in the bottom of the first when they rattled off seven runs. In the third inning, Spearfish would score nine runs in the inning thanks to four Post 8 infield errors to make the score 16-4. Spearfish would add three more in the next inning to extend their lead to 19-4.
Post 8 found a rhythm in the later innings to negate the 15 run mercy rule as they were able to score three in the fifth. Austin Wagner would lead off the inning with a single then the next batter Alex Gray would drive Wagner home for 1 of his 3 RBI's on the night. Spearfish was held scoreless in the last two innings of the ball game. Post 8 would score two more runs in the sixth. Willie Welch led the inning off with a single and Alex Gray once again drove in a Post 8 base runner with a triple. Gray would come home in the next at bat due to a wild pitch.
Post 8 would drop the regional contest by a score of 19-9. Post 8 moves to 8-9-1 overall and 1-2 in region. Post 8 will travel east this afternoon for a 9 inning ball game at Mitchell. First Pitch is scheduled at 5PM.
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