Rapid City Post 22 4, Watertown Post 17 0
Riley McSherry, Matt Vickers and Carter Deming all drove in a run and Brandon Soucy registered five strikeouts for Rapid City Post 22, which topped Watertown Post 17 4-0 on Thursday. Zach Solano had a pair of hits for the Hardhats.
Trey Schmidt had a hit for Watertown. Justin Larson logged four strikeouts and delivered 21 first-pitch strikes for Watertown.
Watertown will take on Rapid City Post 320 at noon, while RC Post 22 advances to face SF Post 15 East at 7 p.m.
Brandon Valley Post 131 11, Pierre Post 8 2
Brandon Valley Post 131 eliminated Pierre Post 8 with an 11-2 win. For Post 131, Isaiah Chevalier went 3-for-4 with a pair of RBI, 3 runs scored and three stolen bases, while Payton Livingston drove in a run and drew three walks. Ethan Horner had two hits and scored twice and Kyle Bailey drove in a run.
Livingston, Ryan Meyer and Isaac Buteyn all took to the hill for Brandon Valely.
Pierre’s Landon Badger and Quinn Reimers both went 2-for-4. Joe King drove in a run and Connor Gerber logged 10 assists at shortstop.
Pierre ends the season at 32-18, while Brandon Valley improves to 27-20. Brandon Valley will play Renner Post 307 in the second game, which will start 30 minutes after the noon game concludes.
Rapid City Post 320 3, Sioux Falls Post 15 West 1
Sioux Falls Post 15 West’s season came to an end Thursday with a 3-1 loss to Rapid City Post 320. Cullen Gilbertson, Curtis Stahlecker and Cam White all had two hits for Post 320. Stahlecker, who also drove in a run, tossed a complete game, striking out a pair.
Justin Aldrich tossed 7 innings for Post 15 West, striking out three.
Rapid City Post 320 advances to face Watertown Post 17 at noon.
Sioux Falls Post 15 East 2, Renner Post 307 1
Matt Graham struck out eight and Sioux Falls Post 15 East slipped past Renner Post 307 2-1 in Thursday’s nightcap. Graham and Post 15 East overcame seven Renner hits (three from Tiegen Lindner and two from Chandler Schaefbauer) and four East errors to secure the victory.
Both Graham and his Renner counterpart, Cayden Veland, went the distance. Veland K’d six and gave up two runs on four hits.
Game 9: Watertown vs. Rapid City Post 320, noon
Game 10: Brandon Valley vs. Renner Post 307, 30 mins. after
Game 11: Sioux Falls Post 15 East vs. Rapid City Post 22, 7 p.m.
Games 9 and 10 are elimination games.
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