KYNT Local Sports for 5-13-19

Yankton finished in a fourth-place tie in the girls division and seventh in the boys race in the ESD Conference Track and Field championship Saturday in Mitchell. Brandon Valley won the girls meet and Watertown took first among the boys.  Jaiden Boomsma led the Gazelles with a first place in the ESD long jump, second in the 100 and third in the 200, Kelsey Oswald was second in the 300 hurdles and Madisyn Bietz was runner-up in the 800 and the Gazelles placed second in the 800 and 3200 relays.  Matthew Mors led the Bucks with a second in the long jump and third in the high jump and the Bucks placed fourth in the 800 and 3200 relays.

Yankton swept a high school baseball doubleheader on Senior Day at Riverside Field Sunday over Watertown by scores of 4-0 and 6-5 in ten innings.  Kieran Luellman pitched a one-hit shutout with 11 strikeouts in the opener and Sam Mooney drove in the game-winning run for the Bucks in the nightcap.  Michael Drotzmann led Yankton with five hits yesterday and Rex Ryken drove in three runs as the Bucks raised their season record to 10-9 against Class A teams.

North Dakota State claimed the Summit League Softball Tournament title with a pair of victories Saturday over South Dakota by scores of 6-0 and 3-1.  Freshman Paige Vargas pitched both wins for the Bison to secure their fifth consecutive league championship.  The Coyotes are now 33-26 overall and by finishing second in the league have earned a spot in the National Softball Invitational Championship.  South Dakota State will also be in that softball tournament starting with a May 16th regional at the Iowa State field.