The Yankton Lakers won at Harrisburg 5-1 in the first game of a baseball doubleheader Wednesday, running their winning streak to 12 consecutive games. Harrisburg took the second contest 11-2 yesterday, and the Lakers now stand with a 12 and 3 season record.
In Junior Legion baseball last night, Sioux Falls East swept two games over Yankton by scores of 10-1 and 20-7, dropping Yankton to a 7 and 9 overall record.
The Yankton Post 12 Legion squad is 11 and 5 overall and will face teams from Shakopee, Minnesota and Norfolk, Nebraska at the Baltic Field in the Renner Royals Invitational tomorrow afternoon.
The South Dakota High School Coaches Association has named the winners of their Spring Sports coaching honors. The Boys Track High School Coach of the Year is Bill Hansen of Viborg-Hurley, who guided the Cougars to the Class B state title last month. Byron Pudwill of Bon Homme High School was a finalist for Girls Track Coach of the Year. Tom Rice of Gayville-Volin was named the Area Three Boys Assistant Coach of the Year by the Track & Field Coaches Association.
The South Dakota State men’s basketball team will take on the University of Nebraska in the coming season. The game will be played Friday, November 15th in Lincoln. The Jacks were 24 and 9 last year and won the regular season title in the Summit League, while the Huskers will be in their first year under new head coach Fred Hoiberg.
In American Association baseball on Wednesday, Sioux City routed Lincoln 9-1. Jason Garcia upped his season record to 5 and 1 for the Explorers, allowing just six hits in seven innings on the mound last night.