Yankton Post 12 lost two games Friday on the opening day of the Lewis & Clark Classic. Norfolk scored five runs in the first innings and defeated Yankton 9-5 yesterday morning. Last night, Springfield-Platteview scored three times in the first inning and picked up a 7-4 win as Yankton fell to 8 and 4 on the season. Seven of the 20 teams in the tournament went unbeaten Friday with two victories including defending champion Springfield-Platteview, Brookings, Sioux Falls West, Renner, Brandon Valley, Lincoln Southeast, and Blair.
The 18th annual Lewis & Clark Classic for Legion baseball teams continues today and the scheduled has been moved earlier with shorter games to try and beat the stormy weather expected for tonight. The games will begin at 9:00 this morning and be shortened to six innings at all locations including Yankton, Vermillion, Crofton and Hartington. Today, Yankton will face Plattsmuth Nebraska at 9 a-m and then close out the day against Brookings at 5 p-m. We’ll have both Yankton Post 12 Legion games broadcast on AM 1450, KYNT.
In other youth baseball on Friday, the Yankton Lakers picked up two victories at the Mitchell Tournament as they defeated Sioux Falls West 11-3 and rolled past Mitchell Black 13-2. In that same tourney, Mitchell White topped the Yankton Grey Sox 10-2 and Renner edged the Grey Sox 10-9.
Tabor whipped Freeman 14-2 in South Central League amateur baseball. Colin Muth pitched the complete-game victory for the Bluebirds and led the Tabor offense with a double and three singles.
USD senior Ben Hammer of Dell Rapids earned Second Team All-American honors last night at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championship in Austin, Texas. Hammer placed 11th in the Mens Discus with a heave of 189 feet, 2 inches. Coyote junior Zack Anderson of Parker just missed All-American status as he placed 17th in the Men’s High Jump with a leap of 7 feet, ½ inch at nationals.