Tabor edged Kimball-White Lake 6-5 in a 13-inning marathon last night in the opening round of the Class B amateur baseball state tournament in Mitchell. Colin Muth drove in the winning run with a sacrifice fly in the 13th, and was the winning pitcher in relief for the Bluebirds. Zak Wallner was on the mound the entire game for Kimball-White Lake and threw 221 pitches in the loss. Tabor will play Alexandria Monday at 5:30 in the second round after the Angels crushed Lake Norden 11-1 in the final game last night at Cadwell Park.
In the first state tournament game yesterday, Crofton topped Harrisburg 5-1. Scot Donner (doh-ner) pitched the complete game victory for the Bluejays, allowing just seven hits and one unearned run. Crofton will face Plankinton Sunday night in the second round as Plankinton edged Salem 6-5 on Thursday.
There will be four more games today in the Class B state amateur tournament in Mitchell, including tonight at 5:30 p-m when Menno faces Clear Lake. The Class A state tourney begins today in Brookings, and the Yankton Tappers take a 17 and 2 season record against Castlewood at 5:30 p-m.
In American Association baseball on Thursday, Sioux Falls edged Texas 2-1 as Keaton Steele allowed just one run and recorded ten strikeouts in the victory. Clint Coulter provided the offense with a two-run homer for the Canaries. Sioux City managed only two hits in losing 4-0 against the St. Paul Saints last night.
The Yankton Bucks football team will have equipment checkout for high school players August 13th and 14th at 4 p-m each day. There will be a pre-season meeting for parents next Monday, August 12th at 6:30 p-m in the YHS Commons. The Bucks season opener is Friday, August 30th at home against Spearfish.