KYNT Local Sports for 8-3-20

The Crofton Bluejays are the District 6-B amateur baseball champions with a 6-2 victory over Wynot Sunday at the Menno ballpark.  Ben Hegge pitched six innings for the win and James Kaiser finished up for the save.  Dawson Sudbeck of Wynot was named the District Most Valuable Player after going 7 for 13 at the plate. Irene rolled past Menno 10-1 yesterday in the elimination game.  The state amateur tournament begins Wednesday night in Mitchell, and South Central League teams that qualified include Crofton, Wynot, Lesterville, Tabor and Irene.

After upsetting top-seed Harrisburg on Friday night, the Yankton Junior Legion team lost a pair of games Saturday that ended their season.  Sioux Falls West beat Yankton 7-4 Saturday, and then Yankton lost a 15-5 contest that night in the loser’s bracket.  The Yankton squad finished with a 7-18 overall record.

Tyndall rallied to edge Salem 5-4 and win the VFW Teener Class B 16-Under state baseball tournament on Sunday.  Beresford claimed the Class A 16-Under state title with an 8-1 victory over Madison yesterday.

Brady Calkins of Washington shot a 67 yesterday to win the 47th annual Hillcrest Pro-Am Invitational.  Calkins finished at 25-under-par in the four-day tournament at Hillcrest for a one-stroke victory, winning 21-thousand dollars for first place.   Bryan Lemkau of Iowa ended up two-under-par in winning the Amateur Division, while Jason Merkel of Yankton placed third. Merlyn Schmuck of Yankton shot a three-day total of 236 to win the Senior Division, while Joe Vig of Yankton captured Flight Two Seniors with a 256 score.  The threesome of Rauschenberger, Payne and Jordan won the 54-hole team championship with a 57-under-par total.

The NAIA has postponed their national football playoffs and championship from this fall to the spring of 2021.  The NAIA said in their statement that individual conferences can still compete this fall if they choose and local health regulations allow it.