- Yankton Legion Baseball split a home Class A double-header vs Sioux Falls Post 15 West last night at Riverside Field, dropping the first game 3-1, and winning the second 1-0. Yankton secured their winning run by capitalizing on an error by Sioux Falls West. Pitching was the highlight of both games, as Joe Gokie took a loss in game one, despite allowing just two earned runs and six hits over a complete seven inning, six strikeout performance. In the Yankton win, Samuel Kampshoff pitched six innings, notching six strikeouts, allowing zero runs on just two hits to take the win in the box score. Lucas Kampshoff secured the save for Yankton, coming in for the last inning, and allowing one hit and tallying a single strikeout. Yankton, now 14-3, prepare for the Dakota Classic this Friday through Sunday, as they will play four games in three days vs opponents from Sioux Falls, Minnesota and Wisconsin at Ronken Field in Sioux Falls. Friday’s matchup is versus Shakopee (MN) beginning at 130pm.
- The 30th Yankton Girls Softball Association Fastpitch Tournament begins tomorrow, and over sixty teams from the Midwest, and in various age groups will compete. This includes Yankton’s Fury Lancers (Under-10), Fury Diamonds and Fury Gazelles (12-Under), Fury Twisters (14-Under), Fury Black and Fury Hornets (16-Under), and Fury Fire and Fury Red (18-Under). The tournament takes place at both the Summit and Sertoma parks on eight fields. Head Coach Kim Velk of the (6-12) Yankton Fury Fire is excited for the competition the tournament brings, but the support the community continues to give its local softball programs.
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Head Coach Mike Townsend of the (12-5-1) Yankton Fury Red shares that opinion, but also states that being HOME for this size of tournament is a welcome break from the strenuous travel summer softball brings teams and families.
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Friday and Saturday mark the beginning of pool play to determine seeding for the one day single-elimination bracket on Sunday. Results and more information on the tournament can be found on the Yankton Girls Softball Association Facebook Page.
- South Central League Baseball is back in action tonight, as the (4-1) Yankton Tappers travel to (3-4) Freeman for a 6pm matchup. (1-4) Wynot travels to (0-4) Menno, and (2-2) Tabor starts the annual Czech Days celebration by hosting the #1 team in the SCL Standings, (5-0) Lesterville at 730pm.
- For the second year in a row and seventh time in program history, South Dakota State has claimed the Summit League Commissioner’s Cup. The Jackrabbits won Summit League championships in six sports between their men’s and women’s team during the recently completed 2021-22 athletics season to finish with 106.5 total points. The University of South Dakota was second with 100 points.
- South Dakota senior tennis player Habiba Aly was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-American Third Team announced Wednesday. Aly is the first Coyote tennis player to earn the distinction in the Division I era.