The Yankton Post 12 Legion baseball team will be making the trip to Minnesota on Friday, as they take part in one of the largest legion tournaments in the United States, the Gopher Classic.

            Ninety-six teams across sixteen pools will compete in the event. Multiple states will be represented, as well as the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Manitoba, as a pair of teams will make the trip across the border for the tournament.

            Yankton begins pool play on Friday with matchups against Elkhorn and West Fargo.

South Central League Baseball Results (7-3-23):

Crofton outlasted Wynot in a 13-inning affair that ended 7 to 6 in favor of the Bluejays. Lathan Maibaum had the game winning RBI as his single brought home Tyler Koch for Crofton.

Crofton returns to action tomorrow night as they travel to Yankton for a meeting with the Tappers, while Wynot are off until Sunday when they host Freeman.

South Central League Standings:

  1. Yankton (8-2)
  2. Lesterville (7-3)
  3. Tabor (7-3)
  4. Freeman (5-5)
  5. Crofton (4-6)
  6. Wynot (4-6)
  7. Menno (0-10)

A near impossible occurrence happened at Fox Run Golf Course over the weekend, as Kyler Johnson and Ward Youngblom of Yankton both hit a hole-in-one during the White Whale Tournament.

            The odds of an average golfer hitting a hole-in-one are 12,500 to 1 according to the PGA’s official website, with that number ballooning to 17 million to 1 in the case of Johnson and Youngblom, who were in the same group of four, and hit their aces on the same hole.

            Former South Dakota State basketball star Mike Daum (Dom) made his NBA Summer League debut on Monday, as he played 12-minutes, and went 2-for-2 from the field, notching 5-points and 3-rebounds in the Sacramento Kings’ 100 to 93 victory over the Golden State Warriors

            Daum, who averaged 22.4 points and 9 boards per game at SDSU, has spent the four years since his graduation playing overseas. Daum has posted 11.5 points and 5.8 rebounds per game over his last two seasons in Italy’s LBA.

            The Kings and Daum play again tonight at 9:00 PM on ESPN against the Miami Heat.