The Yankton Post 12 Senior Legion baseball team kept their state title hopes alive yesterday, as they defeated Rapid City Post 22 6 to 2, eliminating the defending state champions from this year’s tournament.

            Matthew Sheldon got the win on the mound, as he pitched five innings, allowing only one run and striking out four batters. At the plate, Rugby Ryken went 2 for 4 with a pair of runs scored and an RBI, while a late two RBI double from Drew Ryken put the game out of reach.

            Yankton will meet Sioux Falls East at 4:30 PM this afternoon. Pregame coverage on KYNT and KYNTV will begin at 4:00.

Senior Legion Baseball State Tournament Results (Day Three):

  • #4 Brookings eliminated #6 Renner 13 to 2.
  • #3 Yankton eliminated #5 Rapid City Post 22 6 to 2.
  • #2 Harrisburg Gold handed #1 Sioux Falls East their first loss, 3 to 2.

Senior Legion Baseball Schedule for Today:

  • #1 Sioux Falls East vs #3 Yankton at 4:30 PM, pregame at 4:00
  • #2 Harrisburg Gold vs #4 Brookings at 7:00 PM, pregame at 6:30.

            The Yankton Post 12 Junior Legion baseball team opened their state tournament in Harrisburg with a victory over Brookings in pool play.

            The two teams combined for 37 total runs, as Yankton took the 22 to 15 victory in a high scoring affair. Austin Gobel (Go-bul) led Yankton at the plate as he went 4 for 5, while tallying three runs and three RBI.

            Yankton will continue pool play this afternoon, with a game against Rapid City Post 22. First pitch is scheduled for 5:00 PM

            The Class B Senior Legion Baseball State Tournament begins today in Redfield, as Tabor will be one of eight teams looking to be crowned as the state champion.

            The Class B tournament will be contested in a double elimination format.

Class B State Tournament Schedule for Today:

  • Dell Rapids vs Platte-Geddes in game one.
  • Castlewood vs Clark in game two.
  • Tabor vs Salem-Montrose-Canova in game three.
  • Elk Point-Jefferson vs Redfield in game four.

            The Menno Mad Frogs of the South Central Baseball League earned a spot in the South Dakota Class B Amateur Baseball State Tournament yesterday, as they defeated Wynot 5 to 3.

            Dustin Livingston went 3 for 5 to lead Menno at the plate, while Macon Oplinger struck out four batters over five innings for the win on the mound.

            The Lesterville Broncs also secured a spot in the Class B tournament with their 6-3 victory over Freeman.

            South Dakota State Women’s Basketball standout Myah Selland was honored yesterday, as the Summit League’s nominee for NCAA Woman of the Year.

            Sellend ended her SDSU career by being named the Summit League Player of the Year for the second time, as well as the Daktronics Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Sellend was also a two-time finalist for the Becky Hammon Mid-Major Player of the Year award during her career.

            Off the court, Selland held a 3.9 cumulative GPA while earning a bachelor’s degree in exercise science and community and public health. Sellend was a three-time College Sports Communicators Academic All-American, a four-time Summit League Commissioner’s List of Academic Excellence honoree and a four-time Summit League Academic Honor Roll member.

            The Woman of the Year selection committee will narrow the nominee list down to 30 in October, with 10 athletes being chosen from the 3 NCAA divisions. A winner will then be selected from that pool.