Local Sports 4-10-24

Mount Marty Baseball split their GPAC doubleheader with Morningside yesterday, winning game one 15 to 4 before dropping game two 7 to 4.

Ryan Backman and William Johnson each tallied a home run and 3 RBI in game one, as the Lancers recorded 13 hits as a team. Clayton Chipchase got the win on the mound.

Ethan Wishon and Shugo Kondo each went 2 for 4 at the plate in the Lancers’ loss in game two.

Mount Marty is on the road for a GPAC doubleheader on Saturday against Hastings in Hastings, Nebraska.

Mount Marty Softball swept Hastings in their doubleheader yesterday, winning game one 8 to 0 and game two 14 to 5.

Autumn Porter went 3 for 4 with a home run and 4 RBI in game one. Makayla Hudson led the way in game two, finishing 2 for 3 with a walk, 3 runs scored, and 4 RBI.

The Lancers are back in action today for a doubleheader against Dakota State. First pitch of game one is scheduled for 5:00 PM at Sertoma Park.

Yankton Bucks Baseball split their doubleheader with Sioux Falls Roosevelt last night, winning game one 12 to 9 before losing game two 10 to 0.

Tate Beste went 3 for 4 with 2 RBI and 3 runs scored in game one. Owen Wishon added 3 RBI and got the win on the mound, striking out 6 over 4 and 2/3rds innings. The Bucks were held to just two hits as a team in their loss.

Yankton returns to the diamond tomorrow night for a doubleheader against Brandon Valley. First pitch from Riverside Field is scheduled for 5:00 PM tomorrow, pregame coverage on KYNT and KYNTV begins at 4:30. Bryce Ladwig and Brayden Butler will be on the call.

Yankton Gazelles Softball is back in action tomorrow night, as they host the Cobblers of Rapid City Central in Yankton.

The Gazelles are 0 and 3 on the season following a loss to Sioux Falls Roosevelt earlier this week. The Cobblers enter at 0 and 3 as well, coming off of a loss to Aberdeen Central.

First pitch from Sertoma Park in Yankton is scheduled for 5:00 PM Thursday.

Yankton Bucks Tennis suffered their first loss of the season yesterday, as they were defeated by O’Gorman 8 to 1.

Zachary Briggs got the lone win for the Bucks, defeating O’Gorman’s Will Koziara in three sets.

The Bucks are now 9 and 1 following the loss, they’ll return to the courts tomorrow as they host Rapid City Stevens for a dual at 1:00 PM.

Yankton Track and Field claimed eleven event victories at the Brandon Valley Triangular yesterday, eight for the Bucks and three for the Gazelles.

Austin Gobel led the Bucks with victories in the 100, 200, and the long jump. Cale Haselhorst won the 300 hurdles, Dylan Payer won the 800, Lance Dannenbring took 1st in the javelin, and Matthew Sheldon won the shot put. Rounding out the Bucks’ victories was the 1600 relay team of Christian Pacheco, Alex Swihart, Jace Sedlacek, and Carson Ness.

For the Gazelles, Alivia Dimmer won the 300 hurdles followed by Keira Christ in 3rd. Burkely Olson took 1st in the triple jump and 2nd in the long jump, and Ava Johanneson, Addi Muth, Bailey Mines, and Kahlen Peterson won the 3200 relay.

Next up for Yankton is the Corn Palace Relays on Saturday in Mitchell.

Mount Marty Men’s Golf wrapped up the Dakota Wesleyan Spring Invite yesterday in Mitchell, finishing 4th as a team in the 8-school field.

Wout Kerkhoffs and Ted Bengston led the way for the Lancers. As they each finished tied for 8th in the event.

Next up for the Lancers is a meet at Landsmeer Golf Course in Orange City, Iowa next Monday.

Mount Marty Women’s Golf finished 8th as a team at the Augustana Invite, led by a 5th-place finish from Kelsey Heath.

Elsewhere for the Lancers, Tanna Lehfeldt tied for 33rd, Caitlyn Stimpson and Abby Greenhof tied for 42nd, and Tatum Jensen finished 51st.

Next up for MMU is the Kaitlyn Erickson Invited in Lincoln on April 15th.

Yankton Gazelles Golf opens their 2024 season tomorrow with a meet at Spring Creek Country Club in Harrisburg. Tee time is scheduled for 9:00 AM.