Local Sports 4-22-24

Mount Marty Men’s Baseball went 1 and 3 over the weekend in the four-game series against the Briar Cliff Chargers.

The Lancers lost 6 to 8 in game one of the series on Saturday before grabbing a 7 to 6 win. Games three and four would take place on Sunday, with the Lancers falling 9 to 8 in game three and 6 to 1 in game four.

The Lancers are now 26 and 19 on the year with four games left in the regular season. Their next games will be their home finale on Thursday in a doubleheader against Dakota Wesleyan.

Mount Marty Softball was swept on Saturday in a GPAC doubleheader against Concordia in Yankton.

The Lancers lost game one 14 to 5 and were shutout 6 to 0 in game two. Janeah Castro accounted for four of the Lancers’ five runs in game one with a grand slam in the 4th inning.

Mount Marty is back at home on Thursday for their final home games of the regular season in a doubleheader against Dordt.

Yankton Gazelles Softball fell to Rapid City Stevens on Friday in a high-scoring affair, 21 to 13.

Kyra Tjeerdsma led the Gazelles at the plate, finishing the day 3 for 5 with two extra-base hits and 3 RBIs.

Next up for Yankton is a return home on Tuesday, as they host the Watertown Arrows at Sertoma Park in Yankton.

Yankton Bucks Baseball will be on the road tomorrow night for a doubleheader against Sioux Falls Lincoln. 

The Bucks snapped a four-game skid last time out, sweeping Mitchell last week 13 to 0 and 7 to 6 in a doubleheader.

First pitch of game one is scheduled for 6:00 PM in Sioux Falls.

The Mount Marty Men’s Track and Field team collected four event victories at the Red Raider Open over the weekend in Orange City, Iowa.

Logan Ferrari claimed the top spot in the 5,000-meter run on Friday. On Saturday, Donovan Mitchell won the 200 meters and placed 2nd in the 400, Deagan Puppe won the 110-meter hurdles, and Marcus Jnofinn won the 100-meter dash.

For the Lancer women, Tianna Bumbaca-Kuehl was 2nd in the 400-meter hurdles, Aniya Teppo, Zelie Sorensen, Hilaria Rodriguez, and Alexis Even were 3rd in the 400 relay, and Andrea Sucha was 5th in the long jump.

Next up for the Lancers is the MMU Twilight Meet on Wednesday in Yankton.

Yankton High School Track and Field is in the state capital today for the Pierre American Legion Invitational Track Meet. Events are scheduled to begin at 11:00 AM.

Mount Marty Men’s Tennis concluded their regular season yesterday with a 7-0 loss to Augustana in Sioux Falls.

The Lancers enter the postseason with an 11 and 5 overall record, 4 and 2 in GPAC, both program records for wins in a season.

Next up for the Lancers is the GPAC tournament, beginning on April 26th in Sioux City. MMU is currently 3rd in the conference standings.

Mount Marty Women’s Tennis will wrap up their regular season today against the College of St. Mary in Omaha. Matches are scheduled to begin at 3:00 PM.

Yankton Bucks Tennis has a triangular tomorrow in Vermillion. The Bucks will play Lennox at 1:00 PM and Vermillion at 3:00.

Mount Marty Women’s Golf begins play in the GPAC conference Championships today in Spencer, Iowa. Tee time is scheduled for 10:00 AM.

Mount Marty Men’s Golf will open their final tournament of the regular season today at Tatanka Golf Course in Niobrara, Nebraska. Tee time is scheduled for 10:00 AM.

Yankton Gazelles Golf will be in Pierre tomorrow for an invitational at Hillsview Golf Course. Tee time is scheduled for 10:00 AM.

Yankton native Alex Hohenthaner was the overall winner of the River Rat Run 5-K Saturday at the Lewis and Clark State Recreation Area, completing the run in 17 minutes and 14 seconds. Doug Clausen of Norfolk came in second. The overall female winner was Jenn Pierce of Colton. 

 In the River Rat 10-K, the overall winner was Tyler Boltjes of Beresford in a time of 36 minutes, 50.9 seconds.  Brothers Neil Hohenthaner and Jake Hohenthaner came in second and third.  The overall female 10-K winner was Sydney Settles of Mitchell.  

The half marathon was led by Matthew Person of Omaha, followed by Yankton’s Chris Jacobsen in second with Lindsey Jacobsen coming in as the female overall winner.