Local Sports 4-29-24

Yankton Bucks Baseball split their doubleheader with Madison on Saturday, losing game one 4 to 1 before winning game two 17 to 2 in 4 innings.

Matthew Sheldon went 5 for 7 in the two games, driving in 6 runs and scoring 3 of his, including a home run off the scoreboard at Riverside Field. Christian Weier was credited with the win on the mound for Yankton, allowing no earned runs and striking out 3 batters over 4 innings.

Yankton is back in action tomorrow for a matchup with O’Gorman. First pitch is scheduled for 5:00 PM from Riverside Field. Pregame coverage on KYNT and KYNTV begins at 4:30.

Mount Marty Baseball ended their regular season yesterday with a pair of losses to Concordia, 12 to 3 in game one and 14 to 4 in game two.

Ethan Wishon went 3 for 4 with a solo home run in game one for MMU. Bodi Wallar also had a home run in game one, with Ryan Bachman adding a solo shot in game two.

Next up for the Lancers is the GPAC Tournament beginning on Thursday. MMU is currently the #8 seed pending the end of the regular season for the rest of the conference.

Mount Marty Softball ended their regular season on Saturday, splitting their doubleheader against Doane.

MMU won game one 5 to 3. McKenzie Gray got the win on the mound while Reese Peterson went 2 for 4 with an RBI and 2 runs scored in the win. The Lancers would fall 8 to 6 in game two. 

The Lancers enter the GPAC Tournament as the #8 seed and will play in the Northwestern Pod. MMU will face the top-seeded Red Raiders in game one on Wednesday, beginning at noon.

Yankton Gazelles Softball picked up a road victory over Aberdeen Central on Saturday, 13 to 6.

Payton Moser led the way for the Gazelles with a home run, a triple, and 3 RBIs, with Emma Eichacker adding 3 RBI as well. Tori Hansen got the win on the mound, striking out 4 batters in the process.

The Gazelles return to action today for a matchup with Vermillion at Sertoma Park. First pitch is scheduled for 6:00 PM.

Mount Marty’s Edwin Nyamutswa claimed 6th place in the university/college division of the men’s 100-meter dash at the Drake Relays over the weekend.

Nyamutswa competed against multiple NCAA Division I athletes during the event, and finished five-hundredths of a second off of the top spot. Nyamutswa also finished 18th in the men’s 400-meter relay, alongside Marcus Jnofinn, Zavio Prato, and Mason Schleis. For the Lancer women, Zelie Sorensen, Sassy Rodriguez, Tianna Bumbaca-Kuehl, and Josey Wahlstrom finished 12th in the 1600 medley relay.

Next up for the Lancers is the GPAC Championships May 3rd and 4th in Orange City, Iowa.

Mount Marty Men’s Tennis had their season come to an end last Friday, as they were eliminated in the semifinal round of the GPAC Tournament by Midland, 4-0.

With the loss, MMU ended the season by setting a new record for overall and conference wins, finishing with an 11 and 6 record, 4 and 2 in the GPAC.

The Lancers have only one senior listed on this year’s roster, Dominic Eager from Sioux Falls Roosevelt.

Mount Marty Men’s Golf will play the GPAC Conference Tournament opening round today. The tournament is scheduled to be held at Beatrice Country Club in Beatrice, Nebraska. Tee time is set for 8:30 AM.

Yankton Bucks Tennis travels to Mitchell today for a quadrangular with the Kernels, Vermillion, and Pierre.

Yankton will not face Vermillion during the meet. The Bucks will face Mitchell at 10:30 AM and Pierre at 12:30 PM.

Yankton Track and Field will be in Mitchell for a triangular against Mitchell and O’Gorman held at Joe Quintal Field. Events are scheduled to begin at 4:00 PM.

Yankton Gazelles Golf has a quadrangular scheduled for tomorrow at Bakker Crossing Golf Course in Sioux Falls.

Yankton will face Mitchell, Sioux Falls Jefferson, and Sioux Falls Lincoln in the event. Tee time is set for noon.