May 21—FLANDREAU — Canova held off a late rally to top Flandreau 14-13 in a Cornbelt League baseball game Thursday.
The two teams recorded 18 hits apiece, and after a two-run single by Brian McGuire put the tying run on second with two outs in the bottom of the ninth, Gang pitcher Justin Miller recorded a game-ending ground ball.
Garrett Gassman was 3-for-5 with three RBIs, including a two-run home run that helped Canova (3-0) jump out to a 7-0 lead in the second inning. Jared Miller went 2-for-4 with an RBI on a lead-off homer in the eighth that tied the game. Kendall Gassman was 3-for-5 with three RBIs, while Cole Gassman had two hits and drove in two runs.
Derek Miller, Kendall Gassman and Justin Miller allowed six earned runs on 18 hits and seven walks, while striking out 10.
Brett Severtson's three-run home run was part of a six-run sixth inning that allowed Flandreau to hop in front. McGuire had three RBIs in the game, while Beau Severtson had three hits and a pair of RBIs.
Five Cardinal pitchers gave up 11 earned runs on 18 hits and five walks.
The Gang travels to Humboldt at 5 p.m. Sunday.
Four Corners 11, Colome 4
COLOME — Andrew McCloud had three hits and drove in three runs as Four Corners powered past Colome in Pony Hills League play.
McCloud had a pair of doubles, while Nathan Hainy and Jeremy Hand drove in a pair of runs each. Josh Davies surrendered one earned run on four hits and three walks and struck out seven in eight innings for Four Corners.
Braden Gardner, Calvin Ringing Shield, Jr. and Carter Brickman each had an RBI for the Chaos. Ethan Vobr, Shea Connot and Layton Thieman combined to allow six earned runs on eight hits and 13 walks, while striking out three.
Four Corners hosts the Plankinton Bankers at 4 p.m. Sunday in Hayes.
Plankinton 6, Miller 4
MILLER — A four-run seventh inning allowed the Plankinton Gold Sox to fend off a late surge by Miller in Pony Hills League action.
Tye Harris recorded a two-run single and Andrew Becker followed with a two-run double as Plankinton pushed its lead to 6-1 in the seventh. The Outlaws scored three runs in the eighth and had runners on second and third in the bottom of the ninth with one out, but could not score.
Harris and Becker each had two hits and three RBIs, while Devin Melhaff allowed one earned run on six hits and struck out eight over seven innings. Ryland DeVries struck out five in two innings of relief for the Gold Sox.
Garrett Knox allowed five earned runs on eight hits and two walks over 6 2/3 innings, while striking out nine for Miller (0-2), while Cody Cotton struck out three in 2 1/3 innings.
The Gold Sox travel to Mount Vernon at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. The Outlaws host South Central at 7 p.m. Sunday.
Parkston 2, Garretson 0
PARKSTON — Nate Doering and Nick Haivala combined to toss a three-hit shutout as Parkston moved past Garretson Thursday.
Doering allowed one hit and four walks over four innings, while striking out five for the Mudcats, while Haivala allowed two hits and two walks over five innings, striking out five. Doering and Dylan Mogck also notched RBIs for Parkston (1-3).
Trey Buckenberg, Isac Mader, Austin Vanhove and Joey Fitzgerald allowed two earned runs on four hits and four walks, striking out seven for the Blue Jays.
The Mudcats travel to Alexandria at 5 p.m. Sunday.
Tabor 15, Wynot (Neb.) 5
WYNOT, Neb. — An eight-run sixth inning sent Tabor past Wynot on Thursday in its season opener.
The Blue Birds tallied five hits and four walks in the sixth to push a tie game to an eight-run lead.
Hunter Hallock had home runs in the first and third innings to help Tabor (1-0) jump out to a 5-0 lead before the Expos rallied to tie the game. Hallock finished 3-for-3 with five RBIs. Bryce Scieszinski had four RBIs, while Chris Sutera and Zach Sutera knocked in two runs apiece.
Mace Merkwan and Zach Cuka combined to allow five earned runs on three hits and 10 walks, while fanning seven.
Kyle Weipen had three RBIs for Wynot, which had three pitchers combine to allow 13 earned runs on 10 hits and 11 walks.