Amateur baseball roundup: Dimock-Emery opens the season with walk-off win

The Daily Republic, Mitchell, S.D.
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May 3—EMERY — Trailing by a run heading into the bottom of the ninth, Doug Sudbeck hit a two-run single as Dimock-Emery started the season with a 13-12 walk-off win over Crofton (Neb.) Sunday in amateur baseball action.

The Raptors started hot, scoring 11 runs in the first four innings, but the Blue Jays came back to take the lead with 12 consecutive runs, including seven in the top of the eighth.

Gene Kitchens and Tyson Kayser both drove in a pair of runs for Dimock-Emery (1-0). Jason Schmidt also knocked in a pair on a two-run home run. Sam Arend also added two hits. Sudbeck, Schmidt and Ben Wermers combined to allow four earned runs on 11 hits and nine walks, while striking out eight.

Lathan Maibum went 2-for-7 with three RBIs, while Colton Schieffer drove in two runs and Tyler Potts had two hits. Four Crofton (0-1) pitchers combined to allow 11 earned runs on nine hits and 12 walks and struck out eight.

The Raptors face Salem Wednesday in Emery.

Lesterville 15, Parkston 7

LESTERVILLE — Back-to-back four-run innings pushed Lesterville past Parkston Sunday.

The Broncs racked up 21 hits, including six in a four-run sixth. Spencer Freudenthal hit a two-out grand slam as the Mudcats cut the lead to 10-7 in the top of the seventh, but two hits and three walks tacked on four more runs for Lesterville (1-0) in the bottom of the frame.

Cam Schiltz went 3-for-4 with five RBIs for the Broncs, while Andy Dollerschell went 3-for-5 with two RBIs, including a solo home run. Dave Schmidt also had a pair of RBIs. Alex Wagner and Brandon Nickolite combined to allow seven earned runs on five hits and five walks and struck out 10.

Billy Hamilton had two RBIs for Parkston (0-1), while Jake Weber, Dillon Stadlman and Brady Nolz combined to allow 12 earned runs and struck out five.

The Mudcats travel to Canova on May 9. Lesterville hosts Mount Vernon on May 9.