Jun. 9—The Plankinton Bankers erupted for 18 runs and 13 hits in five innings for an 18-0 Pony Hills League amateur baseball win over Wessington Springs on Tuesday.
Sheldon Gant paced the offense with three hits and four RBIs. Cole Knippling went 2 of 3 and drove in three runs, while Trevor Salmonson also had two hits and two RBIs. Chris Hill, Travis Gant, Trevor Boyd, Josh Engquist, Jon Beckman and Preston Kristensen each had a hit. Boyd drove in three runs.
Engquist recorded 11 strikeouts, allowed three hits and zero runs to earn the win.
For Wessington Springs, Terrek Butterfield, Engels Perez and Sawyer Senska each had a hit. Dalton Mogck took the loss. He allowed 12 hits, 13 runs (eight earned) and struck out two batters in three innings.
Irene 11, Tabor 10
IRENE — Irene scored on an error for a walk-off win over Tabor in South Central League amateur baseball action on Tuesday.
Adam Gale led Irene with three hits and three RBIs. Marcus Van Driel and Bryant Knodel had two hits apiece. Jaden Bloemendaal had a solo home run. Tate Gale earned the win after striking out seven batters and allowing seven earned runs in four innings.
For Tabor, Hunter Hallock had three hits, two RBIs and a home run. Joey Slama and Cole Uecker had two hits apiece. Beau Rothschadl, Chris Sutera, Mace Merkwan, Zach Sutera and Bryce Scieszinski each had a hit.
Christian Uecker started the first four innings and allowed seven hits, five earned runs and struck out eight batters.
Yankton 9, Freeman 3
FREEMAN — Yankton pounded out 17 hits and three home runs in a South Central League amateur baseball win over Freeman on Tuesday.
Derrik Nelson finished 4 of 5, drove in five runs and smacked two home runs in the win. Rand Thygeson went 2 of 4, drove in two runs and also belted a homer. Tyler Linch, Mason Townsend and Devin Gullikson had three hits apiece. Nik Davis had two hits and an RBI.
Austin Wise picked up the win after striking out 15 batters, allowing five hits and two earned runs in the complete-game performance.