Isaac Nelsen went 5-5 at the plate, helping Sioux Falls Post 15 West to an 11-7 victory over Yankton on Tuesday at Harmodon one.
Connor Hurley racked up eight strikeouts in the Sioux Falls Post 15 West win. Hurley allowed one earned run, two hits and two walks over six innings.
Sioux Falls Post 15 West went up for good in the first, scoring one run on an RBI double by Nelsen.Sioux Falls Post 15 West increased its lead with five runs in the fourth. Justin Aldrich kicked things off with a single, plating Jalen Boyd.
One run in the top of the sixth helped Yankton close its deficit to 7-1. A solo home run bySheldon Gant set off Yankton rally. The Yankton (SD) threat came to an end when Hurley finally got Mike Heine to fly out.
After a quick strike from Yankton , Sioux Falls Post 15 West responded with four runs in the sixth. Sioux Falls Post 15 West scored on a three-run home run by Jack Simonsen and an RBI double by Boyd.
After pushing across five runs in the top of the seventh, Yankton faced just a 11-6 deficit. A walk by Gant, a three-run triple by Colin Muth, and a groundout by Mason Townsend sparked Yankton ‘s rally. Heine flew out to end the Yankton (SD) threat.
After pushing across one run in the top of the eighth, Yankton faced just a 11-7 deficit. An RBI single by Tyler Guthmiller gave Yankton life. Finally, Alex Denevan induced an inning-ending from Gant.