2:01 p.m. – FINAL: OHIO – 5 SOUTH DAKOTA – 2
Sioux Falls has officially been eliminated from Championship contention, though they battled back in the sixth inning.
Great season fellas!
1:54 p.m. – FINAL: OHIO – 5 SOUTH DAKOTA – 2
Tough loss for South Dakota. They loaded the bases and nearly had a two out hit, but a great play by Jones put the game to the end.
1:47 p.m. – Bottom 6: OHIO – 5 SOUTH DAKOTA – 2
Down to the final out.
1:41 p.m. – Bottom 6: OHIO – 5 SOUTH DAKOTA – 2
Weir, Kuenzi and Sonnischen all get singles. Weir scores. SD now down 5-2.
1:34 p.m. – Bottom 6: OHIO – 5 SOUTH DAKOTA – 1
Mediger allows a walk, but nothing else. South Dakota will send up Weir, Kuenzi and Mediger (3-4-5) needing four runs to keep their season alive.
1:30 p.m. – Top 6: OHIO – 5 SOUTH DAKOTA – 1
Cason Mediger has taken to the mound for SD. He’s looking to keep it at 5-1.
1:22 p.m. – End 5: OHIO – 5 SOUTH DAKOTA – 1
South Dakota goes three up and three down in the fifth. Heading to the sixth, South Dakota finds themselves in a tough spot!
1:12 p.m. – Middle 5: OHIO – 5 SOUTH DAKOTA – 1
Another run comes across for Ohio on an RBI single. Mediger with a sweep double play to end the inning, but Sioux Falls is down to their final six outs.
1:00 p.m. – END 4: OHIO – 4 SOUTH DAKOTA – 1
Rough inning for Sioux Falls offensively. A strikeout, a groundout and a pop out ends the inning.
SD still down 4-1. 3, 4, 5 hitters due up for Ohio.
12:54 p.m. – Middle 4: OHIO – 4 SOUTH DAKOTA – 1
Munson gets back-to-back strikeouts and then Krew Brown reaches on an infield single which is nearly caught by Maddux Munson. A hit batter would put two on, but Hayden Gorsett with a nice catch to end the inning.
6, 7 and 8 hitters due up for Sioux Falls.
12:43 p.m. – Bottom 3: OHIO – 4 SOUTH DAKOTA – 1
Bryant, Weir and Kuenzi go back-to-back-to-back singles. South Dakota gets one but leaves two in scoring position.
12:36 p.m. – Bottom 3: OHIO – 4 SOUTH DAKOTA – 0
Biteler earned an automatic ball. Thus is why he got a 1-0 count, but he grounds out to short to end the inning anyway.
12:29 p.m. – Middle 3: OHIO – 4 SOUTH DAKOTA – 0
A five pitch, 1, 2, 3 inning for Maddux Munson, highlighted by this amazing diving catch by Gavin Weir.
Nine, one and two hitters due up for South Dakota.
12:23 p.m. – End 2: OHIO – 4 SOUTH DAKOTA – 0
A fielder’s choice and a ground out puts an end to the SD inning. South Dakota trails 4-0.
12:18 p.m. – Bottom 2: OHIO – 4 SOUTH DAKOTA – 0
5, 6, 7 hitters due up for South Dakota. Cason Mediger goes down swinging. Gunnar Alfson follows that up with a single to centerfield.
That’s exactly what SD needs. They need bases runners and more base runners to put a little pressure on the Ohio defense.
12:13 p.m. – Middle 2: OHIO – 4 SOUTH DAKOTA – 0
Rough inning for the boys from South Dakota. They find themselves in a 4-0 hole early.
12:09 p.m. – Top 2: OHIO – 1 SOUTH DAKOTA – 0
Gage Maggard of Ohio fakes a bunt twice and then later works a walk. Two on, one out for Hamilton, Ohio.
12:04 p.m. – Top 2: SOUTH DAKOTA – 0 OHIO – 0
Maddox Jones with a lead-off single for Ohio. Munson had him 0-2, but left one over the plate and Jones took advantage.
Cooper Clay reaches the fielder’s choice as it was nearly a double play.
Clay is a little banged up following his run to first base. It looks like he’ll be healthy enough to stay in, which is a great sign!
11:57 a.m. – END 1: SOUTH DAKOTA – 0 OHIO – 0
Biteler grounds out to short, Bryant reaches on an awkward infield single, Weir flies out to left and then Noah Kuenzi strikes out to end the inning.
11:54 a.m. – Bottom 1: SOUTH DAKOTA – 0 OHIO – 0
Cooper Oden takes the mound for Ohio. He’s thrown 5.2 innings and allowed 5 runs.
He’ll face Brekken Biteler, Boston Bryant and Gavin Weir.
11:50 a.m. – Middle 1: SOUTH DAKOTA – 0 OHIO – 0
Chance Reatherford with a two out single, but a nice play by Munson off the mound ends the inning!
11:45 a.m. – Top 1: SOUTH DAKOTA – 0 OHIO – 0
First pitch is a strike from Maddux Munson. He earns a strikeout to start the game!
11:42 a.m. – PREGAME: SOUTH DAKOTA – 0 OHIO – 0
Here’s the nine players that will take the field for South Dakota. This isn’t the batting order, but it is the nine players that will start for Sioux Falls!
It’ll be the big right-handed pitcher taking to the mound for Sioux Falls. Maddux Munson will toe the rubber.
Last time out, Munson threw a complete game shutout (6 innings) while striking out four and allowing just one hit.
The start of the game is right around the corner between South Dakota and Ohio! We’ll have updates right here!
Just four teams remain in this year’s tournament. South Dakota and Ohio will play in the 11:30 a.m. semifinal. Then on Saturday afternoon, Hawaii and Michigan will meet in the final semifinal.
WILLIAMSPORT, S.D. (KELO) — Sioux Falls is set to play Hamilton, Ohio in the Little League World Series semifinals on Saturday morning. The winner will advance to Sunday’s Championship.