GROTON, S.D. (KELO) — Tabor Post 183 and Madison Post 25 each advanced in the winner’s bracket of the Class ‘B’ Legion Baseball State Tournament with opening rounds wins on Friday, July 30.
GAME 1 – TABOR POST 183 – 12 BIG STONE CITY POST 229 – 0 FINAL/5
Tabor scored in each of their at bats as they put up one in the first inning, three in the second, five in the third and three in the fourth to earn the 12-0 win.
Carter Uecker earned the win in 4 innings of work. He allowed just two hits while striking out seven.
Nolan Dvorak and Kaleb Kubal each went 3-3 with three runs batted in.
Tabor will meet the winner of Vermillion and Redfield at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 31.
GAME 2 – MADISON POST 25 – 6 WINNER/COLOME POST 169 – 5 FINAL
Game two of the state tournament featured a much closer contest.
Winner/Colome scored first and led 1-0, until Madison posted five runs in the third to build a 5-1 lead.
Post 169 would slowly chip away at the lead, until Aiden Barfuss delivered a game tying triple in the top of the seventh.
That lead, however, didn’t last long as Madison’s Nathan Ricke delivered a game winning single down the third baseline.
Madison earned the 6-5 win and they advance in the winner’s bracket. They will play on Saturday night against the winner of Groton and Lake Norden/Badger.