Winner/Colome Amateur Team Falls in State Meet

The Winner/Colome amateur baseball team fell to Larchwood, Iowa, in the opening round of the state amateur baseball tournament in Sioux Falls.

The Pheasants were defeated 10-4. Larchwood had 10 runs in the final four innings.

We had a good season,” Winner/Colome coach Kevin Graesser told the Mitchell Daily Republic.

We come out of a really good district as champs and we thought we were playing really good ball. But give them credit, they had a good pitching staff,” said Graesser.

The first five innings was scoreless with Connor Hopkins pitching for the Pheasants.

In the bottom of the sixth inning, Austin Calhoon and Geno Katz hit back to back RBI singles, Lakin Negebauer laid down a sacrifice bunt and Kelly O’Bryan had an RBI single for a 4-2 lead. It was Winner/Colome’s last run of the day.

The Pheasants loaded the bases with one out in the bottom of the 8th inning but they could not get a run across. Larchwood added four more runs in the top of the 9th inning.

Offensively, Zach Harter was 4-5, Reed Harter had two hits including a triple.

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