Offense allows Mitchell to win the road in Yankton – Mitchell Republic

Offense allows Mitchell to win the road in Yankton – Mitchell Republic

YANKTON – Mitchell never trailed and scored in five of seven innings at the plate for a 9-5 victory over Yankton in an Eastern South Dakota Conference high school softball game Tuesday at Sertoma Park.

Mitchell collected 13 hits and put the ball in play as Yankton committed eight errors in the loss. Mitchell held a 3-2 lead after four innings before scoring twice in the fifth and adding four more runs in the seventh inning to close out the game.

The Kernels’ Matteah Graves had three hits and scored a pair of runs, while Macey Linke had two hits and two RBIs and Jasmine Dirkes tripled as part of a two-hit, two-RBI game. Mady Thompson scored two runs and Mallory Miedema added a double for the Kernels.

Rylee Jennings

Mitchell pitcher Rylee Jennings drives the ball home during the Kernels’ Eastern South Dakota Conference softball game against Yankton on Tuesday, May 7, 2024 at Yankton’s Sertoma Park.

James Cimburek/Yankton Press and Dakotan

Rylee Jennings was the winning pitcher for Mitchell, throwing a complete game and allowing six hits, five runs (three earned) and striking out five on 110 pitches.

Yankton stayed in the game with a 4-for-4 game behind Payton Moser, driving in two runs and hitting two doubles. Jocelyn Behrns also drove in a pair of runs for the Gazelles (6-9). Tori Hansen was the losing pitcher for Yankton, allowing 10 hits, five runs (four earned) and two strikeouts in 5 1/3 innings.

Mitchell (6-7), winner of three straight games, will face Sioux Falls O’Gorman on Thursday at 6 p.m. and Brandon Valley on Friday at 6 p.m. at the Cadwell Sports Complex.

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