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Teener tourney in town: No one pulls ahead after first day of tournament

Posted: Friday, Jul 25th, 2014


Huronís Dillon Kouf delivers a pitch to the plate during Huronís teener game Wednesday night at Klock Field. In the next photo, Huronís Cooper Fryberger tags out a Sioux Falls runner in the same game. Results were not available at press time. PHOTOS BY MIKE CARROLL/PLAINSMAN


HURON ó After Day 1 of the Teener Region Tournament being held at Klock Field only Brookings and Sioux Falls remain unbeaten going into Day 2 today.

Of the five teams playing round-robin in the tournament, Huron, Brookings and Aberdeen all played a pair of games on the opening day with Brookings and Aberdeen each going 1-1 while Huron was 0-1.

Sioux Falls which played their only game in the nightcap against Huron was not completed at presstime. They and Watertown as the only unbeaten teams after the first day.

While both are unbeaten both will face days where they will have to play twice in a day.

Today Watertown will have to play twice with a game against Aberdeen at 2 p.m. and Huron at 7:30 p.m.

The 5:30 p.m. game will feature Watertown against Brookings.

Then on Friday, Sioux Falls will play in the 2 p.m. game against Watertown and then at 7 p.m. against Aberdeen.

Fridayís 5 p.m. game will feature Huron against Brookings.

At stake are a berth to the state championship tournament with the top two teams qualifying for the tournament while the third-place team will have a chance to play their way into the field.

On Thursday, Aberdeen opened the tournament with a 10-0 victory over Huron in

A five-run third inning broke open a 1-0 lead by Aberdeen and they followed up with two runs in the fifth and sixth innings to end the game on the 10-run rule.

Huron had two runners on with just one out in both the fourth and sixth inning but couldnít push a run across to get back in the game.

In the second game, Watertown jumped out to an early 6-1 lead over Brookings scoring once in the first inning, three times in the second and twice in third.

They added four in the sixth to push the lead to nine but couldnít end the game with an 11th run that would have forced a 10-run rule.

Instead, Brookings pushed a run across in the seventh as the game finished as a 10-2 victory for Watertown. Brookings left 12 runners on base including the bases loaded twice.

Brookings evened their record in the next game defeating Aberdeen with timely hitting, 4-2.

Brookings built an early 4-1 lead scoring twice in the first and a run apiece in the third and the fourth to build a 4-1 lead.

Aberdeen, who scored in the first inning, also got a run in the fifth inning and the tying run at the plate when the final out was made.

For the complete article see the 07-24-2014 issue.

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