Post 7 drops final two games at Dakota Classic

By Benjamin Chase of the Plainsman
Posted 6/18/24

Huron baseball falls at Dakota Classic

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Post 7 drops final two games at Dakota Classic


SIOUX FALLS — Huron Post 7 fought in both games Saturday and Sunday at the Dakota Classic in Sioux Falls, but came up short with a pair of losses.

Saturday, Post 7 fell to the St. Michael Legion Saints by the score of 6-3. The Saints jumped out with a pair of runs in the first inning and tacked on runs until they were leading 6-0 after the fifth inning. Huron made a rally, but after a pair of runs scored in the ninth inning, the aggressive Post 7 squad was thrown out at home for the final out of the game with runners on base.

Logan Leyendecker opened the game on the mound for Post 7, tossing five innings, allowing six runs on six hits and three walks, striking out one. Brady Feenstra pitched a perfect sixth inning.

Tanner Gilbert had a pair of singles. Bubba Peterson had a double and a single, and Cooper Bischoff drew a pair of walks.

On Sunday, Post 7 again fell behind the Jamestown Post 14 Eagles and a late rally again was too short in a 4-3 loss.

The Eagles pulled out to a 4-0 lead in the top of the fifth inning, but Huron got on the board in the bottom of the inning and added one more run but couldn’t bring around the run to tie the game, stranding 11 runners over seven innings.

Feenstra took the opening nod on the mound, going 5 2/3 innings, allowing four runs on seven hits and four walks, striking out three.

Tommie Martin closed the game with 1 1/3 innings of scoreless relief, allowing a hit and walk, striking out one.

Jackson Mattke had a big game, reaching base four times with a pair of singles and two walks. Peterson and Jack Pedersen each had a single and a pair of walks. Brandon Flowers walked twice.

Leyendecker and Gilbert each stole a base for Post 7.

Huron (3-12) will be in action Thursday, June 20, hosting Lake Norden at Memorial Ballpark beginning at 5 p.m.