Tiger 13U rebounds to earn split with Kernels

Benjamin Chase of the Plainsman
Posted 7/20/23

Huron 13U closes out home regular season

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Tiger 13U rebounds to earn split with Kernels


HURON — After the Mitchell offense exploded in the first game of Wednesday’s doubleheader, the Huron 13U Tigers rebounded to take the nightcap to earn a split in the Tigers’ final home games of the season at Klock Field.

Mitchell scored seven runs in the first inning and six in the second to jump out to a 13-1 lead in the opener, but the Tigers responded with six runs in the third and four in the fourth to pull within 14-11. Mitchell then scored nine runs between the fifth and sixth innings to come away with a 23-12 victory.

Jimmie Martin made the start for Huron, but was pulled after recording one out via strikeout. Martin allowed seven runs on three hits and three walks. Josh Gilbert relieved Martin, allowing six runs (only one earned) over 1 2/3 innings on five hits and two walks, striking out one.

Colt Culver picked up the next three innings, allowing five runs on two hits and five walks, striking out two. Sean Janes allowed four runs without recording an out before Tyce Huber closed out the game with an inning, allowing one run on no hits and two walks, striking out one Mitchell hitter.

Culver tallied four hits to lead the Tiger offense. Blaise Simon had three hits, including a double.

Jackson Ford, Carter Porisch, Janes, and Jaxon Spoonmore each had a pair of singles. Huber stole a base.

The Tiger offense struggled for most of the second game, coming into the bottom of the sixth trailing 3-0 before walking off with a 4-3 victory.

Simon had a strong start, tossing five innings, allowing three runs on three hits and five walks, striking out nine. Ryker Shelton closed out the game with a perfect inning of relief, striking out one.

Porisch was the only Huron hitter with multiple hits, with a double and a single. Martin had a triple and Gilbert added a double. Quincy Rashaad swiped a base.

Huron’s 13U team will next compete in the state tournament in Brookings next weekend.