Dakota Valley Wins SD VFW 16U Championship Over Madison Black

Dakota Valley beat Madison Black 4-3 for the SD VFW 16U Class A Championship. Isaac Bruns hit an RBI single in the fifth to break a 3-3 tie for the winning run. He pitched the last two innings to secure the win. Madison only allowed four hits to Dakota Valley in the win. The team also drew six walks and only one strikeout was recorded.

Wagner was two runs short in a 9-7 win for West Central for third place. West Central allowed two runs in the seventh, but stranded the eighth and ninth runs for Wagner at second and third to end the game. Dylan Stromer had three hits and three RBIs to push West Central to the win.

In the consolation championship, Dell Rapids scored three in the seventh to force extra innings, then CJ Smith hit the winning run in the bottom of the eighth. Dell Rapids won 7-6. Ethan Kringen had a hit and two RBIs in his only at-bat of the game.