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Madison Black and Canova Win Region Championships

A few of the SD VFW 16U Regional Championships finished on Wednesday.

Madison White scored seven in the fifth and beat Volga 11-5 in the region tournament. Braxton Bjorklund had three of the 15 total hits for Madison and he also had two RBIs. Bjorklund also went five and one-thirds on the hill, striking out four. They moved on to play Madison Black for the Region 2 Championship.

Both Madison teams meet for the second time this tournament. Madison Black bested Madison White for the second time, beating them 6-2 for 16U Class A Region 2 Championship. Joe Gors and Lucas Mork each had two hits and an RBI and Sutton Bern had a hit, while scoring twice in the win. Kayden Gehrels was the winning pitcher after going six and two-thirds. He allowed five hits, two runs, and struck out four.

Canova won the SD VFW 16U Class B Region 5 Championship after a 5-0 win against Salem. Jack Neises pitched a four-hit, complete game shutout, striking out two. Jackson Remmers had two hits, an RBI, and scored a run.

The State Tournaments start August 6.

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