Sunday’s Cornbelt Roundup

Sunday on KJAM, Dell Rapids PBR handed the Hartford-Humboldt Gamecocks their 4th loss of the year. PBR scored 3 runs in the 5th inning to take the lead. Weston Hansen and Drew Sweeter each had RBI hits in the inning for Dells. 

Grant Sweeter picked up the win, giving up 2 runs on 8 hits in his complete game performance. Riley Hoffman had 3 hits and scored twice for PBR. 

Blake Svoboda took the loss for Hartford-Humoldt, after allowing 4 runs on 5 hits with 8 strikeouts over 5 innings. 

The Gamecocks fell to 10-4, while PBR is now 5-7.


Also in the Cornbelt League on Sunday, the Flandreau Blue Teal scored an upset with a 4-3 win over the Canova Gang. Gage Sharping hit a pair of home runs and drove in 3 for Flandreau. 

Kolby Peters had an RBI double for Flandreau, and Paul McGlone had 2 hits, as the Blue Teal built up a 4-0 lead going into the 9th inning. Canova nearly pulled out the comeback in the final frame. The Gang started the bottom of the 9th with three straight walks. Jack Neises then lifted a sacrifice fly to get Canova on the board. Tim Gassman followed that with an RBI single to make it 4-3, but Ethan Johnson got Reilly Genzlinger to ground out to end the game. The Blue Teal improved to 3-7, while Canova is now 6-4. 


The Flandreau Cardinals won a pair of 7 inning games Sunday, beating the Hartford-Humboldt Wood Ducks 11-5, and rallying for a 9-7 win over Colman.

Bret Severtson drove in four runs on three hits to power the Cardinals to the Game 1 win against the Wood Ducks. Severtson had two singles and a double, and also scored twice. Luke Gassman also had three hits. Beau Severtson had a hit and 2 RBI, as Flandreau led by as many as 7 on their way to the victory. 

The Cardinals then took on the Colman A’s, in a Moody County showdown. Flandreau got on the board in the top of the 1st after a pair of wild pitches. Colman answered right back in the bottom of the 1st, with a 2-run home run. They added 4 more in the 4th, and took a 6-3 lead into the 7th. 

But Tim Huber hit a 2-run homer in the 7th, and Dallas Schneiderman singled to tie the game. Flandreau then scored 3 more in the 8th for the win.