Canova and Dell Rapids advance to quarterfinals of State Tournament

Jared Miller and Garrett Gassman each hit solo home runs on Wednesday, as the Canvoa Gang moved into the State Baseball quarter-finals with a 3-1 over Flandreau. The Cardinals struck first with an RBI groundout from Jared Campbell to score Luke Gassman in the 3rd. Miller answered next inning with a solo homer to tie the game at a run apiece. That score held up until the 9th, when Miller hit a sacrifice fly to give The Gang a lead. Gassman followed with a solo home run, and Trey Krier then finished off a complete game win on the mound in the 9th. 

Krier finished with 4 strikeouts. Bret Sevetson also threw a complete game for Flandreau, giving up 3 runs on 4 hits and 6 strikeouts. 

The Dell Rapids Mudcats will face Canova in the next round, after a 16-6 win over Four Corners in 8 innings. Chad Hunt, Josh Roemen, and Mark Houck each had three hits for the Mudcats. Houck had a pair of doubles for the second straight game, while driving in 2 runs. Andrew Wegner picked up the win, throwing 3 innings of scoreless relief. 

The Mudcats and Canova will play the final game of the quarter-finals on Friday night at 7:30. Quarterfinal games begin tonight in Mitchell, with Winner/Colome taking on Plankinton, followed by Alexandria vs. Milbank. 

Friday’s Canova vs. Dell Rapids game can be heard on Jammin Country 103.1