The Corn Belt vs. Sunshine League Showdown took place in Parker this weekend.
Friday’s games began with the Parkston Mudcats out slugging the Salem Cubs 15-13. Salem scored 4 runs in the top of the 6th inning to take a 9-7 lead. But the Mudcats exploded for 8 runs in the bottom half of the inning to take back the lead for good. Kyle Tuschen went 4-for-5 with a double, a homer, and 5 RBI. Luke Loudenburg had two hits and 3 RBI.
The Colman A’s then picked up a 6-1 win in Friday’s night cap.
The Crofton Blue Jays started Saturday’s games with a 9-0 win over the Humboldt-Hartford Wood Ducks.
The Madison Broncos defeated Miller 4-2. Tyler Tappe had the big hit of the game, launching a 3-run homer in the 2nd that put the Broncos up 4-0. Logan Allbee picked up the win, throwing three and a third scoreless innings of relief and striking out seven.
The Lennox Alpacas won a pair of games for the Cornbelt to wrap up Saturday night. Lennox first took down Mount Vernon 8-3, then built up an 11-0 lead before holding on for a 16-13 win over the Parkston Devil Rays.
Sunday’s games began with the Platte Killer Tomatoes defeating the Humboldt-Hartford Gamecocks 6-2. Hunter Hewitt hit a 2-run homer for Platte in the win. Ryan Healy led the Gamecocks offense with going 2-for-2 with a walk and a run scored. Travis Gant won the game for Platte, allowing just 4 hits and striking out 9.
Jason Schmidt threw a shutout in Game 2 Sunday, and the Dimock Raptors jumped out to an early lead in a 4-0 win over Dell Rapids PBR. Schmidt scattered 5 hits over 7 innings for the Raptors, while striking out 7.
In Game 3 Sunday, the Alexandria Angels held on to an early lead in a 6-2 win over the Flandreau Cardinals. The 3rd win of the day for the Sunshine League gave them a 5-4 advantage in the Showdown, heading into the final game.
The Dell Rapids Mudcats preserved a tie in the Showdown, by scattering 15 hits in a 10-4 win over the Winner/Colome Pheasants.