The Pierre Post 8 14U baseball team competed in the State A 14U Baseball Tournament in Vermillion and Yankton this past weekend. The team went 2-1.

The first game of the weekend saw Post 8 play the Harrisburg Tigers. Carson Stoeser scored the first run for Post 8 in the top of the third inning. The Tigers tied the game up in the seventh inning when Gabe Long scored on a bases loaded walk, which sent the game into extra innings. Post 8 broke the tie when Dawson Getz and Carson Stoeser scored on a Noah Boschee error to win 3-1.

Saturday’s first game of the day saw Sioux Falls East defeat Post 8 11-9. Dawson Getz and George Stalley led Post 8 with three hits, while Charlie Simpson had three RBIs. The loss meant Post 8 was eliminated from championship contention.

The final game of the weekend for Post 8 saw them play Renner. Post 8 jumped out to a 6-0 lead in the top of the first inning. Renner added three runs in the next two innings to break into the Post 8 lead. Post 8 added another run in the top of the fourth inning when Lincoln Houska scored on a Ridge Leimbach single. Renner’s comeback efforts fell just short. Post 8 ended their season with a 7-6 victory.

Leimbach led Post 8 with two hits, while EJ Boutchee and Jacob Leiferman each had two RBIs.

Scott Millard | 605-295-8429

Scott Millard has been the sports reporter for the Capital Journal since 2017. He was previously an intern with the Capital Journal during the summer of 2016.

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