First Round – DV 11 W-I-N 0
Dakota Valley won (11-0) over Warner Ipswich and Northwestern (W-I-N) Friday, July 23 in state tournament play in Vermillion. Luke Bruns pitched a perfect 5-inning game with no walks and 7 strikeouts.
DV got only 6 hits, but benefited from 8 walks and 3 errors. Tyler Cornelsen had 2 hits. Camden Pawlick had 2 RBI.
Semi Final – DV 9 Winner 2
A 6-run sixth inning let the Panthers come from behind to win against Winner, Saturday, July 24. The Panthers played errorless ball and had 10 hits. Jack Brown had 2 hits, including a triple and 3 RBI. Drew Lukken and Dylan Lukken each had 2 hits.
Drew Lukken pitched a complete 7-inning game to pick up the win.
The temperature reading on the hospital sign next to Prentis Park registered 105.
Championship – Vermillion 7 DV 3
In the championship game, Sunday, July 25, DV out-hit Vermillion 10-6 but left 11 on base. Defensively, DV had 4 errors.
Five DV players had 2 hits – Jackson Boonstra, including a double, Jack Brown, Camden Pawlick, Jake Carter and James Kilcullen.
Winner defeated West Central 3-1 for third.