Filling the ball field

Despite daily schedule changes, summer ball season begins to come together

Ever-changing timetables and guidelines due to COVID-19 has put teener baseball in a bit of a limbo, as opponent availability and daily schedule changes leave much “up in the air,” according to coach Cory Mohling.   

But on Saturday, everything ended up coming together for the Wessington Springs Post 5548 16U Teeners, as they traveled to Clark to play Clark and Wahpeton, ND. 

In the evening’s first game, both teams were strong on the hill, but Wahpeton ended up taking a 2-0 victory over Wessington Springs 16u on Saturday. Mason Schelske started the game for Wessington Springs 16u and recorded 11 strikeouts and gave up 0 hits. Quinten Christensen threw one inning in relief.

Seven runs in the fourth inning led Wessington Springs 16u past Clark/Willow Lake 13-2 on Saturday. Quinten Christensen, Tyler Fastnacht, Coen Harvey, Cade Mohling, and Dylan Schimke all contributed in the big inning with RBIs.

In the first inning, Wessington Springs 16u got their offense started. Clay Olinger was hit by a pitch, driving in a run.

Wessington Springs 16u tallied seven runs in the fourth inning led by walks by Fastnacht and Harvey, doubles by Mohling and Schimke, and a single by Christensen.

Harvey was on the pitcher’s mound for Wessington Springs 16u. He went four innings, allowing two runs on two hits and striking out four.

Wessington Springs 16u scattered eight hits in the game. Camden Jost and Schimke each collected multiple hits for Wessington Springs 16u. Schimke and Jost each managed two hits to lead Wessington Springs 16u.

With no games this week, Coach Cory Mohling said he is finalizing the upcoming schedule, which can be found in next week’s issue of the True Dakotan.