Huron closes regular season against Lynx

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DeJean walk-off single lifts Tigers to victory in opening game of twinbill

HURON — The Huron spring baseball team closed its regular season with a doubleheader against Brandon Valley on Tuesday at Memorial Stadium.
The Tigers used a walk-off hit by Parker DeJean in the bottom of the seventh inning to secure a 4-3 victory in the opening game.
The RBI-single capped a perfect night at the plate for DeJean, who had hits in all four of his at-bats against the Lynx.
DeJean’s four-hit performance, included a double and a two-run home run in the fifth inning to tie the game at 3-3.
Matt Katz finished with a pair of hits for Huron, which outhit Brandon Valley 11-6 in the game.
Bryce Steffen and Rick Strubel also had doubles for the Tigers.
Sam Kretschmar started on the mound for Huron and pitched the first 3 2/3 innings. He allowed two runs on four hits with two strikeouts and three walks.
Emerson DeVries came on for the next 2 1/3 innings, allowing the final run for Brandon Valley on two hits with three walks.
Strubel pitched the final inning, holding the Lynx hitless with one strikeout and a walk.
Results of the second game between the two teams on Tuesday were not available.
The Tigers will open postseason play Saturday in Brookings.
On Monday, Mitchell used a  one-hitter on the mound by Jared Miller, to recorded a 10-0 victory against Huron.
Miller had two strikeouts and four walks for the Kernels to record the shutout.
Bryce Steffen had the lone hit for Huron.
Parker DeJean pitched the first four innings for the Tigers, allowing five runs on five hits with five walks. Chipper Shillingstad handled the final 2/3 of an inning, allowing five runs on three hits.
In the junior varsity game on Monday, Mitchell escaped with a 4-3 victory.
Walker Schiltz had two of the five hits for the Tigers, including a double. Also recording hits were Colby Hott, Carter Hott and Tyson Lien.
Schiltz pitched the first five innings for Huron, allowing four runs on six hits. He had 10 strikeouts and a pair of walks.
Jacob Wehde held the Kernels hitless during the final inning.
On Saturday, Watertown recorded a 10-5 victory in a varsity game against Huron.
Blake Holden had three hits, including a double to lead the Arrows, who had nine hits in the game. Also recording doubles were Alex Gauer and Micah Kauffman. Dawsyn Wirkrs and Kauffman each had a pair of hits.
Brayden Shriver turned in a complete-game effort on the mound for Watertown. He had three strikeouts and three walks.
The Tigers finished with 10 hits in the game, with Rick Strubel, DeJean and Sam Kretschmar each having a pair of hits.
Strubel, Shillingstad and Matt Katz all had doubles for Huron.
Steffen and Kretschmar shared the pitching duties for the Tigers, each throwing three innings. Steffen allowed seven runs on five hits with a strikeout and six walks, while Kretschmar yielded three runs on four hits with three strikeouts and two walks.


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