Yankton sweeps Huron in twinbill

PHOTO BY JAMES CYMBUREK/YANKTON P&D Huron’s Colby Hott takes a cut during the first game of the Tigers’ club high school baseball doubleheader against Yankton on Saturday at Riverside Field at Bob Tereshinski Stadium.

YANKTON — Yankton recorded a doubleheader sweep against Huron in spring baseball on Saturday.

With two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning, the Bucks escaped with an 8-7 extra-inning victory in the opening game.

Yankton used two runs in the bottom of the first inning to take the lead.

After the Tigers scored their first run in the third inning, the Bucks answered with a run in the bottom of the inning to make it 3-1.

Huron evened the score with a pair of runs in the fourth inning and then grabbed a 4-3 lead with a run in the fifth inning.

The Tigers stretched their lead to 6-3 with a pair of runs in the sixth inning, but Yankton put up three runs in the bottom of the inning to pull even at 6-6.

After a scoreless seventh inning to close regulation play, Huron went back in front with a run in the eighth inning.

The lead would not hold up as the Bucks rallied in the bottom of the eighth to secure the win.

Both teams finished with nine hits. Johnny Hernandez led the Tigers with a pair of hits, while Peyton Grace had an RBI in three quality at-bats.

Hernandez pitched 3 2/3 innings for Huron, while Dawyson Rogers also spent time on the mound and had a pair of strikeouts.

Yankton pulled away for a 9-1 win in the second game.  

The Tigers took their lone lead in the second game with the first run in the second inning.

Yankton snagged the lead with its first two runs in the third inning, before adding a pair of runs in the fourth inning and another run in the fifth inning.

The Bucks capped the scoring with four runs in the sixth inning.

Elliot DeVries and Rogers each had a pair of hits for Huron.

Grace pitched four innings for the Tigers with three strikeouts, while Jerran Sammons pitched 1 1/3 innings with a strikeout.

Huron was scheduled to face Vermillion and Madison in Madison on Sunday, but results from those games were not available.

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