Governors Hold on For Game One Win over Yankton

Governors Hold on For Game One Win over Yankton

The Pierre Governor baseball team would take game one from the Yankton Bucks at home on Friday with a 6-5 win and will look for the sweep on Saturday.

Yankton would take a 1-0 lead on an unearned run in the top of the first but Pierre would get its first lead in the bottom of the second with an RBI single by Spencer Easland and a two run double from Matthew Brewer. In the top of the third with an RBI ground out and a passed ball. However, Pierre would gain the lead back in the bottom of the third as Cade Kaiser would score on a wild pitch before Jett Zabel would single home a run and Easland would get his second RBI going 3-3 in the game. Zabel would go five innings on the mound with five hits, three runs, one earned, on three walks and five strikeouts. JJ Bucholz would get the final six outs and with runners at second and third with one out in a 6-5 game, Bucholz would strike out Mark Kathol and after an intentional walk, would strike out Easton Nelson to close out the game and pick up the save to push the Governors one win away from clinching a spot in the state tournament.

Pierre and Yankton will play game two on Saturday at 11:00 AM with coverage starting at 10:45 on KCCR and on YouTube at KCCR Sports. If Yankton wins the first game, then the two will play a winner-take-all game immediately following.

State Regional Final Scores

Harrisburg 16, Washington 1

Lincoln 11, Huron 1

Brandon Valley 3, Mitchell 1

O’Gorman 3, Jefferson 0

Stevens 10, Rapid City Central 1

Pierre 6, Yankton 5

Roosevelt 3, Brookings 1

Tea has already advanced with a 15-0 and 9-1 over Sturgis.