A Tough Thursday For Smittys


[Sioux Falls] Post 15 East  3

Aberdeen Smittys                1

(Game 1)

  • Aberdeen, SD (GC.com) – Smittys Legion 2022 stayed in it until the end, but Post 15 East Legion pulled away late in a 3-1 victory on Thursday. The game was tied at one with Post 15 East batting in the top of the 8th when Mason Tolrud tripled on a 0-2 count, scoring one run.
  • The pitching was strong on both sides. Post 15 East pitchers struck out six, while the Smittys sat down two.
  • The Smittys knotted the game up at one in the bottom of the 5th Drew Salfrank grounded out into a double play but still was able to plate the run. Andrew Glovich got the win for Post 15 East. The bulldog allowed six hits and one run over seven innings, striking out five. Ethan Bruns threw one inning in relief out of the bullpen.
  • Salfrank took the loss for the Smittys. The hurler allowed nine hits and three runs over seven and a third innings, striking out one and walking zero.
  • Ethan Kjenstad went 2-2 at the plate to lead the Smittys in hits.
  • Post 15 East tallied nine hits on the day. Sawyer Tolk and Lincoln Vasgaard each racked up multiple hits.


[Sioux Falls] Post 15 East   12

Aberdeen Smittys                   1

(Game 2)

  • Aberdeen, SD (GC.com) – The Smittys watched the game slip away early and couldn’t recover in a 12-1 loss to Post 15 East on Thursday. Post 15 East scored on a single by Ethan Bruns, a double by Andrew Glovich, a sac fly by Mason Tolrud, an error, and a single by Sawyer Tolk in the first inning.
  • The Smittys struggled to put runs on the board and had a tough time defensively containing the Post 15 East squad.
  • Brian Holmstrom took the loss for the Smittys, he allowed seven hits and nine runs over two and tho-thirds innings, striking out one.
  • Brock Martin, Ethan Kjenstad, Drew Salfrank, and Josh Steinwandt each collected one hit to lead the Smittys offese.