Smittys Cruise Past Post 15 During Midweek Twinbill



Legion Baseball

Sioux Falls Post 15   0 F/4

Aberdeen Smittys   15 – WP: Drew Salfrank 4IP. 2H. 0R. 0ER. 2K. + 1-3 3r & 2RBI. Casey Vining 3-4 2r & 5RBI. Cooper Eisenbeisz 2-3 2r, 2RBI.

[Game 1]


Sioux Falls Post 15   1

Aberdeen Smittys   16 – WP: Cooper Eisenbeisz 3.2IP. 3H. 1R. 1ER. 6K.

[Game 2]


ABERDEEN, SD ( – With an on field temperature reaching 97 degrees at Fossum Field, the Aberdeen Smittys offense continued to follow suit; dismantling the Sioux Falls Post 15 squad in a mid-week doubleheader, winning game one, 15-0 and then 16-1 in the second contest.

In the first game of the twinbill, the Smittys struck early & then scored often. After putting down the side in the first inning, Aberdeen put up three in the bottom of the first frame. Three outs later, the Smittys offense was back at it & put up a crooked number seven in the bottom half of the second & then hit cruise control. Drew Salfrank picked up the win on the mound, going a complete game with four innings of work & only surrendering a pair of hits, while striking out two. He also helped his cause at the plate, going 1-3 with three runs scored & also driving in two. But the man of the day on offense was Casey Vining. The Northern State product went 3-4 with two runs scored & 5RBI + a HR.

In game two, the pitching staff & starter Cooper Eisenbeisz put Post 15 on lock down. Eisenbeisz recorded all but one out over the four inning affair and fanned six hitters and scattered three hits over three & two thirds innings of work. When the ball was put in play, the defense behind him was excellent; the Smittys defense did their job and played error free baseball. It was a big day for Phillip Zens at the dish, going a perfect 3-3 with three runs scored & also driving in three. Designated hitter Joran Foss was 1-2 with a run scored and he also drove in three.

Of the eight innings played over two games, the Smittys put up runs in every inning, but the third inning of game one. Overall, Aberdeen outscored Sioux Falls Post 15, 31-1 on the day and have outscored them 72-4 in the four games played against them this year. After another clean day at the office, the Smittys have now won 14 straight and sit at 16-3 on the season. In the current 14 game winning streak, the Smittys have outscored their opponents 207-38.

This weekend the Smittys will travel down to Sioux Falls to battle Buffalo, MN on Friday in the first round of the Dakota Classic on the campus of Augustana University, first pitch is slated for 6:30p. Aberdeen will take on Yankton Post 12 on Saturday morning at 10:30a + Post 15 in the afternoon at 1p.