Smittys Drop A Pair Aginst Post 15 East



Legion Baseball

Aberdeen Smittys  4 – LP: Donnie Soderlund 0.2IP 2H. R. ND: Phillip Zens 5.1IP. 5H. 4ER. 4K.

SF Post 15 East       5

[Game 1]


Aberdeen Smittys   0 – LP: Zane Backous (CG). 6IP. 10H. 2R. 2ER. 6K. Drew Salfrank 2-3.

SF Post 15 East        2

[Game 2]


SIOUX FALLS, SD ( – After winning their last six games, the Aberdeen Smittys dropped a pair of games against Sioux Falls Post 15 East & were swept for the first time since May 14th against Watertown Post 17; falling 5-4 in walk-off fashion in game one & falling 2-0 in game two.

Phillip Zens got the start in game one and worked for five and third innings and scattered five hits and four earned runs & also struck out four, he finished with the no decision in the contest. Donnie Soderlund came in, in relief and surrendered the walk-off hit in the seventh inning. Offensively, Casey Vining went 1-4 with a 2RBI single. Cooper Eisenbeisz was a perfect 4-4 at the plate with a run scored and one run knocked in.

In game two, the normally white-hot Smittys offense just couldn’t get anything going  and fell 2-0 in a pitchers dual. Zane Backous pitched a complete game six inning contest and picked up the loss, althouogh he surrendered 10 hits, only two runs crossed the plate + he stuck out six. The lone bright spot on offense was Drew Salfrank, he went 2-3 on the day.

With the losses, the Smittys drop to 22-7 and they’ll be back in action at home on Saturday against Huron for a doubleheader, first pitch is slated for 3p on from Fossum Field.


Other Regional Action:

Faulkton Hitmen    1

Warn/Ips/NW        8

[Game 1]


Faulkton Hitmen   4

Warn/Ips/NW       0

[Game 2]


Amateur Baseball

Aberdeen Circus  5

Redfield DQ          12