Smittys Have Perfect Weekend



Jamestown Blues      7

Aberdeen Smittys    17 – WP: Vining (4.1IP 8H. 7R. 4ER. 2K) Casey Vining 4-5, 2 runs scored 6RBI’s.

[single game]

  • On Friday from Fossum Field the Aberdeen Smittys got back to their winning ways after dropping a pair of contests down in Brookings earlier in the week. Against the Jamestown Blues, the Smittys put up a 6 spot in the bottom of the first inning and never looked back. On the hill, Casey Vining picked up the win as he went four and a third innings and surrendered four earned runs and also struck out a pair of Blues. He helped his cause at the plate as he went 4-5 and knocked in six runs & also scored twice. Drew Salfrank continued to be dialed in, going 3-4 with 2RBI and he also scored three times. Phillip Zens crossed the plate four times and also knocked in a pair of his teammates, too.



Aberdeen Smittys   5 – WP: Jaden Smith 2IP. 1H. 0ER. 2K. Zane Backous 2-2 + run scored & 4RBI.

Mitchell Post 18      4 F/7 innings.

(Game 1)


Aberdeen Smittys   13 – WP: Phillip Zens 5IP. 2H. 1R. 6K. Zane Backous 2-5 + run scored & 3RBI.

Mitchell Post 18        1

(Game 2)


  • On Sunday, the Smittys made it two and three straight wins, respectively as they got past Mitchell Post 18 in game one, 5-4 and then drilling Post 18 in game 2, 13-1.


  • In game one, the Aberdeen offense got off to a quick 5-0 lead after the first three innings and then they’d make that lead hold up. The last man in the batting order would make the biggest impact offensively for the Smittys. Zane Backous was 2-2 including a 3R-HR and an RBI double in the second inning. He generated four of the five Smittys RBI’s. On the hill, Jaden Smith earned the win, going just two innings of one hit ball, he also had two strikeouts. Mitchell would post two runs in the 5th and 7th respectively, but their rally would fall short.


  • In game two, things would be a lot less interesting. The Smittys tomahawked Post 18 as they posted a crooked ‘8’ in the top of the third inning and put things on cruise control. Backous continued his hot play at the plate, as he went 2-5 with a double and three RBI’s. Drew Salfrank was 3-4 and three runs scored + a pair of RBI & a walk. Casey Vining also knocked in a pair, in the 10 run victory. The Smittys out-hit Post 18, 13-4 and committed a pair of errors in the field. Aberdeen will enjoy a nice break until Friday when they’re back in action against Lee’s Summit at Fossum Field.