Smittys Make It Four In a Row!


Pierre Post 8              3 F/5 innings.

Aberdeen Smittys   18 – WP: Jaden Smith 5IP. 5H. ER. 3K. Casey Vining 1-2, 2 runs scored + 4RBI.

(Game 1)


Pierre Post 8               9 F/8 innings.

Aberdeen Smittys    10 – Drew Salfrank 3-5, 2 runs scored + 3RBI & walk-off single.

(Game 2)


  • It’s official, the Aberdeen Smittys are going streaking. Winners of their last four games, the Smittys turned in another Sunday sweep of the Pierre Post 8 squad, winning game one, in run rule fashion 18-3 and walking off Pierre 10-9 in game two.


  • In game one, the Smittys, as has been their custom of late, got off to a roaring offensive start. They posted a five spot in the top of the 1st inning and never looked back. Aberdeen also put up a crooked number of six in the 3rd inning and seven in the 4th. Casey Vining went 1-2 with a pair of runs scored and 4RBI in the run rule victory. Jaden Smith earned the win, going the distance and striking out three. Of the 12 Smittys that picked up a bat, they got at least one RBI from nine of them.


  • In game two, things were a little more interesting. The Smittys jumped out to a 4-1 lead, thanks in part to a 2R-HR by Phillip Zens in the bottom of the second. Then Post 8 scored five runs in the top of the 5th to take the lead. Aberdeen responded by putting up a pair of runs in the bottom half of the frame to tie things up. The teams exchanged barbs over the final few innings and when it came down to the bottom of the 8th, the Smittys would make their move. Ethan Kjenstad led off the inning with a single, he advanced to second on an Andrew Woehl bunt; then Cooper Eisenbeisz legged out an infield single. Following a ‘debatable’ strikeout, the stage was set for Drew Salfrank. He drilled a line drive down the third baseline which landed on the chalk for the walk-off hit.


  • Following the win, skipper Brandon Kusler joked, “I don’t like blowouts, I like to keep it close to keep my heart racing (fast).” The Smittys are now 10-5 on the season & they are off until Wednesday (6/7) when they travel to Brookings to take on the Hardhats of Rapid City Post 22.