Garbers’ Slam Lifts Renner, Mitchell also Advances
Garbers' Slam Lifts Renner, Mitchell also Advancea
PIERRE, SD… The State “A” Legion Baseball Tournament got started Wednesday in Pierre and in the afternoon bracket Mitchell and Renner both advanced. Drew Kitchens and Carson Max had 3 RBI’s as Mitchell scored 8 straight runs afterfalling behind 2-0. Thomas Scholten had 2 RBI’s for Brandon Valley as they rallied back to within 8-6. But Mitchell advanced to the winner’s bracket Thursday night at 5:00 with a 10-7 win.
The Renner victory was a game for the ages. Zach Allender had 3 RBI’s and SF East jumped out to an 8-3 lead. Renner narrowed the margin to 11-8 going to their final at-bat in the 7th as Quintin Evers also had 3 RBI’s. But Peyton Garbers saved the best for last. The bases were loaded with 2 outs and 2 strikes when he connected for a walk-off grand slam! Renner advances to the winner’s bracket game Thursday night at 7:30 with a thrilling 12-11 win on one dramatic swing of the bat by Gerbers.