Flandreau - 15 Dell Rapids PBR - 0 (5 Innings)
In the semifinal round of their district tournament, two quiet innings of a 0-0 tie was interrupted by Flandreau plating seven runs in the bottom of the 3rd inning, an additional run in the bottom of the 4th, and seven more to end the game with the mercy rule in the 5th.
Drew Weber threw all five innings for the 5th seeded Cardinals. He scattered three hits and walked one with the shutout victory. Flandreau did not commit an error defensively
Offensively, for back to back games, every Cardinal starter notched at least one hit. Jordan Gesling’s bases clearing double ended the shortened affair in the 5th inning.
Flandreau - 6 Canova - 1
In the district championship, Flandreau combined excellent pitching with timely hitting to secure their second straight district title. Jordan Gesling started on the mound, throwing six shutout innings and scattering three hits. He was relieved by Bret Severtson and Kasen Grengs who combined for three innings and one unearned run.
Flandreau’s balanced attack offensively was highlighted by Ben Ihrke’s solo home run to cap the Flandreau scoring at six. The Cardinals plated runs in the 1st, 2nd, and 4th innings to claim an early lead that proved to be enough.
Jordan Gesling was named MVP of the District 4B tournament for his performance on the mound and at the plate. Flandreau drafted the Colman A’s Deon Entringer with the first pick of the district draft to go along to the state tournament.
The Cardinals received a tough draw and will play Winner/Colome on Friday at 1:00 p.m. at Mitchell’s Cadwell Park. With a win, Flandreau would play Monday at 7:30 p.m. back in Mitchell in the second round.