KYNT Local Sports 4-14-17

Morningside came into Riverside Field last night and swept a pair of baseball games over Mount Marty by scores of 4-1 and 15-3.  The Lancers are now in a three-way tie for seventh place in the conference and are 12 and 22 for the season.  Mount Marty will visit Morningside tomorrow afternoon for a G-PAC doubleheader at Lewis & Clark Park with both games broadcast on 1450, KYNT.

In softball last night at Riverside Park, Midland blanked Mount Marty 4-0 in the opener and then the Lancers came back for a 2-1 victory in game two.  Brooke Becker pitched the complete game win for the Lancers, while Amanda McCafferty led the offense with four hits on the day.  Mount Marty is tied for seventh in the G-PAC with four wins, and is 10 and 17 on the season.

Mount Marty senior Patrick Ciganovic will be headed back to his native Australia to take a shot at professional basketball.  Ciganovic got a call from the Gladstone Port City Power this week and will join them right after graduation in the early part of their 20-game professional season.  The 6’6” forward played four years for the Lancers, and this year he averaged nearly 10 points and 8 rebounds a game.

Yankton shot a 351 score and placed fifth at the Harrisburg girls golf invitational on Thursday, as Aberdeen Central won the meet with a 326 total.  It was the Gazelles season opener as Morgan Strahl led the team with an 82, tying for seventh place, while Peyton Tramp tied for 14th place with an 86.

The Yankton High School track and field squad competed at the Corn Palace Relays in Mitchell yesterday.  Lindsey Hale led the Gazelles with a first in the long jump and second in the triple jump, Madason Tessier won the 100 hurdles, Jaiden Boomsma was second in the 100 meter dash and the Gazelles took the 400 relay.  Chris Kinsley was second in the boys high jump and long jump and Black Cwach was runner-up in the 300 hurdles.

Platte-Geddes won the boys title at the Southeast South Dakota golf tournament at Fox Run Golf Course in Yankton, with Bon Homme and Freeman tied for second.  Alec Johnson led the Cavaliers by winning the individual title with a 74.  Burke-South Central took the girls title yesterday at Fox Run.