KYNT Local Sports 4-17-17

Morningside scored five runs in the bottom of the sixth to rally past Mount Marty 10-6 Saturday in G-PAC baseball.  The Mustangs blasted three home runs during the game, while senior Cade Skinner led the Lancers with two doubles and a single.  Mount Marty has lost five consecutive games and is 6 and 11 and in ninth place in the conference.

The Lancers continue their G-PAC baseball schedule with a twin bill at Dakota Wesleyan starting at 2:00 this afternoon.  The Tigers are 10 and 6 and in third place in the conference.

The Mount Marty softball squad is 10 and 17 overall as they return to action this evening.  The Lancers will host Dakota State in a non-conference doubleheader at Riverside Field.

U-S-D picked up a 7-0 softball victory at North Dakota State on Saturday, as Rachel Cue tossed a three-hit shutout for the Coyotes.  U-S-D is now 6 and 6 in the Summit League and 15 and 25 overall.

U-S-D picked up a 6-1 women’s tennis victory on Saturday over South Dakota State at the indoor courts in Sioux Falls.  The Coyotes improved to 3 and 2 in the Summit League, and now hold a 10-7 advantage over the Jacks in the annual Showdown Series between the schools.

U-S-D grad and current assistant track and field coach Derek Miles will be presented an Olympic bronze medal in a special ceremony at 10:00 this morning in Vermillion.  Miles placed fourth in the pole vault in the 2008 Olympics, but a recent drug test showed a pole vaulter from the Ukraine violated the anti-doping policy that year.  Miles will be presented the bronze medal today from the U-S Olympic Committee C-E-O, and U-S Senator John Thune will also speak during the ceremony inside the Sanford Coyote Sports Center.

Yankton bowler Dr. Pat King rolled his 16th career 300 game last Wednesday in the Classic League at the Yankton Bowl.  King finished that night with a 772 series.