Harney falls in a tough battle against Sioux Falls

In the first game of the District tournament Harney squaring off against Sioux Falls.

Scoreless in the top of the 1st inning. Lee Neugebauer on the mound for Harney. He deals to Ethan Bruns who hits to shallow center field. Cohen Henry and Mason Riley come in to score putting Sioux Falls in the early 2-run lead.

More from Sioux Falls as Jaxsen Grevengoed takes the plate with a runner on 2nd. He hits the ball deep to center field, but Isaac Phillips snags them from the score with the out to end the inning.

On to the bottom of the 1st, Harney's Sam Mortimer takes the plate, and knocks the 2-run homer over the fence in left center field to tie the game at 2. But, after a close game, Sioux Falls came back in the 6th inning. Sioux Falls gets the win 7 to 4, but the run is not over yet for the Harney All-Stars.

Luke Mortimer says, 'I ask these kids all the time to battle through everything they get into, and that's what they did. Sioux Falls came out here, and everybody was talking about how great they were, and they are, they're a great team. But, we just hung in there the whole time. Out east they beat everybody's rear ends, they came out here and we took them through six innings and were competitive. We gave them everything we have. We just came up short, unfortunately. Going into tomorrow, whoever we play, we've got to come back and just battle hard.'