The second day of the South Dakota State Class A American Legion baseball tournament got underway in Pierre today and Rapid City Post 22 faced off with a familiar opponent in Mitchell Post 18. The Hardhats have played Mitchell four times this season, including a couple of wins at last week's Region 3A tournament in Sturgis.
And while Mitchell was looking to win its first meeting with Post 22 this season, the Hardhats started strong and got a nice start from Zach Chiolis, who allowed just one hit and one run in 5-1/3 innings of work before erupting for seven runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to end this one by 10-run rule, 11-1.
In other action today in Pierre, Sioux Falls Post 15 East eliminated Yankton by a score of 8-1 and Brandon Valley ended Brookings' season with an 11-0 victory. East will play Mitchell tomorrow while Brandon plays the loser of the Pierre-Renner matchup that will be played later tonight. Post 22 gets the Pierre-Renner victor in the winner's bracket.