The Rapid City Post 22 Expos scored four runs in the fifth inning and pulled away from Watertown 8-1 Wednesday to open the Class A State Junior Legion Baseball Tournament.
Behind the pitching from Dylan Richey, the Expos led just 2-1 before taking control, adding a pair of runs in the seventh inning.
Richey gave up just six hits in seven innings, walking one and striking out nine.
Alex Weaver had a big game for the Expos, with three hits and four RBI. He had a two-run triple in the fifth inning and a two-run double in the seventh. Jace Caldwell and Richey also drove in one run as Post 22 finished with seven hits.
The Expos, 32-14 on the season, return to action tonight at 7 p.m. against Yankton.
Bullets fall to Sioux Falls West
The young Rapid City Post 22 Bullets got are off to a rough start in the Class A State Junior Legion Baseball Tournament in Yankton, fall to Sioux Falls West 13-1 on Wednesday.
West opened with four runs in the first inning and led 12-0 after two innings. Post 22's lone run came in the fourth.
The Bullets had just four hits in the game, with Jake Goble with the lone RBI.
The Bullets will look to bounce back at 10 a.m. MDT against Mitchell.
Hebel named to College Football America Yearbook
Drew Hebel was honored with his third preseason accolade in the 2017 College Football America 2017 Yearbook.
The rising junior hailing from Broomfield, Colo., led the nation in interceptions in 2016 while helping the Yellow Jackets to their first winning season in the NCAA-era with a 7-4 record. Hebel recorded nine interceptions, 17 passes defended and 49 tackles in his All-American sophomore campaign
The College Football America 2017 Yearbook features more than 930 college football teams from the United States and Canada over the course of more than 300 striking, full-color pages. That includes every team from the NCAA (FBS, FCS, Division II and Division III), NAIA, NJCAA, CCCAA and U Sports (Canada). It also includes updates on club football, one-year postgraduate prep/sports academies and Mexican college football, along with dozens of action shots and stadium photos.
Elite Football Academy location changes
Location for the Elite Football Academy today and Friday has been changed to the St. Thomas More field.
The camp, from 9-11 a.m. each day, is for players in grades 3-8, with a fee of $55 per participant. Proceeds will go to the Rapid City Midget Football League.