After a disappointing first game of the Border Battle for Rapid City American Legion Post 320, Cam White recorded his second walk-off hit of the season, as the Stars split against two North Dakota teams in Pierre Friday.
Post 320 lost earlier in the day to Bismarck, N.D. 8-4 and White was the hero as the Stars walked off with a 5-4 win against Mandan, N.D.
Bismarck got off to a good start against the Stars in the first game, scoring four runs in the top of the third inning and another run in the top of the fourth to take a 5-0 lead. Post 320 responded with three runs in the bottom of the inning and another in the fifth to cut the lead to 5-4.
That would be all the offense Post 320 generated, Bismarck scored a run in the sixth and two in the seventh to take the game.
Seth Brewer recorded multiple hits for the Stars in the first game, but defense killed Post 320 again as it committed five errors. Dawson Penticoff and Brady Larson combined to give up eight hits on the mound.
The second game would require innings, as Mandan started the scoring with a run in the first inning. Post 320 responded with a run in the bottom of the second.
It wasn't until the top of the fifth that Mandan broke the 1-1 tie with a run of its own, only to have Post 320 tie the score again in the bottom of the sixth.
In the top of the eighth Mandan scored two runs and looked like it had the win in the bag, but Post 320 responded with three runs including a walk off-hit for White.
Brett Beyer led the way offensively for Post 320 with three hits while Brewer struck out five on the mound in 4 1/3 innings of work.
Post 320 is now 15-6 on the season and will face Bismarck and Mandan again this morning. It will play Bismarck at 8 a.m. and Mandan at 10 a.m.
Following those games Post 320 returns home and welcomes Sioux Falls West to Pete Lien Memorial Field Wednesday for a nine inning game that starts at 6 p.m.