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Sioux Central baseball season ends in district loss

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Okoboji used two big innings to end Sioux Central's season as the Pioneers scored seven runs in the second and six in the fourth to win 13-0 in the first round of the CLass 2A district tournament last Saturday in Emmetsburg.

Sioux Central did not record a hit in the game nor did the Rebels have a base runner.

Boden Bright suffered the loss. He allowed two hits and six runs, five of which were earned, walked three and struck out two in 11⁄3 innings. Konnor McKeever gave up seven hits and seven runs, walked two and struck out five in 22⁄3 innings of relief.

Sioux Central committed one error in the game.

“Okoboji’s pitcher did a good job of getting ahead in the count and making us hit his pitch,” Sioux Central coach Alan Vasher said. “We had some solid contact early on and did a good job of putting the ball in play hard, but not anything to show for it. Once they got some runs in the second inning, we put ourselves in a tough spot and had to fight.

“I’m really proud of the way we played all season, and the team had a good year,” Vasher added. “We were young, and that experience from this season will help us grow in the future.”

The Rebels finished their season 12-12.

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