Post 17’s season ends on a Pierre walk-off in extra innings

7-25-21
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BRANDON, S.D. (GoWatertown.net) — Watertown Post 17’s season would come to an end in spectacular fashion over the weekend.

The purple and gold would begin play at the Class A Legion Tournament on Friday with a 6-1 loss to Sioux Falls East.  Two costly errors by Watertown would cost them in the game.  Cole Holden would have Post 17’s lone RBI on the afternoon.  Kale Stevenson would throw four and two-thirds on the mound, allowing six hits, five runs, walking six, striking out his season average of nine on 106 pitches.

That loss would send Watertown to the loser-out bracket where they would meet Pierre at the 11 a.m. game on Saturday.  Pierre’s Cade Hinkle would get the scoring started in the bottom of the 1st.

Watertown and Stevenson would answer back to start the second:

A single by Trevon Rawdon would put a second run on the scoreboard in the second for the purple and gold.  Ben Althoff would tie the game in the third:

The score would remain tied at three through eight innings.  Heading into the bottom of the eighth with two outs and runners on the corners, Pierre’s Bennett Dean would end the season of the purple and gold:

Final 6-3.

Althoff and Stevenson would each have two hits.  RawdonSchmidt, Cole Holden and Kade Russell would each drop-down one.  Jerod Cyrus would pitch seven innings allowing four hits, three runs, walk two, fan 10 on 106 pitches.

Watertown Post 17 ends their year with a record of 30-31 and will graduate seven seniors, Jerod Cyrus, Zach Hirsch, Braxton Lacher, Kade Russell, Dawson Schmidt, Kale Stevenson and Easton Thury.