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Rain cuts Milt Simons tourney short
Valley Springs posts win, loss in first day
By Staff reports

June 19. 2013 3:17PM
Rain showers all day long Saturday cancelled the second and third day of the Sioux Falls-hosted Milt Simons Tournament, where Valley Springs Post 131 registered a win and a loss on Friday.

Valley Springs dropped a tight 4-3 loss to Sioux Falls Post West and rallied back to defeat Omaha Gold 7-2.

Now 7-5 on the season, Valley Springs is on tap to play two games at Renner Ballpark Friday. At 10:30 a.m., Post 131 will face a team from Norfolk, Neb., and at 7:30 that night, will play DiGiorgio’s Sportswear (Omaha, Neb.). The team moves to Sioux Falls Stadium Saturday for games at 10:30 a.m. (vs. Rapid City Post 311) and 7:30 p.m. (Lee’s Summit, Mo.).

VS 3, Post 15 4
Valley Springs Post 131 fell victim to a walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth inning on Friday, handing SF Post 15 West a 4-3 win at Ronken Field.

It was the first of two pool play games Valley Springs played in the weekend Milt Simons Tournament.

With SF Post 15 West trailing by one in the ninth, Justin Kautz came to the plate and singled.

Jacob Adams was hot from the plate for Valley Springs. Adams went 3-for-4, singling in the first, fifth and seventh innings. Tommy Gardner had two hits.

Jake Lund recorded the win for SF Post 15 West. He allowed three runs over nine innings. Lund struck out one, walked two and gave up five hits.

VS 030 000 000 – 3 5 1
Post 15 001 020 001 – 4 10 3

VS – Luke Bauske, Tommy Gardner (7) and Jacob Mulder
Post 15 – Jack Lund and Kenny Dobberpuhl
HRs - None

VS 7, Omaha Gold 2
In their second game Friday, Valley Springs beat Omaha (Neb.) Gold 7-2 in seven innings on at Ronken Field behind Jacob Bruget, who went 1-for-2 and hit a home run.
He homered in the third inning.

Adams looked sharp on the mound. He held Omaha Gold hitless over two innings, allowed no earned runs, walked one and struck out two.

Tommy Gardner recorded the win for Post 131. He allowed two runs over five innings, struck out six, walked none and surrendered five hits.

Valley Springs didn't relinquish the lead after scoring one run in the second inning when it scored on a single by Jacob Mulder.

Valley Springs increased its lead with four runs in the third, which was started by Bruget’s solo blast.

After pushing across two runs in the top of the fourth, Omaha Gold faced just a 5-2 deficit. An RBI double by Huston and a sacrifice fly by Crosse triggered Omaha’s comeback. Post 131 stopped the rally after Gardner got Silvey to strike out.

After a quick strike from Omaha Gold, Valley Springs responded with two runs in the fourth, scoring on a solo home run by Adams and an RBI double by Lucas Lunstra.

VS 014 200 x – 7 7 1
Omaha 000 200 0 – 2 5 3

VS – T. Gardner, J. Adams (5) and Jacob Mulder
Omaha – Levitt and Silvey

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