The Mobridge 13-14 Teeners traveled to Chamberlain over the weekend for the Class A Northwest Regional. Mobridge traveled to the tournament with the minimum of nine players, which proved to be the team’s downfall. Mobridge went 0-4 over the weekend.
“Our kids played their hearts out,” head coach Pat Davis said, “Kids had to pitch that never pitched before.”
In the first game of the tournament, Mobridge faced off against Spearfish. Mobridge fell in their first game, 13-3. The Mobridge offense got a two-out rally going in the second inning when Jack Faehnrich drew a walk and Braden Blom followed up with a walk of his own. Wyatt Wientjes had a single, and two runs scored for Mobridge in the second inning. In the third inning, Holden Eisemann led off with a single and scored. During the fourth inning, Mobridge looked to have a scoring threat but saw it evaporate. The Mobridge bats were quiet in the fifth inning and they saw themselves five-run ruled.
Holden Eisemann started the game at pitcher for Mobridge.
Wyatt Wientjes had two singles in his two at-bats, Holden Eisemann had a single and a walk, Kobe Goodshield walked once, Jack Faehnrich had a single, a run and a walk, and Braden Blom had a walk and a score.
Against Madison (Maroon)
In their second game on Friday, Mobridge fell to Madison Maroon 15-0. Despite not having a run, the Mobridge offense wasn’t held down. In the first inning, Mobridge had two baserunners as Blaise Thompson had a one-out single and Kobe Goodshield drew a walk, but Mobridge was unable to score. In the second inning, Wyatt Wientjes led off with a single, but the next two batters were retired until Jackson Eisemann also got a single, but the team was unable to capitalize. In the third and final inning, Mobridge had things going with a lead-off walk, but they were unable to get a run across.
Blaise Thompson, started the game pitching, and had two hits in his two plate attempts for Mobridge. Wyatt Wientjes had one plate attempt in which he reached base on a single. Jackson Eisemann had the other single for Mobridge. Holden Eisemann, Cole Wellner and Kobe Goodshield had walks for Mobridge.
Against Madison (Black)
On Saturday, Mobridge opened their day with playing Madison Black. Mobridge had their bats going against Madison Black but were unable to pick up their big victory and fell 11-5.
In the first inning, Mobridge was unable to take advantage of a Jack Faehnrich single. In the second inning, the Mobridge offense came alive with two runs from Blaise Thompson and Braden Blom. Mobridge threatened in the fourth inning with two baserunners but didn’t score. In the fifth inning, Cole Wellner scored a run for Mobridge.
Jack Faehnrich and Cole Wellner both scored in the seventh inning for Mobridge.
For Mobridge, Cole Wellner had a double and a walk, and scored twice. Jack Faehnrich drew a walk and hit two singles with a run. Kobe Goodshield, Wyatt Wientjes and Jackson Eisemann all contributed with a single in the game. Braden Blom walked twice and scored a run. Blaise Thompson had a single, walk and a run.
Mobridge was unable to overcome an 11-run fifth inning from the Warner-Ipswich-Northwestern 13-14 Teeners, as they downed Mobridge 17-4.
Going into the fourth inning, the game was tied at 3 thanks to a three-run third inning for Mobridge.
The game wasn’t tied for long.
In the fourth inning, W-I-N posted three runs.
The W-I-N offense exploded in the fifth inning for 11 runs and ran up a 17-3 lead.
In the fifth inning, Jackson Eisemann was able to hit a single and score for Mobridge, but they were unable to stage a comeback against W-I-N.
Kobe Goodshield pitched 4.1 innings for Mobridge and struck out four W-I-N batters. Cole Wellner had a double and a run for Mobridge.
On the season, the 13-14 Mobridge Teeners finished with a 7-8 record. Head coach Pat Davis hopes that next year the team has a better turnout, as playing with nine kids proves to be difficult during tournaments like the regionals.
“I’m so proud of these kids,” Davis said. “It was hot out and we had no substitutes and no complaints.”