1973 Game Reports, Basin League     


(July 7)  Chamberlain pounded out 13 hits en route to an 8-5 win over Rapid City Saturday.  Mark Stevens, Wayne Cado, Ken Madia and Fred Young each had two safeties. Keith Bridges had three hits, including two doubles, for the Chiefs. Randy Foust had a homer.  Jerry Winter (Iowa State) went the distance for the pitching victory.

Bounderant, Anglin (L) and Freeman
Winter (W) and Madia

(July 8)   Rapid City bounced back to gain a split of a weekend series at Chamberlain.  Steve Mousel (S. Dakota State) held the Mallards to six hits as the Chiefs took a 6-1 decision.  Gary Anglin led the Chiefs with three hits while Tom Kaiser and Jim Lentine each had a pair. 

Mousel (W) and Freeman
Stuthard (L), xxx and Madia

(July 12)   Pierre shaded Chamberlain 10-9 to stay atop the Basin League standings. Mike Tyler's bases-loaded single in the bottom of the 9th inning drove in the winning run. The Cowboys displayed outstanding defense with four double-plays and a triple play.  The win moved Pierre to 15-10, while Chamberlain dropped to 10-15.

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(July 12)   Sturgis topped Rapid City 5-3. Hank Merenda and R.J. Harrison, each with two hits, paced Sturgis to the win.  Nick Leyva belted a solo homer for the Titans.  Kevin Kirk had a pair of hits for the Chiefs.  The victory kept Sturgis (at 14-11) right on the heels of first place Pierre while Rapid City fell to 11-14.

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(August 8)  Rapid City crushed Sturgis 18-8 in the season finale of the Basin League. Keith Bridges set two league records in wrapping up the summer in style with five hits in six trips.  His 78 hits and 21st double both established new Basin League marks. Bill Ewing drove in four runs with four hits. Gary Allenson and Pat McNally each slugged two-run homers for Sturgis.  Rapid City's Gary Anglin finished with a .393 average to win the batting crown.

Bell (L), Rongish (5), Quisenberry (7) and Kramer
Williamson (W) and Stewart

(August 8)  Pierre Cowboys forfeited their final game to Chamberlain. Recently, two Pierre players were handed permanent suspensions and two others suspended for the season as a result of an altercation in a game with Sturgis Monday night.