Post 22 advances to state championship game with win over Brandon Valley

RAPID CITY, S.D. – Rapid City Post 22 opened the American Legion Class ‘A’ State Tournament on Friday with a 6-2 victory over Renner Post 307.

The Hardhats returned to action on Saturday to face Brandon Valley in the semi-finals.

Post 22 jumped out to a 6-0 lead after the third inning and held on to beat Brandon Valley, 7-5.

The Hardhats were led by Matt Hegre who hit a three-run homer in the first inning and Jake Goble who added a home run in the third inning.

Meanwhile, Dylan Richey earned the win for Post 22. He surrendered four runs on eight hits over six innings, striking out eight and walking one.

Post 22 advances to the state championship game on Sunday where the Hardhats will face Brandon Valley again.

The game is scheduled to start at 12 p.m.

If necessary, a second game will take place at 2:30 p.m. if Brandon Valley wins the first game.

Earlier in the day, Pierre eliminated Renner from the tournament with a 4-3 win.

Then Brandon Valley eliminated Pierre, 3 to 1.

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