A nine-run sixth inning lifted the Dell Rapids Legion baseball team to a 12-5 regional win over Madison at Flynn Field in Madison on Tuesday, July 17th. The win puts Dell Rapids into the region championship game.
Dell Rapids scored first in the bottom of the first inning on an RBI double by Matt Gillogly. Madison tied the game in the top of the second on an RBI single. The two teams were held scoreless in the third inning, and the score was tied 1-1 after three innings of play.
Eddie Price scored on an error in the bottom of the fourth inning to break the tie and give Dell Rapids a 2-1 lead. Madison rallied for four unearned runs in the top of the fifth inning on three Dell Rapids errors to take a 5-2 lead. Price had an RBI single in the bottom of the inning to cut the lead to 5-3.
With two outs in the bottom of the sixth inning, the Dell Rapids offense exploded. Tyson Dahler scored on a wild pitch, Price had a two-run double, Gillogly smacked a three-run home run, Elijah Story added an RBI single and scored on a wild pitch, and Dahler scored the ninth run of the inning on another wild pitch. Dell Rapids then led 12-5 after the sixth inning and held on for the victory.
Gillogly finished 3-3 with four RBIs. Price was 2-3 with three RBIs. Story was 2-4 with an RBI. Josh Roemen, JD Holm, Keegan Miller, Logan Stone, and Dahler all collected hits in the game. Roemen pitched 6 2/3 innings giving up five runs, one earned, on six hits with two walks and 14 strikeouts.
The region championship game will be played at Flynn Field in Madison at 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 19th.