Dell Rapids 13/14 Teeners Place 3rd at State A Tournament

The Dell Rapids 13/14 Teener team took third place in the State A Tournament with a win over Madison 8-5 on Sunday, July 27th, in Winner, SD.  Dell Rapids was lead by some terrific defensive plays and a strong first two innings at the plate.

In the first inning, Madison had runners on first and second base when Mason Schmidt made a tremendous diving catch in left field for out number one to set the stage defensively for the game. In the bottom half of the inning, Dells scored four runs. Carter Gullickson scored with bases loaded on a fielder’s choice by Jeffrey Schuch. With runners on second and third, Austin Ellingson hit a two-run single and later scored on an RBI-single by Schmidt.

In the top half of the second inning, Eddie Price had a 1-2-3 inning striking out the side in 14 pitches. In the bottom half of the inning, Dells scored two runs on three hits before Madison made a pitching change.  Dell Rapids led 6-0 after the second inning.

Madison, though, was not going to go away. In the third inning, Madison had two base running mistakes that were costly. After a single Price picked off the runner on first in a 1-3-6-3 rundown. The next batter walked and stole second. The third batter in the inning hit a ground ball to short where Ellingson pump threw to first as the runner on second broke for third.  Ellingson threw it to Gullickson for the put out. With two outs Madison scored one run to cut the lead to 6-1.

Madison chipped away in the fourth inning.  After a lead off walk and two strike outs, Madison scored on two passed balls.  Madison was then able to draw a walk and a hit to put runners on second and third.  Ellingson made a spectacular play deep in the hole at short to put out the next batter and end the inning.  Adam Nagelhout scored, after he walked and stole 2nd, on a base hit by Price to give Dell Rapids a 7-2 lead after the fourth inning.

Madison again started another rally in the fifth inning.  Madison lead off by reaching on an error and two walks. At that time Manager Danny Miller pulled Price and placed Logan Heim on the mound. Heim walked the frst batter he faced, forcing in a run.  After striking out the next two batters, Madison scored two runs on a throwing error to cut the Dell Rapids lead to 7-4.

In the top half of the sixth inning, the Dells defense came through again.  After a one-out walk, Dell Rapids turned a wonderful 6-4-3 double play to end the inning.  Dell Rapids then added to their lead in the bottom half of the inning as Seth Spielman scored on a passed ball to push the lead to 8-4.

Madison made one last attempt to pull off the comeback in the top of the seventh inning.  After the first batter struck out, Madison was able to load the bases on a walk, an error, and a bunt single.  The next batter hit into a 6-4 fielder’s choice scoring a run to cut the Dell Rapids lead to 8-5.  Madison loaded the bases again after a hit batter, but Heim was able to get the final out on a ground out back to the mound to leave the bases loaded and give Dell Rapids the 8-5 win.

Price was the winning pitcher going four innings giving up four runs, all earned, on four hits while striking out five and walking seven.  Heim pitched the final three innings giving up one run, which was earned, on one hit while striking out three and walking four.

Madison 0 0 1 1 2 0 1      5   5   2     12 LOB
Dells       4 2 0 1 0 1 X      8   7  3       5 LOB
Dell Rapids 13-14 Teeners - 3rd Place

Dell Rapids 13/14 Teeners Advance to Semifinals

The Dell Rapids 13/14 Teeners advanced to the semifinals of the 13/14 VFW State A Tournament with an 11-1 win over Spearfish on Friday, July 25th.

Spearfish scored an unearned run right away in the first inning on three walks and an error, but Dell Rapids was able to answer right back in the bottom of the first inning with a run on two hits.  Dell Rapids picked up another run in the bottom of the second on an RBI fielder’s choice by Keegan Miller.  Dell Rapids then broke the game open scoring three runs each in the third, fourth and fifth innings to end the game on the 10-run rule.

Carter Gullickson and Adam Nagelhout each had two hits in the game.  Nagelhout also had two RBI.  Logan Ruesink had an RBI double.  K. Miller, Eddie Price, Jeffery Schuch, Austin Ellingson, and Cameron Bruhn all had a hit.  Ellingson was also hit by a pitch two times, the second one hitting him under the helmet in the face.

Head Coach Danny Miller said that his team hit the ball okay.  Their pitcher kept them off balance with his curve ball and had a different delivery they were not used to.  D. Miller also said that he was pleased with only having one error in the game.

Ellingson picked up the win on the mound throwing four innings of no-hit baseball.  He gave up an unearned run while walking five and striking out seven.  Gullickson pitched the final inning for Dell Rapids giving up no runs on one hit and had one strikeout.

Dell Rapids will face Harrisburg Black in the semifinals at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 26th. Harrisburg earned a 9-3 win over Parkston in the first game of the tournament.  D. Miller said that this game could be a slugfest and the last team standing will win.  His plan is to start Logan Heim on the mound.

Video webcasts of all the tournament games is being provided by

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Spearfish 1 0 0 0 0 x x 1 1 4
Dell Rapids 13/14 1 1 3 3 3 x x 11 10 1

13/14 Teener Team Readies for State Tournament

The Dell Rapids 13/14 Teener team will play in the 2014 13/14 VFW State A Tournament Friday, July 25th, through Sunday, July 27th, in Winner, SD.  Dell Rapids will open up tournament play against Spearfish at 2:30 p.m. on Friday.

Head Coach Danny Miller took time to talk with Big Sioux Media about his team’s performance in the Region 3A Tournament to qualify for state, and how he thinks his team will compete at the state tournament.

Stay with Big Sioux Media throughout the weekend for updates from Winner.


Dell Rapids M Completes Regular Season

Dell Rapids M won five of its last seven games to finish the regular season 6-10.

Dell Rapids M 9, Volga 4

Six first inning runs propelled Dell Rapids M to a win July 21 at Rickeman Field.

Casey Hansen, Josh Roemen, Brett Mogen and Eric Klein all walked in the first inning. An error, hit by pitch and two-run single by Nick Hoffman created the early rally. Dell Rapids scored three more runs in the second inning on walks by Adrian Juba and Hansen in front of three consecutive singles by Mogen, Klein and Elijah Story.

Mogen pitched the first four innings for the win. He allowed three runs on six hits and struck out five. Story followed with two strong innings of relief. He gave up one run on one hit with a strike out. Mason Peter closed out the seventh with three up and three down.

Mogen had a single and double and two RBI. Klein, Story, Hoffman and Peter each had one hit.

Volga 200 110 0 – 4 7 1

Dells 630 000 x – 9 6 3

Dell Rapids Battery: Brett Mogen, Elijah Story (5), Mason Peter (7) and Casey Hansen.

Dell Rapids NSS Takes 2nd at 12U State

Photo courtesy of Stone Photography

Photo courtesy of Stone Photography

The Dell Rapids NSS 12U team finished second at the 2014 12U VFW State Tournament held in Humboldt Friday, July 18th, through Sunday, July 20th.  The tournament had 16 teams from Dell Rapids, Humboldt, Madison, Tea, Vermillion, Volga, Chamberlain, Custer, Groton, Milbank, Lennox, Parkston, and Elk Point-Jefferson.  The teams were put into four pools of four teams each.  The winner of each pool played for the championship on Sunday.

Dell Rapids NSS won all three of their pool-play games.  They defeated West Central 11s by a score of 11-6, Milbank 9-8, and Lennox 12-0 to advance to the championship round on Sunday.

Photo courtesy of Stone Photography

Photo courtesy of Stone Photography

In the semi-final round, Dell Rapids NSS defeated Tea by a score of 6-2.  In their fifth game of the tournament, Dell Rapids NSS fell to the Madison 12s by a score of 7-0 in the championship game, for a second place finish.

Photo courtesy of Stone Photography

Photo courtesy of Stone Photography

The Dell Rapids Devils 11U team also participated in the state tournament, playing hard-fought games against Tea, Volga and Chamberlain.


Photo courtesy of Stone Photography


Photo courtesy of Stone Photography


13/14 Teeners Qualify for State Tournament

The Dell Rapids 13/14 Teeners recently won the Region 3A 13/14 Teener Tournament in impressive fashion.  Dell Rapids hosted the Region 3A tournament Monday, July 14th, through Friday, July 18th.

Dell Rapids won their three games by no less than 15 run in any of their three games.  Dell Rapids won their first game of the tournament on Monday with an 18-1 win over the Sioux Falls Chargers.  Dell Rapids won their semi-final game over the West Central 14s by a score of 20-5.  Dells put up 14 runs in the first inning of that game.  West Central 14s fought their way back into the championship game against Dell Rapids, but Dell Rapids won the championship by a score of 22-5 to earn a trip to the 13/14 State A Teener Tournament.

The 13/14 State A Teener Tournament will be held Friday, July 25th, through Sunday, July 27th, in Winner.

The five teams that played in this year’s Region 3A Tournament were Dell Rapids, Sioux Falls Chargers, West Central 14s, Humboldt 13s, and Crooks.

PBR Wins Final Cornbelt League Game

PBRLogoDell Rapids PBR earned a win in their final Cornbelt League game on Thursday, July 17th.  PBR defeated Canova 11-1 in the 7th inning on the 10-run rule.

Nate Henry had a two-run single to start the scoring for PBR in the third inning.  Scott LeBrun had a double, while Travis Peters added a single to drive in runs in the fourth inning.

LeBrun an Henry each had a double and a single in the game.  Peters, Nate Alfson, and Kevin Krull each had two singles.  Colin Karst pitched a complete game allowing only three Canova hits while striking out three.

PBR finished Cornbelt League play with a 10-8 record.  They are 12-14 overall.  Their final regular season game is Saturday, July 19th, against the Sioux Falls Squirrels.  The District 4B Tournament will start Friday, July 25th, in Colman.

Canova 1 3 2
Dell Rapids PBR 11 14 0


Dell Rapids – M 15/16 Teeners Split During the Week

Dell Rapids M split games this past week to the top two teams in the I-29 League.

West Central 8, Dell Rapids M 1

West Central, the number one team in the league, scored late to pull away from Dell Rapids M 8-1 on Monday, July 14th.

Elijah Story pitched five strong innings for Dell Rapids. He gave up three runs on six hits and struck out two. Mason Peter completed the final two innings. He surrendered six hits and five runs.

Dell Rapids M managed only two hits. Brett Mogen had an RBI single and Eric Klein added a single.

Dell Rapids M 13, Madison Gold 7

Dell Rapids knocked off the second place team in the I-29 League 13-7 on Wednesday, July 16th.

Josh Roemen led off the game with a sharp single past first base and eventually scored on Nate McKee’s sacrifice fly. Dell Rapids never looked back as Roemen added two triples for three hits total. McKee added a second RBI and two singles to the offense. Dell Rapids banged out 14 hits. Klein had a double and single, Story singled twice, and Mogen, Hunter Hansen, Nick Hoffman, Peter, and Ethan Brobjorg all contributed singles.

Mogen pitched the first four innings and entered the bottom of the fourth with a 10-0 lead. Three errors and four singles brought Madison back to a 10-4 deficit. A solid defensive play ended the threat.  Centerfielder Hunter Hansen fired a base hit back to shortstop Roemen who relayed it to Peter for the third out of the inning at home plate. Mogen finished his four innings with four hits, four runs and four strike outs.

Klein pitched the fifth and sixth innings and surrendered four runs on seven hits. Peter came on in relief with no outs and runners on second and third in the bottom of the seventh. He retired all three batters he faced to end the game. He was assisted by two running catches in the outfield by Adrian Juba. Dell Rapids pitchers did not walk a hitter in the game.

Dell Rapids (5-11) plays its final regular season game on Monday, July 21st at home versus Volga.

PBR Back in Win Column

PBRLogoDell Rapids PBR picked up two more wins in the Cornbelt League, one Tuesday, July 8th, and the other on Thursday, July 10th.

PBR defeated Harrisburg 13-1 on Tuesday, July 8th in Dell Rapids.  Harrisburg was the home team, but the game had to be moved to Dell Rapids due to Harrisburg’s field not being available.  Nate Alfson finished the game with two singles and two RBI for PBR.  Landon Klock, Scott LeBrun, and Bruce Mogen each had a single with two RBI.  Nate Henry and Weston Hansen each picked up an RBI single.  Colin Karst picked up the win on the mound pitching six innings.

Dell Rapids PBR 13 8 0
Harrisburg 1 4 4

On Thursday, July 10th, Dell Rapids hosted Lennox and came away with a 10-4 victory.  Blake Harms finished the game with a double and two singles for PBR.  Alfson added two doubles and four RBI.  Henry and Sheldon Davis each had a double and single.  LeBrun also finished the game with two hits.  PBR was able to take control of the game in the fifth inning on a bases-loaded double by Alfson.  Kenton Welbig earned the pitching win throwing six innings.  Dan Conrad pitched the final three innings for the three-inning save.

Lennox 4 15 2
Harrisburg 10 14 1

PBR is now 9-7 in the Cornbelt League and 11-13 overall.

Dell Rapids Represented at 2014 SD All-Star Games

Two players and two coaches from Dell Rapids will be participating in the 2014 South Dakota All-Star games in Aberdeen.  All four will be part of the football game on Wednesday, July 16th, at 7:30 p.m.

Dell Rapids graduate Brock Reinhiller, and Dell Rapids St Mary graduate Leon Maxwell will be playing for the Blue (North) team this year.  Dell Rapids coach Steve Hansen, and Dell Rapids St Mary coach Ross Flemmer will be assistant coaches on the team as well.

This year is the 28th annual South Dakota All-Star games.  Graduated high school seniors from around the state participate in volleyball, girls basketball, boys basketball and football.  The Barnett Center on the Northern State University campus and the Clark Swisher Activities Complex are the headquarters for all the athletic activities during the week.