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.

Renner Sends PBR to 4th Loss in a Row

PBRLogoDell Rapids PBR fell to the Renner Monarchs 8-1 on Sunday, July 6th, in Renner.  PBR jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning after three singles in the inning, capped off by an RBI single by Kevin Krull.  Renner answered with five runs in the first two innings on seven hits.  The Monarchs added three more runs on a three-run home run by Jason Nyhouse.

Dale Solberg took the loss, pitching five innings giving up eight runs on 11 hits, three walks, two hit batters, and six strikeouts.  Dallas Schneiderman earned the win throwing six innings giving up one run on five hits, one walk, one hit batter, and struck out eight.  Matt Wilbur pitched the final three innings allowing no runs on no hits and one walk.

PBR drops to 9-13 on the year and will play Harrisburg on Tuesday, July 8th.


13/14 Dells-E Crushes Canova

The 13/14 Dells-E team cruised past Canova 10-1 on Thursday, July 3rd, at Volunteer Field in Dell Rapids.  Dell Rapids threatened to score in the first two innings by getting the lead-off hitter to third base without an out, but could not score in either inning.  However, in the third inning after getting the lead-off hitter to third base without an out, Dell Rapids finally broke through for two runs.  Dell Rapids continued to put the pressure on Canova by scoring five times in the fourth inning to take a 7-0 lead after four innings.  Dell Rapids added another run in the fifth and two more in the sixth for the victory.

Adam Nagelhout lead the team offensively going 3-3 with a double, an RBI, and five stolen bases.  Logan Heim was 2-3 in the game with three RBI.  Tate Kolbeck and Alex Kringen also picked up hits for Dell Rapids.

Austin Ellingson pitched a complete game throwing seven innings allowing one run, which was unearned, on three hits, walking two, and striking out 11.

Dells-E improves to 8-4 while Canova fell to 11-2 in the I-29 League.

Madison Picks up Extra Inning Win over PBR

PBRLogoThe Madison Broncos scored five runs in the final two innings to force extra innings, and then won the game in the thirteenth over Dell Rapids PBR on Tuesday, July 1st.  PBR was leading 6-1 heading into the top of the eighth inning, but Madison scored four times, and then tied the game with two outs in the ninth inning on an RBI single by Brian Miller.  Neither team was able to score until the thirteenth inning.  Madison scored two times in the top of the inning on a bases-loaded walk and a fielder’s choice.

Mick Hoglund led Dell Rapids with two singles.  Dan Conrad, Nate Alfson, Matt Kolbeck, Blake Harms, and Colin Karst each had a single in the game.

Drew Eldeen pitched seven innings, striking out ten. Nate Alfson pitched into the thirteenth inning, picking up the loss. Matt Schoeber earned the win for Madison.

Dell Rapids PBR will play the Renner Monarchs in Renner on Sunday, July 6th at 7:30 p.m.  The game will be webcast on Big Sioux Media.

Madison 8 11 5
Dell Rapids PRB 6 7 5