Dell Rapids 13-14s Advance to Semi Finals

DellsVsWIN_7-22-16Dell Rapids advanced to the semifinals of the 13/14 State A VFW Teener Tournament after a 20-6 win over Warner/Ipswich/Northville (W.I.N.) on Friday, July 22nd, at Rickeman Field in Dell Rapids.

Dell Rapids scored two early runs in the top of the first inning, but W.I.N. answered with four runs in the bottom of the inning to take a 4-2 lead.  It was a short-lived lead as Dell Rapids put up four runs in the second and two more in the third to go ahead 8-4.  Dell Rapids then scored six times in the top of the fifth inning to lead 14-4.  W.I.N. was able to scratch across a run in the bottom of the fifth to keep the game alive.  Dell Rapids then answered with six more runs in the sixth inning on their way to the win.

Jake Steineke led Dell Rapids going 4-4 with three doubles and an RBI.  Connor Libis had two hits and an RBI.  Logan Ellingson had two hits, including one double, while driving in a run.  JD Holm also had two hits and four RBI.  Drew Van Regenmorter had two hits, both doubles, with two RBI.  Brandon Geraets had an RBI double.  Zeb Schumaker, Karsen Welbig, and Brandon Kubly all had hits as well.

Max Geditz had two hits for W.I.N.  Ben Fischbach, Jordan Richardt, and Hunter Jeschke all had hits.  Richardt, Sawyer Stroshein, and Will Nilsson each and an RBI in the game.

Logan Stone earned the win for Dell Rapids pitching four innings of relief.  He gave up one run on three hits while walking one and striking out five.  Ty Wood started the game giving up four runs on no hits while walking five.  Holm pitched an inning of relief giving up an unearned run on two hits.  Gilbert took the loss for W.I.N. pitching four innings giving up eight runs on 10 hits striking out three and walking two.  Richardt pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up six runs on two hits while walking three and striking out one.  Stroschein pitched 1 2/3 innings giving up six runs on four hits with one walk and two strikeouts.

Dell Rapids will play Tea at 8:00 on Saturday, July 23rd.

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Jr Mudcats Finish 3rd at 10U State Tournament

The Dell Rapids Jr Mudcats (10U) placed third at the 10U State VFW Tournament on Friday, July 15th, through Sunday, July 16th, in Humboldt.

Dell Rapids started the tournament with a win over the Madison Bulldogs on Friday night.  Dell Rapids scored the first run of the game in the second inning.  Madison answered with a run in the fourth inning, but Dell Rapids scored three times in the fifth inning.  Madison scored another run in the sixth inning, but Dell Rapids hung on for the 4-2 win.

The Mudcats then faced West Central on Saturday morning.  Dell Rapids scored the first run of the game in the second inning on a bases-loaded RBI walk.  The Mudcats added another run in the fifth inning.  West Central scored two runs in the bottom of the fifth to tie the game.  Dell Rapids scored two times in the top of the sixth inning, but West Central scored three times for the 5-4 win over the Mudcats.

Dell Rapids rallied later in the day with a win against Dakota Valley 8-6.  Dakota Valley led Dell Rapids 5-2 after the first inning.  The Mudcats, however, scored six unanswered runs in the game to take the lead 8-5, allowing only one more run to Dakota Valley for the win.  Dell Rapids finished pool play with a 2-1 record and the number one seed.

The Mudcats faced Vermillion on Sunday in the championship bracket.  Vermillion took an early 4-0 lead after the first two innings, but Dell Rapids would cut the lead in half on a two-run triple in the fourth inning to make the game 4-2.  The Mudcats would rally in the sixth by adding another run to cut the lead to 4-3, but the rally fell short as Vermillion hung on for the win.

In the final game of the tournament, Dell Rapids played against Lennox.  The Mudcats scored four times in the bottom of the first inning for an early 4-0 lead.  Lennox answered with a run in the top of the second and another run in the top of the third to cut the Dell Rapids lead to 4-2.  The Mudcats were able to add another run in the bottom of the third and hung on for a 5-2 win to finished the tournament in 3rd place.

Riley Schultz finished the tournament 4-11 from the plate with five RBIs, Lincoln Fersdahl went 5-11 with six runs scored, and Tad Tjaden had eight innings pitched giving up just one run while striking out 15 batters. Tjaden had one win and two saves for the tournament.
Mudcats 3rd Place

15/16 Dell Rapids Teeners Win Baltic Tournament

The Dell Rapids 15/16 Teeners won the Baltic Tournament held Friday, July 15th, and Saturday, July 16th.

Dell Rapids opened up the tournament on Friday with a 10-0 win over Centerville.  Lealand Randel pitched all four innings of the run-rule shortened game, and he did not allow a hit.  Randel struck out seven and walked two.  Austin Ellingson and Carter Gullickson led the offense by each collecting two hits.  Ellingson scored three times.

Dell Rapids’ second game came on Saturday, and Dell Rapids beat Baltic 14-1 to earn a spot in the championship game.  Ellingson pitched all four innings striking out seven while only allowing one earned run.  Matt Gillogly reached base all four times he came to the plate by hitting a triple, a double and being hit by pitches twice.  Ellingson and Gullickson each had two hits, and Seth Spielmann and Keegan Miller both had a triple.

Dell Rapids defeated Madison in the championship game Saturday afternoon 3-2.  Gillogly hit a solo home run in the game and also drove in Gullickson for the game-winning run in the seventh inning.  Gullickson scored two times.  Miller added a double and single.  Eddie Price earned the win by pitching 6 2/3 innings striking out 11 batters.  Gullickson got the save by getting the last out on a bases loaded ground ball in the bottom of the seventh inning.

With the three wins in the tournament, Dell Rapids improves to 14-4 on the season.

15-16 Dells Team Baseball 2016

Back Row left to right: Coach Greg Gullickson, Josh Eining, Tyson Dahler, Keegan Miller, Carter Gullickson, Eddie Price, Matt Gillogly.
Front row left to right: Gabe Skonseng, Seth Spielmann, Austin Ellingson, Logan Ruesink, Lealand Randel, Coach Danny Miller.
Not pictured: Cameron Bruhn, Jeffrey Schuch, Tate Kolbeck.

13/14 Teeners Win Region 2A Title

The Dell Rapids 13/14 Teeners won the Region 2A Tournament held in Madison Monday, July 11th, through Wednesday, July 13th.

Dell Rapids opened up the tournament against Madison Gold (13s) on Monday with an 8-1 win.  Ty Wood pitched the first four innings striking out seven batters.  Logan Stone pitched the final three innings striking out four.  Brandon Geraets had a triple and a single in the game, and Stone added a double.

Dell Rapids then earned a 13-0 win over Madison White (14s) on Tuesday.  Jake Steineke pitched the first four innings striking out seven batters.  JD Holm pitched an inning striking out two of the three batters.  Logan Ellingson had a triple and single, Karsen Welbig had two singles, and Brandon Kubly added a double.

Madison White (14s) fight their way back into the championship game for a rematch with Dell Rapids.  Dell Rapids won the Region 2A title with a 12-9 on Wednesday night.  Stone pitched the first four innings of the game striking out two battesr.  Wood pitched two innings with three strikeouts.  Steineke closed out the game striking out all three batters in the final inning.  Holm had two singles for Dell Rapids, Geraets also had two singles, Welbig cracked two doubles, and Kubly also had a double.

Dell Rapids will play in the 13/14 State A VFW Teener Tournament on July 22nd-24th held at Rickeman Field in Dell Rapids.

Front Row:  Brandon Kubly, Connor Libis, Tyler Wood, Logan Ellingson, JD Holm, Dayton Anderson. Middle Row:  Riley Peter, Logan Stone, Gage Carr, Thane Hilmoe, Jake Steineke, Zeb Schumaker. Back Row:  Brandon Geraets, Karsen Welbig, Mason Goeken, Drew Van Regenmorter, Carter Nelson, Noah Randall.

Front Row: Brandon Kubly, Connor Libis, Tyler Wood, Logan Ellingson, JD Holm, Dayton Anderson.
Middle Row: Riley Peter, Logan Stone, Gage Carr, Thane Hilmoe, Jake Steineke, Zeb Schumaker.
Back Row: Brandon Geraets, Karsen Welbig, Mason Goeken, Drew Van Regenmorter, Carter Nelson, Noah Randall.

Dell Rapids Baseball Playoff Updates 

The Dell Rapids Legion and Dell Rapids 13/14 Teeners are currently in the middle of their respective region tournament runs this week.

Dell Rapids Legion earned a win over Tea 18-13 in Volga in their first game of the day yesterday. After a one game break, Madison defeated Dell Rapids 7-5 to advance to the semifinals. Dell Rapids will play again on Friday in Volga at 5:00 p.m. against the winner of the Garretson/Tea game.

The Dell Rapids 13/14 Teeners opened up their region tournament on Monday in Madison with a 9-1 win over the Madison 13s. They followed that game with a 13-0 win over the Madison 14s last night. Dell Rapids will play the winner of Volga/Madison 14s at 8:00 p.m. in the region championship game in Madison. If Dell Rapids loses, a second championship game will be played tomorrow.

Dells Legion Playing in Region 2B

DellsBaseballLogoThe Region 2B Legion baseball tournament will start on Tuesday, July 12th, in Volga.  Dell Rapids will play in the opening game against Tea at 3:00 p.m.  The second game of the opening day will feature Garretson against Volga at 5:30 p.m..  The third game of the day  will see Madison facing the winner of the Dell Rapids/Tea game at 8:00 p.m.

The tournament continues on Wednesday, July 13th at 5:00 p.m. with the first elimination game.  The winner’s bracket semifinal game will be held at 7:30 p.m on Wednesday.  After a break on Thursday, play resumes with two more games on Friday, July 15th.  The first game will be at 5:00 p.m. with the winner of game four playing the loser of game three.  The second game of the night at 7:30 p.m. will have the winner of game six play the loser of game five.

The championship game is scheduled for Saturday, July 16h, at 7:30 p.m. at 5:00 p.m., with a second game scheduled at 7:30 p.m. if necessary.

Brown and Ellison Play in All-Star Game

Josh Brown, Dell Rapids St Mary, and Griffin Ellison, Dell Rapids, played in the 2016 South Dakota High School All-Star Football Game on Saturday, July 9th, held in Vermillion at the Dakota Dome.  This was the first year the all-star football game was held at the Dakota Dome.

Ellison was part of the Blue Team, while Brown played for the Red Team.  The Blue Team won the game 33-14.  Brown scored a touchdown for the Red Team.

Both Brown and Ellison will play collegiate football for Morningside College in Sioux City, IA, starting this fall.


Dell Rapids Girls Finish 3rd in 10U Tournament

Four Dell Rapids girls competed in the SEFSA league tournament on June 24-26, 2016 in Aspen Park in Brandon with their 10u team the Sioux Falls Blitz.  The team finished third in the league tournament.  Players from Dell Rapids include Jaycee Tebay (#23), Kylie Lebahn (#12), Abigail Greenhoff (#7), and Claire Wynja (#22).  The team will finish up their season at the state tournament July 15-17, 2016, which will be held in Sioux Falls.

Blitz Team

Dell Rapids U12 Wins SEFP Tournament

The Dell Rapids U12 softball team won the Sioux Empire Fast Pitch Tournament June 24th-26th.  Dell Rapids opened up the tournament on Friday with a win over Tea Thunder 11-1.  Makenzie Garry hit a home run while Leigha lacey and Kylie Bittner each hit doubles in the game.  On Saturday Dell Rapids won two more games with only eight players for each game.  The full team was back for the championship game on Sunday, and Dell Rapids defeated the Tea Thunder again, this time 5-4 to take first place.

Bittner pitched 11 innings in the tournament for Dell Rapids.  Lacey pitched five innings, and Autumn Tommes pitched two innings.  Makenzie Garry hit over .500 during the tournament.

Dell Rapids U12 also took 2nd place at the Denny Sanford Tournament earlier in the year.  They will play in the state softball tournament the weekend of July 15th.


Back Row: Makayla Duinkerken, Autumn Tommes, Cara Rice, Makenzie Garry, Audi Urquijo, and Payton Krumn
Front Row:  Zoey Hilmoe, Leigha Lacey, Kylie Bittner, and Mallory Kremkes
not pictured Rylee Rinehart
Coached by: Steph Bittner, Ryan Rinehart, and Jeff Krumn

Dells Inferno Wins League Tournament

The Dells Inferno softball team won their league tournament over the weekend.  This is the second year in a row that they have won the league tournament.  Inferno opened up the tournament with a 10-6 win over SD Fusion Power on Saturday, June 25th.  In the second game on Saturday, they fell to BV Power 9-11.  Dells Inferno battled back on Sunday, June 26th.  They won their first game over BV Zoom 9-4 to put them into the championship game against BV Power.  Inferno was able to win back-to-back games over BV Power by scores of 7-5 and 13-5 to win the league tournament championship.

Shelby Apland and Kinsey Carr pitched strong over the weekend.  Apland recorded 13 innings in the tournament while Carr pitched 10 innings.  Carr also tallied 10 hits in the tournament.  Sydney LaCoursiere and Ashlee Lambert both hit over .500 over the weekend.


Back Row: Coach Amber Fountain, Ashley Lambert, Kaitlyn Greenhoff, Shelby Apland, Kinsey Carr, Sheree Lacey, Coach Todd Carr and Alexis Ehrmantraut.
Front Row: Coach Zach Apland, Sydney LaCoursiere, Lydia Symens, Lani Bunkers and Coach Dennis LaCoursiere.