The Dell Rapids 15/16 teeners found themselves down 7-1 heading into the bottom of the third inning against Salem/Montrose on Wednesday, June 17th at Rickeman Field. The Dell Rapids offense would not be held down any longer as they scored 17 runs in three innings for an 18-8 win in five innings.
Dell Rapids took the lead in the bottom of the first inning on an RBI double by Dylan Mathis. Salem/Montrose would get four runs in the top of the second inning and then add three more in the top of the third inning for a 7-1 lead.
Dell Rapids got five of the runs back in the bottom of the third inning on five straight hits by Bradon Fersdahl, Brayden Pankonen, Aiden Boechler, Landon Ruesink, and a home run by Mathis. Dell Rapids trailed by just one run at 7-6 after three innings. Salem/Montrose added another run in the top of the fourth for an 8-6 lead, but Dell Rapids score eight times on six walks and hits by Joe Rechtenbaugh, Mathis, CJ Smith, and Evan Nelson. Dell Rapids led 14-8 heading into the fifth inning. After holding Salem/Montrose scoreless, Dell Rapids scored four more runs on hits by Pankonen, Boechler, Ruesink, Mathis (fourth hit of the game), and Josh Deknikker to end the game on the 10-run rule.
Dell Rapids (4-2) will a few days off before a busy week. Dell Rapids will travel to Vermillion on Monday, June 22nd, travel to Beresford on Tuesday, June 23rd, host the Beresford 16s on Wednesday, June 24th, and finish with a road game at Volga on Friday, June 26th.