Playing in their second straight game in as many days, Dell Rapids bounced back with a 13-5 win over Baltic on Tuesday, April 6th in Baltic. Dell Rapids smacked 11 hits in the game a day after being held to just one at Dakota Valley.
Dell Rapids scored in the first inning for the third straight game. After the first two batters were retired, Austin Henry reached on an error. Kaeden Eastman followed with an RBI single. After a steal by Eastman, Brady Larson had an RBI single to give Dell Rapids a 2-0 lead.
Henry ripped a double to left field in the top of the third inning and later scored on an error. Larson scored the second run of the inning on an RBI double by Jack Henry. Baltic got both of those runs back in the bottom of the inning. Easton Nordbye drew a bases-loaded walk, and Riley Dobbins hit an RBI sacrifice fly to cut the lead to 4-2 after three innings of play.
Dell Rapids scored three more times in the top of the fourth. Brayden Pankonen had an RBI single, and A. Henry added a two run double to give Dell Rapids a 7-2 lead. Gunner Schultz had an RBI single for Baltic in the bottom of the inning, but Dell Rapids led 7-3 after four innings of play.
Neither team scored again until the seventh inning. Dell Rapids scored six times with two outs. Will Jaton had a two-run single, Landon Ruesink also had a two-run single, Pankonen scored on an error, and A. Henry added another RBI double. Baltic scored twice in the bottom of the seventh on an RBI single by Riley Schultz and a stolen base by Dobbins.
A. Henry finished 3-5 with three doubles and three RBI. Ruesink was 2-4 with a triple and two RBI. K. Eastman was 2-5 with an RBI. Jaton had a hit with two RBI, J. Henry had a double with an RBI, and Pankonen and Larson both had a hit with an RBI.
Treyse Eastman started on the mound pitching 2 1/3 innings giving up two earned runs on no hits with five walks and three strikeouts. Ruesink pitched 3 2/3 innings giving up one earned run on four hits with three walks and four strikeouts. Joe Rechtenbaugh pitched the final inning giving up two earned runs on two hits and a walk.
Dell Rapids (2-1) will play Sioux Falls Washington (5:00 p.m.) and Sioux Falls O’Gorman (7:30 p.m.) at Harmadon Park #3 in Sioux Falls on Friday, April 9th.