A day after taking a road loss in Madison, the Dell Rapids legion baseball team bounced back in a big way in Tea on Tuesday, June 30th. Playing in their second of three straight days, Dell Rapids picked up a 13-3 road win against Tea ending the game in the sixth inning on the 10-run rule.
Dell Rapids wasted no time as they scored two runs in the top of the first inning. Landon Ruesink and Jake Steineke both had RBI singles in the inning. Tea tied the game in the bottom of the first getting two runs on three hits to make the score 2-2 after the first inning.
Dell Rapids then exploded for five runs in the top of the second inning and never looked back. Bryce Sommerfeld had an RBI single, Steineke added an RBI groundout, Drew Van Regenmorter brought home two runs on a double, and Noah Swartwout had an RBI single. Logan Stone added an RBI single in the top of the third inning to extend the lead to 8-2. Tea got their last run in the bottom of the third inning on a dropped third strike. They had a total of three base runners the rest of the game.
Kaeden Eastman scored on an error, Stone had an RBI groundout, and Ruesink added another RBI single in the top of the fourth to push the Dell Rapids lead to 11-3. Ruesink brought home another run in the top of the sixth on an RBI triple and later scored on a wild pitch for the final two runs of the game.
Ruesink finished with four hits and three RBIs in the game. Van Regenmorter had three hits and two RBIs. Stone had two hits and two RBIs. Steineke had a hit with two RBIs. Swartwout and Sommerfeld both had a hit and an RBI in the game. Logan Ellingson also finished the game with two hits.
Brady Larson pitched his second straight complete game to earn his third win of the season on the mound. Larson gave up three runs, one earned, on six hits with one walk and six strikeouts in six innings of work.
Dell Rapids (5-6) will host Volga on Wednesday, July 1st for their third straight game in as many days.