Dell Rapids Softball played a double header on Field E in Dell Rapids on Sunday September 9th. Dell Rapids swept Baltic/Chester/Flandreau (BCF) in a double-header by scores of 13-6 and 6-4. In a combined 45 at bats, the team had 11 hits, seven walks, and just seven strike outs. Senior Brooke Klein finished the day with two doubles, a triple, a single, and two walks along with three RBIs and five runs scored. Klein also had several key defensive plays in center field. Senior Ashlee Lambert had three singles, two walks, an RBI, and four runs scored. Lambert was also strong defensively at first base. Senior Alexis Ehrmentrout scored two runs in four at bats with two singles and a double. Senior Elly Schultz added to the excitement with a two-run home run in the first game. Samantha Price and Krya Wajer shared pitching duties with each earning a win for the day. The Dell Rapids Varsity has a season record thus far of 3-1 with their only loss coming in the season opener to Vermillion.
The Junior Varsity also played games against Watertown and Canton on Field F during the day, suffering losses of 5-15 and 9-13 respectively. In a combined 42 at bats the team had 15 hits, 11 walks and just two strike outs. Freshman Audriana Uriquo led the day with five singles and two runs scored. Sophomore Cora Alderson pitched all but two innings on the day and was solid at the plate earning two runs in four at bats with three walks and a single. The young JV squad has a season record thus far of 0-4, but is improving from week to week learning the new system.
The Dell Rapids Fall Softball program has grown significantly over the last few years with player numbers. This year over 50 middle school and high school players are playing for Dell Rapids.
Next week both teams travel and play in Lennox with games starting at 12:30. The next home games will be a big day of seven total games on Sunday, September 23rd. Varsity squads from Brookings and Pierre along with Junior Varsity squads from Brookings, Pierre and Tri-Valley will come to Dell Rapids for games. Plan to attend for what’s sure to be some great softball action!