The Dell Rapids youth baseball program had a champion and a fourth place team at state tournaments held Friday, July 12th through Sunday, July 14th. The Dell Rapids 12U team won their tournament held in Webster, SD. The 10U team had a fourth place finish at their state tournament also held in Webster.
The 12U team began pool play on Friday with a win over Flandreau 14-2. They followed that with a 10-1 over Lennox on Saturday. Those two wins gave Dell Rapids the number one seed in the championship bracket on Sunday. Dell Rapids started their day on Sunday with a win over Webster by a score of 13-0. After a lightening strike and a two and a half hour rain delay, Dell Rapids defeated Winner 13-5 in the championship game.
The 10U team opened their tournament on Friday with two wins. They defeated Worthing 10-0 and then beat Flandreau 11-0. Dell Rapids received a bye in the first round of the championship bracket as the #1 seed via a coinflip with West Central, which gave Dell Rapids the day off on Saturday. Dell Rapids fell to Lennox 9-4 in the semifinals on Sunday, and then lost to Flandreau 10-8 in the third place game.