Dells Baseball Earns Region Win

DellsBaseballLogo_DRBAThe Dell Rapids High School Club baseball team earned a region playoff win over Garretson on Sunday, May 12th in Baltic.  Dell Rapids won by a score of 6-2.

Both teams were held scoreless in the first two innings.  Dell Rapids broke the tie in the bottom of the third inning.  Ty Wood started the inning with a lead-off single to short right field.  Keegan Miller followed with a two-run homerun to right field for the early lead.

Dell Rapids added two more runs in the bottom of the inning.  Miller, Jay Holm, and Eddie Price all drew walks to load the bases with no outs.  Jake Rechtenbaugh hit a line drive that fell scoring Miller.  Holm was thrown out at the plate trying to score, and then courtesy Kaeden Eastman was thrown out at second on the same play.  Austin Henry followed with a single.  Logan Stone entered the game as a courtesy runner for Rechtenbaugh, and  Jake Steineke hit a line drive to right field to score Stone for a 4-0 lead.

Dell Rapids then added two more runs in the bottom of the sixth inning with two outs.  Holm, Price, and Rechtenbaugh strung together three straight singles to score two runs.  Garretson scored two runs in the top of the seventh.  Price got the first two batters out of the inning, but gave up a walk and had to be replaced due to pitch limit being reached.  Austin Henry replaced Price on the mound.  Garretson got three straight hits before Henry finished the game on a strikeout for the win.

Price and Rechtenbaugh both had three hits each in the game offensively.  Rechtenbaugh, Henry, and Brandon Geraets had two hits each.  Miller, Holm, Steineke, and Wood all had a hit.  Miller and Rechtenbaugh had two RBIs each, and Price and Steineke also each had an RBI.  Price pitched 6 2/3 innings allowing one run on no hits with five walks and 12 strikeouts.  Henry pitched the final 1/3 of an inning giving up a run on three hits with a strikeout.

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