A five-run fifth inning gave Dell Rapids a win in the opening round of the 2018 State B Legion Tournament in Redfield on Friday, July 27th. Dell Rapids defeated Groton 7-3 to advance in the winner’s bracket.
Groton scored first on a solo home run to left field in the bottom of the second inning. It was the only run allowed by starter Josh Roemen.
Dell Rapids loaded the bases with one out in the top of the fifth inning. JD Holm lined a double to center field to drive home all three runs and give Dell Rapids a 3-1 lead. Matt Gillogly drove home Holm with a double two batters later to extend the lead. Gillogly would later score on a passed ball for the fifth run of the inning. Dell Rapids scored two more times in the top of the seventh inning. Eddie Price scored on a wild pitch, and Tyson Dahler had an RBI groundout to push the lead to 7-1. Groton scored two times in the bottom of the seventh, but Dell Rapids shut the door on a rally to win the game.
Jake Rechtenbaugh and Dahler both had two hits in the game. Holm had one with three RBIs. Gillogly had a hit with an RBI. Dahler also collected an RBI in the game. Roemen earned the win on the mound pitching five innings while giving up just one run on three hits with six strikeouts.
Dell Rapids will play Tabor at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 28th.