The Dell Rapids legion baseball team hosted Humboldt/Hartford on Friday, June 19th in a double-header at Rickeman Field. Humboldt/Hartford won both games, winning the first game 13-9 and the second game 11-0.
Dell Rapids scored first in the bottom of the first in an RBI single by Brandon Geraets. After Humboldt/Hartford tied the game 1-1, Dell Rapids scored four times in the bottom of the third. Logan Ruesink had an RBI groundout, Drew Van Regenmorter had an RBI double, and Noah Swartwout drove home two with a double. Dell Rapids led 5-1 after three innings. Humboldt/Hartford then scored the next twelve runs over the next four innings taking advantage of four Dell Rapids errors in that stretch. They scored three in the fourth inning, six runs in the fifth, one run in the sixth, and two more in the top of the seventh. Dell Rapids scored four times in the bottom of the seventh on an RBI single by Riley Peter and a three-run double by Swartwout, but the rally was not enough for Dell Rapids.
Swartwout finished with three hits and five RBIs in the game. Geraets and Peter both had two hits and an RBI each. Logan Stone, Kaeden Eastman, Ruesink, Van Regenmorter, and Ty Wood all had a hit.
Stone pitched the first four innings giving up nine runs, but just one earned, on five hits with three walks and two strikeouts. Swartwout pitched the final three innings giving up four runs, two earned, on four hits with four walks and five strikeouts.
Humboldt/Hartford continued the momentum into the second game. The scored one run in the top of the first inning, added three more runs in the top of the third inning, and then the final seven in the top of the fourth inning while holding Dell Rapids hitless in the second game.
Gabe Skonseng pitched 3 1/3 innings giving up six runs, five earned, on five hits with three walks and four strikeouts. Logan Ellingson pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up five runs, one earned, on three hits with two walks and two strikeouts.
Dell Rapids (3-4) will host Beresford on Wednesday, June 24th. First pitch will be about 7:45 p.m. The legion game will take place after a 15/16 teener game between Dell Rapids and Beresford 16s.