Dell Rapids PBR is still in search of their first win since a 6-5 victory against Madison on July 2nd. After a loss to the Dell Rapids Mudcats on July 5th, PBR has dropped games to Salem, the Renner Bullets, and Lennox.
PBR traveled to Salem and dropped a close one 10-9 on Thursday, July 9th. Salem scored four times in the bottom of the first inning for a 4-0 lead. PBR got three runs back in the top of the third only to see Salem score three in the bottom of the inning. PBR added four runs of their own in the top of the fifth inning, and the game remained tied at 7-7 until the final inning. PBR scored two runs in the top of the ninth for a 9-7 lead, but Salem score three times with two outs in the bottom of the ninth to steal the victory.
Aaron Hansen, Nate McKee, and Casey Hansen all had two hits. Riley Hoffman, Tanner Solberg, and Beau Behrend also had hits. Solberg also had two RBIs.
PBR then hosted the Renner Bullets on Friday, July 10th with Renner earning an 11-4 win. Renner scored six times in the top of the first inning and never trailed in the game. PBR score three runs in the bottom of the third to cut the lead in half at 6-3, but Renner outscored PBR 5-1 the rest of the game for the win.
Jake Rechtenbaugh and Clarence Fjellanger both had two hits each. Hoffman had a hit and RBI, and Behrend, Trey Randel, and Keegan Miller all had a hit in the game.
PBR’s most recent game was a Cornbelt League game at Rickeman Field against Lennox on Tuesday, July 14th. Lennox exploded for 10 runs in the top of the ninth inning to take a 15-9 victory over PBR.
PBR scored in the bottom of the first when Carter Gullickson scored on a passed ball. Lennox got two runs in the top of the third inning, but PBR scored for times in the bottom of the inning. Weston Hansen hit a two-run double and later scored on an RBI ground out by A. Hansen. Behrend hit an RBI single three batters later, and Dell Rapids PBR led 5-2 after three innings of play. W. Hansen hit another RBI double in the bottom of the sixth inning to extend the PBR lead to 6-2. Lennox got a run in the top of the seventh, but PBR responded with two runs in the bottom of the inning after Behrend and Randel scored on wild pitches to extend the lead to 8-3. Lennox picked up two more runs in the top of the eighth to cut the lead to 8-5, and then put together a 10-run ninth inning to take a 15-8 lead. W. Hansen notched another RBI in the bottom of the ninth inning.
W. Hansen had two hits and four RBIs in the game. Carter Gullickson finished with three hits in the game. Matt Gillogly and Randel both had two hits each. Behrend had a hit and and RBI, and Solberg also had a hit.
PBR (6-8) will travel to Humboldt to play the Humboldt/Hartford Gamecocks on Thursday, July 16th.