Dell Rapids 13/14 Teener Season Ends

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Photo courtesy of Nathan Sommerfeld

The Dell Rapids 13/14 Teener season came to an end in heart-breaking fashion on Wednesday, July 12th, in Dell Rapids.  The teener team went 2-2 at the Class A Northeast Region tournament held in Dell Rapids at Rickeman Field Monday, July 10th, through Wednesday, July 12th.

Dell Rapids opened up the tournament with an 11-1 win over Sisseton on July 10th.  Connor Libis went 3-3 in the game with three RBIs.  Carter Nelson collected two hits and two RBIs.  Coby Maeschen, Trevon Cross, and Bryce Sommerfeld all had hits as well.  Austin Henry pitched four innings giving up just one run on four hits while walking three batters and striking out five.  Sommerfeld pitched one inning giving up just one hit while striking out two.

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Photo courtesy of Nathan Sommerfeld

The team followed that win with a 16-6 win over Flandreau also on July 10th.  Charlie Holm was 2-2 with three RBIs.  Landon Ruesink, Kaeden Eastman, and Nelson all had two hits in the game each.  Libis had two RBIs, while Ruesink and Nelson each drove home a run.  Dayton Andersen pitched three innings giving up one run on three hits with two walks and four strikeouts.  Brady Larson also pitched three innings giving up five runs, four earned, on four hits with four walks and two strikeouts.

Dell Rapids then faced the Madison 14s on Tuesday, July 11th.  The game was back-and-forth throughout the entire contest.  The two teams were tied 5-5 heading to the bottom of the sixth inning.  Dell Rapids scored two runs on back-to-back RBI singles by Eastman and Henry.  But with two outs in the top of the 7th inning, Madison scored four times and then held Dell Rapids to no runs in the bottom of the 7th for the 9-7 come-from-behind win.  Eastman, Henry, Maeschen, and Cross all had two hits in the game.  Ruesink, Libis, and Nelson each had one hit.  Henry drove home two runs, while Libis and Eastman each had an RBI.  Nelson pitched four innings giving up five runs, two earned, on two hits with four walks and two strikeouts.  Henry pitched the final three innings giving up four runs, all unearned, on three hits with three strikeouts.

Volga then defeated Dell Rapids on Wednesday, July 10th, 4-1 to push them into the championship game against Madison.  Dell Rapids managed just one hit in the game which was a first-inning single by Eastman.  Sommerfeld pitched a complete game seven innings giving up four runs on eight hits with two walks and four strikeouts.

Madison went on to win the region championship over Volga 10-4 to advance to the 13/14 Class A State VFW tournament in Milbank July 21st-23rd.  The Northeast Region tournament teams were Madison 14s, Volga, Dell Rapids, Milbank, Flandreau, Sisseton, and Madison 13s.

The Dell Rapids 13/14 teener team that played in the regional tournament was a combination of two 13/14 Dell Rapids league teams.  The league teams played in the I29 League.  Dells-J league team was coached by Jeff Holm, Fran Ruesink, and Nate Henry.  Dells-J finished with an 11-5 league record.  Dells-G league team was coached by Bill Goeken, Matt Larson, and Dane Stone.  Dells-G finished with a 9-6 league record.  The I29 League consists of teams from Tea, Madison, Volga, Hills-Beaver Creek, Canova, Tri-Valley, West Central, Garretson, Dell Rapids, Salem-Montrose, Flandreau, Baltic, Parker/Freeman, and Sioux Falls Christian

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Dell Rapids 13/14 Teeners Finish 2nd at State

West Central and Dell Rapids combined to score seven runs in the seventh inning alone, and it was West Central that edged out Dell Rapids for the 13/14 State A VFW Teener Tournament title 7-5 at Rickeman Field on Sunday, July 24th. DellsvsWC_7-24-16

Dell Rapids scored the first run of the game when Connor Libis scored on an errant throw to third in the bottom half of the first inning. West Central got on the board in the top of the third on a two-run single by Caden Ideker and took a 2-1 lead.  West Central then added another run in the top of the sixth on a run scored by Truman Dick.  Dell Rapids answered with a run in the bottom half of the inning on an RBI single by Brandon Geraets to cut the West Central lead to 3-2 heading to the top of the seventh inning.  That’s when the offenses caught fire.

West Central scored four times in the top of the seventh on RBI hits by Ryan Healy, Ideker, Tyler Lundborg, and Dick.  West Central finished their half of the inning leading 7-2.  Karsen Welbig started the inning by drawing a walk and eventually scored.  After a strikeout, Libis and Logan Ellingson also drew walks.  JD Holm drove in a run with an RBI groundout.  Jake Steineke followed with an RBI single to cut the lead to 7-5.  With Steineke on second base and two outs, Geraets roped a line drive to center field that was run down and caught for the final out of the game.

Cooper Maras pitched the entire game for West Central earning the win by giving up five runs, all earned, on four hits while walking six and striking out 10.  Ty Wood started the game for Dell Rapids pitching four innings giving up two earned runs on five hits while walking one and striking out two.  Logan Stone pitched 2 1/3 innings of relief giving up three runs, two earned, on two hits while walking three.  Steineke pitched the final 2/3 of an inning giving up two earned runs on three hits with one strikeout.

Dell Rapids also was awarded the Sportsmanship Team Award for the tournament.

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Dell Rapids 13/14 Teeners Head to the Championship Game

DellsvsTea_7-23-16_1Dell Rapids scored 15 runs in the middle innings and defeated Tea 15-2 on Saturday, July 23rd, at Rickeman Field.  The win moves Dell Rapids to the Championship Game against West Central on Sunday, July 24th, at 5:00 p.m.

Both starting pitchers got through the first inning with relative ease as neither team scored.  Dell Rapids then scored four times in the top of the second inning.  Tea answered with two in their half of the second to cut the Dell Rapids lead to 4-2.  Dell Rapids added two more runs in the third inning.  The host team then scored nine times in the fourth inning to put the game out of reach.

Every started had a hit in the game for Dell Rapids.  Brandon Geraets had two hits.  Thane Hilmoe had one hit and three RBI.  Connor Libis, Logan Ellingson, JD Holm, Jake Steineke, Drew VanRegenmorter, Karsen Welbig, and Ty Wood all had hits.  Libis, Ellingson, Steineke, VanRegenmorter, and Welbig all had an RBI as well.  Hunter Frankenstein had two hits for Tea.  Brandon Hone had a double, and Trevor Welch had a hit.

Steineke earned the win for Dell Rapids.  He pitched four innings giving up two runs, one earned, on four hits while walking two and striking out six.  Ellingson pitched the final inning walking one and striking out one.  Cameron Jensen took the loss pitching three innings giving up six runs, four earned, on six hits while walking two and striking out one.  Frankenstein pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up eight runs, all earned, on two hits while walking one and hitting four batters.  Hone pitched 1 1/3 innings of relief giving up one earned run on two hits with one walk.

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Dell Rapids 0 4 2 9 0 15 10 3 7
Tea 0 2 0 0 0 2 4 2 6

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Dell Rapids 13-14s Advance to Semi Finals

DellsVsWIN_7-22-16Dell Rapids advanced to the semifinals of the 13/14 State A VFW Teener Tournament after a 20-6 win over Warner/Ipswich/Northville (W.I.N.) on Friday, July 22nd, at Rickeman Field in Dell Rapids.

Dell Rapids scored two early runs in the top of the first inning, but W.I.N. answered with four runs in the bottom of the inning to take a 4-2 lead.  It was a short-lived lead as Dell Rapids put up four runs in the second and two more in the third to go ahead 8-4.  Dell Rapids then scored six times in the top of the fifth inning to lead 14-4.  W.I.N. was able to scratch across a run in the bottom of the fifth to keep the game alive.  Dell Rapids then answered with six more runs in the sixth inning on their way to the win.

Jake Steineke led Dell Rapids going 4-4 with three doubles and an RBI.  Connor Libis had two hits and an RBI.  Logan Ellingson had two hits, including one double, while driving in a run.  JD Holm also had two hits and four RBI.  Drew Van Regenmorter had two hits, both doubles, with two RBI.  Brandon Geraets had an RBI double.  Zeb Schumaker, Karsen Welbig, and Brandon Kubly all had hits as well.

Max Geditz had two hits for W.I.N.  Ben Fischbach, Jordan Richardt, and Hunter Jeschke all had hits.  Richardt, Sawyer Stroshein, and Will Nilsson each and an RBI in the game.

Logan Stone earned the win for Dell Rapids pitching four innings of relief.  He gave up one run on three hits while walking one and striking out five.  Ty Wood started the game giving up four runs on no hits while walking five.  Holm pitched an inning of relief giving up an unearned run on two hits.  Gilbert took the loss for W.I.N. pitching four innings giving up eight runs on 10 hits striking out three and walking two.  Richardt pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up six runs on two hits while walking three and striking out one.  Stroschein pitched 1 2/3 innings giving up six runs on four hits with one walk and two strikeouts.

Dell Rapids will play Tea at 8:00 on Saturday, July 23rd.

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W.I.N. 4 0 0 0 1 1 - 6 5 6 5

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13/14 Dells J Finishes 5-0 in League Tournament

The Dells J 13/14 Teener team finished the I-29 Conference League Tournament with a 5-0 record last weekend earning them a third place finish.  The only obstacle keeping the team from the championship game was a tie breaking procedure.

During the tournament Dells J defeated Madison 4-3 in nine innings.  Connor Libis and Jake Steineke would combine for the pitching win.  The winning run was scored by Gage Carr with a walk-off double hit by JD Holm.  Holm led the team with three hits in the game.  Brandon Geraets added two hits.

Dells J went on to defeat Tea in their second game 9-5.  Geraets and Holm pitched Dell Rapids to the win.  Holm also lead the team with three hits.  Karsen Welbig and Geraets also each had two hits.

The third win of the tournament ended in exciting form! In the bottom of the fifth inning, Joey Tisher hit a one-out double and later scored the winning run on a sacrifice by Steineke, giving Dells J a 3-2 win over a young and talented Volga B team.   Carter Nelson and Steineke combined to scatter four hits to earn the pitching win.

The fourth game of the tournament saw Dells J defeat West Central 6-1. The team finished with eight hits led by Welbig and Libis with two hits each.   Nelson and Libis scattered six hits in the affair to earn the win.

In the third place game, Dells J met Volga A and greeted them with an offensive explosion. Dells J collected 15 hits in a 14-4 four-inning win. Steineke and Holm pitched for Dell Rapids, giving up only four hits combined.

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Dell Rapids 13/14 Teeners Headed to State

The Dell Rapids 13/14 Teener team is headed to the State A tournament in Mobridge July 24-27 after winning the Region 2A Tournament.

2015Dells13-14Teeners_1Under a double rainbow and beautiful night in Volga, Dell Rapids found the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow by holding off Volga 7-5 in the championship game.  Eddie Price picked up the win for Dell Rapids striking out 11 Volga batters and giving up only three hits. Ty Wood earned a save pitching the final three innings and striking out the final Volga hitter of the game.   Dell Rapids was only able to tally seven hits in the game, but scored seven runs on those hits.

Dell Rapids started the tournament on Tuesday, July 14th, by beating Madison 11-4.  Logan Heim had a strong pitching performance as he limited Madison to just six hits while striking out 11.  Heim pitched a complete game for the win.  Dell Rapids offense was led by Price who went 2-2 with two triples and five RBIs.  Dell Rapids had six total hits in the game.

Dell Rapids faced Volga for the first time in the tournament in semifinal action on Wednesday, July 15th, and exploded for a 19-1 win in four innings to advance to the championship game.  Wood (three innings), and Logan Stone (one inning) combined to hold Volga to just two hits in the game.  They combined for a total of six strikeouts.  The offense for Dell Rapids tallied 16 total hits.  Price and Heim had home runs in the game.

Dell Rapids will face the winner of Region 4A in the first round of the state tournament.  The opponent and game time will be determined at a later time.

22 players from the two I-29 league teams combined to form the VFW Dell Rapids team.

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Dell Rapids 13/14 Teeners Place 3rd at State A Tournament

The Dell Rapids 13/14 Teener team took third place in the State A Tournament with a win over Madison 8-5 on Sunday, July 27th, in Winner, SD.  Dell Rapids was lead by some terrific defensive plays and a strong first two innings at the plate.

In the first inning, Madison had runners on first and second base when Mason Schmidt made a tremendous diving catch in left field for out number one to set the stage defensively for the game. In the bottom half of the inning, Dells scored four runs. Carter Gullickson scored with bases loaded on a fielder’s choice by Jeffrey Schuch. With runners on second and third, Austin Ellingson hit a two-run single and later scored on an RBI-single by Schmidt.

In the top half of the second inning, Eddie Price had a 1-2-3 inning striking out the side in 14 pitches. In the bottom half of the inning, Dells scored two runs on three hits before Madison made a pitching change.  Dell Rapids led 6-0 after the second inning.

Madison, though, was not going to go away. In the third inning, Madison had two base running mistakes that were costly. After a single Price picked off the runner on first in a 1-3-6-3 rundown. The next batter walked and stole second. The third batter in the inning hit a ground ball to short where Ellingson pump threw to first as the runner on second broke for third.  Ellingson threw it to Gullickson for the put out. With two outs Madison scored one run to cut the lead to 6-1.

Madison chipped away in the fourth inning.  After a lead off walk and two strike outs, Madison scored on two passed balls.  Madison was then able to draw a walk and a hit to put runners on second and third.  Ellingson made a spectacular play deep in the hole at short to put out the next batter and end the inning.  Adam Nagelhout scored, after he walked and stole 2nd, on a base hit by Price to give Dell Rapids a 7-2 lead after the fourth inning.

Madison again started another rally in the fifth inning.  Madison lead off by reaching on an error and two walks. At that time Manager Danny Miller pulled Price and placed Logan Heim on the mound. Heim walked the frst batter he faced, forcing in a run.  After striking out the next two batters, Madison scored two runs on a throwing error to cut the Dell Rapids lead to 7-4.

In the top half of the sixth inning, the Dells defense came through again.  After a one-out walk, Dell Rapids turned a wonderful 6-4-3 double play to end the inning.  Dell Rapids then added to their lead in the bottom half of the inning as Seth Spielman scored on a passed ball to push the lead to 8-4.

Madison made one last attempt to pull off the comeback in the top of the seventh inning.  After the first batter struck out, Madison was able to load the bases on a walk, an error, and a bunt single.  The next batter hit into a 6-4 fielder’s choice scoring a run to cut the Dell Rapids lead to 8-5.  Madison loaded the bases again after a hit batter, but Heim was able to get the final out on a ground out back to the mound to leave the bases loaded and give Dell Rapids the 8-5 win.

Price was the winning pitcher going four innings giving up four runs, all earned, on four hits while striking out five and walking seven.  Heim pitched the final three innings giving up one run, which was earned, on one hit while striking out three and walking four.

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Dells       4 2 0 1 0 1 X      8   7  3       5 LOB
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Dell Rapids 13/14 Teeners Advance to Semifinals

The Dell Rapids 13/14 Teeners advanced to the semifinals of the 13/14 VFW State A Tournament with an 11-1 win over Spearfish on Friday, July 25th.

Spearfish scored an unearned run right away in the first inning on three walks and an error, but Dell Rapids was able to answer right back in the bottom of the first inning with a run on two hits.  Dell Rapids picked up another run in the bottom of the second on an RBI fielder’s choice by Keegan Miller.  Dell Rapids then broke the game open scoring three runs each in the third, fourth and fifth innings to end the game on the 10-run rule.

Carter Gullickson and Adam Nagelhout each had two hits in the game.  Nagelhout also had two RBI.  Logan Ruesink had an RBI double.  K. Miller, Eddie Price, Jeffery Schuch, Austin Ellingson, and Cameron Bruhn all had a hit.  Ellingson was also hit by a pitch two times, the second one hitting him under the helmet in the face.

Head Coach Danny Miller said that his team hit the ball okay.  Their pitcher kept them off balance with his curve ball and had a different delivery they were not used to.  D. Miller also said that he was pleased with only having one error in the game.

Ellingson picked up the win on the mound throwing four innings of no-hit baseball.  He gave up an unearned run while walking five and striking out seven.  Gullickson pitched the final inning for Dell Rapids giving up no runs on one hit and had one strikeout.

Dell Rapids will face Harrisburg Black in the semifinals at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 26th. Harrisburg earned a 9-3 win over Parkston in the first game of the tournament.  D. Miller said that this game could be a slugfest and the last team standing will win.  His plan is to start Logan Heim on the mound.

Video webcasts of all the tournament games is being provided by http://winnerwarriorslive.com.

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13/14 Teener Team Readies for State Tournament

The Dell Rapids 13/14 Teener team will play in the 2014 13/14 VFW State A Tournament Friday, July 25th, through Sunday, July 27th, in Winner, SD.  Dell Rapids will open up tournament play against Spearfish at 2:30 p.m. on Friday.

Head Coach Danny Miller took time to talk with Big Sioux Media about his team’s performance in the Region 3A Tournament to qualify for state, and how he thinks his team will compete at the state tournament.

Stay with Big Sioux Media throughout the weekend for updates from Winner.

 

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13/14 Teeners Qualify for State Tournament

The Dell Rapids 13/14 Teeners recently won the Region 3A 13/14 Teener Tournament in impressive fashion.  Dell Rapids hosted the Region 3A tournament Monday, July 14th, through Friday, July 18th.

Dell Rapids won their three games by no less than 15 run in any of their three games.  Dell Rapids won their first game of the tournament on Monday with an 18-1 win over the Sioux Falls Chargers.  Dell Rapids won their semi-final game over the West Central 14s by a score of 20-5.  Dells put up 14 runs in the first inning of that game.  West Central 14s fought their way back into the championship game against Dell Rapids, but Dell Rapids won the championship by a score of 22-5 to earn a trip to the 13/14 State A Teener Tournament.

The 13/14 State A Teener Tournament will be held Friday, July 25th, through Sunday, July 27th, in Winner.

The five teams that played in this year’s Region 3A Tournament were Dell Rapids, Sioux Falls Chargers, West Central 14s, Humboldt 13s, and Crooks.

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