Rickeman Field in Dell Rapids is playing host to the District 4B Amateur baseball tournament. The tournament started on Friday, July 24th and will concluded on Saturday, August 1st. All ten teams in the Cornbelt League are participating in the tournament, and seven of those teams will qualify for the 2020 Class B Amateur Baseball Tournament in Mitchell August 5th – 16th.
Dell Rapids PBR and Dell Rapids Mudcats are both currently in a great spot to qualify for this year’s state tournament.
Dell Rapids PBR entered the tournament as the #8 seed after the Cornbelt League regular season. PBR was in complete control of both of their games. They opened the tournament against #9 Colman on Friday, July 24th. PBR cruised to the next round with a 12-3 win. They then played the #1 seed, Lennox, on Saturday, July 25th. PBR had no troubles with Lennox with an 8-0 win to make it to the semifinals.
The Dell Rapids Mudcats entered the district tournament as the #3 seed and have only played one game to this point. The Mudcats played the #6 seed, Madison, also on Saturday, July 25th. The Mudcats earned a 4-3 walk-off win in the bottom of the ninth to also advance to the semifinals.
Both teams will play on Tuesday, July 28th. PBR will get the night started at 6:00 p.m. against #5 seed Flandreau, and the Mudcats will follow at 8:00 p.m. against #2 seed Canova. The winners of these two games will be the first two teams to qualify for the state tournament from District 4B. Both PBR and the Mudcats need to win one game before losing four to qualify for the state tournament.
Tournament brackets, scores, and program can be found on our website here: http://bigsiouxmedia.com/cornbelt-league-baseball/