Dell Rapids 15/16 Teeners Run Ends in Madison

Dells16URegions2018_1The Dell Rapids 15/16 Teener team had its 2018 season come to an end in the Class A Northwest Regional Tournament in Madison on Wednesday, July 25th.  The regional tournament was being held Tuesday, July 24th through Thursday, July 26th.  Dell Rapids played Madison White on Tuesday and Lake Norden on Wednesday.

Dell Rapids opened up the tournament against Madison White and jumped out to an early 8-3 lead after the top of the second inning.  Madison closed the gap to 8-5 after the second inning.  Trailing 8-6 heading into the bottom of the sixth inning, Madison scratched across a couple of runs to tie the game 8-8.  Madison would get the game-winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning for a 9-8 victory. Dells16URegions2018_2

Dell Rapids then had to play Lake Norden on Wednesday in an elimination game.  Trailing 6-4 after four innings of play, Dell Rapids scored four times in the top of the fifth inning to take an 8-6 lead.  Dell Rapids held Lake Norden scoreless in the fifth to keep the two-run lead.  Lake Norden, however, took advantage of a couple of Dell Rapids walks and errors in the bottom of the sixth inning and scored seven times to take a 13-8 advantage.  Dell Rapids scored three times in the top of the seventh inning, but couldn’t complete the comeback and fell 13-11 to end the season.

Dells16URegions2018_3Dell Rapids also played in the I29 League throughout the summer.  Their league record was 6-9.  The I29 League for the 15/16 teeners included teams from Madison, West Central, Garretson, Canova, Baltic, Volga, Salem-Montrose, Tri-Valley, Sioux Falls, Tea, Dell Rapids, and Flandreau.

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Dell Rapids 15/16 Teeners Bring Home Second

DellsBaseballLogoThe Dell Rapids 15/16 Teeners finished their year with a second place finish at the 2016 State A VFW Teener Tournament in Lennox.  Beresford scored the winning run in the bottom of the seventh for a 5-4 win over Dell Rapids.

Neither team even had a hit through the first two innings of the game.  Beresford struck first for two runs in the bottom of the third inning.  Beresford was able to string together three hits to score the two runs.

Dell Rapids took the lead in the top of the fourth scoring three times.  Austin Ellingson, Carter Gullickson, and Matt Gillogly all scored runs, and Jeffrey Schuch had an RBI.  Beresford tied the game in the bottom of the fourth at 3-3.  The game remained tied at 3-3 heading to the seventh.

Tate Kolbeck led off the seventh with a single.  Three batters later, Gullickson drove home Kolbeck with an RBI triple to take a 4-3 lead.  Beresford started the bottom of the seventh off with a single followed by a hit batter.  After a sacrifice bunt, Beresford was able to score two runs on a hit batter, single, and a walk.

Ellingson pitched the entire game for Dell Rapids.  He gave up five runs on seven hits, three walks, two hit batters, and four strikeouts.

Gullickson finished 2-4 with a triple, single, and an RBI.  Gillogly was 1-4.  Logan Ruesink had a double.  Kolbeck finished with a single.

 

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Dell Rapids 15/16 Teeners to Play for Championship

DellsBaseballLogoThe Dell Rapids 15/16 Teeners punched their ticket to the championship game of the 2016 15/16 State A VFW Teener Tournament with an 8-2 win over Winner on Saturday, August 6th, in Lennox.

After three scoreless innings, Dell Rapids took the lead with three runs in the bottom of the fourth inning.  Keegan Miller, Eddie Price, and Seth Spielmann each hit RBI doubles in the three-run fourth.  Dell Rapids then added three more runs in the fifth inning.  Miller, Price and Logan Ruesink all had RBI singles.

Price pitched all seven innings, not allowing a hit through five innings.  Winner strung together three hits in a row to plate two runs in the top of the sixth inning, but Price shut down Winner the rest of the game.  Dell Rapids also scored two runs in the sixth inning.

Austin Ellingson, Carter Gullickson, Jeffrey Schuch, and Cameron Bruhn also had hits in the game.  Price gave up two runs on three hits while striking out six.

The championship game in Lennox will start at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday.

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Dell Rapids 15/16 Teeners Head to Semis

DellsBaseballLogoThe Dell Rapids 15/16 Teeners advanced to the semifinals of the 2016 State A 15/16 VFW Teener Tournament in Lennox with a 4-2 opening round win over Milbank.

Dell Rapids scored four times in the third winning on three straight hits.  The inning started with a lead-off walk.  Then Matt Gillogly, Jeffrey Schuch, and Keegan Miller followed with back-to-back-to-back singles.  Milbank scored two times in the fourth inning to cut the lead in half, but neither team scored the rest of the game.

Carter Gullickson pitched the first four innings for Dell Rapids.  Gullickson gave up two runs on three hits.  He walked two and struck out five.  Austin Ellingson pitched the final three innings giving up no runs while allowing one hit and striking out three.

Dell Rapids will play Winner at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday in Lennox.

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Dell Rapids 15/16 Teeners Win Region 3A

The Dell Rapids 15/16 Teeners won the Region 3A Tournament held in Humboldt on July 25th and 26th to advance to the State A 15/16 VFW Teener Tournament.

Dell Rapids opened up the tournament on Monday, July 25th, by beating Tri-Valley 8-0.  Eddie Price pitched a complete game shutout.  He only allowed one hit, and struck out 10.  Offensively Dell Rapids was led by Keegan Miller who had a triple, a single, two RBI, and scored two runs.  Seth Speilmann and Austin Ellingson added two singles each, and both drove in a run.  Carter Gullickson added a double and two RBI, and Jeffrey Schuch hit a two-run single.

Dells Rapids then defeated West Central 8-3 in the region championship on Tuesday, July 26th, thanks to error-free defense and another complete game pitching performance.  Ellingson threw all seven innings for Dell Rapids striking out eight West Central hitters.  Gullickson led the charge for the offense with a double, two singles, and two RBI.  Cameron Bruhn contributed a triple and a single, and Ellingson added two more singles and a RBI.  Miller and Spielmann also collected hits and each drove in a run.  Spielmann scored three times.

Dell Rapids will face Milbank in the opening game of the state tournament on Friday, August 5th, at 12:00 p.m.  The state tournament will be held in Lennox August 5th through 7th.

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15/16 Dell Rapids Teeners Win Baltic Tournament

The Dell Rapids 15/16 Teeners won the Baltic Tournament held Friday, July 15th, and Saturday, July 16th.

Dell Rapids opened up the tournament on Friday with a 10-0 win over Centerville.  Lealand Randel pitched all four innings of the run-rule shortened game, and he did not allow a hit.  Randel struck out seven and walked two.  Austin Ellingson and Carter Gullickson led the offense by each collecting two hits.  Ellingson scored three times.

Dell Rapids’ second game came on Saturday, and Dell Rapids beat Baltic 14-1 to earn a spot in the championship game.  Ellingson pitched all four innings striking out seven while only allowing one earned run.  Matt Gillogly reached base all four times he came to the plate by hitting a triple, a double and being hit by pitches twice.  Ellingson and Gullickson each had two hits, and Seth Spielmann and Keegan Miller both had a triple.

Dell Rapids defeated Madison in the championship game Saturday afternoon 3-2.  Gillogly hit a solo home run in the game and also drove in Gullickson for the game-winning run in the seventh inning.  Gullickson scored two times.  Miller added a double and single.  Eddie Price earned the win by pitching 6 2/3 innings striking out 11 batters.  Gullickson got the save by getting the last out on a bases loaded ground ball in the bottom of the seventh inning.

With the three wins in the tournament, Dell Rapids improves to 14-4 on the season.

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Back Row left to right: Coach Greg Gullickson, Josh Eining, Tyson Dahler, Keegan Miller, Carter Gullickson, Eddie Price, Matt Gillogly.
Front row left to right: Gabe Skonseng, Seth Spielmann, Austin Ellingson, Logan Ruesink, Lealand Randel, Coach Danny Miller.
Not pictured: Cameron Bruhn, Jeffrey Schuch, Tate Kolbeck.

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Dell Rapids 15s Headed to 15/16 State Tournament

The Dell Rapids 15s Teener team qualified for the 15/16 State A VFW Teener Tournament by placing 2nd in the Region 3A tournament which was held in Dell Rapids at Rickeman Field July 27-29.

Dell Rapids 15s started the tournament on Monday, July 27th against West Central.  West Central won the game despite outstanding pitching performances by Elijah Story (four innings) and Lealand Randel (two innings).  West Central scored four runs on three consecutive Dell Rapids throwing errors in the third inning with two outs.  Dell Rapids was only able to muster one run in the game and fell to West Central 4-1.  Seth Spielmann and Story each collected two hits in the game.

Now in the loser’s bracket, Dell Rapids came back and won their next game over Dell Rapids 16s 9-0 on Tuesday, July 28th.  Dell Rapids 15s turned two double-plays in the first and second innings.  Austin Ellingson struck out 11 batters in a complete-game shutout.  Story threw out two attempted base stealers at second during the game.  Jeffry Schuch led the offense for Dell Rapids 15s going 3-4 with a double and five RBIs.  Keegan Miller added two hits, and Ellingosn, Carter Gullickson, and Elijah Story each scored two runs.

Dell Rapids 15s earned a spot in the finals by defeating Tri-Valley 2-0 on Wednesday, July 29th, in an exciting pitching dual.  Gullickson carried a perfect game into the sixth inning, which is when Tri-Valley would get their only hit of the game.  Gullickson finished the one-hit shutout for the win by striking out six batters.  The defense was solid for Dell Rapids as they did not commit an error in the game.  Miller was 3-3 offensively with three singles.  Spielmann went 2-3 and drove in both runs of the game.

Dell Rapids 15s met up with West Central again, this time in the championship game, on Wednesday, July 29th.  After a sluggish start to the game, Dell Rapids was able to tie the game at 6-6 in the sixth inning.  However, Dell Rapids would run out of steam and surrender seven runs to West Central in the seventh inning to fall 13-6.  Story, Schuch, Spielmann, Cameron Bruhn, and Eddie Price all picked up a hit and scored a run in the game.  Logan Ruesink was 2-4 with two RBIs.

Since West Central is hosting the 15/16 State A VFW Teener tournament and was already automatically qualified, the region bid in the state tournament went to Dell Rapids 15s after finishing second in regions.

The state tournament will be held in Humboldt August 7-9.

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15-16 Teeners Add Two More Wins

The Dell Rapids 15/16 Teeners picked up two more wins recently.  Dell Rapids defected Sioux Falls Christian 10-2 on Monday, July 8th, and Humboldt/Hartford 16’s 9-0 on Thursday, July 11th.  Dell Rapids now improves to 13-5 on the year and 9-3 in the I-29 League.  They are currently tied for second in the 14-team league.

Dell Rapids 10, Sioux Falls Christian 2

Dell Rapids scored four in the first and six in the sixth inning to pull away from SF Christian at Harmodon Park in Sioux Falls.

Casey Hansen doubled and singled to lead the offense. Riley Jurgensen hit two singles. Brett Mogen doubled, and six players added a single in the 11-hit effort:  Jase Nelson, Riley Schmidt, Ben Gillogly, Zach Schroeder, Beau Carpenter and Ryan Geraets.

Adam Karst picked up a win with three innings of no-hit ball. He walked two and struck out two. Ty Hoglund followed with two innings of relief. He struck out three while allowing one run on two hits and three walks. Hansen finished the final two innings. He gave up one run on three hits and a walk.

Dell Rapids 9, Humboldt/Hartford 16’s 0

Mogen and Schmidt combined on a one-hitter to shut out Humboldt/Hartford 16’s 9-0. Mogen pitched the first four innings and gave up a single while striking out six. Schmidt finished the last three innings and yielded a walk while striking out four.

Schroeder led the offense with three RBI on a single. Hoglund, Karst, Schmidt, Mogen and Hansen all singled for Dell Rapids.

Dell Rapids is at Salem on Monday, July 15 to face the top team in the I-29 League. Salem/Montrose/Canova is 12-0 in league play. Madison Red-16 visits Dell Rapids on Thursday, July 18 for a 7:00 p.m. game.

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