Comeback Falls Short for Dell Rapids Baseball

DellsBaseballvsRedfield_5-22-18Dell Rapids had the bases loaded with two outs trailing by a run in the bottom of the seventh, but couldn’t get the tying run home as Redfield upset #1 seed Dell Rapids 13-12 in the opening round of the Region 2B tournament at Rickeman Field on Tuesday, May 22nd.

Redfield scored first in the top of the first inning after a fielding error.  Redfield added three more runs in the top of the second inning after back-to-back singles and then a double for a 4-0 lead.  Dell Rapids answered in the bottom of the second with a big inning.  Jake Steineke drove home two runs with a single to cut the lead in half.  After Tyson Dahler was hit by a pitch, Eddie Price doubled to bring home Steineke.  Carter Gullickson followed with another double scoring both Dahler and Price to give Dell Rapids a 5-4 lead.  Two batters later, Matt Gillogly hit a two-run home run to push the Dell Rapids lead to 7-4.  Redfield scored another run in the third inning to make the score 7-5, but Dell Rapids again when Dahler got an RBI single in the bottom half of the third to push the lead back to three runs at 8-5.

Redfield had another big inning in the top of the fourth.  The first run of the inning scored on a wild pitch.  Back-to-back hits drove home three more runs to give Redfield the lead again at 9-8.  Another run came home after an error, and Redfield lead 10-8 after the top of the fourth inning.  Three more runs came home to score for Redfield in the top of the fifth inning.  An error, a single, and an error led to the runs for Redfield as they led 13-8 heading to the bottom of the fifth inning.  Dell Rapids got back-to-back RBI doubles by Dahler and Price to cut the lead to 13-10 heading into the sixth inning.  Neither team scored in the sixth to set up a tense seventh inning.

After an error, Dell Rapids was able to turn a double-play defensively in the top of the seventh inning.  Redfield, however, drew three straight walks to load the bases with two outs.  Gillogly was able to get the next batter out on a strikeout to keep the game at 13-10 heading into the final at bat.  Jeffrey Schuch started the top of the seventh with a single.  After a pop out, Dahler collected another hit to put runners on first and second.  Price drew a walk to load the bases for Dell Rapids.  Gullickson followed with a walk to score Schuch to make the score 13-11.  Jay Holm popped out to shortstop for the second out.  Gillogly drew another walk to bring home Dahler, and the lead was cut to 13-12 with the bases remaining loaded with two outs.  Keegan Miller hit a 1-0 popup just behind first base that was caught for the final out of the game.

Schuch, Price, and Dahler all had three hits in the game.  Gullickson and Gillogly had two hits each.  Elijah Story and Steineke both had a hit as well.  Gullickson and Gillogly both had three RBIs each.  Price, Steineke, and Dahler all drove home two runs apiece.

The Dell Rapids season comes to an end with a record of 10-3.

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Dells Baseball Advances with Playoff Win

DellsBaseballLogoDell Rapids picked up a divisional round win over Sioux Valley on Monday, May 14th at Rickeman Field in Dell Rapids.  Dell Rapids defeated Sioux Valley 13-3 in five innings on the 10-run rule.

Sioux Valley had an early lead after scoring two times in the top of the first inning, but that lead was quickly erased in the bottom of the first.  Matt Gillogly tied the game on a two-run triple scoring Eddie Price and Jay Holm.  Gillogly scored later in the inning on a steal of home.  Elijah Story followed with an RBI double that scored Keegan Miller to give Dell Rapids a 4-2 lead after the first inning.

Dell Rapids scored three more times in the bottom of the second inning.  Carter Gullickson had an RBI single.  Holm and Miller also added an RBI singles in the inning to push the lead to 7-2.  Dell Rapids then added five runs in the third.  Gullickson had another RBI single.  Gillogly drove home two more runs on a single.  Story also drove in two runs with a single.  Both teams scored a run in the fourth inning.

Price started the game on the mound pitching four innings.  He gave up three runs, one earned, on one hit with four walks and nine strikeouts.  Logan Stone pitched the final inning giving up a hit while striking out two.

Gillogly, Gullickson, and Holm all had three hits in the game.  Story had two hits, and Miller and Steineke each had a hit.  Gillogly finished with four RBIs.  Story had three RBIs.  Gullickson tallied two RBIs, and Miller and Holm each had an RBI.

Dell Rapids will advance to the Regional Playoffs next week.

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Dells Baseball Honors Seniors, Splits with Madison

DRvsMad_Baseball_5-6-18_1In the final home games of the season for the Dell Rapids baseball team, Dell Rapids split with Madison in a double-header at Rickeman Field on Sunday, May 6th.  Dell Rapids took the first game 4-1, but lost the second game 6-4.  Between the two games, Dell Rapids honored the seniors on the team.

Dell Rapids jumped out in front early on Madison in the first inning of the first game.  Jeffrey Schuch hit an RBI single, and Elijah Story drew a bases-loaded walk to give Dell Rapids a 2-0 lead.  Dell Rapids added another run in the second inning when Tate Kolbeck scored on a wild pitch.  Madison scored their lone run on a passed ball in the top of the fourth inning.  Tyson Dahler hit a deep fly-ball double  to center field scoring Schuch for the final Dell Rapids run of the game.

Eddie Price finished with two hits.  Carter Gullickson, JD Holm, Dahler, Schuch, and Story all had hits.  Dahler, Story, and Schuch had the RBIs for Dell Rapids.  Priced earned the win pitching five innings giving up one unearned run on no hits while walking five and striking out 10 batters.  Jake Steineke pitched the final two innings giving up three hits and two walks.

Between the two games, Dell Rapids honored their seven seniors.  The seniors this year are Nick Palmer, Tyson Dahler, Matt Gillogly, Carter Gullickson, Elijah Story, Lealand Randel, and Jeffrey Schuch. DRvsMad_Baseball_5-6-18_2

Madison struck first in the second game of the day.  Madison scored four times in the bottom of the first inning on two line drive singles, a passed ball, and a wild pitch.  Madison scored again in the second inning on a wild pitch to increase their lead to 5-0.  Dell Rapids got on the board in the top of the third when Gullickson scored on a wild pitch.  Dell Rapids cut into the lead more in the top of the fourth inning.  Story scored on an RBI triple by Keegan Miller.  Dahler had an RBI ground out to drive home Miller to cut the lead to 5-3.  Madison added another run in the bottom of the fourth on an RBI double.  Dell Rapids again cut the lead to two runs after an RBI single by Story in the top of the fifth, but that was as close as Dell Rapid would get.

Story had three hits in the second game.  Gullickson, Schuch, Miller, Gillogly, and Price all had hits as well.  Story, Miller and Dahler had the RBIs in the game.  Gillogly pitched the first two innings giving up five runs, four earned, on four hits while walking two and striking out two.  Logan Stone pitched three innings giving up just one earned run on two hits with one walk and three strikeouts.  Story pitched one inning and just allowed one walk.

Dell Rapids (9-2) will now move into the divisional playoffs next week.

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D/C/H Hands Dell Rapids First Loss

DRvsDCH_Baseball_5-3-18Deubrook/Castlewood/Hamlin handed Dell Rapids baseball their first loss in over a year on Thursday, May 3rd at Rickeman Field in Dell Rapids.  D/C/H scored the first 10 runs of the game and won 10-1 over Dell Rapids.

D/C/H gained momentum in the second inning with a big two-out rally.  After scoring the first run of the game on a line-drive single, D/C/H had a runner on first with two outs.  Dell Rapids starting pitcher Logan Stone had a 2-2 count in his favor before issuing a walk.  D/C/H then belted four straight singles while scoring four more runs to take a 5-0 lead.  Dell Rapids put two runners on base in the bottom of the second, but failed to score.

Dell Rapids able to load the bases with two outs in the bottom of the third inning, but again they were unable to get a run.  D/C/H scored another run in the top of the fourth inning to extend their lead to 6-0.  Four more runs came in to score in the top of the sixth inning to push the lead to 10-0.  Dell Rapids scored their lone run in the bottom of the sixth when Keegan Miller scored on a wild pitch.

Dell Rapids was held to just five hits offensively.  Carter Gullickson, Jeffrey Schuch, Miller, Eddie Price, and JD Holm all had hits in the game.  Dell Rapids hitters struck out a total of nine times.

Stone started the game pitching three innings giving up six runs, five earned on eight hits while walking one and striking out three.  Elijah Story pitched two innings giving up no runs on two hits while walking one and striking out two.  Price pitched an inning giving up four runs, two earned, on three this with two walks and three strikeouts.  Matt Gillogly pitched the final inning giving up one walk and striking out three batters.

Dell Rapids (8-1) will host Madison in a double header on Sunday, May 6th.

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Two More Wins for Dell Rapids Baseball

DRvsFlan_Baseball_4-29-18Dell Rapids kept their perfect season going with two more wins on Sunday, April 29th at Rickeman Field in Dell Rapids.  Dell Rapids took two games from Flandreau in the Sunday double-header by scores of 14-2 and 17-0.

Flandreau picked up two runs in the top of the first inning in the first game off Dell Rapids starter Elijah Story.  The lead would be short lived as Dell Rapids scored two runs in the bottom of the second inning to tie the game 2-2 after two innings.  Dell Rapids then scored 11 times in the bottom of the third before adding one more in the bottom of the fourth.  Flandreau was held scoreless after the first inning and the game ended on the 10-run rule in the fifth inning.

Story pitched four of the five innings giving up two runs, both earned, on five hits while striking out six batters and walking one.  Logan Stone pitched the final inning striking out two batters.

Three Dell Rapids hitters had a multi-hit game.  Eddie Price collected three hits.  Matt Gillogly had two hits and two RBIs.  Jeffrey Schuch also had two hits and an RBI.  Carter Gullickson, Keegan Miller, Tate Kolbeck, and Story all had one hit in the game.  Gullickson and Kolbeck both had two RBIs each.

The Dell Rapids offense kept rolling in the second game.  They scored four times in the top of the first, five more times in the second inning, and eight runs in the third inning for their 17 runs.  Flandreau was held scoreless in the game and was only able to get just two hits before the game was ended on the 15-run rule in the third inning.

Price pitched the first two innings of the game.  He did not allow a hit and struck out five batters, but also walked five batters.  Stone pitched the final inning again giving up no runs on two hits.

Eleven different Dell Rapids hitters had a hit in the game.  Story had two hits and three RBIs.  Jay Holm, Thane Hilmoe, Gabe Skonseng, Matt Gillogly, Nick Palmer, Jake Steineke, Brandon Geraets, Price, Stone, and Schuch all had hits.  Hilmoe and Stone had two RBIs each.  Gillogly, Palmer, Miller, Steineke, Ty Wood, and Kolbeck all had an RBI.

Dell Rapids (8-0) will host Deubrook/Deuel on Thursday, May 3rd starting at 6:00 p.m.   The JV team will host Madison on Tuesday, May 1st.

 

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Dell Rapids Baseball Notches Another Win

DRvsSV_Baseball_4-27-18Dell Rapids picked up another win in the 2018 season with an 11-1 win over Sioux Valley at Rickeman Field in Dell Rapids on Friday, April 27th.  It is the sixth straight win for Dell Rapids this season, 20th straight win going back into the 2017 season, and 22nd straight win over a Class B opponent.

Sioux Valley held an early 1-0 lead after they were done batting in the top of the second inning.  A one-out, bases-loaded walk scored the early run, but that would be it for Sioux Valley.

Dell Rapids tied the game in the bottom of the second on an RBI groundout by Jeffrey Schuch.  Elijah Story drove home the go-ahead run in the third inning on a sacrifice fly to left field.  Jay Holm followed with an RBI double to give Dell Rapids a 3-1 lead.  Two more runs came across in the fourth on an RBI triple by Eddie Price and an RBI single by Tate Kolbeck.  The lead grew to 7-1 in the bottom of the fifth after RBI hits by Jake Steineke and Schuch.  Dell Rapids ended the game on the 10-run rule after scoring four times in the bottom of the sixth.  Keegan Miller drove in two runs on a single.  Steineke hit an RBI single to right center.  Miller scored on a wild pitch to end the game.

Steineke had three hits in the game with two RBIs.  Holm finished with two hits and an RBI.  Schuch, Miller, Price, Story, and Kolbeck all had hits.  Schuch and Miller had two RBIs each.   Price, Story, and Kolbeck also had RBIs.

Tyler Wood started the game on the mound.  Wood threw two innings giving up an earned run on three hits and two walks while striking out three batters.  Steineke pitched the final four innings allowing no runs on two hits while striking out four batters.

Dell Rapids (6-0) will host Flandreau in a varsity-only double header on Sunday, April 29th.  First game will start at 4:00 p.m. at Rickeman Field.

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Dell Rapids Baseball Stays Unbeaten

DRvsBaltic_Baseball_4-24-18Dell Rapids earned another victory in the 2018 season.  Dell Rapids defeated Baltic 6-3 on Tuesday, April 24th at Ronken Field in Sioux Falls.  The win moves Dell Rapids to 5-0 on the season.

Dell Rapids pushed across two runs right away in the top of the first inning.  Carter Gullickson led the game off with a double to left field off of Baltic starter Zach Hefty.  Jay Holm followed with an infield single putting runners on first and second with no outs.  Jake Steineke drove home Gullickson with an RBI ground out.  Holm scored on an RBI single by Keegan Miller later in the inning.

Baltic cut the lead in half in the bottom of the second inning when Jonathan Wilhelmsen drew a walk with the bases loaded.  Dell Rapids scored two more times in the top of the third.  Gullickson walked, Holm singled, and Steineke walked to load the bases with no outs.  Hefty retired the next two batters, but Elijah Story drove in two runs with a hard ground ball to left to give Dell Rapids a 4-1 lead.  Hefty drew a walk to start the Baltic half of the third inning.  Courtesy runner Easton Nordbye scored on a double by Cobain Goehring.  Dell Rapids led 4-2 after three innings of play.

Tate Kolbeck reached on an error in the fourth inning.  He would advanced to second on a passed ball, then steal third base, finally scoring on a throwing error to give Dell Rapids a 5-2 lead.  Baltic loaded the bases with no outs in the bottom of the fourth.  Story took over pitching at that point and got the next two batters to pop out on infield flies.  Baltic was able to get one run across on a passed ball before the inning ended to cut the lead to 5-3.  Dell Rapids added an insurance run in the seventh inning when Steineke scored on a throwing error.

Steineke started the game on the mound for Dell Rapids throwing only one and two-thirds of an inning giving up an earned run on no hits, five walks, and two strikeouts.  Matt Gillogly pitched the next inning and a third giving up two runs, one earned, on one hit with four walks and two strikes.  Story pitched the final four innings giving up just one hit and one walk while striking out four.  Hefty pitched four innings giving up five runs, four earned, on five hits while walking three and striking out three.  Wilhelmsen pitched the final three innings giving up an unearned run on one hit with four walks and six strikeouts.

Holm led Dell Rapids offensively with two hits and two runs scored.  Gullickson, Miller, Gillogly, and Story all collected hits.  Story had two RBIs.  Steineke and Miller each had one.  Brock Aaker and Goehring had the two hits for Baltic.  Goehring and Wilhelmsen each had an RBI.

Dell Rapids (5-0) will host Sioux Valley on Friday, April 27th. at Rickeman Field starting around 7:30 p.m.  Dell Rapids will then play a double-header against Flandreau at Rickeman Field on Sunday, April 29th.

 

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Dell Rapids Baseball Throws Pair of No-Hitters

DRvsSV_Baseball_4-22-18_3After a 170-mile one-way trip to Northville, SD to play two baseball games, Dell Rapids made sure to make the most of the trip by throwing two no-hitters on Sunday, April 22nd.  Dell Rapids earned an 11-0 win over Howard and a 10-0 victory over Sioux Valley.

In the first game of the day, two Dell Rapids pitchers combined to throw a no-hitter in an 11-0 win over Howard.  Matt Gillogly pitched the first three and one-third innings striking out five batters while only allowing two base runners.  Logan Stone pitched the final inning and two-thirds striking out four batters while only allowing one base runner.

The offense scored four times in the second inning by taking advantage of six walks and an error.  Gillogly scored on a wild pitch, Keegan Miller scored on an error, Elijah Story scored on a bases-loaded walk to Tate Kolbeck, and Jeffrey Schuch scored on a sacrifice fly by Carter Gullickson.  Dell Rapids added another run in the third inning when Story scored on a wild pitch.  Dell Rapids added six more runs in the bottom of the fourth inning and then held Howard scoreless in the top of the fifth to end the game on the 10-run rule.

Kolbeck finished 2-3 in the game with an RBI.  Gullickson, Gillogly, Story, and Jay Holm all had hits.  Story and Gullickson both had two RBIs in the game.  Miller and Eddie Price also had an RBI. DRvsSV_Baseball_4-22-18_1

In the second game of the day, starting pitcher Eddie Price dominated Sioux Valley.  Price threw a seven-inning complete game no-hitter.  He struck out 19 batters in the game and nearly pitched a perfect game.  His only base runner allowed was a lead-off walk in the top of the third inning.  The only other two outs recorded besides strikeouts was a groundout back to Price to start the game and a pop fly to second base in the fourth inning.

The offense backed up the strong pitching performance by scoring four runs in the top of the fourth inning, four more runs in the top of the fifth inning, and the final two runs in the top of the seventh inning.  Gullickson, Schuch, Miller, Gillogly, Story, Holm, and Tyson Dahler all had hits in the game.  Miller led the team with three RBIs in the game.  Dahler collected two RBIs.  Schuch, Gillogly, and Story each had an RBI.

DRvsSV_Baseball_4-22-18_2Dell Rapids (4-0) will play Baltic on Tuesday, April 24th at Ronken Field on the campus of Augustana University in Sioux Falls.  The varsity game will start at 7:00 p.m. with a few JV innings to follow.

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Dells Baseball Notches Another Victory

DRvsHoward_HSB_4-11-18On one of the nicest nights of the spring thus far, Dell Rapids and Howard put together a last-minute, make-up game on Wednesday, April 11th.  Already missing games early in the season, the two teams met at Ronken Field on the campus of Augustana University in Sioux Falls.

Dell Rapids scored right away in the top of the first inning.  After a sacrifice by Jay Holm to move Carter Gullickson to second base, Jake Steineke doubled to right filed to drive in the first run of the game.  Matt Gillogly followed with an RBI single to drive home Steineke for an early 2-0 lead.  Dell Rapids scored another run in the second inning when Eddie Price scored on an error to make it 3-0.

The top of the fourth inning is where Dell Rapids did most of the damage.  Holm and Steineke both scored on errors early in the inning.  Gillogly and Keegan Miller scored after Jeffrey Schuch put a ball in play and reached on an error.  Gabe Skonseng also reached on an error with Schuch scoring on the play.  Gullickson hit a fly ball to right field and reached on another Howard error scoring Price and Skonseng.  Gillogly drove in two more runs with a double to right field to give Dell Rapids a 12-0 lead.  Howard was able to score two runs in the bottom of the fourth inning.  Neither team would score in the fifth inning, and the game ended on the 10-run rule.

Gillogly finished the night 2-3 with three RBIs and a run scored.  Holm, Steineke, Elijah Story, and Price all collected hits in the game.  Gullickson, Holm, Steineke, and Price all scored two times in the game as well.

Story pitched a strong four innings giving up two earned runs on two hits while striking out 11 batters and only walking one.  Price closed out the game pitching the final inning by striking out all three batters.

Dell Rapids is 2-0 early in the season.  The schedule has a home game against Oldham-Ramona/Rutland on Friday, April 13th, a JV tournament in Lennox on Saturday, April 14th, and a trip to Redfield on Sunday, April 15th, all weather permitting.

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Dell Rapids Baseball Opens 2018 Season with Win

DRBaseballvsLennox_3-29-18In a battle of top teams in Class B High School baseball, Dell Rapids and Lennox put on a great show early in the 2018 season on Thursday, March 29th in Lennox.  Lennox came into the game with three wins already in the 2018 season, while this was the first game for Dell Rapids.  Dell Rapids, however, is the defending State B champions and had won 14 straight games, going back to 2017, and 18 straight games over Class B opponents.

Starting pitchers Jake Steineke (Dell Rapids) and Brock Anderson (Lennox) were locked in a pitcher’s dual in the first four innings of the game.  Neither team got a hit in those first four innings.

Despite being hitless, both teams threatened to score in the fourth inning.  In the top of the fourth, the first three hitters for Dell Rapids drew walks loading the bases with no outs.  Anderson manged to get out of the jam by striking out Elijah Story and getting Jeffrey Schuch to hit into an inning-ending double play.  Lennox then put together their own threat in the bottom of the fourth inning.  Zach Leisinger reached second on an error to start the inning.  Leisinger, however, was thrown out at second trying to retreat after a bunt attempt.  A walk of the next batter put runners on first and second with only one out.  Steineke struck out Camden Wulf for the second out and then got some defensive help by Schuch who made a diving catch in left field on a line drive from Zach Wipf to end the inning.

Dell Rapids went down in order in the top of the fifth inning, and then Lennox finally got to Steineke in the bottom of the inning.  Anderson starting the inning with a double, the first hit of the game for either team.  Steineke got the next two batters out on strikeouts, but Quincy Ihnen ripped a double to the left-center field gap to drive home Anderson for the first run of the game.  Lennox held a 1-0 lead after five innings of play.

Jay Holm got the first hit for Dell Rapids in the top of the first inning on a shallow fly ball to left field.  Matt Gillogly walked with one out, and then Story walked with two outs to load the bases for Dell Rapids.  Schuch then grounded out to the pitcher, who made a nice play, to end the threat.

Gillogly took over pitching duties in the bottom of the sixth inning and retired the Lennox hitters in order.  Dell Rapids had one more inning to mount the comeback, and come back they would.  Eddie Price led off the inning with a line drive single to left.  After Tate Kolbeck was retired on a strike out, Carter Gullickson hit a line drive single to left field.  Holm followed that with a shallow fly ball single to center to load the bases with one out.  On an 0-1 count, Steineke ripped a line drive to left-center field that drove home Price and Gullickson to give Dell Rapids a 2-1 lead.

Gillogly took the mound in the bottom of the seventh inning.  He made a great catch on a live-drive up the middle for the first out.  He got a strike out of the second batter, and then Gullickson caught a pop-up at second base for the final out of the game to give Dell Rapids the come-from-behind win.

Holm went 2-4 in the game with two singles.  Steineke was 1-3 with a single and two RBIs.  Price and Gullickson collected the other two hits in the game.  Steineke got the no-decision in the game on the mound.  He pitched five innings giving up one earned run on two hits while walking three batters and striking out six.  Gillogly got the win pitching the final two innings.  Gillogly did not allow a base runner and struck out one batter.

The Dell Rapids JV team also earned a five-inning, come-from-behind win over Lennox.  Dell Rapids scored four times in the top of the fifth inning for a 4-2 win to start their season.

Dell Rapids (1-0) is scheduled to host Tea on Tuesday, April 3rd at Rickeman Field starting with the varsity game at 5:30 p.m. and the JV to follow.

 

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