Dell Rapids Legion Qualifies for State Tourney

Needing to wait an extra day to play the championship game due to rain, Dell Rapids defeated Madison for the second game in a row to win the Region 2B championship and qualify for the 2018 Class B Legion State Tournament. Dell Rapids won 9-0 at Flynn Field in Madison on Thursday, July 19th.

Dell Rapids scored six times in the bottom of the second inning and never looked back. After back-to-back walks to start the inning, Elijah Story drove home the first run with an RBI single. Jake Rechtenbaugh brought home two more with a single. Tyson Dahler scored the fourth run on a wild pitch, and Josh Roemen scored on a double by JD Holm. Eddie Price hit an RBI single for the final run of the inning.

Dahler added an RBI double in the bottom of the third inning to give Dell Rapids a 7-0 lead. Rechtenbaugh drove home the final two runs on a single in the bottom of the fifth inning.

Rechtenbaugh led the offense with two hits and four RBIs. Dahler, Story, and Holm all had two hits and an RBI. Price had an RBI hit, and Keegan Miller also had a hit.

Price was dominating on the mound. Price went 6 2/3 innings giving up no runs on just four hits while walking just one and striking out 14 Madison hitters. Lealand Randel pitched the final 1/3 of an inning allowing a hit.

The State B Tournament will be held in Redfield Friday, July 27th through Tuesday, July 31st. Dell Rapids will play their opening round game on Friday at 10:00 a.m.

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Big Inning Sends Dell Rapids Legion to Region Championship

A nine-run sixth inning lifted the Dell Rapids Legion baseball team to a 12-5 regional win over Madison at Flynn Field in Madison on Tuesday, July 17th. The win puts Dell Rapids into the region championship game.

Dell Rapids scored first in the bottom of the first inning on an RBI double by Matt Gillogly. Madison tied the game in the top of the second on an RBI single. The two teams were held scoreless in the third inning, and the score was tied 1-1 after three innings of play.

Eddie Price scored on an error in the bottom of the fourth inning to break the tie and give Dell Rapids a 2-1 lead. Madison rallied for four unearned runs in the top of the fifth inning on three Dell Rapids errors to take a 5-2 lead. Price had an RBI single in the bottom of the inning to cut the lead to 5-3.

With two outs in the bottom of the sixth inning, the Dell Rapids offense exploded. Tyson Dahler scored on a wild pitch, Price had a two-run double, Gillogly smacked a three-run home run, Elijah Story added an RBI single and scored on a wild pitch, and Dahler scored the ninth run of the inning on another wild pitch. Dell Rapids then led 12-5 after the sixth inning and held on for the victory.

Gillogly finished 3-3 with four RBIs. Price was 2-3 with three RBIs. Story was 2-4 with an RBI. Josh Roemen, JD Holm, Keegan Miller, Logan Stone, and Dahler all collected hits in the game. Roemen pitched 6 2/3 innings giving up five runs, one earned, on six hits with two walks and 14 strikeouts.

The region championship game will be played at Flynn Field in Madison at 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 19th.

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Dell Rapids Legion Advances to Region Semifinals

DellsBaseballLogo_DRBAThe Dell Rapids Legion baseball team advanced to the semifinals in their regional tournament after a 12-2 over Aurora in the opening round on Monday, July 16th in Madison.

Dell Rapids scored 12 unanswered runs after Aurora started the game with two runs in the top of the first.  Dell Rapids cut the lead in half at 2-1 after the first inning on an RBI single by Matt Gillogly.

Dell Rapids took the lead for good in the bottom of the third inning on a three-run home run by Gillogly to make the score 4-2.  Two more runs were scored in the bottom of the fourth on an RBI triple by Josh Roemen and an RBI double by JD Holm.  Three more runs came home in the bottom of the fifth on an RBI double by Jake Rechtenbaugh and RBI walks to Holm and Gillogly.  The final three runs were scored in the bottom of the sixth on an RBI single by Rechtenbaugh and a two-run single by Holm.

Roemen, Holm, Gillogly, and Rechtenbaugh all had two hits each in the game.  Eddie Price, Keegan Miller, and Logan Stone also had a hit in the game.  Gillogly and Holm both had four RBIs.  Rechtenbaugh had two RBIs, and Roemen also had an RBI.

Elijah Story pitched 5 2/3 innings giving up two runs, both earned, on four hits while walking five batters and striking out eleven.  Lealand Randel pitched the final 1/3 of an inning striking out the lone hitter he faced.

Dell Rapids will play Madison at 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 17th in Madison at Flynn Field.  The winner will advance to the championship game on Wednesday, July 18th at 8:00 p.m..  The loser of the game will face the winner of Aurora and Garretson on Wednesday at 6:00 p.m.

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Dell Rapids 13/14 Teener Season Ends in Regions

DellRapids13-14TeenersThe 2018 season for the Dell Rapids 13/14 Teener team came to an end at the Class A Northeast Regional on Wednesday, July 11th.  The regional tournament was held in Milbank Tuesday, July 10th through Thursday, July 12th.

Dell Rapids opened the tournament with a 12-2 win over Milbank on Tuesday afternoon.  Dell Rapids jumped out to an early 3-0 lead in the first inning and cruised to the 10-run victory in five innings.  Austin Henry pitched a complete game for Dell Rapids in the win.

Dell Rapids then faced a tough Volga team Wednesday afternoon.  The game was close early.  Dell Rapids led 3-2 after the first inning, but Volga scored four times in the bottom of the second inning to take a 6-3 lead.  Dell Rapids pulled within a run after the top of the third at 6-5, but once again Volga responded.  Volga scored six times in the bottom of the third to extend the lead to 12-5.  Volga went on to defeat Dell Rapids 15-9 to advance to the championship game.

Dell Rapids had a short break and had to play Milbank again in the last game of the day on Wednesday.  This time Milbank got out to an early lead.  They lead Dell Rapids by four to six runs most of the night and even lead by eight runs at 12-4 heading into the bottom of the seventh inning.  Dell Rapids rallied for five runs in the last inning and even had the bases loaded before the final out was recorded to give Milbank a 12-9 win.

Henry finished the tournament with a .600 batting average with a double and five RBIs.  Landon Ruesink had an average of .545 with a double, triple and three RBIs.  Brady Larson hit .300 with five RBIs.  Brayden Pankonen collected three hits and an RBI.  Charlie Holm had two hits and three RBIs.  Josh Deknikker, Dylan Mathis, and Shane Ness all had a hit.  Matthew Goeken drew four walks and scored two runs.

Volga went on to win the region championship over Milbank 17-7 to advance to the 13/14 Class A State VFW tournament in Flandreau July 19th-21st.  The Northeast Region tournament teams were Volga, Dell Rapids, Milbank, Flandreau, and Sisseton.

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, Bill Goeken, and Matt Larson.  Dells-J finished with a 5-9 league record.  Dells-N league team was coached by Nate Henry and Fran Ruesink.  Dells-N finished with a 6-6 league record.  The I29 League consists of teams from Baltic, Canova, Dell Rapids, Elkton, Flandreau, Garretson, Hills-Beaver Creek, Madison, Parker, Salem-Montrose, Tea, Tri-Valley, Volga, and West Central.

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Post Season Awards for Dells Baseball

DellsBaseballLogoSeveral members of the Dell Rapids baseball team earned post-season awards this season.

Four players earned 2018 Academic All-State awards for having a GPA of 3.5 or above.  They were Elijah Story, Matt Gillogly, Tyson Dahler, and Jeffrey Schuch.

Dell Rapids had three players earn All-State honors.  Eddie Price was a First Team All-State selection.  Story and Gillogly were Second Team All-State selections.

Six players were mentioned for the Region 2B All-Region team.  Price, Story, Gillogly, Carter Gullickson, and Jay Holm were All-Region selections.  Keegan Miller was an All-Region Honorable Mention.

Dell Rapids finished with an overall record of 10-3.

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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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