PBR and Mudcats Headed to State Amateur Tournament

PBRLogoDell Rapids PBR and Dell Rapids Mudcats are both headed to the 2017 State B Amateur Baseball Tournament in Mitchell August 2nd through 13th.  Dell Rapids PBR earned the final spot from District 4B with an 8-6 win over Colman on Saturday, July 30th.  Dell Rapids Mudcats claimed the District 4B title with a 13-12 win over Madison.

PBR took an early 4-o lead over Colman after the first two innings of play, but the Colman A’s scored five times in the fifth inning to take a 5-4 lead.  PBR, however, answered with three runs in the top of the sixth to take the lead for good on their way to the 8-6 win.

The Mudcats won in a three-run ninth inning in a high-scoring back-and-forth game against Madison.  The Mudcats had an early MudcatsLogo5-2 lead after the first two innings.  Madison tied the game in the fourth inning at 5-5, and then held a 7-6 lead after five innings of play.  Both teams scored in the sixth inning and the game was tied 9-9.  Madison took the lead in the top of the eighth, but the Mudcats answered in the bottom of the inning to tie the game at 10-10.  Madison’s Matt Burpee hit a two-run home run in the top of the ninth inning to give Madison a 12-10 lead heading to the bottom of the ninth.  The Mudcats loaded the bases, and Grant Olson drove in two runs with a double to tie the game.  Jimmy Bauer had the game-winning RBI single to give the Mudcats the win.

Dell Rapids PBR will kick off the state tournament against Winner/Colome on Wednesday, August 2nd, at 5:30 p.m.  The Mudcats will play on Saturday, August 5th, at 1:00 p.m. against Dimock/Emery.

Mudcats Advance in District 4B by Beating PBR

MudcatsLogoDell Rapids Mudcats and Dell Rapids PBR squared off against one another in the opening round of the District 4B Tournament on Saturday, July 22nd, in Madison.  The Mudcats are the #1 seed in the tournament, and Dell Rapids PBR is the #8 seed.

The Mudcats earned the 10-3 win over PBR.  The Mudcats scored three runs right away in the bottom of the first inning and never looked back in the win.  Trevor Fruedenthal hit a two-run home run in the fourth inning for the Mudcats.  Colin Karst pitched a complete game giving up three runs on five hits while striking out nine batters.  Kevin Krull and Zane Schumacher had RBI hits for PBR. PBRLogo

The Mudcats advanced to the semifinals which will be held on Tuesday, July 25th, at 6:00 p.m..  Dell Rapids PBR will play in an elimination game on Thursday, July 27th, also at 6:00 p.m..  Both games will be at Flynn Field in Madison.

Mudcats Beat PBR at ‘Take Me Out to the Ballgame’

MudcatsLogoThe Dell Rapids Mudcats beat Dell Rapids PBR 7-3 at the annual “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” night at Rickeman Field on Friday, June 23rd.  The annual game between the two Dell Rapids amateur teams kicks off the Dell Rapids Chamber of Commerce Quarry Days celebration.

The Mudcats scored first on an RBI double by Nate Henry to score Jimmy Bauer.  Henry later scored on a wild pitch to give the Mudcats a 2-0 lead they wouldn’t lose.  The Mudcats scored three more times to lead 5-0 after four innings.  PBR got on the board when Ryan Geraets scored on an error.  PBR was able to cut the lead to 5-2 after the top of the fifth inning.  Mark Houck hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the seventh to push the lead to 7-2.  Beau Behrend had an RBI single for PBR in the top of the ninth. PBRLogo

Colin Karst earned the win for the Mudcats pitching all nine innings.  Karst gave up three runs on seven hits while striking out four.  Houck was 2-3 in the game with the home run and two runs scored.  Jared Hegdahl had an RBI hit as well in the game for the Mudcats.  Zane Schumacher went 2-4 for PBR.

The Mudcats travel to Madison on Tuesday, June 27th.  Dell Rapids PBR will play Flandreau on Sunday, June 25th and then Salem on Wednesday, June 28th.

Dell Rapids Mudcats and PBR Advance in State Tournament

Both the Dell Rapids Mudcats and Dell Rapids PBR baseball teams advanced to the second round of the 2016 State B Amateur baseball tournament in Mitchell by scoring enough runs in the first winning for their wins.

MudcatsLogoThe Dell Rapids Mudcats played the second game of the tournament on Wednesday, August 3rd, against Menno.  The Mudcats earned a 2-0 win.  The Mudcats scored a run in the bottom of the first inning when Jimmy Bauer scored on a wild pitch.  The second run for Dell Rapids didn’t come until the sixth inning when Nate Henry drove home Travis Peters on a two-out RBI single.  Mudcat starting pitcher Drew Sweeter pitched 8 1/3 innings of shutout baseball scattering four hits while striking out seven to earn the win.  The Mudcats will play Dimock-Emery on Sunday at 6:00 p.m.

Dell Rapids PBR picked up a 4-2 win over Larchwood in their opening round game on Thursday, August 4th.  PBRLogoThe first inning saw the majority of the scoring.  Larchwood started off the game scoring two runs in the top of the first.  PBR, however, answered with three runs in the bottom half of the first inning.  Dell Rapids would pick up an insurance run in the bottom of the eighth when Cody Collier singled to center to score Weston Hansen.  Brett Mogen earned the win for PBR pitching six innings giving up two runs while striking out four.  Garrison Collier pitched the final three innings for the save.  PBR will play Garretson on Monday at 6:00 p.m.


Mudcats Beat PBR at Take Me Out to the Ballgame

The Dell Rapids Mudcats defeated Dell Rapids PBR during the annual “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” on Friday, June 24th at Rickeman Field.  The game was one of the events that kicked off the Quarry Days weekend in Dell Rapids.


The Mudcats got on the board in the first inning after Aaron Johnson drove home Jimmy Bauer.  Bauer then drove in the next Mudcat run in the second inning with an RBI single driving in Colin Karst.  Nate Henry hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the fifth inning to extend the lead to 4-0.  The Mudcats would add two more runs in the seventh and went on to win 6-0.

Karst earned the win pitching seven innings of shut out baseball.  Karst only gave up two hits in his seven innings while striking out five batters.  Bauer and Johnson each had three hits.  Henry had two hits, and Grant Olson, Mark Houck, and Karst each had one hit.  Bo Behrend, Kevin Krull, and Zane Schumacher had hits for PBR.  Preston Davis took the loss.

The Mudcats earned another win over the weekend by defeating Humboldt 8-0 on Sunday, June 26th.  The Mudcats are currently in second place in the Cornbelt League standings with a 7-2 league record.  PBR dropped another game on Sunday, losing 7-1 to Canova.  PBR is still looking for its first league win.

Dell Rapids PBR Season Comes to an End

PBRLogoIn an elimination game on Saturday, July 25th, Dell Rapids PBR fell to Salem 12-0 in seven innings ending their 2015 season.  This is the second year in a row that Dell Rapids PBR has failed to qualify for the State B Amateur Baseball Tournament.

Salem opened up the game with two runs in the top of the first inning, one of those runs coming on a steal of home.  The Cubs added another run in the second inning and had an early 3-0 lead.  Salem did not slow down as they added three more runs in the third.  The big blow came in the top of the 7th inning when Salem scored five times to push their lead to 12-0.

The Dell Rapids PBR offense could not get anything going throughout the game.  Salem kept PBR off the bases in 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th innings retiring 15 PBR hitters in a row.

Dell Rapids PBR Drops Opening Game of Districts

PBRLogoFour errors by the Dell Rapids PBR defense and 15 hits by Lennox Only One proved to be too much for PBR to overcome in the opening round of the District 4B Amateur baseball tournament in Flandreau on Friday, July 24th.  Lennox defeated PBR 12-7.  PBR is just one loss away from not qualifying for the State B Amateur Baseball Tournament for the second year in a row.

Lennox got on the board early with an unearned run in the top half of the first inning.  Dell Rapids PBR answered back with two in the bottom of the first to take a 2-1 lead.  PBR added another run in the second inning to extend the lead to 3-1.  Lennox, however, tied the game up in the third inning with two runs.  It was the first of three innings in a row that Lennox would score two runs.  They added two runs in the fourth and two more runs in the fifth to take a 7-3 lead.

PBR pulled within three by scoring in the bottom of the fifth to make the score 7-4.  Lennox again would add a run in the seventh and another run in the eighth to extend their lead to 9-4.  PBR would not go away quietly as they scored three runs in the bottom of the eighth inning with two outs.  PBR, however, left the based loaded, and the momentum shifted back to Lennox.  Lennox added three more runs in the top of the ninth for the win.

Kevin Krull picked up four hits for Dell Rapids PBR.  Cody Colliet and Drew Eldeen each had two RBIs.  Nate Alfson took the loss for PBR.  He struck out six in the game.  Jared Hegdahl earned the win for Lennox.

Dell Rapids PBR will play at 7:30 on Saturday, July 25th, in an elimination game.

Mudcats Defeat PBR Behind Donahue’s 17 Ks

PBRvsMudcatsQD_2Jared Donahue pitched 7 2/3 innings of two-hit baseball for the Dell Rapids Mudcats as they defeated Dell Rapids PBR 6-2 on Friday, June 26th, during “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” night as part of the Quarry Days celebration.  Donahue gave up two runs on two hits while striking out 17 batters.

PBR jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning.  Blake Harms drove in a Zane Schumacher with an RBI single.  Harms came around to score on a Tanner Solberg RBI double.  The Mudcats got one of the runs back as Jimmy Bauer scored on an error to make the score 2-1 PBR after the first inning.

The Mudcats tied the game in the bottom of the 3rd after Tom Pischke scored on an RBI single by Nate Henry.  Bauer scored the go-ahead run in the fifth inning after scoring on an error.  The Mudcats led 3-2 after the fifth inning and went on to add three more runs in the eighth inning.  Bauer scored for the third time in the game on an RBI sacrifice-fly by Henry.  Kris King scored on an RBI singled by Mark Hauck.  Aaron Johnson drove in Travis Peters for the third run of the inning. PBRvsMudcatsQD_1

The story of the game was the pitching by Donahue.  Donahue faced seven batters in the first inning giving up two earned runs on two hits while walking two batters.  He then hit Sheldon Davis with a pitch to lead off the second inning.  However, Donahue did not allow another PBR base runner in his next 6 2/3 innings while striking out 15 batters in that stretch to earn the win.  Colin Karst pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up no runs on no hits and struck out one.

Nate Alfson pitched a strong game for PBR giving up three runs, but only one earned, on four hits while walking one and striking out two over five innings.  Dale Solberg pitched three innings giving up three runs, all earned, on five hits while walking one and striking out one.

PBR – Mudcat Rivalry Returns to Dell Rapids with Wild Finish

PBRvsMudcats_6-9-15_1The Dell Rapids PBR and Dell Rapids Mudcat rivalry returned to Dell Rapids with the return of the Dell Rapids Mudcats amateur baseball team this season.  The two teams met for the first time this year on Tuesday, June 9th, for the PBR home game between these two ball clubs.  The game was another classic PBR-Mudcat game Dell Rapids has grown to love.

The first eight innings were a breeze as Nate Alfson for PBR and Matt Wilbur for the Mudcats put on a great pitching dual for the fans.  PBR got to Wilbur in the fourth inning for a run as Blake Harms hit an RBI double driving home Sheldon Davis for a 1-0 lead.  Alfson had a no-hitter going through 6 2/3 innings, but Nate Henry broke up the no-hitter and shut out with an RBI single knocking home Kris King to tie the game at 1-1 in the seventh inning.

The score remained tied at 1-1 until the ninth inning, and that’s when things got interesting.

The first two batters for the Mudcats singled off of Alfson, and Travis Peters followed with a one-out RBI single to give the Mudcats a 2-1 lead and chase Alfson from the game.  Dale Solberg came in to pitch in relief of Alfson, and Henry hit a fly ball to left center that was dropped scoring King on the error.  Mark Hauck followed with an RBI single, and then Aaron Johnson hit an RBI sacrifice fly to left to score the fourth Mudcat run of the ninth inning.

Kenton Welbig entered the game as a relief pitcher in the eighth inning and went back to work in the ninth with a four-run 5-1 lead.  Welbig was able to get the first two PBR batters out, and the Mudcats looked to be in control to win the first meeting between these two Dell Rapids teams.  Davis drew a walk.  Harms drew a walk.  Drew Eldeen hit a soft line-drive to right field to load the bases.  All three runners advanced on a wild pitch, making the score 5-2.  Luke Holt also drew a walk to re-load the bases for PBR.  Tanner Solberg followed with his fourth hit of the game, this time a two-run single to score Harms and Eldeen.  PBR all the sudden pulled within a run at 5-4 with two outs and had Holt and Solberg on base.  The Mudcats made a pitching change and brought in Hauck to face the veteran Bruce Mogen.  After fouling off a couple of pitches, Mogen laced a line drive to right center that Jimmy Bauer could not quite reach on a diving attempt.  The double drove in both Holt and T. Solberg for the win….all on two outs.

D. Solberg earned the win pitching 2/3 of an inning giving up an unearned run.  Welbig took the loss pitching 1 2/3 innings giving up five runs, all earned, on three hits while walking three and striking out one.  Alfson pitched 8 1/3 innings in the no-decision giving up four earned runs on five hits while striking out six and walking two.  Wilbur pitched seven innings in his no-decision giving up one earned run on nine hits while striking out four.

Peters, Henry, Hauck, and Johnson all had RBIs for the Mudcats.  PBR was led by T. Solberg who went 4-4 with two RBI.  Mogen was 3-3 with a double and two RBI.


PBR Season Comes to End

PBRLogoDell Rapids PBR had their season come to an end on Thursday, July 31st, at the District 4B Amateur Baseball Tournament in Colman, SD.  Harrisburg handed PBR their second loss of the tournament by a score of 3-2.

Harrisburg scored right away in the first inning to take an early 1-0 lead.  PBR was able to tie the game in the bottom of the second inning.  Harrisburg regained the lead in the top of the third inning by scoring two runs for a 3-1 lead.  PBR cut the lead to 3-2 in the bottom of the fifth inning on an RBI-single by Klock, but could not get another rally together for the come back.

Drew Eldeen took the loss for PBR, throwing 6 2/3 innings giving up three runs on seven hits while striking out seven and walking four.  Nate Alfson pitched the final 2 1/3 innings striking out five.  Dalton Allen picked up the win for Harrisburg, pitching seven innings giving up two runs on seven hits while striking out five and walking one.

Harrisburg advances to play Humboldt/Hartford on Friday, August 1st.  This is the second time in 28 years that PBR has failed to make the state tournament.  PBR was disqualified from state tournament play in 2012.