Dell Rapids Conquers Brookings Softball Tournament

Brookings ChampsOn the weekend of June 8th, the Dell Rapids Q’s played in the Brookings Softball Tournament and took 1st place in the U14 Division. They played pool play games and were in 1st place after those games.  They continued with the tournament and defeated Winner for the championship.

Dell Rapids was led in pitching by Kylie Bittner and Autumn Tomes.  Bittner pitched the first game of the tournament which was a no hitter!  Bittner ended the weekend with 13 strike outs while pitching two games.  Tomes pitched three games and had 18 strike outs.

Leading Dells in stolen bases was Abby Greenhoff with nine, Rileigh Foster with eight, Haileigh Barnhart and Jacee Tebay with seven, and Bittner and Kenzie Garry with six.

Leading the hitting over the weekend were Bittner with the batting average of .833, Garry with a .700 average, and Greenhoff, Tomes, Cara Rice, and Tebay with a .667 average. Makayla Duinkerken and Garry hit home runs in the tournament!

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Dell Rapids Softball 2nd at JV State B Tournament

The Dell Rapids softball team finished 2nd at the 2017 South Dakota JV State B tournament held Saturday, September 30th through Sunday, October 1st in Sioux Falls.  Fourteen teams competed the tournament.

Dell Rapids played four games on the first day of the tournament.  Their first game was a 15-7 win over Sturgis.  The girls rallied in their second game against Watertown.  After falling behind 8-0, Dell Rapids earned a 16-13 come-from-behind win to advance in the tournament.  Dell Rapids kept the momentum rolling and won their third straight game, this time an 11-5 win over Garretson.  Dell Rapids was handed their first loss in their last game of the day against Madison by a score of 8-2.

After a two-hour rain delay to start the day on Sunday, Dell Rapids won their first game of the day against Pierre by a score of 10-2.  The win sent Dell Rapids to the Championship game for a rematch with Madison.  Madison, however, defeated Dell Rapids again, this time 9-2, to give Dell Rapids the second place finish.

Dell Rapids scored a total of 56 run on 57 hits in the tournament.  The hit total included three doubles, five triples, and four home runs.  The team also took at total of 35 walks in their six games.

Some of the offensively leaders for Dell Rapids included Hannah Heiberger who hit two home runs against Garretson.  Elly Schultz also hit a home run against Garretson.  Maddy Wilber had a home run against Watertown.  Rhaegyn Peterson and Cora Alderson both had nine hits each for the tournament and also led the team in on base percentage.

Kyra Wajer pitched all but three innings of the tournament for Dell Rapids.


Back Row – L to R:  Rhaegyn Peterson, Cora Alderson, Elly Schultz, Hannah Heiberger, Bergen Weiland, Maddy Wilber
Front Row – L to R:  Jordan Eining, Zoe Mortrude, Olivia Stelzer, Kyra Wajer, Samantha Price
Coaches (Not Pictured):  Todd Carr, Wayne Mortrude, Jesse Schultz

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