A Dell Rapids 10U travel baseball team won the the South Dakota State VFW 10U Class A State tournament held in Humboldt July 14th – 16th. The team went undefeated throughout the weekend tournament.
Dell Rapids played two games on Friday, July 14th, to start the tournament. They defeated Tea 11-2, and then they beat Winner by a score of 18-1. Lennox was their next opponent on Saturday, July 15th. Dell Rapids earned an 11-8 victory to give them a 3-0 record heading into the semifinals. In the semifinal round held Sunday, July 16th, Dell Rapids beat West Central 10-0 to advance to the championship game. Dell Rapids then defeated Madison 14-4 to bring home the title.
Five pitchers shared the mound for Dell Rapids over the weekend. Lincoln Fersdahl pitched a total of 10 innings giving up just four runs with 17 strikeouts. Quinn Carr pitched five innings allowing five runs while having nine strikeouts. Cooper Frost pitched three innings giving up four runs while striking out eight batters. Talan Millage finished with 3 2/3 innings giving up one run and having four strikeouts. Cole Ruesink pitched 1 1/3 innings of scoreless baseball while striking out three batters.
The team had a .600 batting average for the entire tournament. Millage led the team going 11-14 with 11 runs scored. Brandon Nyman was 12-16 with six runs scored. Fersdahl finished 11-15 while scoring 12 runs. Carr was also 11-15, one of those hits a home run, with five runs scored. Frost was 10-16, and he also had a home run and scored seven times. Grady Lamer was 10-17 with seven runs scored. Ruesink finished 7-14 with eight runs scored. Ethan Vanderwerf had five hits with three runs. Carson Crosby had four hits, and Matthew Nelson collected three hits in the tournament.
Front, left to right: Talan Millage, Carson Crosby, Cooper Frost, Grady Lamer, Cole Ruesink
Back, left to right: Quinn Carr, Lincoln Fersdahl, Ethan Vanderwerf, Matthew Nelson, Brandon Nyman, Lane Weiland
Not Pictured: Joshua Fletcher and Braden Gruis
Coaches: Todd Carr, Steve Millage, Mark Vanderwerf