As the school year comes to a close, the summer ball season has begun. After weeks of trying to battle snow storms and wet fields, the youth baseball and softball teams have begun playing games and fans can be heard cheering for their teams every night on the Dell Rapids ball fields.
The Dell Rapids 15/16 Teener team began their season on Monday, May 21st with a close loss to Volga 11-12 . Two Dell Rapids 13/14 teams, Dells-J and Dells-N, have already played a few games this season. Dells-J is currently 1-1 on the season, and Dells-N is 0-1. The Dell Rapids Legion team will begin their season in early June. Dell Rapids PBR and the Dell Rapids Mudcats amateur baseball teams have also started their 2018 season.
The Dell Rapids 12U and 10U baseball teams are in their second week of games. Dell Rapids has four 12U teams and six 10U teams this year that can be found on the diamonds every Monday and Wednesday night. The 8U baseball teams began their season on Tuesday, May 22nd, and they play Tuesdays and Thursdays. The 6U teams began their season on Monday, May 21st and play Mondays and Wednesdays with some games being played at Dells Nursing and Rehab Center. The Dell Rapids 12U, 10U, 8U, and 6U softball teams began their season on Tuesday, May 22nd. Their games on are Tuesday and Thursday nights.
One new feature has been added to one of the youth fields for this summer. Eagle Scout Jack Prasek put together a manual scoreboard and installed it on Field F for the Dell Rapids Baseball and Softball leagues as part of his Eagle Scout project. The new scoreboard has been a great addition to the field.
Diamonds will be full of baseball games and softball games almost every night of the week through the early part of July. Head down to the fields and catch some exciting games all summer long!