The Dell Rapids 13/14 teener baseball team opened their 2021 season with two wins during the week. They defeated SEBA Southwick 12-2 on Monday, May 17th, and then defeated Flandreau 7-2 on Wednesday, May 19th.
Seven different players collected hits against SEBA Southwick on Monday. Dell Rapids scored six runs in the bottom of the third and five more in the bottom of the fourth for the 12-2 win.
Carson Maeschen had two hits and two RBI. Nick Snyder also had two hits with an RBI. Tristan Welch and Atticus Miles both had a hit with two RBIs. Matthew Nelson had a triple with an RBI. Carson Crosby had a hit and RBI. Kenny Swanson also had a hit in the game.
Connor Hanson pitched two innings giving up two runs, neither of them earned, on three hits with two strikeouts. Swanson pitched two innings giving up just one hit with four strikeouts. Logan Donovan also pitched one inning giving up no hits while walking one batter.
Dell Rapids then hosted Flandreau in the I-29 League opener on Wednesday. Dell Rapids scored a run in the first, one in the second, three in the fourth, and two more in the fifth to build a 7-0 lead. Flandreau was able to get two runs in the top of the sixth, but Dell Rapids shut them down in the seventh for the win.
Lincoln Fersdahl had three hits, including a triple, and an RBI. Cooper Frost had two hits, one a double, and three RBIs. Brandon Schultz had two hits, one of them a double, and Cole Ruesink also had two hits. Grady Lamer finished with one hit in the game. Quinn Carr, Talan Millage, and Carson Crosby all had an RBI.
Carr pitched four innings in the game not allowing a hit while walking four and striking out eight batters. Fersdahl pitched two innings giving up two earned runs on one hit with three walks and five strikeouts. Tad Tjaden pitched the final inning and had one walk and one strikeout.