Both Dell Rapids Red and Dell Rapids Navy 14U baseball teams were in action before the 4th of July weekend. Dell Rapids Red hosted Hamlin, and Dell Rapids Navy traveled to Parker on Friday, July 1st.
Hamlin 21, Dell Rapids Red 0
Dell Rapids Red was held hitless in three innings as Hamlin scored in all three innings. Hamlin scored four times in the first, four times in the second, and nine more in the third inning.
Conner Hanson and Derek Gerlach each drew a walk in the game. Caden Zellmer pitched all three innings and recorded four strikeouts.
Parker 10, Dell Rapids Navy 5
Parker scored five early runs, saw their lead shrink to one, but held on to beat Dell Rapids Navy 10-5 on July 1st.
Parker scored four runs in the bottom of the first and another in the bottom of the second to lead 5-0 after two innings of play. Dell Rapids scored three times in the top of the third. Logan Donovan had an RBI single and later scored on a passed ball. Gage Bunkers also had an RBI single to make the score 5-3. Dell Rapids cut the lead to 5-4 after Jackson Peppel had an RBI single in the top of the fifth. Parker, however, scored five times in the bottom of the inning to secure the win. Dell Rapids got another run in the top of the sixth.
Peppel had two hits and an RBI. Jack Paterson had a double and an RBI. Donovan and Bunkers each had a single and RBI. Thomas Lavoy added a hit. Donovan pitched four innings and allowed eight runs, four earned, on two hits and five walks with 11 strikeouts. Bunkers pitched two innings and allowed two unearned runs on three hits with two strikeouts.