A run in the seventh to tie the game and then two more in the top of the eighth gave Madison Black 16U a 6-4 victory over Dell Rapids in Region 2A play on Monday, July 26th at Rickeman Field in Dell Rapids.
Madison Black started the game with a run in the top of the first inning. They added another in the top of the third, but Dell Rapids got one run back in the bottom of the third. Aiden Boechler had an RBI ground out to cut the lead to 2-1. Madison picked up their third run of the game in the top of the fourth inning.
Dell Rapids then put together a three-run bottom of the fourth to take the lead 4-3. Brayden Pankoneen had an RBI single in the inning. Braden Fersdahl scored on a balk, and then Boechler reached on an error that also scored Pankonen. The score remained 4-3 in favor of Dell Rapids until the top of the seventh with one out. Madison got the tying run on an error. Boechler laced a double to center field to lead off the bottom of the seventh, but Boechler only made it as far as third base as the next three batters got out. That forced the game into extra innings, but Madison scored two times in the top of the eighth inning to get the 6-4 win.
Pankonen finished with two hits and an RBI. Boechler had a double and an RBI. Will Jaton also had a double. Fersdahl, Dylan Mathis, and Sutton Williams all had a single. Pankonen pitched five innings allowing three earned runs on 11 hits with a walk and two strikeouts. Joe Rechtenbaugh pitched three innings allowing three runs, two earned, on two hits and a walk with five strikeouts.
Dell Rapids will play Tea in an elimination game on Tuesday, July 27th at 3:00 p.m. at Rickeman Field.
|Madison Black 16U||1||0||1||1||0||0||1||2||6||13||3|
|Dell Rapids 16U||0||0||1||3||0||0||0||0||4||7||8|