Colton Legion split a double-header with Dell Rapids in Colton on Friday, July 16th. Colton won the first game 4-3, but Dell Rapids took the second game 7-4.
Dell Rapids got on the board in the top of the first inning in game number one by scoring on an error. The score remained 1-0 until the top of the fifth inning. Dell Rapids then got another run in the top of the fifth for a 2-0 lead. Colton got one run back in the bottom of the sixth inning. Alex Andresen had an RBI double to make the score 2-1. Colton then tied the game in the bottom of the seventh. Braydon Humpel had an RBI single with two outs to tie the game 2-2. Dell Rapids broke the tie in the top of the tenth inning, but Colton came back in the bottom of the inning. Humpel had another RBI single to tie the game, and then Preston Wieman had the game-winning hit for the 4-3 win.
Humpel had two hits and two RBIs. Wieman also had two hits and an RBI. Andresen had a double and an RBI. Logan Cowill finished with a double. Nick Hass pitched three innings allowing an earned run on two hits with two walks and two strikeouts. Cowill pitched two innings allowing an earned run on four hits with two strikeouts. Luke Lofswold pitched five innings allowing an unearned run on three hits with three walks and two strikeouts.
In the five-inning second game, Colton scored first in the bottom of the first inning. Andresen scored on an error for an early 1-0 lead. Dell Rapids tied the game in top of the second inning. The scored was 1-1 after three innings of play, and then Dell Rapids scored four times in the top of the fourth inning for a 5-1 lead. Dell Rapids added two more in the top of the fifth to push the lead to 7-1. Colton put together a rally scoring three times in the bottom of the fifth. Hass scored on an error on a ground ball by Riley Carlson. Cole Skadsen scored on an error by the pitcher, and Andresen had an RBI single to cut the lead to 7-4, but Dell Rapids ended the rally there to get the win.
Andresen had three hits and an RBI. Lofswold, Hass, and Skadsen all had singles. Carlson had an RBI. Andresen pitched two innings allowing an earned run on two hits with two walks and three strikeouts. Carlson pitched 1 2/3 innings allowing four earned run on three hits with four walks and two strikeouts. Humpel pitched 1 1/3 inning allowing two earned runs on no hits with three walks and two strikeouts.