The Dell Rapids 13/14 Teener baseball team finished 1-2 in three games at a tournament in Brandon on Saturday, May 29th and Sunday, May 30th. Dell Rapids played two games on Saturday and one game on Sunday.
In the opening game of the tournament, Dell Rapids lost to Brandon Valley 14U by a score of 8-5. With the game tied 1-1 after two innings, Brandon Valley scored seven times in the bottom of the third for an 8-1 lead. Dell Rapids scored four times in the top of the fifth inning, but they were unable to complete the comeback.
Tad Tjaden, Lincoln Fersdahl, and Grady Lamer each had a hit in the game. Fersdahl also had an RBI. Cooper Frost pitched 2 2/3 innings giving up eight runs, four earned, on two hits with six walks and four strikeouts. Talan Millage pitched 1 1/3 innings and didn’t allow a hit while walking three and striking out two.
Dell Rapids then played Harrisburg 14U Maroon, but again came up a little short as they fell by a score of 8-6. Dell Rapids had a lead of 2-1 and 5-3, but Harrisburg scored five times in the bottom of the third inning, which was enough to hold the lead for the win.
Fersdahl, Frost, and Millage all had two hits in the game. Millage had a double and an RBI. Lamer had a double and two RBIs. Kenny Swanson also finished with a hit and RBI. Tjaden pitched 2 2/3 innings allowing eight runs, four earned, on three hits with eight walks and seven strikeouts. Millage again pitched the final 1 1/3 innings allowing two hits with one walk and one strikeout.
In their only game on Sunday, Dell Rapids scored in every inning and got a 14-3 win over Sioux City. Dell Rapids scored four runs in the first, two in the second, three in the third, and five in the fourth inning.
Fersdahl had two hits and two RBIs. Millage had two hits and an RBI. Frost finished with one hit and three RBIs. Cole Ruesink had a double and two RBIs. Tjaden had a hit and RBI, and Ethan Vanderwerf also had a hit. Fersdahl pitched three innings giving up one run, which was unearned, on one hit with one walk and four strikeouts. Ruesink pitched the final inning allowing two runs, both unearned, on one hit with one strikeout.