Both Dell Rapids Red and Dell Rapids Navy 14U teams had I-29 League games on Tuesday, June 21st. Dell Rapids Red traveled to Humboldt to play West Central Gold, and Dell Rapids Navy hosted Tri-Valley White. Dell Rapids Navy on their game, but Dell Rapids Red fell to West Central.
West Central Gold 15, Dell Rapids Red 1
West Central scored 11 of their 15 runs in the bottom of the second inning and then scored four more in the bottom of the fourth in the 15-1 win. Dell Rapids got a run in the top of the fourth inning when Caden Bitzer scored on an RBI ground out by Alexander Heinemann.
Bitzer and Parker Zweifel both had a hit in the game, and Heinemann had an RBI. Bitzer also pitched and recorded four strikeouts. Luke Symens pitched 1 2/3 innings and had three strikouts.
Dell Rapids Navy 11, Tri-Valley White 7
Dell Rapids scored in four straight innings to win a back-and-forth game against Tri-Valley. Both teams scored a run in the second inning, and then they both had big third innings.
Tri-Valley scored four times in the top of the third for a 5-1 lead. Dell Rapids responded with five in the bottom of the inning and led 6-5 after three innings. Both teams scored two runs each, and Dell Rapids held an 8-7 lead after the fourth inning. Dell Rapids Navy then scored three more times in the bottom of the fifth to secure the win.
Carson Maeschen had three hits, including a double, and two RBIs. Tollin Peterson and Kenny Swanson both had a double and two RBIs each. Thomas Lavoy, Jake Heinitz, and Gage Bunkers all had a hit as well. Peterson pitched 2 2/3 innings and allowed five runs on six hits with two strikeouts. Swanson pitched 2 1/3 innings and allowed two runs on two hits with two strikeouts. Bunkers threw two innings and had one strikeout.