Dell Rapids defeated Madison 1-0 in eight innings in a great pitcher’s duel on Monday, June 28th at Volunteer Field in Dell Rapids.
Madison only had two hits in the game and got a runner as far as second base in the top of the second and then had a runner on third base in the top of the sixth inning, but they were unable to score.
Dell Rapids had multiple threats to score in the game, but couldn’t break through until the game-winning, RBI single by Tad Tjaden to right field in the bottom of the eighth inning.
Tjaden had two hits and an RBI. Logan Donovan had two hits. Quinn Carr had a double. Lincoln Fersdahl and Talan Millage both had a single. Fersdahl was impressive on the mound pitching 6 2/3 innings allowing just two hits and one walk with 10 strikeouts. Tjaden pitched 1 1/3 innings tallying three strikeouts.
Dell Rapids followed the big win over Madison with a 20-6 win in Baltic on Tuesday, June 29th. Dell Rapids pounded 16 hits and scored in every inning, including seven runs in the seventh, in the victory.
Donovan and Fersdahl both had four hits and two RBIs. Carr had two hits, including a home run, and three RBIs. Cole Ruesink had two hits and an RBI. Tjaden finished with two hits, one of those a triple. Millage also had two hits. Tristan Welch and Nick Snyder both had an RBI.
Carr pitched 4 2/3 innings allowing four runs, two earned, on four hits with four walks and 11 strikeouts. Ruesink pitched 2 1/3 innings allowing two runs, both unearned, on two hits with two walks and four strikeouts.