Both Dell Rapids 14U Navy and Dell Rapids 14U Red held their 2022 season opener on Tuesday, May 24th. Dell Rapids Navy got a win in their game, but Dell Rapids Red fell to Madison Maroon.
Dell Rapids Navy 7, West Central Gold 6
Dell Rapids Navy played the first game of the night on Volunteer Field and defeated West Central 14U Gold 7-6. Dell Rapids Navy scored three times in the bottom of the first and one more in the second for an early 4-0 lead. West Central Gold cut the lead in half with two runs in the top of the fourth, but Dell Rapids Navy responded with three runs in the bottom of the inning. West Central scored four times in the top of the fifth, but Dell Rapids was able to hold for the win.
Kenny Swanson had two doubles in the game. Jackson Peppel and Jack Patterson also had a double.
Madison Maroon 19, Dell Rapids Red 0
Dell Rapids Red was held to no hits in the game as Madison Maroon had the bats going to start the season in a 19-0 win. The balls hit by Madison found the gaps all game long, and they ran the bases well.
Ryan Stubbe and Connor Hansen both pitched in the game for Dell Rapids. Derek Gerlach and Alex Heinemann reached base for Dell Rapids in the game.