The Dell Rapids 16U baseball team had their final regular season game on Thursday, July 22nd. Dell Rapids hosted Hamlin and a got a 12-0 shutout win, ending the game on the 10-run rule in five innings.
Dell Rapids had back-to-back six-run innings in the first and second innings. In the first inning Aiden Boechler had a two-run double, Will Jaton reached on an error scoring Boechler, Joe Rechtenbaugh had an RBI single, Dylan Mathis stole home, and John Mortrude scored on a wild pitch.
Jaton doubled home the first two runs on the second inning, Mathis had an RBI triple and later scored, Aiden Geraets had an RBI double, and Evan Nelson also had an RBI single.
Boechler had two hits, including a double, and two RBIs. Mathis also had two hits, one a triple, and an RBI. Jaton finished with a double and three RBIs. Geraets had a double and an RBI. Rechtenbaugh and Nelson both had RBI singles, and Brayden Pankonen also had a hit.
Rechtenbaugh pitched two innings allowing three hits while strikeout out two batters. Pankonen pitched two innings without allowing a hit and striking out three batters. Nelson pitched one inning and struck out two batters.
Dell Rapids finishes the regular season with a 15-4 record. They will host the Region 2A tournament Monday, July 26th through Thursday, July 29th at Rickeman Field. The top four teams of the six-team regional tournament will advance to the state tournament.
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