Dell Rapids scored 14 straight runs on their way to a 19-4 win over the Tea Bolts in Tea on Monday, June 28th. Dell Rapids had a four-run top of the first inning, added three more in the top of the third, and then scored seven times in the top of the fourth to lead 14-0. Tea score four times in their half of the fourth inning, but Dell Rapids scored five more in the top of the fifth before the game ended on the 10-run rule.
Aiden Boechler had two hits, a double and triple, and three RBIs. Will Jaton had two hits and an RBI. Even Nelson had a double and three RBIs. Kade Kremer, Jace Entringer, CJ Smith, Aiden Geraets, and Sutton Williams all had a hit and RBI. Dylan Mathis had a double. Kamren Koster had a single, and Micah Pickard, Braeden Nirva, and Ethan Kringen all finished with an RBI.
Smith pitched three innings allowing one runs on a hit with two walks and six strikeouts. Nelson pitched an inning allowing four runs, two earned, on two hits with three walks and a strikeout. Brayden Pankonen pitched an inning with one strikeout.
Dakota Valley erased a two-run deficit in the bottom of the seventh by scoring three teams to get an 8-7 come-from-behind win over Dell Rapids on Tuesday, June 29th.
Dakota Valley scored two times in the bottom of the first to lead 2-0. Dell Rapids tied the game with two runs in the top of the second inning only to see Dakota Valley get another run in the bottom of the inning. Dell Rapids tied the game again in the top of the third at 3-3. The score remained 3-3 until the top of the fifth inning. Dell Rapids scored three times, but Dakota Valley answered with two runs, and Dell Rapids led 6-5 after five innings. Dell Rapids scored one more time in the top of the seventh to take a two-run lead, 7-5, into the bottom of the ninth. The first four batters reached safely for Dakota Valley, two of them scoring, to tie the game 7-7 before an out was recorded. The winning run was scored with one out on a passed ball to end the game.
Dell Rapids only had three hits in the game. Kringen had a hit and an RBI. John Mortrude had a double. Smith had the other hit. Mathis and Joe Rechtenbaugh both had an RBI.
Rechtenbaugh pitched four innings allowing three earned runs on two hits with eight walks and a strikeout. Williams pitched 2 1/3 innings allowing five runs, three earned, on five hits with five walks and a strikeout.