The Dell Rapids High School club baseball team finished their regular season with an 8-0 win over Sioux Valley on Wednesday, May 20th at Rickeman Field in Dell Rapids. It was the third win in as many days and sixth in a row for Dell Rapids.
Dell Rapids jumped out of the gate early with three runs in the bottom of the first. Treyse Eastman singled to start the game for Dell Rapids, and then later scored by stealing home. Landon Ruesink brought home two runs on a single to give Dell Rapids the 3-0 lead.
They would add three more runs in the bottom of the third. Aiden Boechler had an RBI single. Jack Henry scored on another steal of home, and Dylan Mathis drove home a run with a single. J. Henry had an RBI bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the sixth, and Boechler brought home another run on an RBI ground out to make the score 8-0.
T. Eastman pitched six innings giving up just four hits and two walks while striking out four batters. Ruesink pitched the final inning striking out one.
Boechler led the offense with three hits and two RBIs. Ruesink added two hits and two RBIs. Mathis also had a couple of hits and an RBI. J. Henry finished with a hit and RBI. T. Eastman finished with two hits in the game. Brayden Pankonen and Austin Henry each had a hit.
Dell Rapids finished the regular season as the #1 seed in Region 3B with a 9-0 region record and an overall record of 16-6. Dell Rapids will host the region games on Tuesday, May 25th. Dell Rapids will play the first game at 3:00 p.m. against Tri-Valley. McCook Central will play Lennox at 5:30 p.m. The two winners will meet at 8:00 p.m. with the winner of the final game qualifying for the state tournament. All three games will be at Rickeman Field.