Dell Rapids scored 11 runs in the third inning on their way to a 16-0 win over Baltic at Rickeman Field on Friday, April 30th on a beautiful night for baseball. The game ended in the fifth inning on the 10-run rule.
Dell Rapids grabbed the early lead in the bottom of the first inning. Brayden Pankonen had an RBI single and then scored on a dropped third strike throw to first to give Dell Rapids a 2-0 lead. The score remained 2-0 until the bottom of the third inning.
Dell Rapids then exploded for 11 runs, sending 15 hitters to the plate in the inning. Dell Rapids had seven hits in the inning, took four walks, and had one batter hit. Dell Rapids then scored three more runs in the bottom of the fourth after a two run single by Josh DeKnikker and an RBI double by Tyler Tjaden.
Jack Henry had a very solid game on the mound pitching all five innings and only gave up one hit, which was not until the fifth inning. He had only two walks and struck out 11 batters.
Treyse Eastman had three hits in the game, two of them doubles, and two RBIs. Will Jaton had two hits, one a double, and two RBIs. Tjaden had a double with an RBI. Kaeden Eastman had a hit with three RBIs. DeKnikker had a hit with two RBIs. Landon Ruesink, Pankonen, and Austin Henry all had a hit with an RBI. Brady Larson also had an RBI.
Dell Rapids (9-5) will host Sioux Falls Christian on Monday, May 3rd.