Dell Rapids (10-2) belted three home runs, two of them were by Landon Ruesink, in a 12-2 win over Garretson on Monday, May 16th at Rickeman Field. The win was the fourth in a row for Dell Rapids.
Garretson did have a short-lived lead in the game. They scored one run in the top of the first, but Treyse Eastman drove home two runs for Dell Rapids on a single for a 2-1 lead. Neither team scored in the second inning, but Dell Rapids scored in every inning the rest of the game.
Will Jaton had an RBI single in the third inning. Ruesink hit his first home run of the game, a two-run shot to left field, in the bottom of the fourth inning. Dylan Mathis followed with a solo home run two batters later to make the score 6-1. Ruesink added another two-run home run to left field in the bottom of the fifth inning for an 8-1 lead.
Garretson got their second run in the top of the sixth inning. Aiden Boechler had an RBI double in the bottom of the sixth inning. Jaton drove home two more runs with a single, and Sutton Williams drove home the game-ending run on a single for the 12-2 victory in six innings.
Ruesink had three hits, two of them home runs, and four RBIs. Mathis had two his, one a home run, and an RBI. Boechler finished with three hits, including a double, and an RBI. Jaton had two hits and three RBIs. Williams had two hits, one of them a triple, and an RBI. Eastman finished with a single and two RBIs. CJ Smith also had a hit. Joe Rechtenbaugh pitched all six innings allowing two runs, one earned, on two hits and two walks with eight strikeouts.