The Dell Rapids Legion baseball season came to an end at the Region 2B tournament in Flandreau. Dell Rapids lost their opening game to Flandreau on Monday, July 19th, and then lost an elimination game to Garretson on Tuesday, July 20th.
After Flandreau scored three times in the bottom of the second inning, Dell Rapids had a six-run top of the third inning for a 6-3 lead. Flandreau scored two in the bottom of the third to cut the lead to 6-5, and they continued to put up runs in the remainder of the innings. Flandreau took the game 15-8.
Connor Libis had three hits and an RBI. Landon Ruesink and Kaeden Eastman both had two hits. Caleb Kittleson had a double and two RBIs. Noah Swartwout and Bryce Sommerfeld each had a hit and an RBI. Brady Larson also had a hit.
In an elimination game on Tuesday, July 20th, Garretson turned a close game through four innings of play into a big 17-2 win by scoring 14 runs in the final two innings to end the game on the 10-run rule.
Kittleeson and Ashaun Roach-Valandra each had a single and an RBI. Zeb Schumaker had a triple. Libis, Ruesink, and Swartwout also each had a single.
Dell Rapids’ season comes to an end with a 6-12 overall record.