The seven game winning streak for Dell Rapids legion baseball was snapped in Redfield on Saturday, July 9th. Redfield won the first game, but Dell Rapids took the second game of the double-header.
Redfield 11, Dell Rapids 6
Dell Rapids fell behind early as Redfield scored five runs in the first two innings. Jack Henry scored the first run for Dell Rapids on a passed ball in the top of the third. Redfield got two more runs in the bottom of the inning for a 7-1 lead.
Braden Fersdahl had an RBI single in the top of the fourth, but Redfield responded with a run in the bottom of the inning. Dell Rapids cut the lead to 8-5 with a three-run fifth. Treyse Eastman had a two-run double and then scored on a steal of home. Redfield got all three runs back in the bottom of the sixth. Will Jaton scored on a double-play ground ball in the top of the seventh.
Landon Ruesink had three hits. Henry had two hits, one a double. Joe Rechtenbaugh also had two hits. Eastman had a double and two RBIs. Fersdahl had a single and RBI. CJ Smith and Austin Harvey both had a hit. Ruesink pitched three innings and allowed seven runs, five earned, on six hits and five walks with five strikeouts. Dylan Mathis pitched three innings and allowed four runs, two earned, on three hits and two walks.
Dell Rapids 7, Redfield 6
A two-run eighth inning was the difference in a 7-6 win in the second game for Dell Rapids. They got out to an early 3-0 lead after three innings. Rechtenbaugh had an RBI double in the top of the second. Ruesink had an RBI ground out, and Mathis had an RBI single in the top of the third.
Redfield cut the lead to 3-1 with a run in the bottom of the fifth. Each team scored a run in the sixth inning. Smith had an RBI single for Dell Rapids. The lead grew to 5-2 in the top of the seventh when Eastman had an RBI single. Redfield tied the game, 5-5, with three runs in the bottom of the seventh.
Dell Rapids got two runs in the top of the eighth. Ruesink had an RBi single, and Henry followed with an RBI single as well for a 7-5 lead. Redfield scored a run in the bottom of the eighth after a double and error, but the next three batters were retired in order to end the game.
Ruesink had two hits and two RBIs. Henry. had two hits and one RBI. Jaton had two hits as well, one a double. Fersdahl finished with two singles. Rechtenbaugh finished with a double and RBI. Smith, Mathis, and Eastman all had a single and RBI. Harvey added a single.
Eastman pitched five innings and allowed an earned run on one hit and eight walks with six strikeouts. Jaton pitched three innings and allowed five runs, one earned, on five hits with five strikeouts.