The Dell Rapids high school club softball team had their final two regular season games at home on Sunday, September 26th. Dell Rapids played Dakota Valley, ending in a 5-5 tie. They then played West Central losing by a score of 11-1.
Dakota Valley scored a run in the top of the first inning for an early 1-0 lead, but Dell Rapids plated five runs in the bottom of the first inning. Claire Wynja had a two-run inside-the-park home run. Kya Alderson had a two-run double, and then scored one batter later on a dropped third strike. The score remained 5-1 until the top of the fourth. Dakota Valley scored four times to tie the game 5-5. The game ended in a 5-5 tie after five complete innings of play.
Wynja had a home run and two RBIs. Alderson had a double and two RBIs. Jaycee Tebay had a double, and Lexi Ingalls had a single. Katie Kvigne pitched 4 1/3 innings allowing five runs, four earned, on eight hits with one walk and four strikeouts. Alderson pitched the final 2/3 of an inning striking out a batter.
In the second game, West Central scored first with a run in the bottom of the first inning. Tebay tied the game with an inside-the-park home run in the top of the second inning. West Central took the lead with another run in the bottom of the third inning, but then scored nine times in the bottom of the fourth to end the game on the 10-run rule.
Tebay had a home run and an RBI. Wynja had a double, and Ingalls and Alderson each had a single. Alderson pitched 3 2/3 innings allowing 11 runs, five earned, on seven hits with four walks and three strikeouts.
Dell Rapids end the regular season with a record of 7-2-1. Their only two loses both came against West Central.