The Dell Rapids club softball team opened the season with two games at Sherman Park in Sioux Falls on Sunday, August 22nd. Dell Rapids won the their first game of the day against Vermillion and then defeated Pierre.
Dell Rapids scored in every inning in their 10-6 win over Vermillion. Vermillion scored two times in the top of the first, but Dell Rapids answered with two of their own. Dell Rapids took the lead in the bottom of the second inning with a run, but Vermillion tied the game in the top of the third. Dell Rapids got another run in the bottom of the third for a 4-3 lead. Vermillion again tied the game with a run in the top of the fourth inning, but Dell Rapids took the lead for good with three runs in the bottom of the fourth. Vermillion scored two in the top of the fifth, and Dell Rapids added three more in the bottom of the fifth for the win.
Rileigh Foster had two hits, including a triple, and an RBI. Lexi Ingalls had two hits, one a double, and two RBIs. Claire Wynja had a triple and an RBI. Haileigh Barnhart had a hit, and Kenzie Garry had an RBI. Kya Alderson pitched five innings allowing six runs, three earned, on four hits with three walks and two strikeouts.
Later in the day, Dell Rapids cruised to a big win over Pierre. After a scoreless first inning, Dell Rapids scored two runs in the bottom of the second inning. Those were the only two runs they would need as Pierre was held to just three hits and one run in the third inning. Dell Rapids added six runs in the third inning, and five more in the fourth.
Katie Scherff had three hits, including a home run, and four RBIs. Kylie Lebahn had two hits and three RBIs. Wynja added two hits and two RBIs. Alderson had two hits, one a double. Ingalls also had two hits. Barnhart had a double and three RBIs. Foster had a hit and an RBI, and Garry also had a hit. Katie Kvigne pitched four innings allowing one earned run on three hits with one walk and three strikeouts.