The Dell Rapids Little League baseball season officially came to an end on Sunday, July 7th, as the MinnDak “End of the Year” tournament finished in Humboldt. This year Dell Rapids had a total of 15 youth baseball teams, four coach pitch teams, four transition league teams, four pee-wee teams, and three midget teams.
The coach pitch teams played against each other as well as against three Crooks teams and one Colton team this year. The Coach Pitch league ended their season on Monday, July 1st, with the players of the four Dell Rapids teams each receiving a medal after their last game for participating in the league this year.
The Transition League teams played their season amongst themselves and also against one Baltic team and one Colton team. The Transition League ended their season on Sunday, June 30th, with a round-robin tournament amongst all six teams held in Dell Rapids.
The Pee-Wee teams participated in the MinnDak League again this year with all four teams having a very successful year. ERC finished the regular season in first place and qualified for
the Gold Division of the “End of the Year” tournament. The Pizza Ranch team also qualified for the Gold Division. Dairy Queen and Dells Nursing and Rehab Center played in the championship game of the Silver Division of the “End of the Year” tournament.
The Midget teams also participated in the MinnDak League. Jody’s Collision qualified for the Gold Division of the “End of the Year” tournament, and T&C and Troy’s qualified for the Silver Division of the “End of the Year” tournament.
Now that the MinnDak League season has ended and most of the youth baseball teams are done, the 2013 Midget All-Star team is gearing up for the East River ND/SD District Little League Tournament. The Little League tournament will be held in Valley Springs, SD on July 12-14. A full bracket can be found on the Dell Rapids Little League website, along with more information about the Dell Rapids Little League and all the teams, at www.dellrapidslittleleague.com.