Cody Nielsen struck out 12 in five innings and gave up only one hit to lead Dell Rapids/Baltic (2-0) to a 5-3 win over Lennox Friday, April 5. Tim Wilhelmsen led the offense with three hits and two RBI. He also got the save in relief by pitching a scoreless 7th inning. Matt Kolbeck, Nielsen, Mitch Roemen and Matt Juba all contributed a hit. Dell Rapids/Baltic outhit Lennox seven to four. Max Jacobson and Jordan Harrington each had two hits for Lennox (0-1).
Dell Rapids/Baltic will play at Garretson Thursday, April 11.
Lennox 000 003 0 – 3 4 2
Dells/B 030 020 X – 5 7 2
Alan Spader, Jordan Gesling (3), Max Jacobson (6) and Jacob Beukelman. Cody Nielsen, Mitch Roemen (6), Tim Wilhelmsen (7) and Matt Kolbeck.
Lennox JV 3, Dell Rapids/Baltic 2 (3 innings)
Lennox JV took advantage of two walks, two errors and a timely single all in the first inning to defeat Dell Rapids/Baltic JV 3-2 in three innings. Ryan Geraets doubled and singled for Dell Rapids/Baltic. Eric Klein also singled. DR/B had the bases full with no outs but was unable to push the tying run across in the last inning.
Riley Jurgensen pitched the first inning and struck out three. Joe Muston came on in relief and struck out five in two innings.