Dell Rapids/Baltic scored two runs in the first and held on to win 3-0 versus West Central at Humboldt May 2.
Tanner Solberg led off the game with a double and scored due to a throwing error on Spencer Kerzman’s sacrifice bunt. Matt Kolbeck doubled to the wall on the next pitch to score Kerzman and DR/Baltic led 2-0 four pitches into the game.
West Central tightened up its pitching and defense and only allowed two more hits in the game both in the fifth inning. DR/Baltic made the most of its opportunity when Joe Muston singled, stole second and scored on Solberg’s RBI single.
DR/Baltic was even stingier on defense. Cody Nielsen pitched the first five innings and allowed only one hit, a double by Joe Hanisch in the third. Nielsen struck out 10 and walked four. Mitch Roemen recorded the final six outs to earn a save. He walked one, struck out one and gave up no hits.
Dell Rapids/Baltic is 4-1 on the season. The final regular season games are scheduled for Wednesday, May 8 in Garretson and Friday, May 10 in Colton versus Tri-Valley.
Dells/Baltic 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 – 3 4 3
West Central 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 – 0 1 2
Cody Nielsen, Mitch Roemen (6) and Matt Kolbeck; Matt Johannsen, Drew Maras (7) and Andrew McMahon.
***Reported by Bruce Mogen
West Central scored four runs in the first on three hits, two errors, a walk and hit batter enroute to a 7-0 win over Dell Rapids/Baltic in a three-inning JV game.
Ryan Geraets singled and stole second for DR/Baltic’s only base runner in the game.
Riley Jurgensen took the pitching loss for DR/Baltic. Brett Mogen pitched in relief.
DR/Baltic JV (2-3) plays Pipestone JV on Tuesday, May 7 in Dell Rapids at 5:30 PM.
Dells/Baltic JV 0 0 0 – 0 1 3
West Central JV 4 3 0 – 7 5 0
Dell Rapids battery: Riley Jurgensen, Brett Mogen (2) and Casey Hansen.