Eric Klein’s sacrifice fly scored Zane Schumacher to lift Dell Rapids/Baltic JV to a 10-9 come from behind win 10-9 at Rickeman Field on Tuesday, May 7th.
DR/Baltic trailed 9-8 going into the bottom of the 7th inning. Casey Hansen, Schumacher and Nick Hoffman drew walks with one out. Hansen scored on a wild pitch and Klein ended the game with a fly ball to centerfield.
DR/Baltic nearly ended the game in the top of the 7th inning but a two-out error allowed Pipestone to score two runs and tie the game at nine. A double by Pipestone gave them a 9-8 lead which Dells erased in the last inning.
DR/Baltic took an early 2-0 first inning lead when Ted LaCoursiere tripled then scored on Joe Muston’s ground ball to short. Brett Mogen followed with a single to score Muston.
Pipestone answered with five runs in the second. Three consecutive bunt singles set the table. A walk, error and two singles supplied Pipestone with a 5-2 lead. Two pick-offs bythe DR/Baltic defense stopped the Pipestone rally. DR/Baltic tied the game in the third. Muston singled, Riley Jurgensen walked and both scored on Hansen’s single. Beau Carpenter’s double in the sixth helped DR/Baltic take a temporary lead.
Mogen pitched the first four innings. He gave up five runs on six hits and three walks. He struck out seven. Schumacher earned the win with three innings of relief. He gave up four runs on three hits, two walks and struck out four.
Dell Rapids/Baltic JV is 3-3 on the season.
Pipestone JV 0 5 0 0 1 0 3 – 9 9 2
Dells/Baltic JV 2 0 3 0 0 3 2 – 10 6 3
Dell Rapids Battery: Brett Mogen, Zane Schumacher (5) and Casey Hansen
**Reported by Bruce Mogen