Dell Rapids was in control of this game from the start. The first three batters of the game for Dell Rapids walked to load the bases with nobody out in the top of the first inning. Kaeden Eastman hit a sacrifice fly to left to bring home the first run of the game. Will Jaton followed with an RBI single, and Austin Henry scored on an error to give Dell Rapids a 3-0 lead.
Dell Rapids added three more runs in the top of the third inning. A. Henry and Aiden Boechler scored on errors. Treyse Eastman also hit a sacrifice fly, and Dell Rapids lead 6-0. The seventh run of the game was scored on an RBI single by A. Henry in the top of the fourth for a 7-0 lead.
Jack Henry had a strong four innings on the mound. He held Garretson hitless through four innings, but ran into a little trouble in the bottom of the fifth inning. J Schroder finally got the first hit of the game for Garretson to start the inning. The next two batters walked loading the bases with no outs, which ended the night on the mound for J. Henry. Brady Larson came into the game to pitch inheriting those three runners with no outs. Larson got a strikeout in his first batter faced. He got the next batter to ground into a fielder’s choice, and then T. Eastman threw out a base runner attempting to steal to end the innings. Garretson was only able to get one run after loading the bases with no outs in the fifth inning. Garretson got one more run in the seventh after a couple of walks and an error in the inning.
A. Henry had two hits and an RBI. Brayden Pankonen had two hits, including a double. K. Eastman had a hit and an RBI. Jaton also had a hit with an RBI. Boechler, J. Henry, and Dylan Mathis all had a hit in the game as well.
J. Henry pitched four innings giving up an earned run on one hit with four walks and six strikeouts. Larson pitched the final three innings giving up a run, which was unearned, on two hits with two walks and two strikeouts.
Dell Rapids will play McCook Central in Salem on Sunday, April 25th at 3:00 p.m. They will then host Yankton in a double-header on Monday, April 26th.