Despite having to move the game from Dell Rapids to Flandreau due to wet field conditions on Sunday, May 16th, PBR and the Flandreau Cardinals were able to play their Cornbelt League opener. Flandreau scored three times in the bottom of the eighth inning for an 8-7 win over PBR.
Flandreau did have the lead early in the game. The Cardinals got two runs in the bottom of the first inning an two more in the bottom of the third for a 4-0 lead.
PBR scored five times in the top of the fifth inning. The first five batters for Dell Rapids reached base safely. Riley Hoffman had an RBI on a bases loaded walk. Weston Hanson drove home two with a single to cut the lead to 4-3. Matt Gillogly had an RBI double to right field to tie the game 4-4. Riley Calhoon added an RBI sacrifice fly to give PBR a 5-4 lead.
Flandreau tied the game in the bottom of the fifth inning, but Dell Rapids took the lead after a two-run single by Hoffman. Dell Rapids led 7-5 after seven complete innings. The Cardinals, though, scored three times in the bottom of the eighth after the first five batters reached safely.
Hoffman had two hits and three RBIs in the game. Hanson had a hit with two RBIs. Gillogly had two hits, including a double, and an RBI. Calhoon also had a hit with an RBI. Carter Gullickson collected three hits in the game, and Trey Randel had a double.
Hoffman pitched the first four innings giving up four runs, two earned, on seven hits with one walk and five strikeouts. Randel took the loss giving up four runs, all earned, on four hits with five walks and five strikeouts.
PBR (0-1) will travel to Lennox on Thursday, May 20th.