It was another rough start for Dell Rapids. Colton took advantage of six Dell Rapids errors in the first three innings, scoring seven runs, only one of which was earned, for an early 7-0 lead after three innings of play. Dell Rapids was able to scratch across a couple of runs in the top of the fourth on a couple of miscues by Colton. With the bases loaded and two outs, Noah Swartwout scored on a balk, and Mason Goeken scored moments later on a wild pitch to cut the lead to 7-2. Colton got one of the runs back in the bottom of the fourth on a passed ball to lead 8-2 after four innings.
Dell Rapids added two more runs in the top of the fifth on RBI singles by Kaeden Eastman and Swartwout to cut the lead to 8-4. Colton again answered with a two-run inside-the-park homerun by M. Mathieu to push the lead back to six at 10-4 after five innings of play.
Dell Rapids then took advantage of some defensive errors by Colton to swing the game in their favor. With two on base and two out in the top of the sixth inning, Dell Rapids scored five runs in the top of the sixth inning. Logan Stone had an RBI single. Brandon Geraets followed with a two-run double. Jake Steineke and Eastman both walked to load the bases before Swartwout hit a two-run single to left to cut the lead to 10-9. After a 1-2-3 defensive inning for Dell Rapids, they kept the offensive momentum going in the top of the seventh. Ty Wood opened the inning with a walk. Drew Van Regenmorter followed with an RBI triple. Landon Ruesink drove home Van Regenmorter with a double to left field. Ruesink would score the third run of the inning on an error to give Dell Rapids a 12-10 lead. The defense again retired Colton in order to get the come-from-behind win.
Swartwout finished the game 2-4 with three RBIs. Van Regenmorter also had two hits and an RBI. Geraets finished with a hit and three RBIs. Ruesink, Stone, and Eastman all had a hit and RBI. Wood starting the game on the mound for Dell Rapids pitching 2 1/3 innings giving up seven runs, one earned, on four hits with four walks and five strikeouts. Swartwout got the win pitching the final 4 2/3 innings giving up three earned runs on four hits with one walk and eight strikeouts.
Dell Rapids (1-1) will travel to Beresford on Wednesday, June 10th. First pitch is scheduled for about 7:30 p.m. The legion game will be played after a 15/16 Teener game, which is also Dell Rapids at Beresford.