Dell Rapids PBR couldn’t hold an early lead and fell to the Lennox Alpacas 10-9 in extra innings on Sunday, May 22nd in Lennox.
Both teams scored right away in the first inning. Weston Hanson had an RBI sacrifice fly for PBR. Lennox tied the game with an RBI double in the bottom of the inning. PBR added three more runs in the top of the second. Riley Calhoon reached on an error scoring Grant Sweeter. Hanson brought home another run with a single, and Andrew Barr had an RBI double to give PBR a 4-1 lead.
Lennox took the lead for the first time after five unanswered runs in the fourth and fifth innings. The Alpacas scored two times in the bottom of the fourth and three more in the fifth for a 6-4 lead. PBR tied the game after their half of the seventh inning. Tim Wilhelmsen had an RBI single in the top of the sixth inning, and Tanner Solberg scored on a wild pitch in the top of the seventh for a 6-6 score.
The Alpacas took the lead again in the bottom of the eighth inning on a double, but PBR put some pressure on Lennox in the ninth inning. Sweeter scored on a passed ball to tie the game 7-7. Trey Randel scored on a wild pitch, and Hanson drove home another run with a single to give PBR a 9-7 advantage. Lennox, however, tied the game with two runs on two outs in the bottom of the ninth. The Alpacas then won on a two-out bases loaded walk in the bottom of the 10th inning.
Hanson had two hits and three RBIs. Barr had two hits, including a double, and an RBI. Calhoon also had two hits, one of them a double. Wilhelmsen had a single and an RBI. Sweeter finished with a hit as well. Randel pitched six innings allowing seven runs, four earned, on eight hits with five walks and five strikeouts. Solberg took the loss pitching 3 2/3 innings allowing four runs, two earned, on five hits and five walks with four strikeouts.