The Dell Rapids Mudcats traveled to Humboldt to play the Humboldt/Hartford Gamecocks in the Cornbelt League season opener for both teams on Sunday, May 16th. Despite having an early lead, the Mudcats fell to the Gamecocks 4-3.
Dell Rapids scored two runs in the top of the first inning taking advantage of two walks. Travis Peters had a two-run single to drive home Jimmy Bauer and Mark Abrahamson for a 2-0 lead.
The Gamecocks tied the game in the bottom of the third inning after a Mudcat error and an RBI single by Cam Quigley. Humboldt/Hartford took the lead with two more runs in the bottom of the fourth inning as the first three batters reached to start the inning. The Mudcats got one more run in the top of the seventh on an RBI by Kris Regas, but that was all they could get the rest of the game.
Ty Hoglund finished with two hits in the game. Peters had a hit and two RBIs. Regas had a hit and an RBI. Nate Henry, Logan Stone, and Dalton Allen also all had a hit.
Allen pitched four innings giving up four runs on four hits with six strikeouts. Regas pitched the other four innings giving up just one hit and recording eight strikeouts.
The Mudcats (1-1 overall, 0-1 Cornbelt) will host the Colman A’s at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 20th.