The Dell Rapids Mudcats took second at the District 4B tournament in Colman on Saturday, July 31st, falling to the Flandreau Cardinals 10-6 in the championship game.
Flandreau grabbed the early lead in the game. They scored two times in the first inning and then two more in third for a 4-0 lead. The Mudcats cut the lead in half with two in the fourth inning. Chad Hunt drove home both runs to make the score 4-2. Flandreau, however, broke the game open in the seventh with four runs for an 8-2 lead. The Mudcats got three runs in the eighth inning. Ty Hoglund, Nate Henry, and Mark Abrahamson all had RBI hits. Flandreau scored two times, and the Cardinals led 10-5 after eight innings. Josh Roemen had a solo home run in the ninth, but that was the only run Dell Rapids would get in the inning.
Travis Peters had three hits in the game. Hunt had two hits, a double and single, and two RBIs. Grant Olson had two hits, including a double. Roemen had a home run and an RBI. Abrahamson had a double and an RBI. Hoglund and Henry both had a single and an RBI. Jimmy Bauer and Trevor Freudenthal both had a single.
Dalton Allen pitched one inning allowing two runs on two hits with two strikeouts. John Spaeth pitched four innings allowing two runs on two hits with one strikeout. Abrahamson pitched four innings and gave up six runs on four hits.
The Mudcats will play the Lake Norden Lakers on Friday, August 6th at 7:30 p.m. in the opening round of the South Dakota Amateur State B Tournament in Mitchell.