The Dell Rapids Mudcats took another step closer to a state title with a 13-5 second round win over Wynot at the 2021 South Dakota Class B Amateur Baseball Tournament in Mitchell on Tuesday, August 10th.
Wynot jumped out to a quick 4-0 lead in the top of the first inning, but Mark Abrahamson sparked the Mudcat offense with a three-run home run in the bottom of the inning to cut the lead to 4-3. Abrahamson struck again in the bottom of the fourth inning with a solo home run to tie the game 4-4. The Mudcats rallied from there scoring nine more times while holding Wynot to just one more run for the win to advance to the quarterfinals.
Abrahamson finished with three hits and five RBIs in the game. Grant Olson also had three hits along with an RBI. Nate Henry, Matt Burpee (pickup player from Madison), and Josh Roemen all had two hits and an RBI each. Dalton Allen had a hit and two RBIs. Ty Hoglund had a hit and an RBI. Chad Hunt and Trevor Freudenthal both had a hit. The Mudcats had a total of 16 hits in the game.
Dalton Lehnen pitched eight innings allowing five runs, three earned, on eight hits with two walks and 11 strikeouts. John Spaeth pitched an inning of scoreless relief striking out two batters.
The Mudcats will play Larchwood in the quarterfinals on Friday, August 13th at 5:30 p.m. in Mitchell.