The Dell Rapids Mudcat amateur baseball team opened their 2021 season with a home win over the Sioux Falls Squirrels at Rickeman Field on Thursday, May 13th. The Mudcats won by a score of 13-1 in seven innings.
The Mudcat offense scored 12 of their 13 runs in just three innings. They scored one run in the bottom of the second inning, but then got six in the third, three in the fourth, and three more in the fifth.
Ty Hoglund had four hits in the ball game and had four RBIs. Grant Olson had three hits and two RBIs. Dalton Allen, Dalton Lehnen, Josh Roemen, and Chad Hunt all had two hits each. Roemen had a triple, Lehnen had two RBIs, and Allen had an RBI. Nate Henry and Trevor Freudenthal both had a hit and RBI. The Mudcats had a total of 17 hits in the game.
Lehnen pitched five innings giving up no runs on two hits while walking just two batters and striking out 13. Hoglund pitched the final two innings giving up a run on a hit with four walks and three strikeouts.
The Mudcats (1-0) will travel to Humboldt to play the Humboldt/Hartford Gamecocks on Sunday, May 16th.