The final score will read 11-3 in favor of Dell Rapids PBR, but the game took 17 innings to get to that point in Colman on Thursday, June 16th. Both Dell Rapids PBR and Colman scored two runs each late in the game, and then remained tied 3-3 four eight innings.
Beau Behrend had an RBI single in the top of the second to give PBR an early 1-0 lead. Colman tied the game in the bottom of the fourth. The score remained 1-1 until the top of the eighth. Teagan Schlimgen scored on a passed ball, and Behrend scored on an error to give the lead back to PBR, 3-1. Colman got one run back on an RBI groundout, and then the tying run with two outs to send the game into extra innings.
Colman put together many threats in extra innings. They had a runner on second with two outs in the 11th and 13th innings, but were unable to score. Colman then loaded the bases with two outs in the bottom of the 14th, but Trey Randel got a strikeout to leave the bases full and keep the game going.
PBR finally broke through in the top of the 17th. Back-to-back singles, and walk, and an RBI single by Conner Spindler broke the 3-3 tie. Dell Rapids continued to ride the momentum and the next three batters reached pushing the score to 8-3. They would score three more times before their half of the inning was done.
Riley Calhoon had three hits. Behrend had two hits and two RBIs. Weston Hanson, Spindler, and Randel all had two singles and an RBI. Grant Sweeter had two hits, one a double. Riley Hoffman also had two hits. Schlimgen and Tim Wilhelmson both had a single.
Hoffman pitched the first seven innings and allowed an unearned run on four hits with three walks and seven strikeouts. Randel pitched the final 10 innings and allowed two runs, both unearned, on five hits and six walks while recording 12 strikeouts.