Dell Rapids legion lost their final regular season game on Friday, July 15th. Dell Rapids dropped a 7-2 game on the road to the Renner Royals.
Renner got the first run of the game in the bottom of the first. Dell Rapids tied the game in the top of the second. CJ Smith cranked a solo home run over the left field fence. The Royals took the lead again, 2-1, in the bottom of the third. The score remained 2-1 until the top of the sixth. Will Jaton tied the game with an RBI single. Renner, however, broke the game open with a five-run bottom of the sixth for the win.
Smith finished with a home run and RBI. Jaton had a single and RBI. Landon Ruesink had two hits, and Aiden Boechler also had a single. Jaton pitched three innings and allowed two earned runs on six hits and three walks. Brayden Pankonen pitched 2 1/3 innings and allowed three earned runs on two hits and two walks with a strikeout. Joe Rechtenbaugh pitched 2/3 of an inning and allowed two earned runs on two hits and a walk.
Dell Rapids will be hosting the Region 2B tournament Monday, July 18th through Thursday, July 21st. They will play the first game of the tournament against Flandreau starting at 12:30 p.m. at Rickeman Field.