Sioux Falls Post 15 won both games of a double-header with Dell Rapids Legion in Dell Rapids on Tuesday, June 14th. They won the first one 7-6 and the second game 11-7.
Sioux Falls 7, Dell Rapids 6
Post 15 scored three runs right away in the top of the first of the first game. Dell Rapids tied the game with three runs of their own in the bottom of the second. Treyse Eastman hit an RBI sacrifice fly, and Braden Fersdahl drove home two with a single to center field.
Sioux Falls took the lead again in the top of the third with a run, but Dell Rapids again tied the game in the bottom of the fourth. CJ Smith had an RBI sacrifice bunt to score Aiden Boechler. Sioux Falls took a two-run lead, 6-4, after single runs in the top of the fifth and sixth inning.
Dell Rapids, one more time, tied the game with two runs in the bottom of the sixth. Will Jaton had an RBI double, and Eastman had an RBI ground out to make it a 6-6 ball game. Sioux Falls got the game-winning run in the top of the seventh on an RBI, one-out double.
Boechler had three hits in the game. Fersdahl had a hit and two RBIs. Jaton had a double and an RBI. Brayden Pankonen finished with a single. Eastman had two RBIs, and Smith had an RBI. Jaton pitched 6 1/3 innings allowing seven runs, six earned, on 11 hits and four walks with four strikeouts. Pankonen pitched 2/3 of an inning with two walks and a strikeout.
Sioux Falls 11, Dell Rapids 7
Sioux Falls Post 15 had an eight-run third inning to propel them to an 11-7 win in the second game.
Dell Rapids took an early run with four runs in the bottom of the second. Boechler had an RBI ground ball. Pankonen had a two-run single, and Austin Harvey scored on a wild pitch for a 4-0 lead. Sioux Falls, however, took the lead for good in the game with their eight-run third inning.
Joe Rechtenbaugh had an RBI sacrifice fly in the bottom of the third inning. Jack Henry added an RBI triple in the bottom of the fourth to cut the lead to 8-6. Sioux Falls then got two runs in the top of the fifth. Boechler scored on a passed ball for Dell Rapids in the bottom of the fifth. Sioux Falls got another run in the top of the seventh.
Landon Ruesink had two hits. Pankonen had a hit and two RBIs. Henry had a triple and an RBI. Boechler had a triple. Evan Nelson had a single. Rechtenbaugh finished with an RBI. Fersdahl pitched two innings and allowed two earned runs on six walks and a strikeout. Smith gave up four earned runs on a hit and two walks. Dylan Mathis threw four innings allowing three earned runs on six hits with two strikeouts. Nelson also pitched an inning and allowed two runs, one earned, on a hit and two walks with two strikeouts.