The state tournament run for the Dell Rapids legion baseball team came to an end on Sunday, July 31st. Host team Gregory built a big lead Dell Rapids could not overcome in a 10-3 victory.
Gregory struck early and often in the first four innings. They scored three times in the top of the first, two in the second, one run in the third, and two more in the top of the fourth for a 8-0 lead. Dell Rapids finally got on the board in the bottom of the fourth. Joe Rechtenbaugh had an RBI single. Gregory added two more runs in the top of the fifth. Dell Rapids got two in the bottom of the sixth. Both Brayden Pankonen and Jack Henry had an RBI sacrifice fly in the inning.
Rechtenbaugh finished with two singles and an RBI. Mason Stubbe also had two hits. Pankonen and Henry both had a single and an RBI. Dylan Mathis and Aiden Boechler each added a single.
Treyse Eastman pitched 1 1/3 innings and allowed four runs, three earned, on two hits and three walks with three strikeouts. Rechtenbaugh pitched 2/3 of an inning and allowed an unearned run on two walks and a strikeout. Will Jaton pitched four innings and allowed five runs, two earned, on nine hits and four walks with a strikeout. Mathis also pitched an inning without allowing a hit.
Dell Rapids finishes the season with an overall record of 22-12.