Dell Rapids PBR had their time at the 2020 South Dakota Class B Amateur Baseball Tournament end after two games. The tournament is being held at Cadwell Park in Mitchell through Saturday, August 15th.
PBR opened the state tournament against Milbank on Saturday, August 8th. They earned a 4-1 victory to advance to the second round. PBR got two runs in the top of the first inning, and that was all the offense they would need. The game started with three straight hits with Weston Hansen driving in two runs on a double. PBR would extend the lead to 3-0 after an RBI single by Aaron Hansen. W. Hansen drove in another run with an RBI groundout in the top of the seventh to push the lead to 4-0. Milbank got their only run in the bottom of the seventh inning.
Carter Gullickson and Riley Hoffman both had two hits. W. Hansen had a hit with three RBIs. A. Hansen had a hit and an RBI. Tanner Solberg, Trey Randel, and Beau Behrend all had hits. Brett Mogen pitched the complete game giving up one earned run on four hits with three walks and nine strikeouts.
PBR then met Cornbelt League foe Canova on Tuesday, August 11th. With the score 2-1 in favor of Canova heading into the bottom of the fifth inning, the Gang scored nine times in the final four innings. Canova ended the game on the 10-run rule in the eighth inning at 11-1.
Canova got their first two runs in the bottom of the first inning, but PBR cut that lead in half in the top of the fourth inning. Nate McKee hit an RBI single to pull PBR within a run at 2-1. Canova, however, scored five times in the bottom of the fifth inning, one in the sixth inning, and the final three runs in the bottom of the eighth inning.
McKee finished with two hits and an RBI. Gullickson and Matt Gillogly had the other two hits for PBR. Tanner Olmstead pitched 3 1/3 innings giving up two earned runs on four hits with two strikeouts. Carver Hultgreen pitched an inning giving up five runs, all earned, on five hits with a walk and two strikeouts. Gillogly tossed 1 2/3 innings giving up an earned run on three hits and a strikeout. Randel pitched the final 1 1/3 innings giving up three runs, one earned, on three hits with one walk and one strikeout.
PBR finished with an overall record of 10-12, which includes the regular season, district tournament and state tournament.