Friday, August 2nd: Humboldt 11, Dell Rapids 3
Humboldt ran off five runs in the fourth inning and five more in the fifth to secure the Region 2A championship August 2. Dell Rapids finished second and also qualified for state. Adam Karst held Humboldt in check for three innings but two errors and four hits allowed Humboldt to turn a 2-0 deficit into a 5-2 lead that they never relinquished. Riley Jurgensen pitched one and two-thirds innings of relief for Dell Rapids. He gave up one run and no hits. Ty Hoglund and Matthew Juba both had two hits. Karst, Ben Gillogly, Zach Schroeder and Ryan Geraets each had one hit.
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Thursday, August 1st: Dell Rapids 7, Madison 1
Dell Rapids earned a trip to the 15-16 State VFW Tournament with a 7-1 win over Madison. The win also put Dell Rapids into the championship game in a re-match with Humboldt 15s. Ty Hoglund was in complete control on the mound for Dell Rapids, as he pitched five innings only giving up one hit and striking out 10. Hoglund was also a big factor offensively, going 2-4 with a triple and two RBIs. Matthew Juba had a two-RBI double in the game as well. Dell Rapids will play in the championship game Friday, August 2nd, at 6:00 p.m. in Madison. If Dell Rapids wins, they will have to play another game against Humboldt 15s at 8:00 p.m. to determine the Region 2A champion.
Wednesday, July 31st: Humboldt 15s 8, Dell Rapids 4
Humboldt qualified for the state tournament and Region 2A championship game by knocking off Dell Rapids in the semi-finals July 31. Dell Rapids outhit Humboldt seven to four but were hurt on defense by six walks, four wild pitches and two errors. Ben Gillogly led the offense with two hits and an RBI. Riley Schmidt drove in two runs with a single. Ty Hoglund, Adam Karst, Zach Schroeder and Joel Brust all added hits. Schmidt took the loss for Dell Rapids. He gave up two hits, four walks and six runs in four innings. Only one run was earned. Hoglund pitched the final two innings. He gave up two runs on one hit and two walks. He struck out five Humboldt hitters. Dell Rapids will now play in an elimination game at 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 1st, against the winner of Madison vs. Chancellor. The game will be played in Madison.
Tuesday, July 30th
Dell Rapids got started on a high note in their first game of the 15-16 Region 2A Teener tournament on Tuesday, July 30th, with a 24-8 win over SFC. Dell Rapids scored 10 times in the first inning, added four more runs in the second, and a run in the third for a very quick 15-1 lead that they never lost. SFC was able to score six times in the fourth, but Dell Rapids had another big inning in the fifth scoring nine more runs to end the game on the 10-run rule. Ben Gillogly went 3-4 in the game with three RBIs and three runs scored. Matthew Juba was 4-5 with three RBIs and four runs scored.
Dell Rapids will play Humboldt/Hartford 15s in the semi-finals on Wednesday, July 31st, at 8:00 p.m. in Madison.