Dell Rapids PBR missed qualifying for the state tournament after dropping their final two games of the District 4B tournament in Dell Rapids. PBR fell to Lennox 14-1 on Friday, July 29th and then loss to the Salem Cubs in the “Last Chance” game on Saturday, July 30th.
Lennox Alpacas 14, Dell Rapids PBR 1
Lennox built a 6-0 in the first three innings before taking the game 14-1 in seven innings on Friday. PBR got their lone run in the top of the fourth inning. Teagan Schlimgen scored on a passed ball to make the score 6-1 at that point. Lennox then scored five times in the bottom of the fourth and three more in the bottom of the sixth.
Riley Calhoon had two hits. Schlimgen finished with a triple and a run scored. Tanner Solberg also had a hit. Grant Sweeter took the loss pitching four innings allowing 11 runs, five earned, on 11 hits and three walks. Tim Wilhelmsen pitched two innings and allowed three earned runs on five hits with one strikeout.
Salem Cubs 7, Dell Rapid PBR 3
Salem built a 7-0 lead in the first six innings of play on Saturday. Dell Rapids tried to put together a rally in the later innings. Calhoon had an RBI fielder’s choice ground ball that scored Conner Spindler in the top of the seventh. PBR added two more in the eighth. Schlimgen had a two-run home run to center field, but PBR was unable to score again in the game.
Spindler finished with two hits. Schlimgen had a home run an two RBIs. Riley Hoffman, Sweeter, Solberg, and Trey Randel all had singles. Calhoon had an RBI. Randel pitched 5 1/3 innings and allowed seven earned runs on seven hits and six walks with five strikeouts. Hoffman pitched 2 2/3 innings and allowed two hits while recording three strikeouts.