Dell Rapids opened the tournament with a 14-4 win over Madison. West Central, the eventual state champions, defeated Dell Rapids in their second game 11-1. Dell Rapids fought back in the tournament with three straight wins. They earned wins over Garretson (19-12), Douglas (19-11), and Tea (9-8). Vermillion ended the tournament for Dell Rapids with a last inning 12-11 win.
Kinsey Carr pitched 19 innings for Dell Rapids in the tournament striking out 17 and walking just four batters. Shelby Apland pitched 17 innings in the tournament. Offensively Dell Rapids was led by Carr, Sheree Lacey, and Ashlee Lorenzen. All three hit over .500 for the tournament with Carr and Lacey each collecting home runs.
Coach Todd Carr said, “For their first appearance in the high school state tournament, the girls represented Dell Rapids very well. The girls played great.”
Carr and Tiffanie Dorale were named to the South Dakota High School Softball All-State Team. Apland and Brooke Klein were honorable mentions.