Two new structures are installed and ready for use by baseball and softball players in Dell Rapids. A brand new batting cage was completed that is located along the right field fence of Field E on the south side diamonds, and a new wooden scoreboard has been installed on Field A on the north side diamonds at City Park.
The batting cage was a joint effort between the Dell Rapids Baseball Association and Dell Rapids Softball Association to help provide more practice space for the increasing number of youth that are participating in baseball and softball in Dell Rapids. The Dell Rapids City Council approved the construction and location of the new batting cage in a meeting back in February. Throughout the summer, the boards worked with local companies and contractors to keep the costs as low as possible. The Dell Rapids Baseball Association was also able to secure grants from the South Dakota VFW and Dells Community Foundation to help offset some costs.
The new wooden manual scoreboard that was installed on Field A was the completion of an Eagle Scout project by Ethan Geraets. It’s similar to the wooden scoreboard that was installed on Field F as part of an Eagle Scout project by Jack Prasek.