The Dell Rapids U12 softball team won the Sioux Empire Fast Pitch Tournament June 24th-26th. Dell Rapids opened up the tournament on Friday with a win over Tea Thunder 11-1. Makenzie Garry hit a home run while Leigha lacey and Kylie Bittner each hit doubles in the game. On Saturday Dell Rapids won two more games with only eight players for each game. The full team was back for the championship game on Sunday, and Dell Rapids defeated the Tea Thunder again, this time 5-4 to take first place.
Bittner pitched 11 innings in the tournament for Dell Rapids. Lacey pitched five innings, and Autumn Tommes pitched two innings. Makenzie Garry hit over .500 during the tournament.
Dell Rapids U12 also took 2nd place at the Denny Sanford Tournament earlier in the year. They will play in the state softball tournament the weekend of July 15th.
Back Row: Makayla Duinkerken, Autumn Tommes, Cara Rice, Makenzie Garry, Audi Urquijo, and Payton Krumn
Front Row: Zoey Hilmoe, Leigha Lacey, Kylie Bittner, and Mallory Kremkes
not pictured Rylee Rinehart
Coached by: Steph Bittner, Ryan Rinehart, and Jeff Krumn