The Dell Rapids 10U and 12U baseball teams had their league season come to an end in the MinnDak “End of the Year” tournaments on Friday, July 6th through Sunday, July 8th. Six 10U teams and four 12U teams competed in this year’s tournaments held in Baltic, Garretson, Hills, MN, and Beaver Creek, MN.
A few of the local teams finished first or second in their respective tournaments. Dell Rapids Local Best took first place in the 12U Silver tournament. Dell Rapids County Fair placed second in the 12U Gold tournament, Dell Rapids T&C placed second in the 10U Silver tournament, and Dell Rapids ERC also placed second in the 10U Bronze division.
Dell Rapids Troys played in the 12U Gold tournament. Dell Rapids Jody’s Collision played in the 12U Silver tournament. Dell Rapids Minnehaha Funeral Home and Dell Rapids Nursing & Rehab Center played in the 10U Silver tournament. Dell Rapids Landmark and Dell Rapids 5Nines also played in the 10U Bronze tournament.
The MinnDak League is made up of teams from Baltic, Crooks/Colton, Dell Rapids, Flandreau, Garretson, Humboldt/Hartford, Hills/Beaver Creek, MN, and Sioux Falls. The teams compete in a 12-game regular season from mid May until the end of June. Teams are then split evenly into three different levels of tournaments. In 2018 there were a total of 17 teams that played in the 12U division and 25 teams that played in the 10U division.