The Dell Rapids Mudcats beat Dell Rapids PBR 7-3 at the annual “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” night at Rickeman Field on Friday, June 23rd. The annual game between the two Dell Rapids amateur teams kicks off the Dell Rapids Chamber of Commerce Quarry Days celebration.
The Mudcats scored first on an RBI double by Nate Henry to score Jimmy Bauer. Henry later scored on a wild pitch to give the Mudcats a 2-0 lead they wouldn’t lose. The Mudcats scored three more times to lead 5-0 after four innings. PBR got on the board when Ryan Geraets scored on an error. PBR was able to cut the lead to 5-2 after the top of the fifth inning. Mark Houck hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the seventh to push the lead to 7-2. Beau Behrend had an RBI single for PBR in the top of the ninth.
Colin Karst earned the win for the Mudcats pitching all nine innings. Karst gave up three runs on seven hits while striking out four. Houck was 2-3 in the game with the home run and two runs scored. Jared Hegdahl had an RBI hit as well in the game for the Mudcats. Zane Schumacher went 2-4 for PBR.
The Mudcats travel to Madison on Tuesday, June 27th. Dell Rapids PBR will play Flandreau on Sunday, June 25th and then Salem on Wednesday, June 28th.