The 2012 Dell Rapids All-Star Little League team was selected a little more than a week ago, and the team won it’s first warm-up tournament over the weekend. The team was selected by their peers in closed ballot voting among the three midget teams. In their first games playing together as a team, they won all three games.
In the first game, Dell Rapids beat Garretson 5-3. Austin E. pitched 3 shutout innings, and Blake R. was the winning pitcher in relief. Jeffrey S. had a triple, and scored two runs.
Dell Rapids beat Flandreau 8-0 (run rule in 4 innings) in the second game. Matt G. and Eddie P. combined to pitch a shutout. Matt G. also added a double and 2 RBI. He was the winning pitcher.
In the championship against Madison, Dell Rapids won 8-5. Keegan M. had a triple and 2 RBI. Austin E. added 2 singles and 2 RBI, and Carter G. had a double with 2 RBI. Blake R. picked up the win in relief.
The All-Star team is preparing for the 2012 ND/SD All-Star Tournament Pool Play on July 13-15 in Valley Springs. They will play Brandon Valley on the 13th, Fargo on the 14th and Brookings on the 15th. The winner of the Pool Play will travel to Harney, SD to take on the winner of two other pool plays in the 2012 ND/SD All-Star Tournament Championship. The winner of the 3-team double-elimination tournament will move on to the Central Regional Little League Tournament in Indianapolis, IN.