Landon Ruesink put Dell Rapids on the board first with a two-run home run to left field in the bottom of the first inning. Volga got one run in the top of the second inning, but Dell Rapids responded with one of their two big innings in the bottom half of the inning. Andrew Van Dam had an RBI sacrifice fly to score Zeb Schumaker. Connor Libis scored on a steal of home. Ruesink had a two-run triple and then scored on a wild pitch. Josh Deknikker and an RBI double, and Dell Rapids led 8-1 after two innings.
The scored remained 8-1 heading into the top of the fifth inning. That’s when Volga scored six times on four hits and cut the Dell Rapids lead down to one run at 8-7. Dell Rapids got one back in the bottom of the fifth on an RBI sacrifice fly by Libis.
Dell Rapids then put the game out of reach in the bottom of the sixth by having another six-run inning. Ruesink scored on a balk. Brady Larson had an RBI sacrifice fly out. Deknikker had an RBI ground ball where he reached via an error. Deknikker later scored on a wild pitch. Van Dam had an RBI single, and Libis scored on another wild pitch to give Dell Rapids a 15-7 lead. Volga loaded the bases in the top of the seventh, but was unable to score.
Ruesink had two hits, a home run and triple, and had four RBIs. Van Dam had two hits and two RBIs. Libis had two hits and an RBI. Deknikker had a double and an RBI. Schumaker had a double, and Kaeden Eastman had a hit. Larson had an RBI.
Noah Swartwout pitched 4 2/3 innings allowing seven runs, but only one earned, on four hits with seven walks and two strikeouts. Ruesink pitched the final 2 1/3 innings allowing one hit with three walks and four strikeouts.
Dell Rapids will host Canova on Tuesday, June 29th
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