Dell Rapids High School Baseball is headed back to the State B Tournament for the third straight year after winning the Super Regional held at Rickeman Field on Tuesday, May 23rd.
Dell Rapids won their first game against Sioux Valley 10-0 in six innings. Josh Roemen got the scoring started right away in the first inning after scoring on a wild pitch. Nate McKee scored moments later on passed ball. Seth Anderson had an RBI single to drive home Matt Gillogly, and Austin Ellingson had an RBI single to score Anderson. Dell Rapids lead 4-0 after the first inning. Another run came across in the bottom of the second on a McKee RBI single. Gillogly had an RBI double and then scored on an error in the fourth inning to push the lead to 7-0. Dell Rapids would score three more in the sixth to end the game on the 10-run rule.
Roemen went 3-3 in the game with three runs scored. Gilligoly had two hits and two RBIs. Ellingson also had two hits and two RBIs. Elijah Story, Jay Holm, McKee, and Anderson all had hits. Holm and Anderson also both had two RBIs each. Roemen pitched all six innings giving up just one hit while walking two and striking out five.
After Deuel/Hamlin/Castlewood defeated Oldham-Ramona-Rutland, Dell Rapids then placed D/H/C for a birth to the state tournament on the line. Dell Rapids went on to beat D/H/C 10-1 to earn their third straight trip to the State B Tournament.
Dell Rapids scored in the first inning on an RBI single by Carter Gullickson to bring home Roemen. D/H/C tied the game in the top of the second at 1-1 after a passed ball. But Dell Rapids scored eight times in the bottom of the inning. Eddie Price hit an RBI single and scored on an error, Gullickson scored on a wild pitch, Anderson had a two-run single, Keegan Miller had an RBI single, and Story had an RBI single to give Dell Rapids a 9-1 lead after the second inning. The final run of the game came in the bottom of the third on an RBI single by McKee.
Gullickson was 3-4 with an RBI. Miller finished 2-3 from the plate with an RBI. Story, Roemen, Price, McKee, and Anderson also all had hits. Story and Anderson had two RBIs each. Trevor Pulscher pitched six innings giving up one run, which was unearned, on four hits with one walk and six strikeouts. Price pitched the final inning walking three and striking out three batters.
Dell Rapids will play West Central in the opening round of the State B Tournament. All the games are on Monday, May 29th, in Sioux Falls