The Dell Rapids High School baseball team picked up three more wins on the final day of their regular season on Sunday, May 7th, at Rickeman Field in Dell Rapids. Dell Rapids beat Aberdeen in a double-header by scores of 4-0 and 10-8. Dell Rapids then defeated Baltic in a make-up game by a score of 14-10. The three wins extended the Dell Rapids winning streak to nine straight games.
Dell Rapids scored two times in the first inning and two more in the third inning in the opening game win. Austin Ellingson had two hits, while Josh Roemen, Eddie Price, Matt Gillogly, and Carter Gullickson all had hits. Ellingson also had two RBIs, and Price also had an RBI. Ellingson had a double, and Roemen had a triple. Roemen pitched the complete game shut-out giving up just two hits while walking two and striking out nine.
Aberdeen held a 4-1 lead after the first two innings, but Dell Rapids scored five times in the third inning to take the lead 6-4. Aberdeen answered with three in the top of the fourth to regain the lead 7-6. Dell Rapids scored two in the bottom of fourth to take the lead back. Dells would score two more times in the bottom of the sixth and hung on for the win. Roemen had two hits, including a triple, in the game. Adrian Juba, Jake Steineke, Elijah Story, Price, JD Holm, Nate McKee, Gillogly, Gullickson, and Seth Anderson all collected hits. Gillogly and Anderson each drove in two runs. Story, Roemen, PRice, Holm, McKee, and Gullickson all had one RBI each. Trevor Pulscher started the game pitching three innings giving up four runs, three earned, on three hits while walking two and striking out three. Story pitched the final four innings, also giving up four runs, three earned, on five hits while walking three and striking out four.
In the final game of the day, Dell Rapids scored in every inning, including five runs in the fourth, to pick up their third win of the day. Roemen had four hits in the game and drove in two runs. Gillogly had two hits, one of them a home run, and one RBI. Ellingson had two more hits and two RBI. Holm also added two hits and an RBI. Story and Anderson also had hits. Anderson had two RBIs. Price started the game pitching 1 1/3 innings giving up two runs on two hits with four walks and three strikeouts. Gillogly pitched 3 2/3 innings giving up two runs, both unearned, on four hits with four walks and a strikeout. Gullickson closed out the game pitching two innings giving up six runs, only one earned, on three hits while walking two and striking out two.
Dell Rapids ends their regular season with a 14-4 record. Dell Rapids will begin region play either May 14th or 15th.
Aberdeen Game 1
Aberdeen Game 2