First inning grand slam sets tone in homefield win
April 22. 2014 8:30PM
Cody Nielsen’s grand slam in the first inning propelled Dell Rapids to a 12-4 win over Tea on Friday at Rickeman Field.
Tea pitcher Jayden Buckley walked Tanner Solberg to start the inning, plunked Casey Hansen and walked Tim Wilhelmsen to load the bases. Then Nielsen took an 0-2 pitch over the left field fence to plate four runs.
Dell Rapids finished with nine hits. Solberg singled twice, Zane Schumaker doubled and singled and Austin Kubly singled twice. Hansen and Wilhelmsen both added singles.
Solberg picked up the pitching win. He threw the first four innings and gave up three unearned runs on two hits and two walks while striking out four. Trevor Pulscher pitched two innings of middle relief. He gave up one run on no hits with three strikeouts. Elijah Story closed out the final inning by getting out all three hitters he faced on just eight pitches.
Tea 201 010 0 – 4 4 3
Dells 421 410 X – 12 9 5
Jayden Buckley, Dallas Gjerston (3) and Lucas Schreurs.
Tanner Solberg, Trevor Pulscher (5), Elijah Story (7) and Cody Nielsen.
West Central 10,
Dell Rapids 1
West Central took advantage of seven Dell Rapids errors to pull away for a 10-1 win Friday, April 11 at Rickeman Field.
West Central, coming off an opening day win, outhit Dell Rapids 10-5 and made just one error.
Wilhelmsen singled twice for Dell Rapids. Nielsen doubled and scored on an RBI single by Brett Mogen in the second inning. Solberg also singled.
Riley Danielson, Dylan From, and Riley Schroder each had two hits for West Central.
Mogen took the pitching loss. He completed the first four innings and gave up three runs on five hits. Solberg pitched 1 1/3 innings of middle relief. He allowed seven runs on five hits. Joe Muston followed with 2/3 innings and gave up no runs on one hit. Josh Roemen finished the final inning and gave up no runs and no hits.
Dell Rapids (2-1) played McCook Central in a doubleheader Monday and travels to Lennox today.
West Central 200 125 00 – 10 10 1
Dell Rapids 010 000 00 – 1 5 7
Gabe Wiezorek, Matt Johannsen (7) and Jace Hanisch.
Brett Mogen, Tanner Solberg (5), Joe Muston (6), Josh Roemen (7) and Cody Nielsen.
West Central JV 21, Dell Rapids 4
West Central broke open a 6-4 game with 15 runs in the top of the fourth inning for a 21-4 win in junior varsity baseball Friday, April 11 in Dell Rapids.
Eight Dell Rapids errors – six in one inning – fueled the West Central rally. West Central finished with 10 hits to four for Dell Rapids.
Roemen doubled and singled for Dell Rapids. Carter Gullickson singled and scored twice. Mason Peter singled and drove in a run.
West Central JV 312 (15) – 21 10 1
Dell Rapids JV 310 0 – 4 4 8
Riley Danielson, Zach Dickenson (3) and Chase Habben.
Trey Randel, Elijah Story (3), Dawson Kerzman (4), Josh Roemen (4) and Nate McKee.
Dell Rapids JV 10, Tea JV 6
Dell Rapids rallied with five runs in the third inning to overcome a 6-5 deficit and beat Tea in a JV game Friday, April 18.
Gullickson scored twice, hit two singles and contributed two stolen bases to lead the offense. Nate McKee also singled twice. Roemen tripled, Peter doubled and Trey Randel, Seth Andersen, Nick Hoffman and Justin Dorn all added singles to the 10-hit attack.
McKee was the winning pitcher in relief. He gave up six runs – two earned – on three hits and two walks. He struck out two. Peter was the starting pitcher. He threw two innings and gave up two hits while striking out two.
Dell Rapids JV (2-1) played McCook on Monday and travels to Lennox today.
Tea JV 006 – 6 5 2
Dells JV 505 – 10 10 3
Logan Hoon, Cole Barthel (2), Brevin Wagner (3) and Nate Kocer.
Mason Peter, Nate McKee (3) and Seth Andersen.