Dell Rapids thumps West Central, edges Canton
May 06. 2014 2:38PM
Tanner Solberg and Cody Nielsen both pounded three hits to lead Dell Rapids past West Central in a 9-3 win Friday, April 25 in Humboldt.
Solberg led off the game with a double and scored on Nielsen’s single two batters later. In the second inning Solberg drilled a 3-run home run to score Nate McKee and Casey Hansen and give Dell Rapids a 4-0 advantage.
Dell Rapids added three runs in the third inning. Nielsen started with a double, Tim Wilhelmsen walked and McKee singled them both home. Josh Roemen followed with a single to score McKee.
West Central answered with three runs in the bottom of the fourth. But Dell Rapids put the game away with a solo home run by Nielsen in the sixth and another run by Roemen in the seventh.
Nielsen pitched the first four innings. He struck out six while giving up four hits and three runs. Solberg completed the last three innings. He gave up one hit, no runs and recorded two strikeouts.
Solberg and Nielsen both were a triple away from completing the cycle – they each hit a home run, doubled and singled.
Dell Rapids 133 001 1 – 9 8 0
West Central 000 300 0 – 3 5 3
Dell Rapids battery: Cody Nielsen, Tanner Solberg (5) and Joe Muston, Nielsen (5).
Dell Rapids 7, Canton 5
McKee doubled home Zane Schumacher and Nielsen in the top of the last inning to snap a 5-5 tie and give Dell Rapids a 7-5 win over Canton April 27 in Canton.
Dell Rapids scored two runs in the top of the first inning. Solberg reached base on a throwing error and Joe Muston followed with a walk. Schumacher doubled both home on a two-out full count pitch. Canton answered with two runs in the bottom of the first.
Dell Rapids scored three runs in the third inning. Roemen sailed a home run down the right field line to drive in two runs.
Muston, Schumacher, Nielsen, McKee, Ben Gillogly and Matt Juba each had one hit for Dell Rapids.
Roemen pitched the first four innings for Dell Rapids. He gave up four runs - all unearned - on four hits and three walks while striking out four. Solberg picked up a win in three innings of relief. He gave up one unearned run on two hits and three walks and struck out two.
Dell Rapids finished the week with a 6-2 record.
Dell Rapids 203 000 2 – 7 7 5
Canton 200 201 0 – 5 5 3
Dell Rapids battery: Josh Roemen, Tanner Solberg (5) and Cody Nielsen.
West Central JV 3, Dell Rapids JV 0
West Central no-hit Dell Rapids in a defensive duel Friday, April 25 in Humboldt.
Mason Peter pitched three strong innings for Dell Rapids followed by Elijah Story in two innings of relief.