Dell Rapids has runner up finish at state tournament
August 12. 2014 1:48PM
Dell Rapids 15/16 VFW baseball team took second place in the state tournament Aug. 8-10 in Volga. The team was also awarded the Sportsmanship Award.
Tyndall 6, Dell Rapids 0
Chase Kortan pitched a complete game 4-hitter and also contributed two doubles and two singles to lead Tyndall to the title Sunday, Aug. 10.
Ty Hoglund led the Dell Rapids offense with a double and single. Nate McKee and Eric Klein both singled.
Tyndall outhit Dell Rapids 9-4.
Hoglund took the pitching loss. He started and completed 3 1/3 innings. Hoglund gave up six hits, five runs and struck out four. Brett Mogen pitched 3 2/3 innings of middle relief. He gave up one run on two hits and struck out three. Trevor Pulscher completed the final inning. He allowed one hit, no runs and struck out one.
Tyndall 014 001 0 – 6 9 1
Dell Rapids 000 000 0 – 0 4 3
Chase Kortan and Cole Uecker.
Ty Hoglund, Brett Mogen (3), Trevor Pulscher (7) and Casey Hansen.
Dell Rapids 5, Vermillion 0
Hoglund and Mogen combined to pitch a shutout against Vermillion in the semi-finals of the state tournament on Saturday, Aug. 9.
Hoglund pitched the first four innings and struck out six while allowing two hits and two walks. Mogen completed the final three innings. He allowed two hits, one walk and struck out two.
Dell Rapids rallied for three runs in the bottom of the second. McKee doubled off the left field wall with one out. Joel Brust reached first when he was hit by a pitch and advanced to second when Dawson Kerzman walked. Eric Klein ripped a single to score McKee and Brust. After Nick Hoffman walked, Seth Andersen pushed Kerzman home with a ground ball out.
Dell Rapids added two insurance runs in the sixth inning. Mogen singled and advanced to second on and error. Both Mogen and McKee scored on Kerzman’s line drive single.
Vermillion 000 000 0 – 0 4 1
Dell Rapids 030 002 X – 5 4 1
Wyatt Markee, Brandon Mockler (6) and Nate Peterson.
Ty Hoglund, Brett Mogen (5) and Casey Hansen.
Dell Rapids 15, Mission 5
Dell Rapids used 12 walks, six hit by pitches and key hits to beat Mission 15-5 in six innings to start the tournament Friday, Aug. 8.
After surrendering two runs in the top of the second inning, Dell Rapids responded with seven runs in the bottom of the second. Five Dell Rapids batters were hit by pitches in the inning – Kerzman, Seth Andersen, Hansen, Mogen and Brust. Singles by Brust, Klein, Hoglund and Kerzman contributed to the rally.
Dell Rapids added four runs in the third inning. Hoffman reached first on a wild pitch, Andersen on an infield error and Hansen by walk. Mogen added an RBI single and McKee an RBI on a sacrifice fly. Two more runs in both the fifth and sixth innings ended the game.
Trevor Pulscher earned the pitching win for Dell Rapids. He completed four innings and allowed five runs on three hits with three strike outs. Trey Randel closed the final two innings. He allowed one run on two hits and struck out four.
Mission 020 201 – 5 7 2
Dell Rapids 074 022 – 15 7 2
Blake Burnette, Shane Witt (2), Jordan Poignee and Thane Witt.
Trevor Pulscher, Trey Randel (5) and Casey Hansen.
Dell Rapids players: Casey Hansen, Nate McKee, Reese Warne, Joel Brust, Mason Peter, Dawson Kerzman, Trevor Pulscher, Hunter Hansen, Brett Mogen, Seth Andersen, Nick Hoffman, Elijah Story, Trey Randel, Lathon Gorospe, Eric Klein, Ty Hoglund
Coaches: Bruce Mogen, Monte Kerzman, Derrick Vortherms
State tournament results
2. Dell Rapids
The region champion Dell Rapids A Teeners are (back row from left) Derrick Vortherms, Reese Warne, Brett Mogen, Hunter Hansen, Trevor Pulscher, Lathon Gorospe, Ty Hoglund, Dawson Kerzman, Nate McKee, Monte Kerzman, Bruce Mogen, (front row) Trey Randel, Mason Peter, Nick Hoffman, Seth Andersen, Eric Klein, Nate McKee, Casey Hansen, Elijah Story and (sitting) Joel Brust.