Dell Rapids beats Volga in 2B semifinal

VOLGA – Post 114 finished off its suspended game against Lake Norden with a 10-3 triumph, but then fell, 15-4, to Dell Rapids on Tuesday night in Region 2B American Legion action at Hoff Field.

With the win, Dell Rapids advances to Saturday’s championship game while Volga awaits the winner of Madison/Lake Norden.

Those two tangle at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, with Volga’s game starting at 8 p.m.


• Dell Rapids 15, Volga 4

Dell Rapids scored 11 runs over the final two innings to power to the win over Post 114.

Volga scored single runs in the first three innings to trail 4-3 before Dell Rapids plated six in the sixth and then added five in the seventh.

Post 114 scored another single in the bottom of the seventh for the final margin.

Cole Gross suffered the loss after giving up four runs – three earned – on three hits and two walks with two strikeouts in four innings of work.

Carter VanderWal allowed six runs on five hits and four walks with two strikeouts in two innings.

Noah Puetz started the seventh and gave up four runs – three earned – on one hit and two walks with one strikeout while Tristan Richardz got the final two outs after allowing one run on two hits with one strikeout.

Zack Puetz and Collin VanderWal each had three hits as Puetz doubled and drove in two runs and VanderWal had one RBI.

Nick Strasburg finished with two hits while Noah Puetz singled and drove in one run.



Dell Rapids        202 006 5 – 15 11 2

Volga               111 000 1 –   4   9 2

Pitchers – DR, Josh Roeman; V, Cole Gross, Carter VanderWal (5), Noah Puetz (7), Tristan Richardz (7). W – Roeman. L – Gross. 2B: DR, Nate McKee (2), Brett Mogen, Keegan Miller; V, Zack Puetz, Collin VanderWal.


• Volga 10, Lake Norden 3

Post 114 led 8-2 in the bottom of the fifth before Monday’s game was suspended due to weather.

Volga scored two more runs in the sixth before Lake Norden tacked on a lone run in the seventh for the final score.

Nick Strasburg earned the win after giving up two runs on three hits and three walks with three strikeouts over four innings.

Carter VanderWal tossed the final three innings and allowed one unearned run on two hits with two strikeouts.

Tyler Schwartz had two of Post 114’s five hits, which included a home run and an RBI. Alec Bultje doubled and drove in two while Gross had a hit and two RBIs. Zack Puetz had the other hit and drove in a run.



Volga               510 112 0 – 10 5 2

Lake Norden     200 000 1 –   3 5 5

Pitchers – V, Nick Strasburg, Carter VanderWal (5); LN, Nate Wicks, John Roe (6). W – Strasburg. L – Wicks. 2B: V, Alec Bultje, LN, Chance Niemann, Mitchell Noem (2). HR: V, Tyler Schwartz.

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